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Bengals Bytes (10/17): Is this going to be the Chiefs biggest game of the season?

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This could be a huge game for more than just the Bengals on Sunday Night Football.

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Hobson's Choice: On To K.C.
Wide receivers Tyler Boyd and Cody Core had the third-down drops and A.J. Green dropped two other balls. That won’t help Core in his bid to get more snaps. What’s wrong with the WRs? I think big-picture wise they’re playing pretty well. Even with that drop (and profootballfocus.com says it wasn’t a drop), Boyd trails only two Pro Bowlers, DeAndre Hopkins and Antonio Brown, for the most third-down catches in the AFC. PFF has Boyd for no drops. Yeah, Green dropped two, but I don’t think there’s anything “wrong,” with him. They must be doing something right. They are sixth in the scoring.

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The Bengals go into the contest looking to bounce back from a disappointing 28-21 home loss last week to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite the setback, Cincinnati still owns a share of first place in the AFC North Division, standing tied with Baltimore. The Bengals, however, currently hold an edge for the top spot by virtue of a win over the Ravens in Game 2.

Bengals PFF dive: Kirkpatrick shutting it down, Joe Mixon's elusiveness
Tyler Boyd. He’s tied with Andy Dalton as the highest graded Bengals offensive player this year. But more than that, his efficiency pops off the charts beyond Cincinnati. Boyd is second in the NFL in passer rating when thrown to this year behind only Kansas City’s Tyreek Hill, out of the top 28 qualifying receivers. He’s second among that group in catch percentage, snagging 78 percent of his targets. He’s also one of four of the group without a drop. He’s one of the most efficient and effective receivers in the NFL this year by nearly every metric.

NFL Minute: Bengals suffer deja vu in latest home loss to Steelers
It was another case of deja vu for the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Despite coming in with a better record and taking on a Steelers team that had been far from dominant in early weeks of the season, Pittsburgh came away with a 28-21 victory at Paul Brown Stadium.

Bengals game might be the most important of Chiefs' season
"I feel like if we had the ball last like they did, we would have gone down and scored and won, too," running back Kareem Hunt said. "We can take this loss. I mean, you never want to lose. We're going to learn from this, go study and make sure it [doesn't] happen again."

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