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Mornings Bites: Bengals beat Packers, 9/23

Taking a look at the stories around the internet for the Cincinnati Bengals and NFL as a whole.

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Daugherty: Bengals' win defies explanation
Paul Daugherty writes: This was one weird football game. And yet, from its chaos, a few truths emerged.

Notes: Ends to means; Hall mark; WRs beat blitz
The Bengals are making a run at a third straight postseason because of their defense and the heart of it is their defensive line.

Bengals stare down elite
The inexplicable 34-30 victory over the Packers may be Cincinnati's most logical step yet in its quest to join the elite and the NFL's upper echelon.

Notes: Newman crowds Packers
It was as crazy as it gets Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium with Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton racking up the sixth fourth-quarter comeback of his career.

TD makes Bengals' Terence Newman feel young
Terence Newman sprinted toward the end zone with a breakthrough victory in an anticipated breakthrough season tucked under his right arm.

Bengals-Packers: Fifth Quarter
Joe Reedy gives out his game ball, and offers further review, key numbers, Reedy's Read, a quote of note, three keys revisited and a Who-Dey Haiku.

Bengals-Packers: Four Quarters
Joe Reedy examines what went right and what went wrong during each of the four quarters for the Bengals in their 34-30 win Sunday against the Packers, as well as an observation and a key stat from each quarter.

Whitworth on Bengals: 'It's our time'
Andrew Whitworth has seen his fair share of muted locker rooms following raucous games. As that fact came up in the wake of Bengals 34, Packers 30, he started naming them off himself.

One red flag, one fourth down, one win for Bengals
The Bengals learned a lesson 2 weeks ago in Chicago and put it to good use against Green Bay

Bengals rally to beat Packers, 34-30
Turnovers on four consecutive offensive possessions in the first half hurt the Bengals. But it was a fumble late in the fourth quarter by Packers rookie Johnathan Franklin - returned for a touchdown by Terence Newman - that lifted the Bengals to a thrilling 34-30 win.

In game of miscues, Bengals turn final turnover into win vs. Packers (AP)
Terence Newman's fumble return finished off a wild game that came down to who made the final flub. And that would be the Packers. Newman returned a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown with 3:47 left on Sunday, rallying the Cincinnati Bengals to a 34-30 victory over Green Bay in a game of wild momentum swings set up by nonstop turnovers.

Bengals put bite on Aaron Rodgers' game
Aaron Rodgers is human after all. The NFL’s all-time leader in regular-season and postseason passer rating with marks well over 100 finished with 64.5 Sunday.

Packers, Bengals show rough sides
Depending on the perspective, the game Sunday between the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals was officiated too much or should have been officiated more.

Miscues, missed chances leave Packers beaten, beat up
No matter what conventional or crazy way they get there, plenty of NFL games come down to a final possession in the last few minutes of the fourth quarter.Packers video coverage Packers-Bengals recap: Green Bay fumbles game away Rodgers discusses offense's struggles, heated sideline discussion with McCarthy Along the Lines with photographer Evan SieglePhotos

Notebook: Matthews exit 'a preventive measure'
The Green Bay Packers were reminded Sunday of how difficult life can be when Clay Matthews isn't on the field.

Packers offense stalls out late against Bengals
Three hours of topsy-turvy wackiness boiled down to 15 minutes of fundamental clutch football Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Once again, Mike McCarthy, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers came up short.

New York Giants remain winless, more Snaps from NFL Week 3
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight while watching Ray Lewis enter the Ravens' Ring of Honor amid an impressive Baltimore victory over Houston in Week 3 at M&T Bank Stadium. ...

2013 NFL Grades, Week 3: Browns prove tanking talk laughable
We hand out grades for every single game, every single week. Here are the 2013 NFL Grades from Week 3.

What we know after week 3
The Bengals scored 14 points in 12 seconds. Then gave up 30 unanswered. But in the final 18 minutes at Paul Brown Stadium, Andy Dalton piloted two drives that ended in touchdowns. It was a wild comeback, but the Bengals (2-1) needed help from the Packers to cap this one, the game decided on the play shown above.