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Dalton daze in Cincinnati

Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws

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It doesn’t take much to figure out the Bengals these days: When quarterback Andy Dalton is on, they almost always win. When he’s off, they lose.

Consider: In the Bengals’ four losses, Dalton has four touchdowns and nine interceptions. In their six wins, he has 14 touchdowns and four interceptions....

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Quick hits: Geno Atkins, Robert Mathis, John Harbaugh

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush is stopped

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-- There were four players who returned interceptions for touchdowns last week, increasing the league-wide total to 34 through eight games. That's the most interception return TDs in that span since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

-- Can't underestimate the significance of the Bengals losing defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a season-ending knee injury on Thursday night. Atkins is the heart and soul...

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NFL nearly nixed no-huddle in late '80s

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly winks as

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The no-huddle offense may be very popular in the NFL, but it’s certainly not new.

In the 1980s, Sam Wyche introduced a hurry-up scheme to the NFL as head coach of the Bengals, and took it all the way to within a few minutes of a Super Bowl title. But there was a speed bump, so to speak, to his speedy offense along that road.

Like a good TV announcer, I’ll just get out of the way and...

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