Game Within The Game: Two-Way DJ Reader Off Season's Biggest Play Eyes Another Joust With King Henry
The Joe Burrow Bengals desperately needed their first spark of 2023 Monday night and as so often has happened during these four seasons, it came from the other side of the ball. And as has happened more often than not in these four seasons, David Vernon Reader Jr., otherwise known as DJ, father of Rocky Reader, has been the defense's spark.
Quick Hits: Bengals List Joe Burrow Full Participant; Mr. Tennessee Tee Higgins Eyes Another Winning Homecoming; Dr. Lou's Near No-Hitter
Look at the three games pitting the Joe Burrow Bengals against the Mike Vrabel Titans and you get a pretty good idea what is going to transpire Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's FOX 19) in Nashville.
Quick Hits: Bengals O-Line Stands In; Joe Mixon Shows Up; Stat Check
If you want to know how the Bengals offensive line did Monday in Super Bowl LVI.V, don't go to the websites and the podcasts. Go to the adjoining lockers of center Ted Karras and left guard Cordell Volson about a half-hour after the Bengals beat the Rams.
Joe Burrow Convinces Chase, Bengals In Win Over Rams: 'He's That Guy'
Joe Burrow, the highest-paid lobbyist in America, spent last week convincing his coaches and medical staff that his strained right calf could survive Monday night's Paycor Stadium game with the Rams. Then he went out and showed his teammates why you can never count him or them out in a 19-16 victory.
Quick Hits: No Setbacks For Burrow Lifts Bengals; Hendrickson Takes Over Instead Of Donald; Logan's Run
The best news that came out of the Bengals' utterly necessary 19-16 win over the Rams Monday night, besides not having to incessantly hear for the next five days how they have less than a three percent chance to make the playoffs at 0-3, is that quarterback Joe Burrow's strained calf feels better now than it did after last week's game against Baltimore.
Monday Night Hot Spots: Bengals Legends Gather For ROH; Full Circle For O-Line Vs. Donald; Ja'Marr Preps For Rams' New Look D
The Bengals feted their alumni downtown Sunday night at Morton's leading up to Monday's Ring of Honor induction of Boomer Esiason and Chad Johnson as they dined in a circle that's tighter than maybe they even know.
Quick Hits: Bengals QBs Go From Playing Jeopardy To Guessing Game; Why AJ McCarron Wants To Keep Playing And Finish Career In Cincy; Injury Update
The Bengals quarterbacks famously play a form of Jeopardy the night before a game as a way of sharpening their knowledge of the next day's game plan and now they're involved in the NFL's biggest guessing game ... For the second straight week the Bengals welcomed back a popular AJ to the fold ... Injury update ...
Bengals' Split-Screen Approach To Rematch Of Super Bowl Classic
They play the overhauled Rams in a rematch of a Super Bowl classic just 19 months old in a game fit for Monday night (8:15-Cincinnati's Channel 5 and ESPN) at Paycor Stadium and if you're the Bengals you deal with the tape and your emotions in your own way.
Quick Hits: Bengals Work Limited Joe Burrow; Ja'Marr Chase Emerges Upbeat After This One-on-One; Injury Update
It sounds like head coach Zac Taylor has the Rams right where he wants them as he preps the Bengals for Monday night's Ring of Honor game (8:15-Cincinnati's Channel 5, ESPN) at Paycor Stadium.
Up in the air.
Quicker Hits: If Bengals Need Jake Browning, He's Invested; Tee Hopes To Be MVP-Worthy Again; New Interior Faces Rams Great
"You can play, dude." That's what former Bengals backup quarterback Jordan Palmer told Jake Browning during this past offseason before Browning became the Bengals current backup.
Quick Hits: Burrow Uncertain As Bengals Prep For Rams; Browning Commutes 'Life Sentence' On Practice Squad; Ossai Goes Full
Bengals Pro Bowl quarterback Joe Burrow did his customary weekly news conference befitting that week's starter in a packed Paycor Stadium interview room, but after not practicing Thursday he's not sure he's playing Monday night (8:15-Cincinnati's Channel 5, ESPN) at Paycor against the Rams.
First Takes: Bengals Taking It Day-By-Day With Burrow; 'Giving Him Some Time Best'
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor doubted Joe Burrow would practice full Thursday and termed his Pro Bowl quarterback day-to-day before the first full practice of the week leading into Monday night's game (8:15 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 5, ESPN) against the Rams at Paycor Stadium.
Game Within The Game: Former Bengal and Ram Andrew Whitworth Talks Super Bowl Rematch
Two-time All-Pro left tackle Andrew Whitworth returns to his first Paycor Stadium game as a fan Monday night (8:15-Cincinnati's Channel 5, ESPN) to watch his two teams play before heading over to Green Bay to analyze Amazon's Lions-Packers game next week. He analyzes this one for us.
The Conversation: How Boomer Influenced A Young Willie And Chad Changed The Old Pro Bowler Anderson
No one has straddled the Who-Dey generations quite like Bengals Ring of Honor member Willie Anderson, one of only a handful of men to play with both this year's Ring of Honor inductees Boomer Esiason and Chad Johnson.
Quick Hits: Charlie Keeps Up With Joneses In Bengals History; Offense Calling For Fast Starts; Higgins Tees Off With Big Day
According to Elias, rookie wide receiver Charlie Jones' 81-yarder marks the first time in history the Bengals' first touchdown of the season came on a punt return. Jones committed even more history Sunday at Paycor Stadium.
First Takes: Joe Burrow Waiting To See How Calf Feels; Charlie Jones Turns Pacman Tape Into TD
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said after Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Ravens he's not sure how his sore right calf is going to respond after he limped off the field throwing a four-yard touchdown pass (off his back foot of that calf) to wide receiver Tee Higgins on the team's last offensive snap.
Pregame Quick Hits: A.J. Green's Full Bengals Circle; Matty Ice De-Frosts Joe Burrow; Chase Brown To Make NFL Debut
On Saturday, Bengals president Mike Brown.presented Ruler of the Jungle A.J. Green with a signed shadow box print of him playing during his ten seasons in stripes that also included a pair of gloves he wore here along with the inscription, "Bengal Forever."
Sunday's Hot Spots: Bengals-OBJ Renew Super Bowl Past; Coping With Lamar; Tee Higgins' Big Bounce-Backs; Bengals DL Vs. Ravens OL; Quote Of Week
For the first time in the Super Bowl era Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12), a team faces the same opponent three times in a four-game span when the Ravens play the third straight Paycor Stadium game against the two-time defending AFC North champion Bengals.
Quick Hits: Finally, Paycor Hosts Ja'Marr Vs. Lamar; The Rumble Lives; Why Bengals LT Orlando Brown Jr. Calls It A Homecoming; Ravens OL Dented
For the first time Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12), a Paycor Stadium crowd gets to see Ja'Marr (Chase) vs. Lamar (Jackson) in the Bengals' home opener.
Game Within The Game: Young Bengals Special Teamers Expect It All From Harbaugh's Ravens
In his 26th season as one of the NFL's best and most durable special teams coaches, Darrin Simmons is suddenly moving around guys not even born when he broke into the league with the 1998 Ravens. Here come the 2023 Ravens to test his kids in Sunday's (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) Paycor Stadium opener.
A.J. Green Completes NFL Life Cycle And Returns To Bengals As Legend And Ruler Of The Jungle
We've seen him through marriages and births and deaths and now we see him as the returning legend and 'Ruler of the Jungle,' for Sunday's Paycor Stadium opener (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) against the Ravens he knows so well.
The Conversation: Future NFL Special Teams Coach Brad Robbins Taking Notes From Memorable Punting Debut
The subject of Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson's weekly conversations with Bengals personalities is rookie punter Brad Robbins off his memorable 10-punt debut last Sunday in the Cleveland rain.
Quick Hits: Bengals Plan "To Fire Away Again," In Search Of Big Plays; Rainy Day Thoughts; Mixon Leads Efficient Backs; Building Blocks Prepping For Ravens
Looking to quell that raging fever known as Opener Overreaction, the Bengals' two top offensive coaches emerged from Monday's film session confident that their passing game is on track enough to re-surface in this Sunday's Paycor Stadium opener (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) against the familiar sight of the Ravens.
Bengals Pregame Quick Hits: Inactive List Reflects Run D Emphais; Young Special Teams; Pro Bowl Matchup In Trenches
CLEVELAND _ On the day the Browns honored the late Jim Brown, the Bengals lined up their defense in in this Sunday's opener to face his Pro Bowl descendant. Running back Nick Chubb came in averaging 88.6 yards in nine games against Cincinnati and it's no coincidence his team is 7-2.
All Things Battle Of Ohio: What The Rookies Know; How Mike Browns Sees The 100th Battle; Bengals Great Isaac Curtis As The Biggest Browns Villain Of All
What better way to celebrate Sunday's 100th Battle of Ohio (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) than to check in with some Bengals rookies to see what they know about the rivalry with the Browns before Thursday's practice on Paul Brown's 115th birthday?
More Quick Hits: The Fastest of Zac's Fastest Bengals Team; New Mantra For Defense; Major League Moment For Chidobe Awuzie
Bengals head strength and conditioning coach Joey Boese is not only in the brigade of personnel that has helped quarterback Joe Burrow and his strained calf get to the threshold of Sunday's opener (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) in Cleveland, but he's also trained the fastest Bengals team maybe ever.
The Conversation: Bengals Officially Turn To Mike Hilton: 'I Kind Of Feel Like I Was A Captain Before I Got This Honor'
The first of Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson's weekly conversations with Bengals personalities. On Monday, veteran slot cornerback Mike Hilton was voted a captain for the first time in his three seasons in Cincinnati as they prep for Sunday's opener (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) in Cleveland.
Quick Hits: Chido Opens Against A Brother; Bengals Go For Incumbents in Captains Vote
Head coach Zac Taylor's Bengals returned to work Labor Day after a three-day layoff and he declared No. 1 cornerback Chidobe Awuzie in for Sunday's opener (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) in Cleveland while continuing to call Pro Bowl quarterback Joe Burrow "day-to-day." ... 2023 captains announced .. .
More Quick Hits: Burrow Executing 'Good Plan," To Be Back For Opener; More Vocal Burrow Becomes 'Coach Joe'; Trayveon Williams Knows A Big Spot
After watching quarterback Joe Burrow work a second straight day in limited team situations as he comes back from a strained calf, Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan concluded he's not far off where he needs to be for the Sept. 10 opener in Cleveland.
A Look At How A.J. Green Ruled The Ravens Before Ruling The Jungle
Remember after one of those countless games A.J. Green dominated his team and led the Bengals to another huge AFC North win when Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh uttered the memorable, "Maybe we'll cover him once before he retires."
Heaven In Seven-On-Seven As Joe Burrow Returns To Bengals Practice
After Bengals All-Pro quarterback Joe Burrow completed every pass he threw while sifting a 7-on-7 drill Wednesday, his locker room had the same reaction when he left the practice field with a strained calf 34 days ago. Cautious optimism.
Quick Hits: Burrow Returns To Practice Field; Why Will Grier Signed And Mike Thomas And Stanley Morgan Jr. Stayed
Now we know what Bengals head coach Zac Taylor means by "several weeks." It's nearly five. As in 34 days. As in that's how long between days on the practice field for Pro Bowl quarterback Joe Burrow from when he strained his calf to Wednesday's work in pads.
Browning Delivers TD Drive As Commanders Beat Bengals
LANDOVER, Md. _ Jake Browning staked his claim to the Bengals backup quarterback job in Saturday night's preseason finale with an opening drive touchdown while Trevor Siemian generated two field goals in five drives during the Commanders' 21-19 victory here at Fed Ex Field.
Bengals Pregame Quick Hits: Browning Expected to Start At QB; Another Milestone For Chido
LANDOVER, Md. _ Jake Browning is expected to get the start in Saturday night's preseason finale (6:05-Cincinnati's Local 12) against the Commanders here at FedEx Stadium in the last bid to win the Bengals backup quarterback job.
Five things to watch: Bengals at Commanders
The Bengals close out the 2023 preseason on Saturday night when they face the Washington Commanders at FedEx Field. The game airs at 6 p.m. on the Bengals Preseason TV Network (Local 12 in Cincinnati) and will also stream in market on Paramount+. Here are five things to watch:
Joe Mixon's Leadership Style On Display As Bengals Offensive Line Bonds
Cordell Volson, the Bengals' gargantuan and gifted left guard, couldn't quite digest what someone had just relayed to him. Joe Mixon says Volson can be a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer even though he's just two years into his career.
Quick Hits: Chidobe Awuzie's Return To 7-On-7 Lifts Bengals; Backup QB Derby 'Up In The Air'
Bengals No. 1 cornerback Chidobe Awuzie's first appearance of training camp in seven-on-seven drills during Sunday's practice is his biggest market yet in his bid to be back on the field in Cleveland for the Sept. 10, regular-season opener.
More Quick Hits: Bengals Rookie WRs Keep Catching On; Jonah Pleased With RT Debut
ATLANTA _ Bengals rookie wide receiver Andrei Iosivas was supposed to make the team but marinate on the inactive list. For at least the early part of the season. But in Friday night's 13-13 preseason verdict with the Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, he's shown how far he's come as a possible Opening Day active.
Quick Hits: Bengals' First D Sees Red Again (Take Another Bow, Mike Hilton)
ATLANTA _ Of course, it was veteran slot cornerback Mike Hilton who made the defining play of the night for a Bengals' first team defense that worked out the kinks and knocked off the cobwebs in the 15-play opening drive of a 13-13 preseason stalemate with the Falcons Friday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Browning Engineers Late Drive, Bengals Leave Atlanta With 13-13 Tie
Jake Browning led a go-ahead drive that featured five Bengals rookies touching the ball finished off by a Chase Brown plunge into the end zone with under a minute left, before a Falcons field goal at the gun sealed a 13-13 tie Friday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.