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.
One of the big topics for the Bengals heading into Sunday’s game against the Seahawks at sold-out Paul Brown Stadium (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19) is defending Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham. Graham, making the move from the Saints during fee agency back in March, is struggling to find his niche.
Bengals Hall-of-Famer Anthony Munoz hosts his annual youth leadership seminar Friday at Cincinnati’s Xavier University with the theme “Trending Now” delivered by a collection of speakers ranging from Cincinnati TV anchors Mike Dardis and Brad Johansen to University of Cincinnati president Sanata Ono.
With Week 5 upon us the fantasy owners not only must deal with injuries and depth chart moves, but now we are in full swing with the bye weeks as well. The only real “good” news about this week is there are only a few fantasy players on a bye (Adrian Peterson, Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Chris Ivory, and perhaps Greg Olsen) that you will need fill-ins for.
BENGALS QB ANDY DALTON VS. SEATTLE’S LEGION OF BOOM: Andy Dalton pits his 123 passer rating vs. a secondary holding passers to 73.5 since 2012 in Sunday's sellout (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) at Paul Brown Stadium.
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll called running back Marshawn Lynch day-to-day in his Wednesday afternoon conference call with the Cincinnati media, but everyone at Paul Brown Stadium thinks he’s playing in Sunday’s game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) at PBS . . .
The readers are already looking ahead to Sunday's 1 p.m. game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) at Paul Brown Stadium against defending NFC champ Seattle.
The Bengals are now 4-0 this season and atop the standings in the AFC North. What is more important to us though is the number of Bengals players that are at, or near, the top of their positional fantasy football rankings weekly.
While Seattle has been grinding its way to the last two Super Bowls, haven’t the 4-0 Bengals been quietly percolating the same formula as an understudy AFC version of what has transpired in the Great Northwest? The rugged Bengals defense tries to respond against one of the NFL's best this Sunday at sold-out Paul Brown Stadium.
The Bengals’ game this Sunday against Seattle at Paul Brown Stadium is a sellout, the club’s ticket office announced today. Kickoff against the Seahawks is at 1 p.m.
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).
The Bengals didn't play their typical lock-down defense Sunday that has marked the 18-3-1 regular-season run at Paul Brown Stadium. But a couple of principles rang true in the 36-21 win over the Chiefs. Like five sacks and a Geno Atkins wreck job.
After the Chiefs had been dispatched Sunday, 36-21, at Paul Brown Stadium by a Bengals offense that reeled off nearly nine yards per snap in just 50 plays against a defense teeming with Pro Bowlers and after head coach Marvin Lewis had mused cautiously about the second 4-0 start in his 13-year tenure, the projected numbers tell you just how dangerous and diverse Andy Dalton's Bengals are.
You just don’t see Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton show that kind of emotion. But then again, have you ever seen Dalton play like this adter Sunday's 36-21 victory over the Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium?
Quarterback Andy Dalton put on another clinic Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium when he hit his 10 first passes, generated seven completions of at least 20 yards, and set up three rushing touchdowns by running back Jeremy Hill as the Bengals soared to 4-0 for the first time in 10 years with a 36-21 victory over the Chiefs before 57,948 of the faithful.
Even before the leaves turn on Columbia Parkway the 3-0 Bengals have a golden chance to go up two games on Pittsburgh and three games ahead of Baltimore just four days into October when they play the 1-2 Chiefs Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals.com Media Roundtable sees their toughest game yet.
Ever since the Bengals took down reigning Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning in a 31-13 victory over the Giants on Nov. 11, 2012, the Bengals have gone 17-3-1 at Paul Brown Stadium while riding the crowd for 51 sacks and holding opponents to 31 percent on third down.
After three seasons and 35 games, is Shawn Williams about to make his first NFL start at safety after George Iloka (ankle) didn’t practice for the second straight day on Thursday when the Bengals play the Chiefs Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) at Paul Brown Stadium.
BENGALS Ts ANDREW WHITWORTH, ANDRE SMITH VS. CHIEFS OLBs JUSTIN HOUSTON, TAMBA HALI: If anyone is qualified to break down Sunday’s matchup at Paul Brown Stadium (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) it is Wallace Gilberry, who played with Houston and Hali for a season in Kansas City and has gone against Whitworth and Smith at various junctures during four seasons in Cincinnati.
The question of the week is, how is this Bengals 3-0 different than last year’s 3-0?
It’s hard to believe that four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green has never won an AFC Offensive Player of the Week award until Wednesday. Maybe harder to believe he beat out two quarterbacks after they had huge days Sunday.
Since Christine Zampese, wife of Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese, is a football coach’s wife, she’s staging a savage bare-knuckled, drag-out, pitched battle against breast cancer that makes last Sunday’s AFC North slugfest in Baltimore look like recess. She's all-out beating the all-out blitz.
Everyone wants to know the difference now that Andy Dalton is challenging future Hall-of-Famer Aaron Rodgers for the NFL passing title. Is there a difference?
Offensive co-captain and left tackle Andrew Whitworth confirmed his one-year extension Monday, but he didn’t say just yet he’s ready to play beyond 2016 and his 35th birthday.
Re-introduce yourself to the Bengals’ latest X-Factor because they’ve got a lot of them on offense.
BALTIMORE, Md. - You could not only hear a pin drop at M&T Bank Stadium , but that was the sound of the AFC North shifting away from the pre-season calls that buried the Bengals behind Baltimore and Pittsburgh.
BALTIMORE, Md. - Statistically, the 28-24 come-from-behind victory over the Ravens featured the greatest days of A.J. Green and Andy Dalton in the NFL. Symbolically, it offered a lesson in resiliency and resourcefulness hard to match and with a 3-0 record, a three-game lead over the Ravens and Ben Roethlisberger in the MRI machine, the Bengals are the undisputed favorites in the AFC North.
BALTIMORE, Md. - In one of the wildest games ever in their history, the Bengals took a 28-24 lead with 2:10 left in the game when quarterback Andy Dalton changed the play at the line and changed the course of the AFC North when he hit wide receiver A.J. Green for a seven-yard touchdown pass working out of the slot.
In a game that has as many matchups favoring the Bengals as intangibles boosting the Ravens, see how the Bengals.com Media Roundtable calls Sunday's 1 p.m. game on Cincinnati's Channel 12.