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Bengals News (10/9): Respect the pace

Joe Burrow earns respect from his next opponent, while Tyler Boyd is on track to do something historical.

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Bengals News and Notes as the team prepares for the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5
Wide receiver Tyler Boyd is on pace to tie the Bengals record of T.J. Houshmandzadeh with 112 catches in a season and Houshmandzadeh approves. He also thinks he's got the quarterback to do it.

Ravens' Lamar Jackson on Bengals' Joe Burrow: 'I like his game, but I don't wish him success against us' -
Sunday could be the first of many games between the former Heisman Trophy winners.

Week 5 three keys: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens
Can the Bengals pull off the upset in Baltimore? Here are the three keys to the Week 5 AFC North matchup.

Bengals’ Joe Burrow issues mask PSA on social media
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow made a simple request on social media.

Around the League

Titans, Patriots had all negative tests in Thursday's round of COVID-19 testing
The Titans and Patriots both returned all negative COVID-19 tests during Thursday's round of testing, Tom Pelissero reports. It's big news, especially for Tennessee, which has had a string of players test positive over the past two weeks.

Chargers name Justin Herbert their starting quarterback going forward
Anthony Lynn finally admitted what the world saw: Justin Herbert's time is now. The Chargers head coach announced Thursday that Herbert will be the team's starting quarterback moving forward.

Dallas Cowboys LT Tyron Smith (neck) could be out for season, source says
The Cowboys are uncertain whether Tyron Smith will be able to play again this season and are considering placing the star left tackle on injured reserve because of a neck injury, a team source confirmed to ESPN.

Philadelphia Eagles LB Nathan Gerry apologizes for racial slurs in old tweets
Old Twitter posts dating to 2011 and 2012 surfaced Thursday in which Eagles LB Nathan Gerry, who was 16 at the time, used a variation of the N-word. Gerry has apologized, and the Eagles said they have discussed the matter with the linebacker.

NFL news: Chargers go with Justin Herbert over Tyrod Taylor
When a player is sidelined because of someone else’s mistake, it is a reminder of just how unfair the sport can be.