Playoff Notebook: Tre Flowers Blooms For Bengals In NFL Life Cycle; Squaring Up Playoff History With Newest Bengal
As great as Joe Burrow has played and as dangerous as Ja'Marr Chase has been and as big as Joe Mixon looms, this Bengals postseason has belonged to the defense. And as monstrous as nose tackle D.J. Reader set the tone against the Titans in last Saturday's AFC Divisional with 44 big-man-big-game-big-check snaps, their run has also been personified by defensive back Tre Flowers' waiver claim 26 snaps.
Boomer Savoring The Ride: "I Didn't Realize How Much of a Bengals Fan I Still Was"
Boomer Esiason, the last quarterback to lead the Bengals to an AFC title game, is going to be at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday (3 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) when Joe Burrow becomes the latest in a rematch against Chiefs future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
AFC Championship Limited-Edition NFT's Now Available
As the Bengals move on to the AFC Championship, another Limited-Edition Playoff NFT is available for purchase. 100 of these 'Road to the Super Bowl NFTs' are available in the Marketplace for the four clubs competing in the AFC and NFC Championship games.
How To Watch, Listen & Follow Bengals At Chiefs In The AFC Championship
The Cincinnati Bengals are looking to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1988 season as they face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Learn more about how to follow the action live on television, radio and online.
Taylor-Made Takes: 'We Don't Feel Like We're Done Yet'
On the verge of Sunday's AFC championship game (3 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12), Bengals head coach Zac Taylor went no huddle in his weekly conversation with Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson to talk chemistry, math and the geometry of going full circle in Kansas City.
Namath and Burrow: The First Joe Cool Is Watching The Next
With Joe Burrow becoming one of the youngest quarterbacks since the merger to ever lead a team into an NFL conference championship game Sunday (3 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) in Kansas City, now is a good time to remember that it is the Joe Namath Merger. Namath, the man who invented modern NFL magic, thinks Burrow can pull out some more.
Ja'Marr Chase Named 2021 PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year, McPherson All-Rookie Special Teams
The accolades continue for Ja'Marr Chase after he was named the 2021 Pro Football Writers Association's Offensive Rookie of the Year. Kicker Evan McPherson also earned an All-Rookie special teams selection.
Playoff Quote Board: Burrow-Mahomes II; Family Ties; Breaking Down Sacks
Best of Monday's Zoom news conferences with assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons, offensive coordinator Brian Callahan and defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo as the Bengals prepare to go to Kansas City for Sunday's (3 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) AFC championship game.
Quick Hits: Burrow Gets Help Stirring Bengals Chemistry; Two Check Kerr And The Newest Unsung Bengals Making Their Marks
After watching some film Sunday, the Bengals took time to reflect on how they got here, which is one game away from the Super Bowl when they go to Kansas City this Sunday (3 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) for the AFC title game.
A Month Later, Bengals-Chiefs In AFC Title game As Taylor Comes Full Circle
The Bengals, the only team to beat the two-time AFC champion Chiefs in Kansas City's dozen games since Nov. 1, get a rematch in Sunday's AFC title game (3 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) at Arrowhead Stadium. Remember when the two quarterbacks said "See you in the playoffs," after the Bengals won back on Jan. 2?
Social Media Reacts To The Bengals AFC Divisional Road Thriller
Evan McPherson blew the dust off the Cardiac Cats nickname after he drilled a walk-off 52-yard field goal that sealed the 19-16 win over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday. The team celebrated on the field with 'Shooter' McPherson and then celebrated some more on social media.
McPherson Saves Best For Last Again With Big Chill Nerves Re-Writing Bengals Record Book
In just his rookie year, an Evan McPherson last-snap kick has won the opener, a prime-time game, the AFC North and now a trip to the AFC title game. His latest big kick came after his 52-yarder split the 27 degrees, the heart of Music City and the uprights for the Bengals' 19-16 win over the Titans.
Bengals Leaders Speak It Into Existence Before Historic Win
If the nine sacks didn't tell Joe Burrow this thing called playoff football is different, then the meeting head coach Zac Taylor convened the night before Saturday's AFC Divisional against the top-seeded Titans did for even the unflappable Burrow.
Quick Hits: Bengals Shed Underdog Role; "Bench" Is Where Wins Sit; Defense Rules Postseason
Bengals running back Joe Mixon, looking cooler than Evan McPherson's last-snap 52-yard field goal that put the Bengals in next Sunday's AFC title game, beamed through his designer shades in the wake of the improbable 19-16 win over the Titans. This is what it means. A contingent of Bengals administrators leaves Monday to check out the Super Bowl site in Los Angeles, as all Final Four teams must.
Pregame Notebook: Bengals Riding Burrow's Historic Run; Newest Bengal Finally Gets Postseason Shot; Chris Paul Salutes No. 1
No Bengals quarterback has been hotter. Ever. As Joe Burrow comes into Saturday's AFC Divisional at Nissan Stadium against the Titans trying to become one of the youngest quarterbacks to ever reach a conference final, he's riding five straight games of at least 100 passer rating with no interceptions.
Media Roundtable: Bengals Road Show Makes AFC Divisional Stop
The Bengals head to Music City with the hope Joey B. Goode rocks them to their first ever road playoff victory in Saturday's (4:30 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) AFC Divisional in Nashville against Tennessee's top-seeded Titans. The Bengals.com Media Roundtable scrounged some back-stage passes.
Playoff Notebook: How 'Playoff P's; Offseason Produced Most Famous Bengals Interception
Linebacker Germaine Pratt, author of the most famous interception in Bengals history (because it was in the playoffs), never has to buy a thing whenever he's out in Cincinnati for the rest of his natural life.
Quick Hits: Zach Kerr's Strange Journey To Bengals And Playoffs; Goodell Heartwarmed By Bengals Wild Card Win; Playoff Nuggets
Two-time NFL rushing champion back Derrick Henry, looking to play his first game for the Titans since getting a steel plate in his foot, told reporters Wednesday in Tennessee, "We'll see how this week goes." How about the week the newest Bengal is having?
PFWA Names Joe Burrow As Bengals' MVP, C.J. Uzomah As Media Cooperation Winner For 2021
The Cincinnati Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America today named QB Joe Burrow as the Bengals' 2021 Most Valuable Player and TE C.J. Uzomah as the recipient of the organization's annual Media Cooperation award.
Taylor-Made Takes: 'When You Looked In Their Eyes...It Was Going To Be A Really Good Day For Us'
Savoring his first playoff win, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor's weekly discussion with Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson took a peek at Saturday's AFC Divisional game (4:30 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) in Tennessee and a look back at last week's euphoria.
All Hands On Deck In Bengals Defensive Walk-Off Win
All forms of player acquisition and development were on display during Saturday night's last three snaps as the Bengals fended off the noise, injury, history and the Raiders from their own nine-yard-line for the rarest of sights. A defensive walk-off win in the playoffs.
Bengals Next Playoff Stop In Tennessee in Even Stat Matchup With Titans
Joe Burrow tries to do what the Bengals' two NFL MVP quarterbacks never did. He'll try and win a road playoff game Saturday (4:30 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) in Tennessee against the AFC's top-seeded Titans in what is unfolding as an even-steven statistical matchup.
Bengals Salute Highlights And History With Roaring Wild Card Win
Naturally, the Bengals would win their first playoff game since Sam Wyche, Boomer Esiason, Ickey Woods and, yes, Rodney Holman, when a relentless linebacker not known for coverage but for turnovers ripped the ball from the nephew of a former Bengals quarterback for an interception with 12 seconds left on fourth down and two yards from overtime.
Pregame Notebook: Bengals' 20 Of 22 Opening Day Starters Set; Record-Setting Firepower Makes Playoff Debut
Bengals wide receiver Stanley Morgan, their best special team player and leading tackler in the kicking game, was inactive with a hamstring issue for Saturday's Wild Card Game against the Raiders at Paul Brown Stadium. Even with Morgan out, the Bengals are extremely healthy. All Opening Day defensive starters are expected to go and all but two (right guard Xavier Su'a-Filo and right tackle Riley Reiff) on offense.
Taylor-Made Takes: 'We're Not Surprised To Be Here'
As he prepared to make his NFL postseason debut as head coach of the Bengals in Saturday's Wild Card Game (4:30 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 5) at Paul Brown Stadium against the Raiders, Zac Taylor huddled with Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson for their weekly conversation.
Bengals Playoff Notebook: Mixon Poised In Wings As Bengals Wing It; Role Vets In Secondary Eye Waller; Postseason Nuggets
After Joe Burrow lit up the Chiefs two weeks ago as the Bengals clinched the AFC North title to secure a Paul Brown Stadium Wild Card Game, the Bengals lit up in the locker room with Drew Estate cigars donated by running back Joe Mixon.
Matchup Of The Game: Bengals Look To Protect Burrow To The Maxx
Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan shook his head Tuesday. He's trying to get his arms around the impact of Maxx Crosby, one of the many Raiders whose all-out play Sunday night in Vegas put his team in Saturday's Wild Card Game (4:30 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 5) at Paul Brown Stadium.
Quick Hits: Heading Into First Postseason Start, Burrow's Interceptions Disappear; Free Agents Give Young Bengals Playoff Poise; All Starters Full Go
Zac Taylor couldn't help but break into a smile before Tuesday's practice when the question was asked about Joe Burrow's once mushrooming interceptions.
Burrow Takes Bengals QB Torch To Set Fire To History
Joe Burrow texts with Ken Anderson. He's broken down tape with Boomer Esiason. The brother of one of his advisers is Carson Palmer. He and Andy Dalton were on the same team for a week. The Bengals latest playoff quarterback knows plenty about the four that came ahead of him. And that he just got through with a season that broke nearly every single season record they set.