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Bengals News (10/26): Setting records

Joe Burrow and the Bengals are struggling to get wins, but the rookie keeps proving he isn’t the problem.

Bengals Offense Flashes Winning Ways In Lost Battle Of Ohio
He'd be 3-0 at Paul Brown Stadium if the officials didn't overturn his winning touchdown pass with seven seconds left in the opener and if Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield didn't steal Burrow's first 400-yard game with his fifth touchdown pass Sunday with 11 seconds remaining, just 55 seconds after Burrow had led the Bengals to a go-ahead score.

Quick Hits: Bengals Joe Burrow on pace to set multiple rookie passing records.
But since Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had just won the game with an equally staggering 21 straight passes before a spike set up his fifth touchdown pass with 11 seconds left to pull out a 37-34 victory, Burrow ended up tipping his hat to his fellow Heisman winner and overall No. 1 pick.

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and quarterback Joe Burrow postgame news conference quotes | Week 7 versus Cleveland Browns
"Stick together. You could tell it was an emotional locker room afterward for the right reasons. It's guys, that moment after in the locker room — it's tough to find those words (to say to them), because you totally felt like you were going to win and you (didn't). That has happened to us a couple times. This is a team that believes it can put together a winning streak — one game, two games, three games, four games, five games — we believe in it. We just we just haven't done it. We haven't proven it to the outside world, but we're going to stick together. I can promise you that. It's a group of men I'm proud to coach. We're going to get through this, we're going to stick together, (and) there's much better days ahead."

Joe Burrow's best plays from 4-TD game | Week 7
Watch Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow's best plays from his 4-touchdown game in Week 7.

Tyler Boyd's best plays from 117-yard game | Week 7
Watch Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd's best plays from his 117-yard game in Week 7.

Joe Burrow threw for three touchdowns and 406 yards as the Cincinnati Bengals fall 37-34 to the Cleveland Browns.
After Burrow completed a 406-yard day with his third touchdown pass to give the Bengals a 34-31 lead with 1:06 left, Mayfield completed his 22nd straight pass (not counting a spike) that turned into wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones' first NFL touchdown catch with 11 seconds left from 24 yards out in Cleveland's 37-34 victory.

Carlos Dunlap's displeasure with Cincinnati Bengals escalates in loss
After the Browns scored the winning touchdown with 16 seconds left, Dunlap got into an argument with defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo regarding playcalling, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN.

Joe Burrow continues to show he's right guy for Bengals in loss to Browns
Burrow made the most of whoever was around him and turned in another key performance that shows why the No. 1 overall draft pick is teeming with potential. Burrow turned in the best game of his debut season in a dramatic 37-34 loss to the Browns.

Baker Mayfield outduels Joe Burrow as Cleveland Browns edge Cincinnati Bengals
Mayfield finished 22-of-28 passing for 297 yards and five touchdowns, with three coming in a wild back-and-forth fourth quarter. His final touchdown was a game-winning, 24-yard strike to rookie Donovan Peoples-Jones with just 15 seconds remaining.

NFL trade deadline: Best fits for Bengals who want out, including A.J. Green and Carlos Dunlap
The Cincinnati Bengals are quickly headed for another early first-round draft pick, falling to 1-5-1 on Sunday thanks to a close defeat at the hands of the rival Cleveland Browns. That means they're also headed for another chance to be sellers ahead of the NFL trade deadline. And while Cincy has traditionally refused to budge when it comes to dealing aging or disgruntled players, this year's squad contains a handful of big-name veterans who are either overtly or quietly ready to move on.

NFL: Bengals' Carlos Dunlap offers house for sale after loss
The two-time Pro Bowl defensive end has spent his entire 11-season career with the Bengals, but seemed to reach his breaking point with the franchise on Sunday.

Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap tweets house is for sale amid trade reports
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that Cincy has had active trade talks involving Dunlap. His exit seems inevitable and perhaps best for both parties. The veteran lineman registered nine sacks last season but has just one and two tackles for loss through seven games this year. His displeasure hasn't been received well by teammates, either. Dunlap was seen arguing with a Bengals assistant right after the Browns scored the game-winning touchdown.

Bengals-Browns 5th Quarter: Game balls; coaching grade; 3 takeaways; key stats and more
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Welcome to the Bengals Fifth Quarter where I provide my analysis of Sunday's 37-34 Bengals loss to the Cleveland Browns before a crowd announced at 9,732 in Paul Brown Stadium (here is a link to the story with game details filed as soon as the game concluded that also includes video/tweet highlights):

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NFL Week 7: What we learned from Sunday's games
Late into the desert night, headliners Kyler Murray and Russell Wilson battled and dazzled. And then Zane Gonzalez found 48 yards of redemption, booting the Cardinals to a ridiculously dramatic victory. Gonzalez had booted the Cardinals into overtime, only to miss horribly on a previous game-winning try. It was a game in which the Cardinals never led until they won. It was a game full of so many huge plays and statistical splendor, the soaring offenses combining for 1,091 yards. But it was the small superstars who stood tallest, of course, as Murray and Wilson each had marvelous outings for the most part, but it was the Cardinals' second-season wonder who made fewer mistakes and the MVP frontrunner whose last mistake loomed largest

Kyler Murray leading Arizona Cardinals back to respectability
Just when it appeared the MVP frontrunner would break the heart of another opponent, Isaiah Simmons, a rookie linebacker who is long on potential but short on playing time and production, faked the blitz, dropped into the passing lane and picked off Wilson with just over a minute to play in overtime, helping to set up the decisive field goal in the Cardinals' 37-34 victory in State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

NFC East becomes first division in NFL history without a 3-win team through Week 7
The NFC East went 2-2 in Week 7, only because they played each other, with Washington besting Dallas and Philadelphia coming from behind to beat New York on Thursday night. Seven more games between the division rivals remain before the season ends.

Concerns escalate around Cam Newton, Patriots after third consecutive loss
This is going to be the most critical week of Cam Newton's career. He's going to hear about the mistakes, the benching, the losing and -- of course -- the future for him in New England. This is no longer a story about how Newton can work with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick in a post-Tom Brady era. It's about whether Newton really is capable of still producing at the level we've all come to expect.

Mike McCarthy laments Cowboys' response to hit on Andy Dalton
The Cowboys didn't respond on the field either. Rookie QB Ben DiNucci faced a 22-3 deficit upon making his NFL debut. The 2020 seventh-round pick completed his first pass for a 32-yard gain to Amari Cooper but a pair of sacks forced another Cowboys punt. Dallas then punted on its final two possessions while amassing minus-2 yards of offense. DiNucci finished 2 of 3 for 39 yards and was sacked three times total.