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History on the line: Porous Bengals try to stop Saints - WCPO Cincinnati, OH
In order to avoid allowing three straight 500-yard games, the Bengals have to stop an offense that's been lighting up the league with perhaps the most lethal QB-RB-WR trio in the game.

Advanced stats: New Orleans Saints better than Cincinnati Bengals
The New Orleans Saints will visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, and the advanced metrics don't favor the home team.

Bengals Notes: Hubbard's role likely to expand, evolve; five don't practice, four limited | WKRC
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Bengals rookie safety Jessie Bates opened plenty of eyes with his performance in the first half of the season and played so well he was selected to the ProFootballFocus. com Midseason All-Pro team, but another Bengals rookie defensive player is also coming off a good first half and is likely going to have his role expand and evolve in the second half. Defensive lineman Sam Hubbard is in line to get more defensive snaps over the final eight games than the 42.

Who emerges in life without A.J. Green?
Dissecting how the Bengals offense will adjust without their best player. Will it continue to be Tyler Boyd, or will the platoon behind him start making the necessary strides?

The Saints are favored vs. Bengals, but it could get tricky | The Sun Herald
The New Orleans Saints are road favorites against the Cincinnati Bengals, but there are plenty of reasons to believe the Saints are set up for a let down.

Bengals Host "Salute to Service" on Sunday
The Bengals will honor veterans and military members during the team’s annual “Salute to Service” game this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Midpoint musings: Ranking the top Bengals plays so far and revisiting predictions – The Athletic
The Bengals have reached midseason, which is the perfect time to look back at predictions and the best plays from the first half.

Around the League

Rams to hold moment of silence for shooting victims -
A moment of silence will be held prior to the start of Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks in memory of the victims of Wednesday's shooting in Thousand Oaks, California.

Marcus Peters of Los Angeles Rams tells Saints' Sean Payton 'keep talking'
Rams cornerback Marcus Peters took exception to Saints coach Sean Payton saying New Orleans got the matchup it wanted on a pivotal scoring play in last Sunday's game.

Bowles rules out Sam Darnold as Jets' starter vs. Bills -
Head coach Todd Bowles ruled out QB Sam Darnold as the Jets' starter in Week 10 -- naming veteran Josh McCown as the starter against the Bills -- but not ruling out the injured rookie for the entire game in New York.

Steelers expect Le'Veon Bell to report next week -
Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II says the team expects Le'Veon Bell to return to the team ahead of Tuesday's signing deadline for franchise tagged players.

Adrian Peterson isn’t done yet |
Cast off three times in 12 months and considered washed up, the best back of our generation has surprised everyone–but himself—with a career resurgence in Washington

2018 NFL second-half predictions - Stats that matter, picks for playoffs, Super Bowl LIII
Julio Jones will score more touchdowns. Patrick Mahomes might level off. Here's what the numbers tell us about the rest of the NFL season.