Taylor-Made Takes: Seven Points On Every Drive "Has To Be Our M.O."
Bengals Sign Andrew Brown To Practice Squad, Mike Daniels Cleared To Practice
Catch The Rest Of Joe Burrow's Rookie Season With A Five-Game Pack
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Bengals Notebook: Green Tees It Up; Blitz Bits; Snap Decisions
Not only did A.J. Green and Tee Higgins barely miss becoming the Bengals first veteran and rookie wide receiver tandem to grab 100 yards in the same game since Green was the rookie, but on Sunday in Indianapolis Higgins did what not even Green did as a rookie with his 125 yards on six catches.
Bengals Hunt For Answers Up Front
The turnstile on the defensive line turned into a vestibule Monday when old friend Margus Hunt returned to where he started and signed to help the Bengals decimated front. "Some familiar faces and a chance to get on the field and contribute," Hunt said on why he decided on the Bengals in a league desperate for defensive linemen.
Bengals Notebook: O-Line Finds A Push; Rivers Takes Aim At Secondary; D-Line Shuffle Continues
The Bengals offensive line played its best quarter of the season in Sunday's first and before Joe Mixon's foot injury ... Colts QB Philip Rivers shed Hall of Fame through the Bengals secondary ... A guy that got here Labor Day and a guy that got here around Columbus Day had the most snaps among the defensive tackles.
Bengals Put No. 1 Defense On Ropes, But Can't Knock Out Colts
On Sunday Joe Burrow again put the Bengals in position to win. This time rocking the NFL's No. 1 defense with a 24-point first half that got wiped out by Colts quarterback Philip Rivers' Night at the Hall of Fame Museum performance during Indy's 31-27 come-from-behind victory.
Quick Hits: Fellow Rookie Steals Burrow Comeback; A.J. Green Says He's Old Self While Tee Higgins Gets First 100-yard Game
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow stalked his first road victory and first fourth-quarter comeback all in Sunday's final drive in downtown Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium. But a fellow rookie Burrow never saw ended all that with his interception at the Colts 10 with 39 seconds left to seal Indy's 31-27 victory.
Lawson Set To Make Another Start; Ross Returns To Lineup
Carl Lawson expected to line up for his second straight start at defensive end and wide receiver John Ross retuned to the lineup for the first time in a month when Bengals head coach Zac Taylor handed in his active list 90 minutes before Sunday's game at Indianapolis.
Media Roundtable: Game Of Ages For Bengals' Burrow And Colts' Rivers
The Bengals.com Media Roundtable breaks down Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) in Indianapolis featuring 23-year-old Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow and 38-year-old Colts quarterback Philip Rivers in his 17th NFL season.
Kahlil McKenzie Signed From Practice Squad
Kahlil McKenzie (6-3, 320), a second-year player out of the University of Tennessee, originally was originally was a sixth-round draft pick (198th overall) of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018. He later spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, before joining Cincinnati's practice squad on Aug. 25 of this season.
Bengals Notebook: New Normal; Green's What-Ifs; You'll Get The Blitz Until You Beat The Blitz; Everybody Full Go But WR Tate (shoulder)
The new normal isn't all that new. When the Bengals began Friday with word first thing in the morning that the Colts had shut down their facility because of multiple positive tests for Covid, head coach Zac Taylor simply went ahead with a typical Friday geared around a Sunday game. So when that definitive word came 90 minutes after the 7:30 a.m. meeting, Taylor played it just right because the Bengals are still getting on the bus Saturday to go to Indianapolis for Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Fox 19) against the Colts after new tests yielded negative results.
Week In Review: Offseason Blueprint Comes To Life
In the latest "Week In Review," the Bengals defense found its way after a slow beginning and held an explosive Ravens offense in check during Week 5. It was part of the team's offseason blueprint to become more athletic, flexible and disciplined. Now the Bengals look ahead to a Week 6 showdown against the Indianapolis Colts.
Bengals Notebook: A.J. Green Vows To Get Rid Of Frustration; Hubbard Gets A Lift With Bye; Geno, Alexander, Phillips, Tate And Green Limited
During Thursday's remarkable session in a media Zoom, one of the greatest players in Bengals history called himself out for "loafing," in last Sunday's loss in Baltimore and admitted that frustration has taken over his Pro Bowl game. ... Sam Hubbard is a big loss on defense, but maybe he'll be back for the Steelers.
Bengals Booth Podcast: Get Back Up
It's the "Get Back Up" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Cincinnati looks to rebound from the loss in Baltimore this Sunday against the Colts. Dave Lapham, safety Jessie Bates III and ESPN reporter Mike Wells break down the Week 6 matchup in Indianapolis.
Matchup Of The Game: An Old Rookie Quarterback's Encouragement Before A Trip To Peyton Place
Joe Burrow heads to Peyton Place Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) to duel the Colts' No. 1 defense where Peyton Manning wrote the textbook two decades ago on how to overcome the trials and tribulations of a rookie franchise quarterback. Archie Manning, the patriarch, is giving out the same soothing advice he gave all those years ago.
Quick Hits: A.J. Green Limited Wednesday, Expected To Go Thursday; Burrow Vows To Click With A.J.; Bengals Try To Prevent Rivers' Fourth Win In Fourth Different City
The Bengals play the Colts' top-ranked defense Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) in Indianapolis and they're going to need A.J. Green to play like A.J. Green. For one thing, it looks like he's going to play after he missed the second half in Baltimore with a hamstring injury.
Taylor-Made Takes: (Panic) Is Absolutely Not What We're Going To Do
Head coach Zac Taylor sat down with Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson as his team prepares for Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in Indianapolis and talked culture, the improvement of the defense and how his offense is ready to take on the blitz again.
Patience Put To The Test For Bengals' Newcomers And Those Finding Them
Xavier Williams, the Bengals' newest defensive tackle in an assembly line of them, has made seven tackles in an AFC championship game and suited up for his hometown Chiefs in a Super Bowl. And now he can add this week-and-a-half to his resume after completing the longest free-agent tryout in the history of the Bengals.
Offseason Blueprint Comes To Life For Bengals Defense
If the Ravens' new age offense is symbolic of how and why the Bengals ripped up their defense during the offseason, then Sunday's effort in Baltimore reflected they're on the right track. The Bengals held quarterback Lamar Jackson to a career-low three yards rushing and the third lowest completion percentage in his 27 starts.
Bengals Defense Rebounds To Make A Stand
After watching Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson dominate the Bengals twice last season, defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo used a mix of his old and new weapons to craft a different, faster and more versatile defense that was good enough to get the win. But the last 45 minutes couldn't overcome the first 15.
Quick Hits: Reader Injury Reels D-Line; Zac: 'No Time To Panic'; Green Hurts Hamstring; Defense Offers Effective Scheme; LB Wilson Gets Another Pick
The Bengals suffered one of the injuries they couldn't suffer on defense in the second half of Sunday's loss in Baltimore when nose tackle D.J. Reader was carted off the field with a left knee injury that is being reported as season-ending.
Ravens Bolt To Lead And Unleash Blitz
The Ravens tried-and-true formula of getting an early lead and then unleashing their ravenous pass rush worked to perfection Sunday in Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens built a 17-0 halftime lead in the game's first 15:04 over a Bengals offense stunned by the pressure and couldn't generate 100 yards after getting 505 last week.
Mixon a Go and Geno To Make Season Debut
Running back Joe Mixon was a go, defensive tackle Geno Atkins got his first start of the season and other than that head coach Zac Taylor handed in the same starting defensive lineup he used last Sunday in the victory over Jacksonville before Sunday's kickoff in Baltimore.
3 Things To Watch | Bengals And Ravens Tangle In An AFC North Clash
The Bengals-Ravens series over the years has been one of the most hotly contested in the NFL. In a showcase of two former Heisman Trophy winners, the Bengals look for their first road win of the season facing the Baltimore Ravens.
Quick Hits: Geno A Go, Mixon Maybe So For Ravens; Ravens Archvillain A.J. Green Finally Meets Bengals Basher Lamar Jackson
The Bengals defense gets back its best player in the nick of time with perennial Pro Bowl tackle Geno Atkins expected to play his first game of the season Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) in Baltimore against Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's vaunted run game. .. But the Bengals own run-game leader, running back Joe Mixon, went limited Friday and is marked as questionable ... For the first A.J. Green meets Lamar Jackson with both playing ... Zac Taylor confirms change up front on defense.
Week In Review: Carson Palmer Praises Joe Burrow After First Win
The Bengals are looking to build off of Joe Burrow's first NFL win as the team heads to Baltimore for a Week 5 AFC North showdown against the Ravens on Sunday. Former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer praised Joe Burrow's play through a quarter of the season. Also, the matchup of the game, two awards for Joe Mixon and what head coach Zac Taylor is doing to build off of win No. 1.
Bengals Booth Podcast: Runnin' With The Devil
It's the "Runnin' With The Devil" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Cincinnati looks to slow down the Baltimore Ravens' lethal running attack on Sunday. Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham break down the game and interview Bengals safety Vonn Bell and Baltimore radio host Nestor Aparicio.
Matchup Of The Game: Bengals Look To Shift Back Rivalry With Help From An Old Raven
When the Bengals overhauled their defense back in March and April, Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) in Baltimore is exactly what they had in mind. D.J. Reader, first building block of the rehab when the Bengals made him the NFL's richest nose tackle ever, sensed it even during the truncated offseason.
Quick Hits: Burrow Cool Vs. Ravens Blitz; Mixon No Passing Fancy; Geno Limited; Boyd Emerges With NFL Leaders at WR; League's Top KRs Meet In Baltimore
Classic chess match when Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow faces the Ravens for the first time Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) in Baltimore. Only the Steelers (51.2 percent) blitz more than the Ravens (42.5).
Joe Mixon Named The FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week for Week 4
This is Joe Mixon's first FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week award. Mixon ran 25 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns while also catching six passes for 30 yards and a touchdown in a 33-25 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
From One No. 9 To Another: 'He's Playing At A Much Higher Level Than I Can Remember A Rookie Playing'
Carson Palmer, the last quarterback to take over the Bengals with a Heisman Trophy in one hand and an overall No. 1 pick in the other, is clapping his hands for the next one. Old No. 9 is a big fan of this No. 9. "Man, I enjoy watching him play," Palmer says.
Taylor-Made Takes: 'Shame On Us If We Get Stopped Two Plays In A Row On Third-and-One, Fourth-and-One'
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson talk about that first win of the season, keeping practices competitive, going for it so early on fourth-and-one and offensive identity.
Bullock Finds Consistency By Following The Process
Bengals kicker Randy Bullock has bounced back in a big way since missing a game-tying field goal in Week 1. As he's done so many times during his nine-year NFL career, the veteran picked himself up and put his best kicking foot forward to emerge as one of the league's most accurate kickers in 2020.
Bengals Face Ravens In A Week 5 Showdown
The Bengals this week travel to Baltimore to take on the division-rival Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. In the 37 all-time Bengals-Ravens meetings in which the turnover differential has not been even (1995-present), the team who wins the turnover battle has posted a 32-5 record.
'It Seemed Like Every Single Person Had A Burrow Jersey'
The Luehrman twins, Adam and Ryan, who were Joe Burrow's best friends and favorite receivers growing up in Athens, Ohio, as well as lifelong Bengals fans, could have worn anything to their first game watching their buddy easing in as the franchise quarterback of their franchise Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. They've got everything from a No. 85 Chad Johnson to a No. 85 Tyler Eifert. But for Joe Burrow's parents, there was only one for his No. 1 NFL win.
Burrow's First Victory Wakes Up The Echoes In A 505-Yard Effort Of Balance
Even though it was the first win of the Joe Burrow Era for the Bengals, it was just like the old days for both of them on a day of history and heroics at Paul Brown Stadium in a 33-25 victory over the Jags. Among the 6,243 fans spread out on the river Sunday were Burrow's parents as well as his best friends and favorite targets from down the road at Athens High School, the twin tight ends and lifelong Bengals fans Adam and Ryan Luehrman, along with their parents.
Quick Hits: Mixon Gives Away His Game Ball; Burrow Has a Ball With Balance; Bates Staves Off Eifert in PBS Return; Green Shut Down But Not Offense
Bengals running back Joe Mixon didn't know he'd be able to play Sunday until 30 minutes before head coach Zac Taylor had to give his inactive list to the officials. Five hours later Mixon gave Taylor the ball he had just received for his career-high and breath-taking three touchdowns in the historic 33-25 victory over the Jaguars at soaked Paul Brown Stadium. Literally.
Just A Couple of Joes Give Bengals, Burrow First Victory
Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow secured his first NFL victory Sunday when he engineered scoring drives on all five possessions of the second half and running back Joe Mixon added 151 more in a 33-25 win over the Jaguars at rainy Paul Brown Stadium.
Jags Take Lead At End Of Half
Following last week's script, the Bengals tied Sunday's game with 56 seconds left in the first half but the defense again imploded in a quick situation and allowed the Jags to drive to their 2 with no timeouts for a field goal that gave Jacksonville 13-10 halftime lead. Some first half observations.
Mixon In, Ross Out For Jags; RG Redmond, CB Sims Expected To Start
The Bengals iced wide receiver John Ross, activated running back Joe Mixon and expected right guard Alex Redmond and cornerback LeShaun Sims to get their first starts of the season after head coach Zac Taylor handed in his list before Sunday's game against the Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium.
3 Things To Watch | Bengals And Jaguars Square Off In Week 4
About 6,000 fans will be on hand for the Bengals second home game of the year against the Jacksonville Jaguars. While it might change the dynamic slightly off the field with fans in the stands, the Bengals know 100 percent of their focus this week is on the task ahead.
Matchup Of The Game: Bengals Front Tries To Pocket Minshew
Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) features two of the more prolific rookie quarterbacks ever when the Bengals' Joe Burrow faces the Jags' Gardner Minshew II. The Bengals' battered front may be able to use a training camp of chasing Burrow to help prepare for Minshew's deadly athleticism.
Quick Hits: Daniels Out Again After Elbow Injury; Sims Picks Right in Bengals Debut
The Bengals defense keeps taking shots, particularly at tackle, and now they also won't have a regular passing down linebacker in Logan Wilson (ruled out with a concussion) and probably not slot cornerback Mackensie Alexander (hamstring/ribs) for Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's-Local 12) at Paul Brown Stadium against the Jaguars.
Week In Review: Chemistry Class
With no offseason or preseason games due to the pandemic, the Bengals offensive line is still seeking the right chemistry to find consistency. Also, the latest edition of Taylor Made-Takes, Joe Burrow's best September plays and fan protocol guidelines announced for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Quick Hits: How The Ocho Inspired New Bengals WR Mike Thomas; A.J. Green Pumping Thomas On Scheme; Geno Limited Again; Ex-Packer Daniels Sees Some A-Rod In Burrow
New Bengals wide receiver Mike Thomas not only grew up in Chicago idolizing and imitating the club's all-time leading receiver in Chad Johnson, but he has helped A.J. Green get used to the offense as Green aims at The Ocho's record.
Bengals Offensive Line Seeks Chemistry
With so little work on the field compared to past seasons, offensive line coach Jim Turner indicated the offense is still trying to find out what it can do best. It's the first of October and the offensive line continues to chase after that chemistry that's so elusive even when they have a spring and pre-season games.