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Bengals News (11/1): What the Bengals need to iron out after the bye week

The Bengals are 5-3, but they still have things they need to improve on in order to make the postseason.

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Building on 5-3
The Bengals are one of nine teams with at least five wins and trail the Steelers by percentage points for the AFC North lead at the half-way mark. For them to make a run at the postseason, they’ll need to iron out the inconsistencies of the 5-3 start. Here are some of the factors they can build on:

Cincinnati Bengals midseason awards
The Bengals sit at 5-3 after weathering injuries the first eight games and coming out on the winning end in two of three games decided by scores in the final minute.

Report: Bengals ‘undertaking further reviews’ with A.J. Green’s injury
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