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Around the AFC North: Post-Week 7 Notes

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Oct 18, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) runs with the ball as Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Stefan Charles (96) pursues during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bengals beat the Bills 34-21. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals (6-0)

Fresh off a Week 7 bye, the Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to continue their hot start at Heinz Field as they take on the 4-3 Steelers in Week 8. Last season, the Steelers had the Bengals’ number, winning both matchups between the division’s top two teams. Andy Dalton and company will look to change the narrative on Sunday; a 7-0 start would all but lock up the division for Cincinnati, as the Steelers would fall to 4-4 with a loss. At that point, the Bengals would be serious contenders for a first-round bye in the playoffs. Maybe the yearlong tradition of one-and-done’s would change if Cincinnati’s first playoff game took place in the second week of playoff action.

Vontaze Burfict, Cedric Ogbuehi Working Towards Return (Stripe Hype)

Vontaze Burfict and Cedric Ogbuehi respectively started the year on the PUP list and the reserve/non-football injury list, but the Bengals could start working the two back into the lineup soon. Will Cincinnati decide to activate one or both of these two players?

Clint Boling says Andy Dalton is an Elite Quarterback (Stripe Hype)

The Bengals’ left guard is playing like one of the best in the league at his position, but he offered even higher praise for his team’s quarterback over the bye week. Both players are playing well enough to earn a Pro Bowl nod in 2015.

Marvin Jones believes Bengals chasing something great (Cincy Jungle)

“It’s great that we’re 6-0, but we’re chasing something great and we know it,” Jones said in an interview with the Associated Press. Could the Bengals be chasing a potential Super Bowl?

Bengals embrace new practice routine (Cincy Jungle)

Marvin Lewis and his coaching staff changed the way they structured Bengals practices heading into the 2015 season. See what changes they made in practice and how these changes have helped the Bengals come out on top in each of their first six games.

Tyler Eifert poses matchup problem for Pittsburgh Steelers (ESPN)

Tyler Eifert has become a matchup nightmare on a weekly basis, and the Pittsburgh Steelers may not have any answers on defense.

Andrew Whitworth presses for change after nude players shown (ESPN)

“Big Whit” and several other players were outraged when NFL Network conducted a post-game interview in the team locker room while players were changing in the background. “If I was a woman, this would be a completely different subject, and it would be a complete firestorm,” Whitworth said after the Bengals’ win in Buffalo.

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