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  • Week 9 Sleepers (Rotoworld)

    Nick Mensio identifies a dozen Week 9 sleepers and cheap FanDuel options, checking in on Anquan Boldin, Andrew Hawkins, and 10 others.

  • Jaguars-Bengals Preview (The Associated Press)

    Despite coming off a key AFC North win, the last four weeks haven't been easy on the Cincinnati Bengals. The defense in particular has been exposed, but that could change Sunday with the turnover-happy Jacksonville Jaguars coming to Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals (4-2-1) established themselves atop the North with last Sunday's 27-24 home win over Baltimore, their first victory since Sept. 21. "We haven't had much sleep for a couple of weeks here," coach Marvin Lewis said.

  • Dose: RGIII will start Week 9 (Rotoworld)

    Raymond Summerlin checks in on Robert Griffin III, Tony Romo, Giovani Bernard and more in Thursday's Daily Dose.

  • Redskins-Vikings Preview (The Associated Press)

    Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden knows Minnesota Vikings counterpart Mike Zimmer all too well after they spent three years together in Cincinnati. Still, Gruden doesn't expect familiarity to be much help as the Redskins try to top their win total from last season when they visit Minnesota on Sunday. It was not friendly, usually." Zimmer has transformed Minnesota's defense from the second-worst unit in the league last year into a top unit in 2014. The Vikings (3-5) allowed 397.6 yards per game last year compared to 323.8 this season, good for eighth in the NFL.

  • National Football League roundup (Reuters)

    (The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and team owner Jerry Jones agreed Wednesday that Romo's availability for Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals will be based on his pain tolerance. "That part has never been an issue, but we've got to wait and see," Romo said. "It will be about your ability to be productive in some fashion. That part of it we will continue to evaluate." Romo suffered what team officials described as a back contusion on a third-quarter sack in Monday night's 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins. ...

  • Ranking the NFL coaches: No surprise at No. 1; NFC West well-represented in top 5 (Yahoo Sports)

    Bruce Arians is right behind a pair of division counterparts who have appeared in Super Bowls.

  • Romo: Back pain won't be reason he skips Sunday (The Associated Press)

    If it's a question of tolerating pain, Tony Romo says he will play Sunday against Arizona - and history supports him on that point. He said Wednesday he doesn't know, which goes to owner Jerry Jones' point that it could be a game-time decision against the Cardinals. Romo said the injury that sidelined him for about a quarter before he returned late in regulation of Monday's 20-17 overtime loss to Washington was ''more than a contusion,'' referring to coach Jason Garrett's description. The latest injury isn't related to the herniated disk Romo played through without leaving the game in a come-from-behind win at Washington before surgery five days later last December.

  • Bengals' defense has to get along without Burfict (The Associated Press)

    The Bengals' defense finally got its act together after three rough weeks, holding down Baltimore just enough to pull out a pivotal win. Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict will miss at least the next two games following surgery on his left knee on Wednesday. The Bengals (4-2-1) host Jacksonville (1-7) on Sunday, then play the Browns at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday night. Coordinator Paul Guenther pointed out that the defense runs smoother and plays better all-around when Burfict is on the field.