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Bengals Bytes (9/15): Priming up for greatness

The media’s talking heads have a lot to say about the Bengals in the wake of their primetime win over the Ravens.

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John Ross still struggling with the Bengals – ProFootballTalk
The good news for Bengals wide receiver John Ross is that he's been more productive this year than he was as a rookie last year. The bad news is, that's not saying much.

2018 Cincinnati Bengals: Offensive line takes significant step forward
Breaking Cincinnati news, traffic, weather and local headlines from The Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper.

Cincinnati Bengals: Grading the 34-23 victory over the Ravens
The Bengals off to 2-0 start for first time since 2015.

A Year Later: Lewis' Change-Up Converting So Far
Cincinnati mayor John Cranley called Wednesday “Cincinnati Bengals Day,” in his city. Friday at Paul Brown Stadium was Bill Lazor Day. It will be recalled that a year ago Friday, the day after the Bengals offense failed to score a touchdown for the secon

Ravens vs. Bengals final score, takeaways: Andy Dalton and A.J. Green explode, Joe Flacco implodes - CBSSports.com
The Bengals cruised early and held on for a win over the Ravens, putting them atop the AFC North.

Bengals Thrash Ravens: AJ Green Leads the Way to Victory
The Bengals turned heads by taking down the Ravens in dramatic fashion, notching their second straight double-digit win behind AJ Green's stellar game.

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NFL Network audience down from Week Two of 2017 – ProFootballTalk
As the viewing-window-by-viewing-window TV ratings become the NFL's version of the Clarence Beeks crop report, the folks who are charged with making the crop report look as good as possible sometimes have to get creative.

Report: Ahmad Brooks suspended six weeks – ProFootballTalk
The NFL has suspended free agent linebacker Ahmad Brooks for six weeks, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The violation is undisclosed. Brooks, 34, played 12 games with Green Bay last season and made 19 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two pass breakups.

Norv Turner: Cam can hide a team's deficiencies - NFL.com
Despite missing starters Matt Kalil, Daryl Williams and Greg Olsen, Panthers OC Norv Turner expressed confidence the Panthers would have no limitations Sunday against the Falcons.

Eric Weddle: Ravens can't 'play like crap' early and win - NFL.com
The Baltimore Ravens soared into Thursday night's tilt in Cincinnati on a high coming off a Week 1 blowout win. The defense was quickly brought out of the sky in the loss to the Bengals.