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Bengals News (10/21): Can John Ross become Tyreek Hill?

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Cincinnati’s most explosive weapon will share the field today with the player they want him to emulate.

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Boyd’s Season Much More Than Career Year
This has been a career year for Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd and not just on the stat sheet, where heading into Sunday night’s game in Kansas City (8:20 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 5) he has more catches than A.J. Green and Tyreek Hill, more yards than Keenan Allen and Golden Tate and more touchdowns than Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones.

Life as an NFL backup is ‘one of the hardest things in this league’ - Cincinnati Bengals Blog- ESPN
The Bengals’ defense is banged up and that means they will turn to their backups, whose biggest challenge can be the uncertainty from week to week.

Notebook: Ironic Promotion; Can Ross Return Boost Green?; Red Zone Success; Shawn Williams Goes Full But Questionable; Tate goes to PS
Maybe KeiVarae Russell didn’t circle Oct. 21 when the NFL schedule sent the Bengals to Kansas City. But the media circled him before Friday’s walk-through to discuss his promotion from the practice squad to the active roster in time for Sunday’s game (8:2

Can John Ross become Tyreek Hill?
When you spend the No. 9 overall pick on a player, expectations come with the territory. In the Big Draft Era of NFL coverage, so do comparisons. As John Ross and the Bengals head to Kansas City on Sunday night, it’s fair to ask the question: Can John Ross be for the Bengals what Tyreek Hill is for the Chiefs?

Bengals know they need points against Chiefs - Bengalmaven
WR Alex Erickson: "Obviously we know what their offense presents."

Jason Whitlock explains why he favors Cincinnati over Kansas City in Week 7 | FOX Sports
Jason Whitlock talks about the Cincinnati vs Kansas City game on Sunday. Hear why he thinks Cincinnati is the best bet on Sunday night.

Media Roundtable: Primed For Points
The NFL flexed them into Sunday night (8:20-Cincinnati’s Channel 5) against the rampaging 5-1 Chiefs and now the 4-2 Bengals have to flex to remind themselves after six pretty solid weeks they are worthy of the slot and meet Kansas City as a fellow division leader at an Arrowhead Stadium hoping its defense doesn’t get barbecued again. Hear what the Bengals.com Media Roundtable has to say about the game.

Chiefs vs. Bengals: Five Things to Watch
Top storylines, the latest injury news and key factors going into Sunday’s matchup with the Bengals

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Fantasy Football Instant Reaction: Nick Chubb wins, Leonard Fournette loses in Carlos Hyde trade - CBSSports.com
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