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Bengals News (10/25): Believe in the hype

Cincinnati proved they are for real in Baltimore.

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Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow does it his way as Cincinnati routes the Ravens 41-17
Burrow's career-high 416 yards certified the Bengals as AFC contenders now that they suddenly lay claim to the conference's top playoff seed and it validated Burrow's enormous confidence in his playmakers being able to help him solve the many faces of the Baltimore blitz.

Six Takeaways From the Bengals' Blowout Win Over the Baltimore Ravens - Sports Illustrated Cincinnati Bengals News, Analysis and More
The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off their biggest victory of the Zac Taylor era. This victory should make everyone believe that the Bengals are not just a young upstart team that can compete next year. This team can compete this year.

Bengals defense fueling Cincinnati's success after a 41-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
No question the Bengals had a statement win Sunday in Baltimore. But have they ever had such a complete and defining victory?

Quick Hits: Inside C.J. Uzomah's 2 touchdown day, Ja'Marr Chase enjoys a big game
Not only is the Bengals’ 41-17 win over the Ravens a breakthrough victory that puts them at the top of what we can now officially be called the Ja’Marr AFC Playoff Chase, it puts them in a tie for first place in the AFC North with the Ravens.

C.J. Uzomah has funny reason for making sure he scored TDs vs. Ravens
Uzomah wanted to score -- but he also wanted to avoid a rule implemented by his Bengals teammates.

Around the League

Jets QB Zach Wilson suffers knee injury in blowout loss to Patriots, will undergo MRI on Monday
The Jets rookie QB suffered a knee injury early in the second quarter against the Patriots and will undergo an MRI on Monday. Mike White played the remainder of the game.

Source -- Deshaun Watson open to trade destinations besides Miami Dolphins as Carolina Panthers emerge as option
Deshaun Watson is now willing to consider multiple options -- not solely the Dolphins -- for a new team in potential trade talks, and the Panthers have emerged as a potential destination, according to sources.

Kyle Shanahan on whether Jimmy Garoppolo will remain 49ers' starting QB: 'I would guess so'
Despite the latest struggles from Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan wasn't ready immediately after the game to consider a quarterback change for Week 8 versus Chicago.

Patrick Mahomes on turnovers in Chiefs' blowout loss to Titans: 'I just pressed a little bit too early'
The Chiefs were a preseason favorite to return to the Super Bowl for a third straight season. However, seven games into the season, they’re 3-4, sitting tied for last in the AFC West, 11th in the conference.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tom Brady becomes first NFL QB to reach 600 passing TDs
Tom Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw 600 touchdown passes with a 9-yard scoring strike to Mike Evans on Sunday against the Bears.