Cincinnati Bengals players will be on Fountain Square on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to accept gifts for Lighthouse Youth Services Happy Holidays gift drive, which provides gifts for more than 2,000 local children, teens and young adults in need. Stop by, drop off a donation and enjoy a game of corn hole or an #unselfie with Bengals players Vincent Rey, Clark Harris, Emmanuel Lamur, Marquis Flowers and Jayson DiManche.
The Bengals put starting right tackle Andre Smith on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday with a torn triceps muscle and hired six-year veteran guard-tackle Jamon Meredith for emergency purposes.
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.
While Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill annexed the clock for 39:10, the Bengals defense stoned the Texans on 2.9 yards per carry as Cincinnati’s offensive and defensive lines stood the metrics on their head in Sunday's 22-13 victory in Houston.
For the second straight week the Bengals’ stars grabbed a hostile environment by the scruff of the neck Sunday and willed their way to an utterly necessary victory in the demolition derby that has become the AFC North when they swapped paint with the Texans in a 22-13 victory at something called NRG Stadium to stay in the lead at 7-3-1.
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 score a touchdown. More importantly, his team didn’t get a win.
HOUSTON - Left tackle Andrew Whitworth put Sunday’s 22-13 victory over the Texans at NRG Stadium right there with the victories in Baltimore and Pittsburgh and other ghosts that have bedeviled the Green-Dalton Bengals.