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Houston Texans Overcome Injuries to Dominate AFC South
December 7th, 2011 at 8:05 AM
***PHOTO1***The Houston Texans started the season with guarded expectations. On paper all the pieces for a franchise-first playoff run seemed to be in place. Then came the injuries. Arian Foster went down in preseason with a hamstring problem and missed the first two weeks. Andre Johnson's hamstring kept him out...

AFC North Down to Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens
December 6th, 2011 at 8:02 AM
***PHOTO1***The Cincinnati Bengals loss in Pittsburgh Sunday effectively ended their AFC North title hopes. With the regular season three-quarters of the way finished, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens sit tied atop the division. By virtue of Baltimore's sweep of the season series between the two, they hold the tie...

AFC Playoff Picture: Cincinnati Bengals Still Control Their Destiny
December 5th, 2011 at 2:25 PM
***PHOTO1***If the playoffs began today, the Cincinnati Bengals would be in, even with their loss at Pittsburgh yesterday. Despite the media meme that the Bengals were "exposed" in Pittsburgh, they still control their own playoff destiny. That said, the Bengals have a tough row to hoe during the last quarter of...

Are the Cincinnati Bengals Pretenders? Hardly.
December 5th, 2011 at 8:32 AM
***PHOTO1***  With apologies to legendary Cincinnatian Earl Pitts, "You know what makes me sick?" You know what makes me so angry I want to take Phil Simms and twist his little pinhead around like Keith Gary did to Kenny Anderson? National media writers and commentators who apparently must spend their Sundays...

Cincinnati Bengals Self-Destruct Against Pittsburgh Steelers
December 4th, 2011 at 4:10 PM
***PHOTO1***  This was the type of game most expected early on from the young Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati imploded every which way in a 35-7 rout at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bengals were flagged nine times for 104 yards, turned the ball over twice, and once again allowed the second...