When the Bengals’ 30-0 victory in Cleveland last Sunday hit half the nation’s homes, Corey Dillon caught some of Jeremy Hill’s act in between driving the kids and driving the golf ball in Malibu, Calif., and the club’s all-time leading rusher approved.
Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green sat out Thursday’s practice with nothing major and it’s believed he should be back to work Friday with the guess that he’s fighting illness.
The Pro Bowl team is announced Friday and even though the numbers say Andrew Whitworth should be on it, he's thinking more about playoffs and what he's learned from Peyton Manning in the one Pro Bowl he did go to.
The fantasy football season is a marathon, not a sprint. But like any race, there comes a point where you have to dig deep and push out every last bit of strength you have to edge out a win over your opponent.
The last three AFC champs averaged a combined 34 rushes in their play-off wins on the way to the Super Bowl. The Bengals have used that formula in their biggest wins of the season.
Yes, Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther wanted Sunday’s shutout badly and he got it when his unit finished off the game as opposed to the Sunday before when they allowed more than 200 yards in the fourth quarter.
CLEVELAND - Hemingway called it “grace under pressure.” No doubt Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson would say it was simply execution. But his steel-belted game plan for Sunday’s 30-point domination of the Browns was much more than that.
CLEVELAND - Mike Nugent got back to his locker after his three field goals helped navigate the Bengals to a 30-0 victory over the Browns and he knew what the text from his dad probably would have said.
CLEVELAND - With the season on the line, the Bengals defense went out and made a money grab Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium when they hijacked Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel’s first NFL start in the third greatest stand in franchise history during the 30-0 victory that put them a win away from their fourth straight postseason with two games left.
CLEVELAND - At 9-4-1,the Bengals have yet to clinch a thing in the AFC playoff scramble. A Bengals' win combined with a loss by Pittsburgh, Baltimore, or San Diego puts them in their fourth straight postseason and they got the loss when Denver beat San Diego Sunday night as the Bengals pulled into Paul Brown Stadium Sunday night.
Ohio has been deciding presidential elections for generations and now on Sunday in Cleveland (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19) it has a hand in deciding a NFL division for the first time in the 21st century when the 8-4-1 Bengals try to hang on to first place in the AFC North against the 7-6 Browns. So Ohio roots dominate this week's Bengals.com Media Roundtable.
A.J. Green meets arch-rival Joe Haden Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) in Cleveland on one of the Bengals' hottest receiving streaks ever. Only Chad Johnson had a better month and he likes Green's developing combo of fire and ice.
On Wednesday Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said he was leaning to using one running back more than the other with all signs pointing to rookie running back Jeremy Hill.
A public pre-sale of tickets to the first of a possible two Bengals home playoff games will begin this Saturday (Dec. 13) at 10 a.m.
It seems almost fated that Sunday in Cleveland (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19), rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel’s first NFL start is standing between the Bengals’ second straight division title in a game of Texas gunslingers that includes the Bengals’ Houston-bred Andy Dalton.
After 13 games it sounds like Hue Jackson is moving to one running back to take the bulk of the carries...Johnny Manziel passed his first test as an NFL starting quarterback...Leon Hall isn’t looking for the deep ball, but if the Browns want to test him...
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis says Pro Bowl WILL linebacker Vontaze Burfict is mulling more surgery on the knee that ended his season on injured reserve.
There is The NBA Kid and The Skateboard Kid and The Big Kid and they are part of Jermaine Gresham’s group he is wheeling through Dick’s Sporting Goods on a night the Marvin Lewis Community Fund has brought five Bengals on a magic carpet ride over the bridge from Paul Brown Stadium to bring Christmas morning a few weeks early.
A day after apologizing to Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Browns, and their fans, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis reached out to other groups Tuesday when he issued another apology.
The Bengals lost Pro Bowl WILL linebacker Vontaze Burfict for the season Tuesday when they put him on season-ending injured reserve as concerns are apparently growing over the knee injury that has shelved him for the last six games.
Isn’t it always great when you get to watch your favorite player in the NFL just abuse the other team over and over again? That’s what Bengals fans got this weekend when they saw A.J. Green beat Ike Taylor time and time again on Sunday to finish with 11 receptions, 224 receiving yards, and a touchdown.
The Bengals defense went back to work Monday and rolled up their sleeves while toughening their skins in preparation for another AFC North lockdown Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19) in Cleveland.
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis issued an apology Monday night hours after he called Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel “a midget,” on the club’s radio show.
Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is preparing for both Browns quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel in Sunday’s game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19) in the wake of the Steelers rolling up 536 yards in this past Sunday’s 42-21 victory.
This is exactly what the Bengals needed in a December game against the Steelers at home. Mega games from the two guys they need huge down the stretch of this psych job of an AFC North race. But it wasn't enough for A.J. Green and Andy Dalton.
The Steelers came into Paul Brown Stadium Sunday and mauled two centerpieces of the Green-Dalton Era when they handed the Bengals their second straight home loss by 21 points to a division foe with a running game that rolled up 193 yards...The zone read gaveth and the zone read taketh away...A.J. Green had a career day...
Sunday’s AFC North slobber-knocker at sold-out Paul Brown turned into a display of offensive heavyweights but the game turned on one of those old-fashioned turnovers when the Bengals’ four-point lead dissolved into a 14-point deficit during a dizzying span of 6:29 in the fourth quarter of a 42-21 loss to the Steelers before more than 65,512.
For the second time in three seasons the 8-3-1 Bengals have a shot to all but eliminate the 7-5 Steelers Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) at sold-out Paul Brown Stadium. But the Bengals.com Media Roundtable projects a much different game than the '12 slugfest.
Norman Julius Esiason visited Paul Brown Stadium Friday, whisked in and out within the hour like a head of state. Just long enough to tape a segment with Marvin Lewis and Andy Dalton to air Sunday on The NFL Today on CBS. Just long enough to cement that franchise quarterback bond with Dalton a few weeks after he reached out to him.
Nose Tackle Domata Peko (elbow) practiced for the first time this week, so it looks like he’ll make his 80th straight start.
Last week, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, the 14th man on the field right behind head coach Marvin Lewis, kept his cool in the middle of that brouhaha in the final minute of Sunday’s victory in Tampa.