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Several Houston Texans Making “Homecoming” This Weekend in Cincinnati
December 8th, 2011 at 11:03 AM
For four members of the Houston Texans, Sunday's game against the Houston Texans at Paul Brown Stadium will be like "old times." Neil Rackers, Kevin Walter, Johnathan Joseph and Conner Barwin all return to the city that played a large role in the emergence of their football careers. ***PHOTO1*** Neil Rackers was drafted in...

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...

Cincinnati Bengals Look to Take Down Pittsburgh Steelers in Divisional Rematch
December 4th, 2011 at 7:10 AM
***PHOTO1***  With the logjam among the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Raven in the AFC North, every divisional contest from here on out can be considered "must win." A loss, like the Bengals suffered three weeks ago at the hands of Pittsburgh would all but bury any division title...

Lamarr Woodley’s Return Brings New Challenge to Cincinnati Bengals
December 2nd, 2011 at 11:28 AM
***PHOTO1*** Not much has changed in the three weeks since the Cincinnati Bengals lost a 24-17 decision to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cincinnati. The Steelers have had a bye week and a lackluster win at the Kansas City Chiefs while the Bengals dropped another close one in Baltimore, but bounced back...

Cincinnati Bengals Look for the Sweep of the Battle of Ohio
November 27th, 2011 at 7:15 AM
***PHOTO1*** After consecutive divisional losses, the Cincinnati Bengals are in a must win position today as they take on the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. A win keeps the Bengals both in the hunt in the AFC North and in the driver's seat for a wildcard spot. A loss would...

Much Has Changed for Cleveland Browns Since Week One
November 25th, 2011 at 10:06 AM
***PHOTO1***When the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns opened the season against each other, the Bengals needed a Bruce Gradkowski led comeback and a Browns defensive lapse to pull out a 27-17 win. Since that day, the respective fortunes for each team have taken a decidedly different turn. It was the...

Cleveland Browns Fans Cling to Optimism
November 23rd, 2011 at 7:00 AM
  Editor's Note: If you'll remember, Jared Luginbill was kind enough to give us a Browns fan's perspective in week one. Since then much has happened both in Cincinnati and in Cleveland. Here's Jared's take on how Browns fans are feeling after 10 games. By the way, since Jared last graced our...

Cincinnati Bengals AFC North Title Hopes Hinge on Victory in Baltimore
November 20th, 2011 at 7:15 AM
It's a pretty simple formula for the Cincinnati Bengals: win today against the Baltimore Ravens and move into a first place tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers with a 2-1 AFC North record and one more game to go against the Steelers. Lose and drop a game off the pace of...

Baltimore Ravens Style: High Risk, High Reward
November 18th, 2011 at 10:53 AM
The New York Jets loss last night in Denver certainly helped the Cincinnati Bengals overall playoff prospects, but this weekend's game in Baltimore is crucial to any hopes the team has for winning the AFC North. The Baltimore Ravens have yet to lose an AFC North game, and having already...

Former Baltimore Raven Says Cincinnati Bengals Better Bring Their a Game
November 16th, 2011 at 8:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** Fabian Washington spent three years as a starting cornerback with the Baltimore Ravens. He's seen up close how the Ravens prepare and says the Cincinnati Bengals had better be prepared to receive the Raven's "A game" when the two meet Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Washington said Bengals fans...

Cincinnati Bengals Look to Gain Respect with a Win Over Pittsburgh Steelers
November 13th, 2011 at 7:35 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals have been an afterthought for many on the national scene despite their 6-2 record. While national pundits have given them credit for not going winless as some predicted, most are in the "wait until they beat someone good" side of the room. Today's matchup against the Pittsburgh...

Pittsburgh Steelers not the Same Bullies They Once Were
November 11th, 2011 at 9:05 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals have an opportunity to prove themselves Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Doubters have pointed to the Bengals weak schedule and insisted that they'll start believing when the Bengals beat a high caliber team like the Steelers. While I'm sure the Bengals will take the kudos with a...

Cincinnati Bengals Victory Will Be Won in the Trenches
November 6th, 2011 at 7:00 AM
When the Cincinnati Bengals meet the Tennessee Titans today in Nashville, it will all come down to who owns the line of scrimmage. To this point in the season, that has been the secret for the Bengals' success. For all the well-deserved accolades given to Andy Dalton and AJ Green,...

Tennessee Titans in an Early Must-Win Situation Against Cincinnati Bengals
November 4th, 2011 at 9:40 AM
The Tennessee Titans sit precariously at 4-3, a half game behind the Houston Texans in the AFC South. But with the Texans favored at home against the struggling Cleveland Browns, their game this week against the Cincinnati Bengals has a "must-win" quality to it if the Titans don't want to...

Tennessee Titans Hope to Get Running Game in Gear
November 3rd, 2011 at 7:15 AM
***PHOTO1***Chris Johnson had run for over 4600 yards prior to this season, placing him in some elite company along with Hall of Famers like Emmit Smith and Barry Sanders. The problem was that the low first round pick thought he wasn't getting paid like a future Hall of Famer, so he...

Cincinnati Bengals to Take on Jet Lag, Crowd Noise, Rain, and Oh Yeah, the Seattle Seahawks
October 30th, 2011 at 7:30 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals face an uphill battle today in Seattle if they are going to move their record to 5-2. While the Bengals hold a decided statistical edge on paper against the Seahawks, several intangibles will test the youthful Bengals. Historically, the Bengals have performed poorly coming off bye weeks. They...

Retooled Seattle Seahawks Offense Still Sputtering
October 28th, 2011 at 3:26 PM
As the Seattle Seahawks prepare to face the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday in Seattle, they've got to be more than a little concerned about how their 31st ranked offensive unit will move the ball against the NFL's second best defense. Last week in Cleveland, the Seahawks could only manage one field...

Cincinnati Bengals Will Face an Angry (and Loud) Bunch of Seahawks Fans on Sunday
October 28th, 2011 at 10:51 AM
  Editor's Note: The following piece comes to us courtesy of Rich Monroe, the newest member of the Sports Media 101 family. Rich will be in charge of covering the Seahawks at Seahawks 101. His first pieces are coming out today, but he's graciously consented to supply Bengals fans with some...

Trip to Seattle Will Test the Mettle of Young Cincinnati Bengals
October 26th, 2011 at 2:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** Nobody thought the Cincinnati Bengals would be sitting in this position at 4-2, yet here they are just a half game behind the Pittsburgh Steelers. This year's Bengals team has surprised many to this point and dished out some healthy helpings of crow to their doubters along the way. The...

What Will the Rest of 2011 Bring for the Cincinnati Bengals?
October 21st, 2011 at 11:48 AM
When Bengals 101 consulted its Magic 8-Ball back in August about the Bengals' fate in 2011, the response was "outlook not so good." After watching the team get off to a 4-2 start, we decided to go back and query again as to how the Bengals will fare following this...