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Cincinnati Bengals 2012 Schedule Has Opportunity for Fast Start
April 18th, 2012 at 10:59 AM
If the Cincinnati Bengals are going to have their first consecutive playoff appearances since 1981-1982, getting off to a fast start will be of prime importance. The NFL schedule makers have things set up for the Bengals to sprint out of the gate, but have a gauntlet of playoff teams...

Three Prime Time Games Highlight Cincinnati Bengals 2012 Schedule
April 17th, 2012 at 9:56 PM
The young Cincinnati Bengals are now ready for prime time players, thanks to their playoff appearance in 2011. The release of schedules for 2012 shows the Bengals featured in network prime time games three times this coming season. ***PHOTO1***  The prime time treatment begins week one when the Bengals travel to meet...

Cincinnati Bengals Preseason Schedule Features Visit from Tim Tebow, National Telecast
April 4th, 2012 at 4:02 PM
***PHOTO1***  The NFL released the preseason schedules for the 2012 season this afternoon. For the Cincinnati Bengals, looking to build on their playoff run from 2011, they'll get a visit from Tim Tebow and the New York Jets as well as some national exposure on FOX. The opening week of the preseason...

Cincinnati Bengals Must Score First Road Playoff Victory to Advance
January 7th, 2012 at 7:01 AM
If the Cincinnati Bengals are to continue their improbable playoff run this season they will have to do something never before done in the history of the franchise: win a playoff game on the road. Dating back to 1970 when the Bengals dropped a 17-0 decision in Baltimore to the Colts,...

Houston Texans Fans Have Been Waiting a Long Time for This Moment
January 6th, 2012 at 10:14 AM
It was Jan. 16, 1994. The Houston Oilers were AFC Central Division champs, the second seeded team in the AFC and winners of 11 straight games after owner Bud Adams had given a "Super Bowl or bust" ultimatum to head coach Jack Pardee, his staff and the team.  The Oilers came...

Houston Texans Laboring as They Enter Their First Playoff Game
January 4th, 2012 at 7:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** On Dec. 11, 2011, the Houston Texans drove 80 yards in the games final two minutes to steal a 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The victory clinched the AFC South title for the Texans, the first in the history of the franchise. At the time,...

Ball Security Will Be the Key to Securing a Playoff Berth
January 1st, 2012 at 7:15 AM
The team that protects the football the best always wins when the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens get together. That's the seminal statistic that cannot be ignored when analyzing these two teams. In the first meeting between these two clubs, Baltimore was staked to a 31-14 lead, in large part due...

Three Players Whose Presence and Absence Will Send the Cincinnati Bengals to the Playoffs
December 30th, 2011 at 11:28 AM
The last time the Cincinnati Bengals played the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore triumphed 31-24, thanks in large part to Torrey Smith's 165 yards receiving. Meanwhile the Bengals played that game short-handed with Pro Bowl rookie AJ Green out with a knee injury. Green will play this week, giving Andy Dalton his...

Cincinnati Bengals Set to Play Biggest Game in Franchise History
December 29th, 2011 at 7:15 AM
***PHOTO1***  Headline hyperbole? Perhaps, but a good argument can be made that Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens in Paul Brown Stadium is the biggest game in the history of the Cincinnati Bengals franchise. It's not just that a playoff berth is on the line. It's not likely, but there are ways...

Cincinnati Bengals Fans Step up and Sell Out Paul Brown Stadium
December 28th, 2011 at 10:35 AM
Paul Brown Stadium will be full for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens for only the second time this season. This time it won't be a result of an influx of visiting fans. Thanks to the Bengals' "Buy one, get one free offer" thousands of Bengals fans came forward this week...

Cincinnati Bengals V. Arizona Cardinals: Better to Take than Give
December 24th, 2011 at 8:56 AM
***PHOTO1*** In this season of giving, the Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to be the ones receiving as they take on the Arizona Cardinals today at Paul Brown Stadium. These two team come into today virtual mirror images, with offenses geared around a dynamic receiver and defenses built for speed. The...

AJ Green to Face His Mirror Image in Larry Fitzgerald
December 22nd, 2011 at 9:13 AM
This was the scouting report on a highly ranked wide receiver in a recent NFL draft: "The thing that separates (receiver x)  from the other top receivers in this draft class is his almost unbelievable body control. It doesn't matter if he's leaping, twisting, or diving... he always has control of...

Arizona Cardinal Fans Living on the Edge
December 21st, 2011 at 7:00 AM
Being a fan of the Arizona Cardinals in 2011 hasn't been good for the heart. The Cardinals have made a habit of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. Having won six of their last seven games after starting the season 1-6, they're hoping they can somehow pull off a...

For Cincinnati Bengals, It’s Time to Get Down to Business
December 18th, 2011 at 7:00 AM
***PHOTO1***Carlos Dunlap tweeted it Saturday, now it's time for him and his Cincinnati Bengals teammates to do it. "Headin' to St. Louis for a short business trip" read Dunlap's message. That's precisely the attitude the Bengals need going into today's game against the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Football is...

St. Louis Rams Provide Perfect Remedy for Cincinnati Bengals
December 16th, 2011 at 7:09 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Cincinnati Bengals are reeling. A little more than a month ago they were 6-2 and the talk of the NFL. Now, after narrow losses at Baltimore and at home against Pittsburgh, a return match against the Steelers in which they were blown out and a gut wrenching defeat at...

St. Louis Rams Fans Suffering Through What was Supposed to Be Breakout Season
December 15th, 2011 at 11:11 AM
***PHOTO1*** This was to be the year for the St. Louis Rams' resurgence. Coming off a 7-9 2010 season with a core of young players led by quarterback Sam Bradford, the Rams were the consensus pick to emerge from a rather ordinary group of teams in the NFC West. It hasn't...

Cincinnati Bengals Blow Two Score Lead, Lose 20-19
December 11th, 2011 at 4:24 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals have spent all season disabusing their critics of the notion that they don't belong. For 57 minutes Sunday, they were well on their way to accomplishing that, holding a 19-13 lead against the AFC South leading Houston Texans. The Bengals then allowed the Texans to go 80...

The Season Comes Down to Today
December 11th, 2011 at 7:45 AM
***PHOTO1*** Cincinnati Bengals' head coach Marvin Lewis pulled no punches earlier this week, calling this the "biggest game" of his NFL career. For all that the surprising young Bengals have accomplished this year, today's game at Paul Brown Stadium will define their season.  A victory over the 9-3 Texans puts Cincinnati back...

Marvin Lewis Plays up Significance of Game Against Houston Texans
December 9th, 2011 at 4:16 PM
***PHOTO1***Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is not one known for hyperbole. In fact, getting him to say almost anything definitive in front of the press is like pulling teeth. So when Lewis told his audience at his daily presser that Sunday's game against the Houston Texans was "the biggest...

Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans the New Guard in AFC?
December 9th, 2011 at 7:17 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** The more things change, the more they stay the same. For all the bluster about Cam Newton and Tim Tebow, for all the attention being paid to the high flying Packers and Patriots offenses, NFL championships still come down to an age old formula: running the football and stopping the...