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Bengals Bytes (8/11): Good vibrations

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The Bengals beat the Bears in impressive fashion on Thursday night and what was seen has many in Bengaldom feeling groovy.

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For starters, an appetizer
That’s a pretty good show for the Bengals in the pre-season opener on so many levels. But let’s take the two most important ones from Thursday night’s 30-27 victory over the Bears as we look at the roster jousts.

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