Andy Dalton may be in the early MVP conversation, but Sunday’s fourth quarter and overtime are a not so subtle reminder that defense and special teams have had a special place in the Bengals’ five-year run that is now at 45-23-1 with a fifth consecutive play-off berth beckoning. And cornerback Adam Jones was in the middle of it all.
Since the NFL adopted its current playoff format in 1990, roughly 40% of the teams that started the season 5-0 advanced to the Super Bowl. Yeah, yeah, I know…let’s see the Bengals win one playoff game before we start talking about getting to Santa Clara in February. But if you’re 5-0 and able to rally […]
What’s different about Andy Dalton? The Bengals quarterback gets that question every week. So do his teammates and coaches. So do those of us that cover the team (when we’re not the ones asking about it). There isn’t one correct answer. Instead, there are a series of factors – some beyond his control — that […]
Five days after the passing of Yogi Berra it was déjà vu all over again. Last year in Baltimore, the Bengals blew a 15-0 halftime lead and fell behind in the fourth quarter before winning on a 77-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 4:58 remaining. This year, the Bengals blew a 14-0 halftime lead […]
This Thursday, the UC Bearcats played the first of three straight nationally televised weeknight games when they faced Memphis. Next Thursday, the Bearcats host the University of Miami, and 15 days later they travel to Utah for a Friday night game at BYU. The non-Saturday games are probably not ideal for many Bearcats fans, but […]
It was Cincinnati vs. San Diego and Bengals fans turned on their starting quarterback. His name was Ken Anderson. I’m referring to a 31-14 home loss to the Chargers in 1980. Here’s how it was described in the UPI’s account of the game: “When Anderson trotted onto the field to start each new offensive series, […]
Who gets the game ball from the Bengals OT win over the Seahawks Sunday?