The balance of the Bengals’ NFL-leading special teams continues to see them through the rough spots and on Sunday in Houston they produced an invisible 140 yards in their latest field position domination that has put them in the top six of seven major kicking categories.
In the words of Yosemite Sam (you know you have an 8-year-old when you cite cartoon characters), J.J. Watt’s initials could stand for “Jumpin’ Jehosaphat!” this year. But on Sunday against the Bengals, the overwhelming favorite to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year didn’t have a sack, force a fumble, intercept a pass, or […]
For the first time this season, the Bengals excelled at stopping the run in Sunday’s 27-10 win at New Orleans. For the first time in five games, Rey Maualuga was in the middle of the Bengals’ defense. So how much of a difference did Rey’s return make? “Like night and day,” said Adam Jones. “When […]
What do Hall of Fame quarterbacks Johnny Unitas, Otto Graham, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Namath, Dan Fouts, Warren Moon, Len Dawson, and Bob Griese have in common? They all had single-game passer ratings lower than the 2.0 posted by Andy Dalton in last week’s loss to Cleveland. I’m not trying to suggest that Dalton is as […]
After rushing for 154 yards on 24 carries in his first NFL start, rookie Jeremy Hill must have been excited to race home and watch the tape of his performance. Especially the 60-yard touchdown run that helped put the Jaguars away in the fourth quarter. Then again, maybe not. “Honestly I’m not,” Hill told me. […]
To paraphrase the old commercial for a medical alarm, the Bengals have fallen and they can’t get up. At least not yet. After a lopsided loss at New England and a bitterly disappointing tie vs. Carolina, the Bengals played their worst all-around game since the 2011 Dalton-Green reboot in a 27-0 defeat at Indianapolis. “We […]