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.
Game Preview: Bengals Host The Packers In A Week 5 Showdown
The Bengals this week host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati will be looking to ride the momentum of a thrilling 24-21 win over Jacksonville last Thursday that was clinched with a walk-off, game-winning FG by rookie K Evan McPherson.
Bengals Notebook: The Chase For Rookie Of The Year; How Burrow Influenced A NT; Bates, Awuzie Return For A-Rod; Mixon (Day-to-Day) Could Play
It may be too early to measure Ja'Marr Chase for a Paul Brown Ring of Honor jacket. But maybe he should start scouting for a place on his mantle for the Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Taylor-Made Takes: 'It only gets harder from here'
As he headed into a rare fall weekend that didn't involve a game, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor spent some time with Bengals senior writer Geoff Hobson reflecting on halftime adjustments, Joe Burrow's natural classroom work ethic, Mike Hilton's impact and the challenge of facing a good friend next Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium who also happens to be Packers head coach Matt LaFleur.
Bengals Notebook: Uzomah Talks Culture Shock; Zac Upbeat About Injuries; Mirror Stats for Burrow, A-Rod In First 14 Starts
A look at the flip card from Thursday night's gut check of a 24-21 victory shows that 41 of the 53 Bengals on the card were brought in under Zac Taylor's watch. And four years ago when the Jags manhandled the Bengals on both lines in a 23-7 loss they rushed for just 29 yards while Jacksonville pounded for 149, only six players played in both. One of them, C.J. Uzomah, talks locker room culture at 3-1.
Burrow And His Company Of Bengals Go Off Script For Hollywood Ending
C.J. Uzomah calls him "Joey Franchise," but franchise quarterbacks need a supporting cast and on Thursday night Uzomah, Joe Burrow's tight end, answered on two unscripted plays that provided the Hollywood ending to a Broadway play in network prime time on Paul Brown Stadium's rollicking stage. How about this for a marquee? The 3-1 Bengals in first place in the AFC North in October?
Quick Hits: Comeback Win Worthy of Ring of Honor; Zero Hero; Wilson's Fourth Down Stop Changed Game
The Bengals staged a last play 24-21 comeback victory Thursday night in prime time that was worthy of the Ring of Honor and 1981 Super Bowl team that were celebrated at packed Paul Brown Stadium. Like quarterback Ken Anderson, one of the Ring's honorees and one of the most NFL's most accurate passers of all-time, Joe Burrow completed a career-high 78.1 percent of his passes.
Huge Second Half Powers Bengals Past The Jaguars, 24-21
The last drive was something else. The best for last. Running back Joe Mixon (16 for 67 yards) went out with an ankle injury and they overcame a false start and holding call on their guards. But tight end C.J. Uzomah, with a 25-yard play against the blitz, set up Evan McPherson's last-play field goal from 35 yards as the 3-1 Bengals charged into first place in the AFC North with a 24-21 victory over the Jags at delirious Paul Brown Stadium.
Media Roundtable: Short Week Long With Implications As Bengals Eye AFC North Lead
The Legend of Seamless Joe Burrow ("If He Comes, You Will Build It") gets another chance to grow in Thursday's beautifully scripted prime time game (8:20 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 5 and NFL Network) at Paul Brown Stadium. As the old and new mingle on the riverfront, the Bengals.com Media Roundtable emerges with a decisive take on a short week long with implications.
Matchup Of The Game: Battle Of Two Overall No. 1 QBs On Ring Of Honor Night To Electrify PBS
Paul Brown Stadium hosts a game pitting two overall No. 1 quarterbacks for the seventh time, but it's the first one that is going national (8:20 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 5 and NFL Network) and Thursday's prime time audience on Ring of Honor Night can only hope it matches the last time it happened.
A Father, A Son And The Boyds' Hometown Sunday
Brian Boyd, wearing his son's No. 83 Bengals jersey, wasn't quite in his seat yet to watch Tyler Boyd walk to midfield at Heinz Field for Sunday's coin flip and the start of another passion play with the Steelers. But when you've missed everything for the last eight years, it's OK you missed it when he won the toss because you saw both of you win the day.
Bengals Notebook: Isaac Curtis Enjoying Another Monster Season From Rookie WR; Bates, Awuzie Don't Practice As Defense Looks To Reverse Trend Vs. Rookie QBs
Bengals great Isaac Curtis knows a thing or two about great passing duos. As part of the 1981 team reunion at the Ring of Honor Game Thursday night at Paul Brown Stadium (8:20 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 5 and NFL Network) he'll see what he hopes is the next one when quarterback Joe Burrow and rookie wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase take a run at Jacksonville.
Bengals Induct Inaugural Ring of Honor Class on Thursday Night
Witness history at Paul Brown Stadium as the Bengals induct the inaugural Ring of Honor class. The celebration takes place in primetime on Sept. 30 when the Bengals play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.
Taylor-Made Takes: 'We needed to see what it felt like'
After Sunday's 24-10 victory in Pittsburgh, Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson caught up with head coach Zac Taylor in a short week and they talked about turning the emotion on and off from Sunday to Thursday, Joe Burrow's long game and the rise of Logan Wilson to potential elite status.
Know Before You Go When The Bengals Host The Jaguars On Thursday Night Football
The Bengals host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. The inaugural class of Ken Anderson, Paul Brown, Anthony Muñoz and Ken Riley will be inducted during a halftime ceremony. Here is everything fans need to know for attending the game.