Cincinnati Bengals News | Latest Stories
Matchup Of The Game: Bonding Amid Nastiness Lifts Bengals O-Line
For The Fourth Time Ja'Marr Chase Wins The Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie Of The Week
Bengals Notebook: Playoff Vets Lift Culture In Hopes of Grounding Jets; Burrow And The Back Shoulder; Larry O.'s Technique Fits Just Right
If there is ever a game where Bengals head coach Zac Taylor's culture club needs a victory, it is Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) against the 1-5 Jets at Met Life Stadium.
Taylor-Made Takes: 'The Past Is Behind Us Now'
Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson went one-on-one with head coach Zac Taylor and talked about the importance of last Sunday's 41-17 win in Baltimore, how his roster full of experienced winners can keep it in perspective, why he doesn't want to totally erase the past and his belief that Joe Burrow can play 20 more years.
Quick Hits: Bengals Defense Flexing Top Ten Muscle; Saturday Night Live For Inspiration
It is shaping up to be their best defense in a decade as the Bengals stack numbers not seen in these parts since Mike Zimmer led them to four top 10 finishes in the five seasons from 2009-13. That crew went to the playoffs four times and won the AFC North twice and after seven games these guys are in similar company.
Defense, Chase Leave Bengals' Calling Card In Defining 41-17 Victory Over Ravens
The 2004 Bengals needed 24 points in the fourth quarter in Baltimore in leaving second-year head coach Marvin Lewis' calling card that announced them. The Green-Dalton Bengals of 2012 proved they weren't rookie flukes from the year before, but they needed a last-snap field goal to beat the Steelers to go to the playoffs in a game of just 547 yards amassed by both teams. But this breakout game was a three-phase clinic.
Burrow Does It His Way As Bengals Shift AFC North Balance Of Power: "Let Me Be Me'
He is Seamless Joe, Franchise Joey and Joey B. But after Sunday's breakthrough 41-17 dissection of the proud Ravens on their deadly jousting field, he is also Palooka Joe. Burrow's career-high 416 yards certified the Bengals as AFC contenders now that they suddenly lay claim to the conference's top playoff seed.
Quick Hits: Bengals Officially In AFC Ja'Marr Playoff Chase With Win Over Ravens; Two More TDs For Uzomah on TE Day
Not only is the Bengals' 41-17 win over the Ravens a breakthrough victory that puts them at the top of what we can now officially be called the Ja'Marr AFC Playoff Chase, it puts them in a tie for first place in the AFC North with the Ravens.
Bengals' 41-Point Explosion Stuns Ravens As Burrow, Defense Lead Charge Into AFC North Top Spot
The Bengals delivered a stirring statement to the NFL Sunday signed off by its top 10 defense when they blew out the AFC's best team at home with quarterback Joe Burrow orchestrating a devastating 28 points in a 19-minute span of the second half before a stunned sellout crowd in Baltimore.
Pregame Notebook: Blitzing Bates Eyes Another Bengals Big Game; CB Tre Flowers Active For First Time As Bengal
Free safety Jessie Bates III became a Bengals cornerstone soon after they drafted him in the second round in 2018. And while this isn't the first time he's been on a 4-2 team, the big games like Sunday in Baltimore (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) have been few and far between.
Media Roundtable: Bengals Look To Wed Possessions With Points And Carry AFC North Showdown In Baltimore
Sunday's AFC North game for first place in Baltimore (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) features the initial look at the Ja'Marr-Lamar Show as Bengals rookie wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase seeks to use his Rookie of the Year hands to wrest this rivalry away from Ravens MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson. The Bengals.com Media Roundtable checks in.
Quick Hits: Boyd Hopes To Replicate '17 Vs. Ravens With Team He Thinks Is Ready; Healthy Bengals Welcome Back Perine
The last man to touch the ball in their last victory in Baltimore before Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson took over the rivalry has some sound advice for the Bengals in their bid to emerge with victory Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in a game for first place in the AFC North.
Matchup Of The Game: Bengals Go Out On The Edge To Meet Ravens' Incomparable Lamar
Nobody questions this is the best Bengals defense Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has played in his six starts against Cincinnati when they meet Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in Baltimore in a game that has turned into an AFC North summit. He won't be able to tell the depth chart without a program. Start with No. 91. Both of them.
Chris Evans: An Old Coach Finding His Way In The NFL
After last Sunday's breakout romp in Detroit, Bengals rookie running back Chris Evans went back to the drawing board for this Sunday's AFC North showcase game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in Baltimore like the old special teams coach he is.
Randy Moss Knows His Bengals Past And Present And Sees "Magic" In What Could Be NFL's Next Great QB-WR Combo
First-ballot Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Randy Moss knows all about the Bengals going back to watching "The Ickey Shuffle," when he was 11 years old growing up in West Virginia. Moss, now with ESPN, was at Paul Brown Stadium Wednesday interviewing the only rookie receiver to have the same impact he had 23 years ago, two years before the birth of Ja'Marr Chase.
Taylor-Made Takes: Sunday's Must-To-Do List Starts With "Take Care Of The Ball And We Have To Take Possessions Away From Them'
Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson huddled with head coach Zac Taylor to talk Sunday's must-to-do list in the showdown (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in Baltimore and last Sunday's mastery of the Lions on both the ground and air.
Bengals Head To Baltimore For A Week 7 Showdown Against The Ravens
The Bengals this week travel to Baltimore to take on the division-rival Ravens on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. Cincinnati will be looking to ride the momentum of a 34-11 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, which gave the Bengals their largest margin of victory since 2017.
Burrow Has His Offense On Bengals Record Paces After Rout Of Lions
Jerry Rice is one of the top Bengals Killers of all-time whose very name sends chills through every Bengals fan as the MVP of the Super Bowl the 49ers beat them with 34 seconds left.
But once they hear Bengals running back Joe Mixon invoke him in reference to teammate Ja'Marr Chase after Sunday's 34-11 victory over the Lions, the name Jerry Rice, the San Francisco Treat, may finally bring a smile to Bengaldom.
Quick Hits: Bengals Go Back-to-Back On Road; Mixon Gives His TD To Chase; Burrow On Pace For First Bengal To 40 TD Passes
Head coach Zac Taylor celebrated the Bengals' first back-to-back road win since 2015 and savored another big win after a loss. On Sunday it was 23 points by virtue of Sunday's 34-11 victory over the Lions.
More Burrow-Chase Magic And A Pocketful Of Defense Lift Bengals Over Lions
Joe Burrow threw for three touchdowns and 271 yards as the Bengals rolled past the Detroit Lions, 34-11. Joe Mixon added 153 total yards and a receiving touchdown while Ja'Marr Chase had 97 receiving yards as the Bengals improved to 4-2.
Pregame Notebook: Bengals Go With Third RG Of Season; Tee Higgins Taking Notes On Ja'Marr Chase
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor unveiled his third different starting right guard when rookie Trey Hill took the snaps with the starting offensive line before Sunday's game against the Lions at Ford Field.
Media Roundtable: Bengals, Lions Look To Vent
During their three 21st century appearances in the city where they went to their first Super Bowl, the Bengals have never lost while averaging 33 points. That's a number they'd love to hit Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) at Detroit's Ford Field. The Bengals.com Media Roundtable has its say.
Bengals Booth Podcast: Get Ready
It's the "Get Ready" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast with FOX Sports analyst Daryl Johnston previewing the game against the Detroit Lions. Also, an interview with defensive tackle D.J. Reader, analysis and #AskLap questions with Dave Lapham and "Know Your Foe" with "Locked On Lions" host Matt Dery.
Quick Hits: Joe Mixon Looks Good To Go; Right Guard Roulette
Running back Joe Mixon is poised to get his "normal" workload in Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) in Detroit and even though rookie right guard Jackson Carman is back with the team it's not certain he'll make his fourth straight start.
Bengals Notebook: CB Flowers Spruces Up Waiver Wire; Bengals Assistant Remembers Sean Taylor As The Best Player He Ever Coached
The Bengals appeared to have picked up a fortuitous waiver claim on Thursday when they grabbed former Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers off the wire in the wake of placing cornerback Trae Waynes on injured reserve with a severe hamstring injury.
Quick Hits: Status of Bengals RG In Doubt; Mixon Appears To Get A Rest; Who Do You Like Now, Chase Or Sewell? Voicing No Concerns For No Huddle
The status of the Bengals' starting right guard looked to be in some doubt when rookie D'Ante Smith wasn't on the field at the beginning of Thursday's practice.
Bengals Notebook: Secondary Regroups Again As Jessie Bates Bounces Back
There's been a lot of talk this week about this Sunday's foe in winless Detroit (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) being frustrated and angry. Well, there's a lot of that going around the Bengals locker room, too, in the wake of that last oh-so close scrimmage play against the Packers. But the Bengals dodged a bullet on that play when free safety Jessie Bates III went down in a heap after he collided with Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb.
Quick Hits: Bengals Don't Hoarse Around With Joe Burrow Voiceover; Chris Evans Eyes First NFL Carry
At some point after Sunday's game and before Wednesday morning's walk through, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow whispered less and less like Marlon Brando in The Godfather and sounded more and more like, well … "He was regular old Joe," said wide receiver Tee Higgins before Wednesday's practice.
Trae Waynes To Reserve/Injured List, Sign Two To The Practice Squad
The Bengals placed CB Trae Waynes on the Reserve/Injured list. Waynes, a seventh-year player, suffered a right hamstring injury in Sunday's game vs. the Green Bay Packers. He had played in two games this season, and had five tackles.
Bengals Notebook: Ja'Marr Chasing History; Awuzie Stakes His Claim As Bengals Top Cover Player
A 17-game schedule and the fifth pick in the draft have the Bengals on pace to welcome their first 1,500-yard performer in history as wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase continues his relentless pursuit of NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Quick Hits: Burrow's Throat Evaluated; Big Day For WRs As Chase Asks For Adams' Shirt Off His Back; Gone With The Wind
Joe Burrow went to the hospital after Sunday's 25-22 overtime loss to the Packers at Paul Brown Stadium with what the Bengals called a potential throat "contusion," which is a bruise. Wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase, who set a Bengals rookie record with 159 yards receiving on just six catches, said Burrow could speak during and after the game and he didn't think he had trouble doing it.
Bengals Become A Contender Losing A Split Decision To A-Rod's Packers
If Sunday's 25-22 overtime loss to the Packers is supposed to be what the pundits like to call "a measuring stick game," then head coach Zac Taylor's third-year version of the Bengals is agonizingly inches away from contending with the NFL elite.
Packers Kick Bengals In OT, 25-22
Sunday's Duel in the Sun at packed, raucous and drained Paul Brown Stadium came down to the kickers who missed five field goals in the final 2:12 of regulation and overtime before the Packers' Mason Crosby ended it all with a 49-yard field goal with 1:55 left in OT to give Green Bay a 25-22 win.
Pregame Notebook: With Mixon Active, How Many Carries Follow?; Bates Stalks Packers Great A-Rod
As expected running back Joe Mixon is active for Sunday's game against the Packers at Paul Brown Stadium and the sense is he's going to try and handle a decent amount of carries despite missing every practice last week with a sprained ankle. With the Bengals not activating Trayveon Williams from the practice squad and going into the game with just three running backs indicates Mixon is going to get the ball in some fashion.
Media Roundtable: Packed PBS Hopes To Have Fun At Duel In The Sun
Sunday's Duel in the Sun (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) is expected to unfold before a full house at Paul Brown Stadium when Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow pits his aura against Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' artistry. The Bengals.com Media Roundtable takes a look.
Bengals Notebook: Mixon Tries To Go Saturday; Taylor Has Starting CBs For First Time In Nearly 2 Years; Former Packers HC Sherman Re-Lives Favre Game
For the first time in one year and 362 days the Bengals are going to have their two starting cornerbacks on the field Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) at Paul Brown Stadium against the Packers. But running back Joe Mixon is still questionable after head coach Zac Taylor held him out of practice for the third straight day.
Matchup Of The Game: Bengals Re-Built D-Line Hopes To Keep Fast Start Going Against A-Rod And His Run Game
Bengals defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi, his knee still wearing the scars of last week's kind of fourth-and-one stand that changes teams, pointed to the words that have been on the wall ever since they built Paul Brown Stadium. "The quote I see every day," Ogunjobi says.
Bengals Notebook: NFL's Longest-Tenured Teammates Meet Sunday; QBs Try To Jeopardize A-Rod's 195th start
Kevin Huber and Clark Harris, who seem to be the only punter and long snapper the Bengals have ever had, suit up for their 186th game as teammates Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) against the Packers at Paul Brown Stadium.
Bengals Notebook: Balancing Act On Offense; Vet O-Linemen Inspiring Up Front
The Bengals have scored just seven points in the first quarter and if they start grinding again Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow knows where that's headed.
How Joe Burrow's Football I.Q. Is Rooted In Defense
Now the buzz is about Joe Burrow's mind instead of his knee. One of the reasons they made him the quarterback in third grade when the fourth-grade quarterback moved away is because he was the son of a coach. Maybe you become an offensive savant when you grow up in a house where your dad is the defensive coordinator for the college around the corner. It was more father-son than coach-to-helmet.