Friday November 6th, 2015

By Justin Lee, Chat Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals opened Week 9 with a 31–10 home blowout of the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw for 234 yards and three touchdowns in leading Cincinnati to its first 8–0 start in franchise history. Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel went just 15 for 33 with 168 yards and a touchdown for Cleveland in the loss.

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.

• The Detroit Lions announced they fired general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand on Thursday.

• The firings of Mayhew and Lewand may lead to “big” changes in the Detroit Lions organization, Lions veteran safety Glover Quin speculates.

• Chat Sports: The five worst starting quarterbacks in the NFL right now

• Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette was released from the hospital following neck surgery, he announced Thursday on Instagram. Lockette was injured after a collision with Dallas Cowboys safety Jeff Heath on Sunday.

• The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they claimed wide receiver Jacoby Jones off waivers from the San Diego Chargers on Thursday.

• Johnny Manziel “absolutely” wants to be the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback going forward, but coach Mike Pettine hasn’t committed to Manziel for next week’s game in Pittsburgh. Regular starter Josh McCown was out with a rib injury on Thursday.

• Chat Sports: Six NFL stars who have been major disappointments

• New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells has undergone an eighth surgery on his foot, according to a photo posted on his Instagram account. He spent most of October hospitalized with a MRSA infection.

• Minnesota Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is confused about why he hasn’t received more targets this season, reports Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune. Patterson has just two catches for 10 yards and one carry for nine yards this season.

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