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Bengals News (11/4): Praise continues to roll in

A closer look at how good of a day Joe Burrow had against the Titans.

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How Q Helped Execute The Xs And Os Of A Resourceful Bengals Victory
Quinton Spain, "Q," as he's now known at Paul Brown Stadium, figures when Sunday's game began he knew more guys on the other sideline than his own because it was the Titans that signed him undrafted all those years ago.

Bengals Sign Brian Allen To Practice Squad, Released Kendall Donnerson
Allen (6-3, 215), a third-year player out of the University of Utah, originally was a fifth-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017, and then later spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers. He has played in 17 career games, and has six tackles.

Baldy's Breakdowns: Bengals found a franchise QB in Joe Burrow
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger breaks down Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow's play from Week 8.

Titans release veterans Vic Beasley, Johnathan Joseph after rough outing against Bengals
Beasley, 28, signed a one-year deal worth $9.5 million in March of 2020. The former No. 8 overall selection was a late arrival to Titans training camp and quickly made himself a distraction. Although he has appeared in five games, the Clemson product recorded just three tackles and one forced fumble. Tennessee was hoping that the free agent from Atlanta would provide a spark to the pass rush but, after seven games, the Titans are tied for the third fewest sacks in the NFL (7).

Cincinnati Bengals: Positives to team’s inaction at trade deadline
This one just had a different feel to it. Most of the league froze at the deadline, with only a few minor transactions happening. Teams don’t know what the salary cap might look like next season after possible revenue losses due to the pandemic. And trading for a player sounds good — getting him on a notable delay due to the long onboarding process, not so much.

The Bengals Kept John Ross, Now It's Time to Use Him
They weren't alone. Most teams sat on their hands due to the uncertainty surrounding the 2021 salary cap or the inability to agree on draft pick compensation for a player. There were rumblings about wide receiver John Ross being dealt to a team like the Packers, 49ers or Patriots, but the Bengals held onto the former ninth overall pick. Ross, 24, has only been active in three games this season. He had two receptions for 17 yards in Week 1. He hasn't caught a pass since.

Former Bengals head coach Lewis set to make debut in new role this weekend
In the last seven games of Marvin Lewis' tenure as Bengals head coach he took over the role of defensive coordinator, and on Saturday he will handle that role for the first time for a college team.

Dan Hanzus: Why Bengals are No. 25 in Week 9 Power Rankings [Video]
NFL Network's Dan Hanzus explains why the Cincinnati Bengals are No. 25 in Week 9 Power Rankings. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network

Around the league

Debrief: Winners (and one loser) from Week 8, trade deadline
The Football Gods have no mercy, especially when Kyle Shanahan is involved. The coach's tenure with the 49ers has largely been defined by injuries, and Sunday's double-whammy of Jimmy G. and George Kittle suffering serious setbacks looks fatal for the 2020 squad. Garoppolo's injury also will cloud an already difficult decision this offseason at quarterback.

Ravens place seven defensive players on reserve/COVID-19 list
Humphrey played in Baltimore's Week 8 loss to Pittsburgh after taking a pre-game COVID-19 test, with the results coming back positive on Monday. The NFL and NFLPA released updated and enhanced protocols Tuesday in response to the positive tests from Humphrey and Packers running back A.J. Dillon, stressing the importance of wearing masks or approved facial coverings when not actively participating in the game in order to lower high-risk close contacts and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

NFL Power Rankings, Week 9: Seahawks leapfrog Ravens and Packers
Week 9 will give us three showdowns between top-10 teams in this week's Power Rankings: Seahawks vs. Bills, Ravens vs. Colts and Saints vs. Buccaneers. I'd like to say this will bring some level of clarity to the NFL landscape, but I get the feeling it will lean closer to chaos.

Dolphins trade WR Isaiah Ford to Patriots, acquire RB DeAndre Washington from Chiefs
A seventh-round pick in 2017, Ford missed his entire rookie season due to a knee injury and played in just one game in 2018. Last year, Ford caught seven balls for 54 yards in Week 17 against the Patriots, perhaps catching Bill Belichick's eye.

Will Fuller staying put; Texans, Packers can't work out deal
Alas, the field-stretching wide receiver will not be traded and is staying put with the Houston Texans as the Texans and Green Bay Packers could not agree on value ahead of Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET trade deadline, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.