Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther had already moved on to the Texans and Sunday’s game in Houston (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12), declaring he plans to put his men through an even quicker week of practice than the one that yielded the 27-10 victory in New Orleans.
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 […]
I asked Adam Jones last week if he remembers his last fair catch. “No,” he replied. “It was in November of 2006,” I said. “You had back-to-back fair catches and then you took one back 90 yards for a touchdown.” “Must have been the Philly game then,” he said with a grin. “That was a […]