Never mind going back to the House of Horrors Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) when the Bengals go to the Texans’ NRG Stadium. Never mind that. The Texans have the running game from Hades. This time the Bengals may get an edge from a coach who has come over from the other side.
Starting cornerback Terence Newman returned to practice Thursday under the University of Cincinnati bubble, so he may be able to go in Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in Houston.
Kevin Zeitler and J.J. Watt go way back. But when they meet Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12), Watt is an MVP candidate and Zeitler is emerging as a top NFL guard.
Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson knew he would be faced with this question sooner or later and with running back Giovani Bernard coming off what he calls a “tremendous,’ practice on Wednesday, it may as well be now.
Bengals radio analyst Dave Lapham takes one look at J.J. Watt, the NFL’s latest Superman, and sees his old training camp roommate, not to mention draft mate, Bill Kollar.
On Tuesday the Bengals cleared him to begin practicing for the first time since he re-aggravated his throwing shoulder injury and it will be protected from the cold Wednesday and Thursday when they head into the University of Cincinnati’s bubble.
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.
NEW ORLEANS - Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther drew up a masterpiece against the NFL’s second best offense on the road and his beleaguered unit carefully followed each X and O to deliver another big-time hit on a big-name quarterback that was symbolized by the second-quarter goal-line stand.
We knew Andy Dalton was in the fire, but we didn’t know A.J. Green was in the frying pan. He put himself in there last week when offensive coordinator Hue Jackson and wide receivers coach James Urban challenged him to be better than the last two games after a rather pedestrian six catches for 67 yards and he answered in Sunday's 27-10 victory over the Saints.
With the Bengals all but pundit-ed out of the AFC North race ten days ago, they are back in first place in time for Sunday dinner after Green and Dalton took over the game early in the fourth quarter of the 27-10 victory over the Saints at the Superdome.
With the Bengals looking for the elements that spurred their September against the Saints Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12), the Bengals.com Media Roundtable weighs in.
The Bengals are supposed to get out from under their injury problems for the stretch run, but it doesn’t look like they’ll do it for Sunday’s game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) in New Orleans.
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis caught himself musing this week about that Murderer’s Row of tight ends his club has already faced just nine games into the season. And they don’t even see the NFL’s best, the monstrous 6-7, 265-pound Jimmy Graham, until Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) in New Orleans.
The Bengals are playing an old friend in the Crescent City this Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) when they play Sean Payton’s offense of the 2000s in the grand old century town. “There is an unusual amount of ties to an AFC club and an NFC club that you don’t see very often,” Payton admits.
Marvin Lewis delivered the message to his team and then a few hours later closed his Wednesday news conference with the same themes of urgency and calm for Sunday’s game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) in New Orleans that officially begins the stretch run.
The Cincinnati Bengals and the Freestore Foodbank are pleased to announce the results of the 28th annual canned food drive held on Thursday, November 6 prior to the Cleveland Browns game at Paul Brown Stadium.
It has been a wild and crazy past few weeks for Quarterbacks with Ben Roethlisberger setting an NFL record with back-to-back six (6) touchdown games, only to go out and manage just a single endzone visit against one of the league’s worst pass defenses in the Jets this week.
With the stretch drive looming for the Bengals, here are one person’s awards for the first half of one of the most dizzying seasons people can remember.
The Bengals have seven games left, but the second half of the season truly starts Monday. Never has there been such a red line across their schedule, even separated by one of those rare off weekends.
Marvin Lewis and Hue Jackson didn’t desert Andy Dalton Friday after the worst passer rater game ever by a Bengals quarterback. But they want consistency from their offense.
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Monday that there’s a chance tight end Tyler Eifert may not return this season from the dislocated elbow he suffered in the first quarter of the year in Baltimore.
Thursday night’s Battle of Ohio at Paul Brown Stadium turned into a shocking one-sided brawl when the young and rebuilding Browns outplayed the AFC North defending champion Bengals in every facet and took a 24-3 victory that decisively knocked Cincinnati out of first place and ended the 14-game home unbeaten streak.
As expected, the Bengals are heading into Thursday night’s game (8:25-Cincinnati’s Channel 5 or NFL Network) heavily battered with starting cornerback Leon Hall (concussion) ruled out and starting right tackle Andre Smith (ankle) and starting running back Giovani Bernard (hip, shoulder) slotted as doubtful for Cleveland at Paul Brown Stadium.
Former Bengals cornerback Ken Riley, who is seemingly in every hall of fame but the Pro Football Hall of Fame, added another one to his resume Wednesday when The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced the class of 2015.
With Austin Hawkins properly dressed in Dad’s No. 16 Browns jersey for Thursday night’s AFC North first-place showdown with the Bengals (8:25, Cincinnati’s Channel 5 and NFL Network), one of the season’s best storylines unfolds at Paul Brown Stadium.
With one of the most dominant defensive players coming up in JJ Watt for Houston, Geoff Hobson and Dan Hoard examine the keys for winning the Bengals second straight road game.