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Bobbie Williams Signs a Deal with the Baltimore Ravens
June 8th, 2012 at 3:45 PM
First it was Willie Anderson, then TJ Houshmandzadeh. Now another beloved Cincinnati Bengal has signed with the enemy, the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens announced they had agreed in principle to a two-year deal with G Bobbie Williams. Williams spent his last eight NFL seasons with the Bengals after being signed as a...

Terrell Suggs Likely Lost to Baltimore Ravens for 2012
May 3rd, 2012 at 11:51 AM
***PHOTO1***Several outlets have reported this morning that Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs has injured his Achilles' tendon and will likely be lost for most, if not all of the 2012 season. Reports vary on the origin of the injury. Some speculate that Suggs was playing pick-up basketball at the time of...

AFC North Draft Summary: Pittsburgh Steelers Continue to Reload
April 30th, 2012 at 7:08 AM
There's a reason the Pittsburgh Steelers have six Super Bowl trophies in franchise trophies. Over the years, perhaps no NFL team has consistently drafted as well as Pittsburgh. The 2012 NFL Draft is no different as the Steelers used their selections to overhaul an aging roster. Here's how Bengals 101 graded...

AFC North First Round Review: Cincinnati Bengals Get Better, Baltimore Ravens Whiff
April 27th, 2012 at 10:07 AM
The AFC North was right in the middle of the flurry of first round activity in the 2012 NFL Draft. It started with the Cleveland Browns trading up one spot an hour before the draft began and finished with the Baltimore Ravens trading out of the first round altogether. Here's...

AFC North Rivals Look to Fill Holes in the Draft
April 25th, 2012 at 10:18 AM
This has not been a great off season thus far for the Cincinnati Bengals divisional rivals in the AFC North. Both Pittsburgh and Baltimore have lost key players on both sides of the ball because of free agency and salary cap issues while the Cleveland Browns still face a quarterback...

Mock Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Select Local Linebacker at 21
April 22nd, 2012 at 3:29 PM
With the 21st pick in the Sports Media 101 NFL mock draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected linebacker, Luke Kuechly, from Boston College. This pick was a surprise to both us at Bengals 101 making the pick as well as to fans. Nobody anticipated Kuechly being available this late. Such is the...

Will Free Agency Change the AFC North Balance of Power?
March 25th, 2012 at 5:21 PM
Cincinnati Bengals fans might have been concerned a bit about losing two backup defensive linemen, but the concern elsewhere in the AFC North is palpable as salary cap constraints and age have changed the face of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens and may just alter the balance of power...

Cleveland Browns in Position to Make a Run in AFC North
February 27th, 2012 at 5:00 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** The Cleveland Browns were on the outside looking in this season as all three of their rivals in the AFC North made the playoffs while the Browns stayed home. Through a series of shrewd moves last year and some wise personnel moves, the Browns may be poised to challenge that...

All is not Well with the Pittsburgh Steelers
February 21st, 2012 at 11:38 AM
***PHOTO1*** Cincinnati Bengals' fans have to be smiling at least a little bit at the developments going on this off season up the river in Pittsburgh. The reviled Steelers' franchise, which has seemingly had fortune smiling on them since Franco Harris plucked the "Immaculate Reception" off his shoe tops, appears to...

AFC North Most Dominant Division in NFL
December 27th, 2011 at 10:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** What the Cincinnati Bengals have accomplished thus far in 2011 has been surprising to say the least. Written off by many for dead in a major rebuilding year, Marvin Lewis has guided his team to a winning record and stands one victory on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens from securing...

Everything Clear as Mud in AFC North
December 20th, 2011 at 12:19 PM
Last night's Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the San Francisco 49ers did nothing to clear up the race in the AFC North. The Steelers had an opportunity to surge ahead of the Baltimore Ravens who had lost Sunday night in San Diego. Instead the two teams remain deadlocked with two games...

Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens Continue to Battle for AFC North Supremacy
December 13th, 2011 at 12:47 PM
***PHOTO1***Both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens held serve this week as they remain deadlocked atop the AFC North. Pittsburgh won a hard fought contest with division rival Cleveland on Thursday night while the Ravens toyed with the winless Indianapolis Colts at home on Sunday. When the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh...

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...

Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers Keep the AFC North Bar High
November 29th, 2011 at 7:00 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals got to 7-4 with their win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday, but weren't able to pick up any ground on the Baltimore Ravens or Pittsburgh Steelers thanks to a couple of prime time performances turned in by each team. ***PHOTO1*** The Baltimore Raves won the Harbaugh Bowl on Thanksgiving...

Cleveland Browns Stay Alive by Holding Off the Jacksonville Jaguars
November 22nd, 2011 at 7:15 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Cleveland Browns have been struggling this season under first year head coach Pat Shurmur. Yesterday's home game against Jacksonville was a must win for the Browns to maintain whatever slim hopes they might have at the post season. Cleveland got another solid performance from quarterback Colt McCoy and a much...

Baltimore Ravens Loss Muddles the AFC North Race
November 15th, 2011 at 7:13 AM
After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers had to be relieved to still be a half game back of the Baltimore Ravens, who surely would take care of business out in Seattle against the hapless Seahawks who had already lost to the rest of the AFC North. They didn't...

Top Four Reasons Why Cincinnati Bengals Fans Hate the Pittsburgh Steelers
November 10th, 2011 at 10:21 AM
Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals have enjoyed some pretty heated rivalries over the years. Of course there's the semiannual "Battle of Ohio" with the Cleveland Browns and all the history with Paul Brown, but really aside from the Boomer v. Bernie years, there's not been that much fire there. The...

Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers River Rivalry Still Strong After 41 Years
November 8th, 2011 at 7:10 AM
***PHOTO1***It didn't start until 1970 when the AFL's Cincinnati Bengals were placed in the newly former AFC Central Division along with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL, but the rivalry that has ensued between the two river cities has been among the most intense in pro football. The Steelers with...

WhoDeythunkit? Cincinnati Bengals Tops in the AFC at Midway Point
November 7th, 2011 at 7:56 AM
If the playoffs started today, the Cincinnati Bengals, with tiebreakers considered, would be the top seed in the AFC and have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. That's right, Rick Reilly, these Bengals whom you insisted couldn't beat a WAC team in your preseason evaluation are tied for the top...

AFC North Remains a Tight Battle as Divisional Play Begins
November 1st, 2011 at 8:35 AM
Teams in the AFC North went 3-1 on Sunday as everyone played opponents from outside the division. That left a tightly bunched threesome at the top of the standing only separated by a half game. That adds an extra element of drama as next week begins a crucial second half...