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|17||Browns||W 33 - 23||2||1||1||0||0||0|
|16||@Dolphins||L 35 - 38||3||1||2||0||0||0|
|15||Patriots||L 13 - 34||7||4||3||0||0||0|
|14||@Browns||L 19 - 27|
|13||Jets||W 22 - 6|
|12||Steelers||L 10 - 16||4||1||3||1||0||0|
|11||@Raiders||L 10 - 17||2||1||1||0||0||0|
|10||Ravens||L 13 - 49||3||1||2||0||0||0|
|8||@Rams||L 10 - 24|
|7||Jaguars||L 17 - 27||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|6||@Ravens||L 17 - 23||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|5||Cardinals||L 23 - 26||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|4||@Steelers||L 3 - 27||3||2||1||0||0||0|
|3||@Bills||L 17 - 21||5||3||2||0||0||0|
|2||49ers||L 17 - 41||2||1||1||0||0||0|
|1||@Seahawks||L 20 - 21||1||0||1||0||0||0|
A 2016 fourth-round Bengals draft selection, Billings enters 2019 as Cincinnati's No. 1 NT ... Started all 16 games at NT in '18, seeing action on 56 percent of team's defensive snaps, and totaled 32 tackles and 2.5 sacks ... Missed entire rookie season in 2016, due to knee injury (meniscus tear) suffered early in training camp ... Saw his first pro action in 2017, and was eased into team's No. 1 NT role ... Known for his weightlifting prowess, he was dubbed "College Football's Strongest Player" by NFL.com in early '16.
Countdown To Training Camp: Flying Under-the Radar
With the Bengals six days away from the start of training camp, Bengals.com presents a series of articles examining various storylines and things to know. The latest installment looks at some of the under-the-radar players who are critical to the team's success this season.
Hobson's Choice: walking the line in the draft
Bengaldom hopes their team walked the line well in last week's NFL Draft. They went offensive line in the first round and then in the last round. Mississippi's Rod Taylor waited a long time to get picked, but he may have enough versatility to stay around longer than that.
Baker looking to re-capture top grades
The Bengals are looking to re-sign a handful of their own players when free agency starts next week, but they've been active looking at veterans already on the market that they think can help them shore up some weaknesses. The agent for vet defensive tackle Chris Baker says he's signed up.
Titans finish what Bengals can't
NASHVILLE - This one cut them deep because Sunday's final-minute 24-20 loss to the Titans was one the Bengals really should have had. The offense finally re-discovered the big play and torched a Tennessee defense leading the NFL in fewest passes of 20-plus yards allowed with quarterback Andy Dalton's two long touchdown throws and the defense turned to an emerging new cast of characters and blanked the Titans for all but the final 36 seconds of the second half without ejected captain Vontaze Burfict.
Titans catch Bengals in last minute
NASHVILLE - Facing a third-and-seven for a touchdown and the Bengals trying to hold the Titans to a game-tying field goal, Titans running back DeMarco Murray caught a check-down pass from quarterback Marcus Mariota on the 2 and he powered past cornerback Darqueze Dennard, safety Clayton Fejedelem, and got the ball underneath linebacker Vincent Rey for a touchdown with 36 seconds left that gave Tennessee a 24-20 victory.
'Same kind of guys' meet at Heinz
Don't look now, but the Bengals-Steelers rivalry isn't as ancient you think when the two brandish their swords Sunday (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) at Heinz Field. A total of 21 Bengals have never played a scrimmage snap in the storied series and that includes potential starters in linebackers Nick Vigil and Kevin Minter, right guards T.J. Johnson and Trey Hopkins, and cornerback William Jackson, as well as kicker Randy Bullock. Those six, as well as seven more figure to get significant snaps from scrimmage or special teams, or both, in Pittsburgh:
Bengals gas up defense with oil change of youth
Since linebacker Vontaze Burfict played 886 downs five years ago, no rookie defender has played 165 snaps for the Bengals. But two current first-year players, Carl Lawson and William Jackson, are going to pass that in the next game. Two more, end Jordan Willis and tackle Ryan Glasgow will get there at the midway point as the Bengals defense is on pace to commit history with youth.
Dalton paints Bengals to 31-7 win
CLEVELAND - In front of one of his NFL mentors Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton staged a clinic for Browns head coach Hue Jackson Sunday when he hit 19 of his first 20 passes that included 16 straight and threw four touchdown passes to give the Bengals their first win of the season in 31-7 victory.