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1 hr ago | Cincy Jungle

NFL Power Rankings Roundup: 10 Analysts Have Bengals 3rd Or Better

The Bengals are now 2-0, one of seven undefeated teams left remaining in the league. The national 'experts' were impressed with a 14-point beatdown of the Atlanta Falcons, and have moved the Bengals up in the rankings for a second straight week.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals, AFC, NFL Players, A.J Green, Andy Dalton, Vontaze Burfict, Mohamed Sanu

5 hrs ago | Baltimore Beatdown

Teams that could be interested in Ray Rice

With the report that teams are keeping their eyes out on Ray Rice, we'll look a bit into who could pick up the troubled running back and what that might mean for the NFL. The Cleveland Browns gambled with Ben Tate and so far that gamble has proven to be a bust.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL Football, AFC, Ben Tate, NFL Players, Terrance West, Derek Carr

9 hrs ago | Sporting News

Week 2 NFL Power Rankings: Bump up those Broncos and Bengals

The Broncos have made their big move at the right time - right before their Super Bowl rematch with the Seattle in Week 3. Denver is Sporting News' new No. 1 after Week 2, displacing the Seahawks, who lost to another AFC West team, San Diego.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, AFC West, Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals, DeMarcus Ware, Brandon Marshall, NFL Players

13 hrs ago | Cincy Jungle

Bengals Bites (9/16) - Top of the AFC North

The Bengals easily look like the best team in the AFC North. The Devon Still feel good story is a welcome distraction to the mess happening in the NFL right now.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Devon Still, Cincinnati Bengals, NFL Players, Carolina Panthers

14 hrs ago | Baltimore Beatdown

Tuesday Ravens links: John Harbaugh and Mike Pettine longtime...

The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson writes about Harbaugh and Pettine's friendship leading up to Sunday's game between the Ravens and Browns . Former Ravens nose tackle Ma'ake Kemoeatu donated a kidney to his brother Chris Kemoeatu at the University of Maryland Surgical Center in Baltimore, writes The Baltimore Sun's Wilson.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Baltimore Ravens

18 hrs ago | Behind The Steel Curtain

Observations from NFL Sunday Week 2

These were just a few of the story lines from an action-packed Week 2 of games this past Sunday. Big comebacks, a few surprising wins, and injuries to key players helped shape the story of Week 2 heading into Week 3 that will begin just three days after the Eagles and Colts round out Week 2 action tonight.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Indianapolis Colts, AFC, Chicago Bears, NFC, NFC West, San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, NFL Players

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Tennessee Titans

Titans (1-1) Look to Rebound at Cincinnati (2-0) Sunday

The Tennessee Titans travel to Cincinnati in Week 3 to face the defending AFC North Champion Bengals . Kickoff at Paul Brown Stadium is scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT/noon CDT on Sunday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Tennessee Titans, Chris Simms, AFC, Cincinnati Bengals, NFL Players, Giovani Bernard, Andy Dalton

The Maryland Gazette

Mike Preston: Cleveland Browns make AFC North interesting to watch

The Browns were on that level in December 2002, the last time they went to the playoffs. Of course, they lost in the first round to the Pittsburgh Steelers , but after two weeks of the 2014 season, Cleveland is making the AFC North race interesting.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Cleveland Browns, Donte Whitner, Joe Haden, Brian Hoyer, NFL Players, Isaiah Crowell

NFL

AFC North now the NFL's toughest division?

With Baltimore opening its schedule against three straight opponents out of the rugged AFC North, John Harbaugh knows what he's up against. Before the season, Around the NFL writers voted Pittsburgh as the AFC's third best team behind the Broncos and Patriots .

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, NFC, NFC South, NFC West

StripeHype

AFC North Power Rankings: Post Week 2

Sep 7, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis speaks with Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh after the game at M&T Bank Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals defeated Baltimore Ravens 23-16.

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The Maryland Gazette

Ed Reed weighs in on Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Ravens' win over Steelers

Now that former Ravens star free safety Ed Reed has joined the media, the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year is in the position of commenting on his former team as well as weighing in on former teammate Ray Rice and his high-profile domestic violence incident. Reed told The Baltimore Sun during Ravens senior advisor of player development O.J. Brigance's 45th birthday party last weekend that he's trying to strike a balance between doing his job and remaining supportive of Rice.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Baltimore Ravens, Ray Rice, NFL Players, Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings)

Behind The Steel Curtain

Pittsburgh Steelers could take advantage of upcoming schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently 1-1, but the next five games could prove crucial for a team looking to keep pace within the AFC North division race. After two games, the Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-1 and tied for second place in the AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns .

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns

Baltimore Beatdown

Jimmy Smith needs to shadow opposing top receivers

As we already viewed in Week 1, a final comeback shorted by a single A.J. Green catch robbed Baltimore of a 1-0 start. During that play, Baltimore had Chykie Brown defending Green.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Baltimore Ravens, AFC, Jimmy Smith, NFL Players, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, A.J Green

BleacherReport

Cleveland Browns Developing a New Attitude Under Head Coach Mike Pettine

All the way back on Jan. 23 the Cleveland Browns were preparing their indoor practice facility for head coach Mike 's introductory press conference. They would be introducing the 18th head coach in franchise history.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Cleveland Browns, Donte Whitner, Josh Gordon, Ben Tate, Jordan Cameron, NFL Players

Examiner.com

NFL game results: Week 2

On Sunday, Sept 14, 2014, upsets, injuries, and great comebacks, highlighted the second Sunday of NFL football. Surprisingly, the Buffalo Bills are now 2-0.

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Related Topix: Sports, AFC East, NFL Football, NFC, NFC South, Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, AFC

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Norwalk Reflector

Browns rally to defeat Saints

It had been 10 years since the Browns won their home opener. They did it Sunday in a nail-biting fashion, topping the New Orleans Saints, 26-24.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL Football, AFC, Billy Cundiff, Brian Hoyer, NFL Players, Miles Austin, Andrew Hawkins

ABC News

Bengals Lose A.J. Green, but Beat Falcons 24-10

A.J. Green walked off the field on the opening series, the start of a busy day for Cincinnati's medical staff. Running back Giovani Bernard picked up the depleted offense by running for 90 yards and turning short passes into big plays on Sunday, and Cincinnati's defense held down yet another top quarterback for a 24-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals, AFC, NFL Players, A.J Green, Alex Smith (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Andy Dalton, Mohamed Sanu

BleacherReport

Vontaze Burfict Injury: Updates on Bengals Star's Stinger and Return

Burfict is one of the top young linebackers in the game and has a nose for the football that the Bengals can't easily replace.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Cincinnati Bengals, Vontaze Burfict, NFL Players

Baltimore Beatdown

Breaking down the Week 2 matchups for the other AFC North teams

The Baltimore Ravens played their Week 2 game on Thursday night which means they will not be participating in a game on Sunday. When your team isn't playing on Sunday, it's a little annoying.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, NFL Players, Andy Dalton, A.J Green, Brian Hoyer

Isportsweb.com

Pittsburgh Steelers defense continues to struggle

The staple of the Steel Curtain defense is and always has been stopping the run. Yet, after the first two weeks of the regular season, the Steelers have allowed over 150 yards to both the Ravens and the Browns.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, AFC, Jarvis Jones, NFL Players, Antonio Brown, Ryan Shazier, Lawrence Timmons

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