Hue Jackson is the latest in a proud line of Bengals play callers that have not only broken out of the box but built a new one as he readies what Eric Winston calls “a blank canvas,” for Sunday’s showdown with two-time NFC champion Seattle (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19) at sold-out Paul Brown Stadium.
January in October. When the 4-0 Bengals play two-time defending NFC champion Seattle Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19) at sold-out Paul Brown Stadium, the game pits two teams built with similar specifications and upstart Cincinnati is trying to catch the glittering chariot of the Seahawks. For a game coached by Lewis and Carroll, this is no fantastic Alice in Wonderland jaunt. It is nitty gritty.
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, […]
If Sunday’s game was in San Diego, the Bengals would be a lock. I’ve had the pleasure of calling eight sporting events in San Diego and Cincinnati has won all of them. 2001: Bearcats beat BYU and Kent State in NCAA Tourney to advance to Sweet 16. 2005: Reds sweep a 3-game series vs. the […]