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Bengals News (11/3): Trading on up

Who could the Bengals move and target during the trade deadline?

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Bengals Notebook: Looking at how the offensive coaches game planned for the Titans
In the wake of their resourceful 31-20 victory over the Titans, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor expounded on the efforts of his offensive staff as they reacted to the morning-of-game news that a fourth offensive lineman would be missing when left guard Michael Jordan was sent home with a non-Covid 19 illness.

Bengals Booth Podcast: Highlights, comments and analysis after the Week 8 game against the Tennessee Titans
It's the "That's the Way" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham look back at Sunday's win over the Titans with radio replays, postgame comments, and analysis. Plus, a "Fun Facts" interview with defensive end Amani Bledsoe.

Bengals' Joe Burrow-Tee Higgins connection growing stronger by the week
One of the plays that didn't count in a 31-20 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday was a prime example of that. In the second quarter, Burrow threw a hopeful ball for Higgins near the back right corner of the end zone. Even though Higgins didn't catch it, he elicited a pass interference penalty that put the ball on the 1-yard line, setting up a touchdown on the next play.

Dave Lapham Blown Away By Bengals' Offensive Line: 'The Way They Operated Was Unbelievable'
They were able to keep Joe Burrow upright—he wasn't sacked for the first time this season. They also opened running lanes for Giovani Bernard. The veteran running back averaged 4.1 yards-per-carry, which was a big improvement from his output against the Browns a week earlier (2.8 YPC).

John Ross trade partner might not emerge for Bengals by NFL deadline
As today's National Football League trade deadline of 4 p.m. Eastern approaches, many Bengals fans are wondering why the Titan-beaters can't just do with John Ross what they did last week with Carlos Dunlap.

Bengals potential trade targets if team wants to buy at deadline
That was only the second in-season trade by the Bengals since 1985. And as a dramatic re-tooling of the roster continues, it’d make sense if the front office decides to make a few more moves — especially with how cheap some of the trade compensation packages for players has been so far.

Around the league

Brady, Buccaneers rally past Giants on Monday night
Tom Brady has most certainly had some memorable tussles with the New York Giants. Despite facing a one-win Big Blue squad, Monday night proved no different. But it was Brady's bunch who prevailed in the end, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers withstood a valiant comeback bid from Daniel Jones and the Giants on the strength of a controversial Antoine Winfield pass break-up to win, 25-23.

Texans WR Will Fuller could be moved by Tuesday trade deadline
Fuller, the Texans' leading receiver through seven games, has caught the eye of several teams, including the Green Bay Packers, and could be on the move ahead of the trade deadline, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday's NFL Total Access. Houston has until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday to make a decision.

2021 NFL Draft order: Giants No. 2; Cowboys, Patriots in top 10
This is a look at the first-round order for the 2021 NFL Draft heading into Week 9 of the NFL season, along with the top three needs for each team. The order is determined by record, using strength of schedule as the first tiebreaker (click here to see a full list of the draft-order tiebreakers). Keep in mind -- teams 19-32 would make the playoffs if the season ended today and are marked as PL (short for playoffs) in the order below. The draft order for playoff teams is determined by the results of postseason play.

Bill Belichick not making excuses for Patriots' struggles: 'We sold out and won three Super Bowls'
"Look, we paid Cam Newton $1 million. I mean it's obvious we didn't have any money. It's nobody's fault," he said. "That's what we did the last five years. We sold out and won three Super Bowls, played in a fourth and played in an AFC championship game. This year we had less to work with. It's not an excuse, it's just a fact."