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CINCINNATI — The Bengals’ defense got flattened by the Cowboys’ running game. Now comes a whole different type of challenge — facing Tom Brady in New England, where they haven’t won in thirty years. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.
BEREA — Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler still has discomfort when he throws, but says he’s planning to play this week against Tennessee. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Music City has been Marcus Mariota’s own personal house of horrors in his young career. The Tennessee quarterback is just 1-7 on his home field with 17 turnovers, something that must improve if the Titans are to start winning games at home with their next chance Sunday against Cleveland. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 575 words, photo by 6:30 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady’s 400-yard, three touchdown effort at Cleveland earned him AFC offensive player of the week honors in his first back from a four-game suspension. He returns home for the first time since the official end of “Deflategate” to face the Cincinnati Bengals, a team the Patriots haven’t lost to at home to since 1986. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m. Photos.
FBC–T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS
Big games for sure. But must-wins? Far from it. If No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Ohio State are going to lose this season, this would be an excellent week to do so. By Ralph D. Russo. 850 words, with photos, by 2 p.m.