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    Week 6 Notes: Steelers at Bengals

    no new injuries coming out of the Miami game.

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    read earlier that only 17 Bengals remain from the 2015 playoff game vs the Steelers.

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    Lap does say Redmond is battling through a shoulder issue.

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    I'll probably always feel this way about the Steelers at least until Ben is gone, but I fully expect the worst this week. Hope they prove me wrong.

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    Bengals off to hot start, but Steelers game looms large

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    • Katherine TerrellESPN Staff Writer

    CINCINNATI – There’s a set of televisions on the wall between the tunnel at Paul Brown Stadium and the Bengals’ locker room.
    The televisions were airing the conclusion of the Browns-Ravens game on Sunday afternoon just minutes after the Bengals came back to win 27-17 against the Dolphins. A number of players came through the tunnel and stopped to watch the game before Bengals coach Marvin Lewis hurried them along.

    “Let’s go, guys. We’re what counts. We’re what counts,” he said.

    It’s true that the Bengals don’t need to worry about what their division opponents are doing right now, when they sit alone on top of the AFC North with a 4-1 record. But it’s also true that everything changes this week, when the Steelers come to town.

    “We handle things by blocking out all of the noise and continuing to grind,” Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said. “Nobody gave us a chance when the season started. Why do they believe in us now? We’re going to continue to keep playing and keep playing for each other.”

    The Bengals have checked almost every box in this young season. They’ve won games by virtue of their defense when the offense struggled, and their offense has had unprecedented success in games when the defense struggled. They have a knack for forcing turnovers, and they’ve been able to put teams away late when it was needed most.

    “This team is different,” Green said.

    But the one box the Bengals have to check for themselves is still open. If they want to put the past behind them and get back to the playoffs this season, they need to move the Steelers out of the way first.

    Green said he believes it’s just another game, and it’s likely that most players will say that this week. But it’s hard to believe that’s actually true.

    Steelers week has always been different in Cincinnati, as evidenced by both teams' chirping at each other through social media, midgame skirmishes or violent hits that have knocked players on both sides out of the game.

    It was the Steelers who knocked the Bengals out of the playoffs in the 2015 wild-card round, and Cincinnati hasn't beaten Pittsburgh in four tries since that night. This team certainly seems to have its best chance in years to change that.

    The Bengals are 8-24, including playoffs, against Pittsburgh in the Marvin Lewis era, and they have not beaten the Steelers in their past six tries. The Bengals jumped to a 17-point lead in their previous meeting before the Steelers came back to win 23-20.


    The players might not admit it publicly, but they know how much this one means. The win against the Dolphins proved that the Bengals can erase deficits and come up with game-changing plays to come out on top. A win against the Steelers would not only give them solid footing in the AFC North and a 5-1 record before they face the Chiefs on the road but also symbolize something bigger.

    “This is a divisional game, and everyone knows what that’s about, but we’ve just got to go out there and play hard,” running back Joe Mixon said.

    A win next week would say that whatever happened in the past isn’t keeping the Bengals down this time. It would prove that the team is full of enough confidence that it truly sees Pittsburgh as just one more game.

    “We don’t make any game bigger than another. We’re 4-1, and we’re happy,” Green said.

    There’s no doubt that the Bengals’ 3-15 record against Pittsburgh since Andy Dalton and Green were drafted in 2011 has weighed on the players and coaching staff. It has likely been difficult to treat the Steelers as any other team when that clearly hasn’t been the case.

    But this team might be different.


    The Bengals have one of the youngest rosters in the league, and those players don’t have the history of the series weighing on them. Rookies such as Sam Hubbard and Jessie Bates, who had timely plays against the Dolphins, have never played in this series. Second-year players such as Mixon, John Rossand Carl Lawson have limited history against Pittsburgh.

    The players clearly believe in themselves. A win over the Steelers would have everyone believing in them.

    “There’s more than one word to describe the feeling we have,” Bates said. “If we continue to control the things we can, we’ll be just fine ...

    “Once you keep winning, it’s a snowball effect with the energy in the locker room. Whatever we are at home or on the road, if we continue to stay poised, we’ll be fine.”



    http://www.espn.com/blog/cincinnati-...me-looms-large





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    Bengals rookie defensive end Sam Hubbard says this season is going better than what could've dreamed - Insider - Story
    Bengals rookie defensive end Sam Hubbard continues to add memories to what has been a very successful start. A day after the Cincinnati Bengals rookie defensive end scored his first career NFL touchdown in the 27-17 win over the visiting Miami Dolphins, Hubbard maintained his same demeanor among his teammates, coaches and the media.

    New chapter in ancient rivalry
    Defensive lineman Sam Hubbard, a Cincinnati guy and one of those cool kids Carlos Dunlapcalls, “rookie veterans,” has already been to a Bengals-Steelers game at Paul Brown Stadium. But, like much of the Bengals’ current roster, it’s not exactly at the forefront of memory. After all, he was only 11 the night Steelers defensive end Kimo von Oelhoffen fell into the knee of Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer on just the second snap of the game.

    Marvin Lewis Press Conference: 10/8
    “Not that I know of. Obviously those were two timely plays that helped us tie the game, and then put the game away. As I said yesterday after the game and now after watching the tape, we have a lot of corrections to make. We didn’t execute well on offense for most of the game and we weren’t as good on third-down. We were a little bit better on third-down defensively, but there were some where we could’ve defended better by making tackles on third-and-long plays. That’s key. Although we had some nice runs, we’re still a tick off in the run game. We also had execution issues on special teams that we have to shore up.”

    Notebook: A Number for Geno To Chase; 30-Year First; Austin Turns It Over
    It looks like the record belongs to the Vikings’ Keith Millard when he had 18 during the 1989 season he started every game at defensive tackle and the Bengals’ Geno Atkins is on pace for 19 after his two on Sunday gave him six for the season.

    NFL Week 6 early odds: Unbeaten Chiefs open as an underdog, Bengals favored over Steelers
    The 5-0 Chiefs have opened as a 3.5-point underdog against the Patriots, marking the first time since 2013 that an unbeaten team has been an underdog this late in the season. Coincidentally, the Chiefs were also involved the last time this happened. As a matter of fact, oddsmakers don't seem to show much respect for the Chiefs, because they always seemed to be involved when it comes to an undefeated team being an underdog.



    Cincinnati Bengals see improvement with third-down defense
    The Bengals (4-1) moved from the bottom of the league in third-down defense after holding Miami to 31 percent efficiency in a 27-17 win on Sunday as the Dolphins converted on just 4 of 13 third downs (30.7 percent).

    Flying Pigskin Podcast: Bengals score big comeback against Dolphins, but Steelers loom ahead; Merril Hoge joins to discuss
    Two pick-six touchdowns helped the Cincinnati Bengals comeback from a 17-point deficit to beat the Dolphins at home, but they've got another big game coming up.

    Steelers consider how the Cincinnati Bengals have changed
    From a distance, the Steelers have seen this progress. The Bengals' win over the Ravens came on Thursday Night Football. They're looking forward to studying Cincinnati themselves ahead of Sunday's 1 p.m. road kickoff and are already considering how the Bengals, if at all, are different from previous versions of this same team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodeyjc View Post
    I'll probably always feel this way about the Steelers at least until Ben is gone, but I fully expect the worst this week. Hope they prove me wrong.
    It’s not Ben that makes me feel like that. It’s Marvin. My rage and dread comes from believing we will blow it no matter what.


    I don’t bother trying to go to this game anymore. I let my brother take some friends. I may not even watch it. I might just DVR it, and rake leaves on Sunday. If we win, I’ll watch it. If not, I might not...

    Marvin’s teams have been so colossally bad in this game, it’s just not entertainment.

  8. Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown nearly injured child in furniture-tossing tantrum, lawsuit says
    Ryan Gaydos By Ryan Gaydos | Fox News


    Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown is accused of nearly striking a toddler with one of the pieces of large furniture he hurled from a 14th-story balcony during an April outburst, a new lawsuit says.

    Brown, 30, is accused of throwing multiple pieces of furniture -- including two large vases and an ottoman -- off his Florida apartment's balcony, nearly hitting a 22-month-old child and his grandfather, KDKA-TV reported, citing court documents.


    The lawsuit claims surveillance footage shows the objects falling from the balcony and landing near the child and man, KDKA-TV reported. One of the vases shattered when it hit the ground -- about 2 feet from the child, TMZ reported, citing the lawsuit.

    Security and police were called to the scene and, when officers arrived, Brown allegedly was “extremely agitated, acting aggressively, and yelling at security personnel,” according to the lawsuit.

    Ophir Sternberg filed the lawsuit against Brown and is suing for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress, TMZ reported. Sternberg claimed the wide receiver acted “without regard for human life.”

    Brown has not commented on the allegations.

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    This mother plucker belongs in a cage.

  9. Probably need to play two complete halves this weekend to win this one...

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    Schefter



    Cowboys are signing CB CJ Goodwin off the Bengals’ practice squad, per source.

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