New Bengals D-Line Coach Always Knew Football Would Be His Life And Not A Hobby
Bengals Hire Marion Hobby As Defensive Line Coach
Carson Palmer Knows The Grind And Joe Burrow "Is The Right Guy To Be Going Through This Mentally"
Carson Palmer, who fought through it twice to win on Opening Day, won't be surprised to see Joe Burrow take that first snap of the season like he did when he quarterbacked the Bengals to a 23-10 victory in the 2006 opener at Kansas City: "Joe's in great hands. If you combine that with the desire and the work ethic and the want-to, which Joe will, it's a great recipe."
Week In Review: Burrow's Next Steps
Joe Burrow returned to Cincinnati and detailed the next steps in his rehab from reconstructive knee surgery. Burrow also talked about the excitement with Zac Taylor and the offense and how he looks to improve on throwing the deep ball. Also, the return of Frank Pollack as the offensive line coach, a pair of Bengals greats inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the latest Hobson's Choice.
Old School Scribe Podcast: Lap's Look At Lap
We begin celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Super Bowl season the only way possible. In an Old School Scribe podcast with Bengals radio legend Dave Lapham, the Bengal who started their first Super Bowl and called their latest. One of Paul Brown's coveted heady players, Lap recalls how Brown giving him two grades on each of his tests set the stage for his education in the game.
Bengals Booth Podcast: The Comeback
It's "The Comeback" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Dave Lapham joins Dan Hoard to discuss the returns of quarterback Joe Burrow and offensive line coach Frank Pollack. Plus, the duo answers questions from fans in the #AskLap segment and an interview with special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons.
PFWA Names Jessie Bates III As Bengals' MVP & Giovani Bernard As Team's Good Guy For 2020
The Cincinnati Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America named S Jessie Bates III as the Bengals' 2020 Most Valuable Player and HB Giovani Bernard as the recipient of the organization's annual "Good Guy" award.
Bengals Take Another Run At Pollack As O-Line Coach
A year ago Bengals running back Joe Mixon gave his touchdown ball against the Jets to New York offensive line coach Frank Pollack to thank him for his help during the biggest season of his career. Now Pollack is going to be giving him the ball as the Bengals new offensive line coach, an announcement head coach Zac Taylor made Saturday after also giving Pollack the title of run game coordinator.
Bengals Hire Pollack As Offensive Line Coach And Run Game Coordinator
The Bengals today named Frank Pollack as the team's offensive line coach and run game coordinator. Pollack, 53, previously served as the Bengals offensive line coach in 2018, before spending the last two seasons ('19-20) with the N.Y. Jets.
Week In Review: Next Year Is Now
In the latest "Week In Review," the Bengals turn the page to the 2021 offseason as year three of the Zac Taylor era begins. Also, a close call for the Hall of Fame for Bengals great Willie Anderson, 2021 opponents finalized and the Bengals.com honors for the 2020 season.
Big Willie "Honored," After Hall Finals Miss
Last year, Bengals great and Mobile native Willie Anderson made the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. It looks like he's going to take them one at a time after his bid to crack the Pro Football Hall of Fame's finals ballot didn't reach the list of 15 Tuesday night when the shrine released the finalists for the class of 2021. But Hall voters said he should be encouraged.
Bengals Booth Podcast: End Of The Road
It's the "End of the Road" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast looking back at the Baltimore game in the final contest of the 2020 regular season. With analysis from Dave Lapham and a great edition of the "Fun Facts" interview with wide receiver Tee Higgins.
Bengals Notebook: Higgins' Injury Sets Tone; ADG and RB Williams Serve Bengals Youth; Ravens Halt A.J. Green's Record Bid
There were 53 minutes left to play in Sunday's season finale at Paul Brown Stadium, but when Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins grabbed his tender hamstring at the end of what should have been his 41-yard-run-and-record catch as a flag flew in the air. That play pretty much dictated the rest of a game the Ravens led, 3-0, and ended up winning, 38-3.
Ravens Rush In Front Of Bengals At Half
The Ravens executed their playoff script to perfection Sunday in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium when they ran it on 27 of their relentless 41 offensive snaps in swiping the clock for 22 minutes while building a 17-3 half-time lead over the Bengals. The Bengals lost rookie wide receiver Tee Higgins on the third play of the day with a hamstring injury.
Quick Hits: Emerging Bengals Defense Seeks To Measure Up Vs. No. 1 Ravens Run; Will Jackson Out; Boyd, Higgins Good To Go
Anytime it is the Ravens (or the Steelers), it is a litmus test for the Bengals and Sunday's season finale at Paul Brown Stadium (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) is no different when they get to measure their improving defense ... Wide receivers Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins are good to go ... Cornerback William Jackson III is not.
Week In Review: Streaking Back To The Future
In the latest "Week In Review," a look at how the Bengals have become one of the hottest teams in the NFL riding a two-game winning streak as they close the 2020 regular season. A feature on how the 2008 Bengals set the template for a championship run the following year, a Hobson's Choice and an award for quarterback Brandon Allen.
Bengals' Royal Line Of Receivers On Display In Finale
This last week of this regular season seems to be just the right time to talk about wide receivers and the long line of royalty stretching through Bengaldom. Ever since Isaac Curtis caught the torch, there has always seemed to be worthy successors. See who Sir Isaac would pick for his running mate on an all-time Bengals team as A.J. Green mulls his future at Paul Brown Stadium.
Matchup Of The Game: Bengals' Allen Puts His Accuracy On Line Vs. Disruptive Ravens
Emerging as Joe Burrow's potential back-up for next season, Brandon Allen is believed to have done what no Bengals quarterback has done in his first four starts as he gets ready for his fifth Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) at Paul Brown Stadium against the Ravens.
How To Watch, Listen & Follow To The Bengals-Ravens Week 17 Game
Find out how to tune in to the regular season finale in Week 17 as the Bengals host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Learn more about the television, radio, live stream, and social media information fans need to know to follow the game.
Memes, Dreams, and the Bengals Content Machine: A 2020 Recap and Looking Forward to the New Year
You may have noticed some big changes to the Bengals' social media accounts this year. Those changes are part of a concerted effort to invest in and reimagine our content and engagement with our fans.
Bengals Notebook: Lawson's Season Of Goosebumps And Goals; Boyd Goes Limited Wednesday; Sampling A Thrill
Smart, quotable and candid, Bengals right end Carl Lawson is a media favorite and if free safety Jesse Bates III isn't the Bengals Defensive Player of the Year, then the Bengals hit king is.
Bengals Host The Ravens To Close The 2020 Season
The Bengals this week wrap up their 2020 season when they host the division-rival Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati enters the contest riding a two-game winning streak after earning a 37-31 victory at Houston on Sunday.
Bengals Notebook: Scouting Higgins To A Tee; Bates Likes How Bengals Didn't "Check Out"; Mixon Steps Into 2021
Here is why some numbers matter and many more don't. Take Bengals rookie wide receiver Tee Higgins ... Jessie Bates III says the Bengals aren't "checking out." ... Joe Mixon puts his foot into 2021.
Bengals Booth Podcast: Love Me Two Times
It's the "Love Me Two Times" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Cincinnati knocked off the Houston Texans in Week 16. Recap the game with radio replays, postgame comments and analysis from Dave Lapham. Plus, a "Fun Facts" interview with guard Xavier Su'a-Filo.
Allen Has Bengals Offense All Systems Go In Houston
While J.J. Watt questioned his team's professionalism after the Texans' 37-31 loss Sunday in Houston, the Bengals celebrated their work ethic in their second turnover-free victory in six days as Brandon Allen engineered a factory-approved 540 yards in one of their most efficient games ever from a quarterback.
Bengals Offensive Line Crunches Just In Time
If you want to know how the Bengals beat the Texans Sunday in Houston, just look inside that last drive. Right tackle Bobby Hart would call it perseverance. He was talking about his offensive line, but he could have been talking about his entire team.
Quick Hits: Allen's Career Day Leads Best Onslaught Since '16; Hubbard Gets Game Ball, Too; Tee Ties Cris
The 540 yards of total offense was their most since an October, 2016 victory over Cleveland. Their 371 yards passing as a team with quarterback Brandon Allen at the controls was the sixth most in the last 11 seasons. It marked the seventh game this century they scored at least 27 points in the second half after scoring a total of 20 second-half points in the previous seven games.
How To Watch, Listen & Follow To The Bengals-Texans Week 16 Game
Find out how to tune in to the Week 16 matchup as the Bengals face the Houston Texans in Week 16 on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Learn more about the television, radio, live stream, and social media information fans need to know to follow the game.
Week In Review: Season's Greetings
In the latest "Week In Review," a look back at the Bengals biggest win of the season, a 27-17 triumph over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. Also, the defense is playing its best ball in four years, the team pivots to Week 16 against the Houston Texans and Trey Hopkins expands the Bengals partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center's Implicit Bias Experiences program.
Matchup Of The Game: Same Bengals O-Line Meets A Hall-of-Famer
Things have settled down on the Bengals offensive line, where head coach Zac Taylor hopes to start the same group in back-to-back games for the first time since Oct. 25 when they try to bust a Hall-of-Famer for the second time in six days Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Fox 19) in Houston.
Quick Hits: Bengals Hope To Even It Up With Dangerous Deshaun; Allen "On Track," After Full Practice But No Starting QB Named
On Monday night the Bengals faced the older version of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and beat him. But on Sunday in Houston (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Fox 19), they face a younger, better version of Big Ben when it comes to turning well-defended snaps into smashed hopes as Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson meets the team he beat on a broken play in his first NFL start.
Quick Hits: Bengals Back Bates, Boyd; Allen Works Limited
As he has been for much of his third NFL season, Bengals free safety Jessie Bates III is the No. 1 graded player atop the positional board of Pro Football Focus. That wasn't good enough for him to make the Pro Bowl (for the first time since 2010 no Bengal was named), but head coach Zac Taylor predicts Bates is going to go to plenty.
Bengals Defense Keeps Writing Its Story of Progress
The Bengals defense keeps putting together their best stretch of defense in four years with a group that is perhaps the franchise's version of the No Name Defense. No Geno Atkins. No D.J. Reader. No Trae Waynes. And yet in the last seven games they've held foes to less than 21 points five times. That hasn't been done here since the Bengals finished 2016 doing that six times in the last seven games.
Bengals Travel To Houston To Face The Texans In Week 16
The Bengals this week travel to Houston to face the Texans on Sunday at NRG Stadium. Cincinnati will be looking to ride the momentum of one of the biggest upsets in its history, a 27-17 win over the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football.
Bengals Booth Podcast: Holly Jolly
It's the "Holly Jolly" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Bengals fans get the No. 1 one gift on their wish list -- a win over Pittsburgh. With radio replays, postgame comments and in-depth analysis from Dave Lapham. Plus, "Fun Facts" with linebacker Josh Bynes.
Bernard Typifies Bengals' Bare-Knuckled Victory Over Steelers
The Bengals had just beaten the Steelers at their own game to prove that, yes, head coach Zac Taylor's regime can win an unvarnished, bare-knuckled AFC North game. So what they savored wasn't so much Monday night's 27-17 victory at Paul Brown Stadium but how they did it.
Bengals Notebook: Game Balls For All; Zac's Call Draws Praise; Finley Reads Out First Win; Bell-Weather Hit
After Monday night's did-you-catch-that 27-17 victory over the Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor says everyone is getting a game ball ... The Bengals threw the NFL for a loop in a game they threw their fewest passes since a 1987 strike game.
Bengals Flip The Narrative As Steelers Go Down, 27-17
The Bengals flipped everyone's narrative Monday night when their defense blanked the Steelers in the first half and then prevented another fourth quarter comeback by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in a stunning 27-17 victory at Paul Brown Stadium.
Bengals Defense Owns Steelers In First Half, 17-0
The Bengals' swarming defense flipped the script in the first half Monday night when they surged to a 17-0 halftime lead over the Steelers by forcing three turnovers and turning them into all 17 points as Pittsburgh suffered a key late shot penalty.