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3-4, 2nd in AFC North
NFL 60-second preview for Week 8 (1:06)
An unwritten rule worth following: no more cheap hits (1:14)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Whitworth (concussion) did not practice. Clint Boling (shoulder) also did not practice. Marquis Flowers (groin) and Dre Kirkpatrick (groin) were limited. Tyler Eifert was not listed on the injury report.

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Bengals back in the race, but work remains

The good news: Losses by Pittsburgh and Baltimore boosted the Bengals' playoff odds in a big way this week. The bad news: A wild-card berth looks slim, so it might be NFC North champs or bust. Playoff odds (Insider)

Better RB to start: Jeremy Hill or Giovani Bernard? (1:42)
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Could Darqueze Dennard be traded?

Cincy's 2014 first-round pick has struggled to find the field, which could make him expendable, Katherine Terrell writes. That said, a trade before Tuesday's deadline would create depth issues. Potential trade targets

Some playoff predictor favorites have major flaws (1:09)
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Bengals suddenly look very lopsided

Cincinnati didn't move in FPI's rankings this week, despite its offensive efficiency jumping a whopping nine spots. An ailing defense, which fell to 28th in efficiency, has a lot to do with it. Full FPI rankings

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Dalton takes a big leap in Total QBR

Sunday's win over Cleveland was Andy Dalton's second-most efficient game of the season, after Week 6's loss to New England. That's good enough to vault him up 11 spots. Updated Total QBR Rankings

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Bengals' backs part of big week for RB duos

Entering Week 7, no pair of teammates had each rushed for at least 80 yards in a game this season. Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard became the first of three duos to do so in Week 7 alone. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Bengals buying time in AFC North race

Yes, they're 3-4 and looking up in their division. But with the schedule easing up, and the uncertainty in the AFC North, there's still time for Cincy to right the ship, Dan Graziano writes. What We Learned: Week 7

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Bengals on the move in latest rankings

Cincinnati moves up three spots this week following Sunday's reel-worthy win over Cleveland. Simply put, failing to stop A.J. Green almost certainly equals a loss in 2016. Week 8 Power Rankings

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Week 8 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Redskins NFL Nation reporter John Keim and Bengals NFL Nation reporter Katherine Terrell preview the Week 8 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

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Ranking under-.500 teams with best shot to make playoffs

Fourteen teams -- including the Bengals and Panthers -- currently have losing records. Which are most likely to get hot and go on a run down the stretch? The answers might surprise you.


Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals are taking their longest flight of the season to London this year -- and they're emphasizing sleeping on the plane to get on a normal schedule.

Why Jacquizz Rodgers may be a buy for Week 8 (1:33)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Lewis said he expects Andrew Whitworth to be out of concussion protocol by Thursday, which is when they leave for London.

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A look at Hill's economical afternoon

Per ESPN Stats & Info, RB Jeremy Hill's 168 yards on nine carries Sunday is the third-most rushing yards on 10 or fewer attempts in a game since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger:

  • 2009 - Maurice Jones-Drew, 177
  • 2002 - Michael Vick, 173
  • 2016 - Jeremy Hill, 168

Team Stats

Passing Yards276.94th
Rushing Yards115.710th
Points For20.023rd
Points Against23.1Tied-18th

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