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Cincinnati Bengals Crap Out in Houston
January 7th, 2012 at 7:58 PM
***PHOTO1***The Cincinnati Bengals had been playing an entire season with "house money." Picked by most to be the AFC North doormats and by some to be the worst team in the NFL, they played a season of inspired football led by a promising young nucleus of players on both sides...

Cincinnati Bengals Lose Finale, Still Make Playoffs
January 1st, 2012 at 7:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** It came down to two plays by Ray Rice. In between the Cincinnati Bengals did a great job controlling the Baltimore Ravens' offense. Rice ripped off two long touchdown runs, however, one for 70 yards on the game's first series and another for 51 to seal the game for the...

Red Beats Skelton: Cincinnati Bengals Keep Playoff Hopes Alive with 23-17 Victory
December 24th, 2011 at 4:37 PM
***PHOTO1***Nobody said it would be easy. For the Cincinnati Bengals, seeking to secure a winning season and keep their playoff hopes alive, a win at home today against the Arizona Cardinals was mandatory.  Cincinnati came out like a team ready for the playoffs, taking a 23-0 lead into the fourth quarter...

Cincinnati Bengals Take Care of Business in St. Louis with 20-13 Victory
December 18th, 2011 at 4:19 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals didn't look like they meant business for the first 30 minutes against the St. Louis Rams. In the second half, the Rams got the business end of Cedric Benson as he carried Cincinnati to a 20-13 road victory and kept Cincinnati alive for the playoffs. The Rams won...

Decompression Monday: It’s not Over Yet for the Cincinnati Bengals
December 12th, 2011 at 8:53 AM
***PHOTO1***It's December and that means it's time for that annual migration of Cincinnati Bengals' "fans" jumping off the bandwagon. Their departure was hastened by yesterday's fourth quarter collapse against the Houston Texans that dropped the team to 7-6 and out of the last wild card spot. While it's understandable many...

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...

AJ Green Makes Cleveland Browns Blue; Cincinnati Bengals Win 23-20
November 27th, 2011 at 4:44 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals first victory this season against the Cleveland Browns wasn't pretty, and neither was their latest, a 23-30 come-from-behind affair that once again featured the Bengals spotting an opponent to a halftime lead only to put the clamps down in the second half. It was a huge win for...

Random Thoughts from Yesterday’s Loss to the Baltimore Ravens
November 21st, 2011 at 8:46 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals took their fans on a roller coaster ride yesterday afternoon. Such is the case with a young football team still trying to establish their identity. Such are the thoughts of Bengals 101 as we reflect back on yesterday's loss. 1. Yesterday's loss was the second in a row...

Three Interceptions Doom Cincinnati Bengals in 31-24 Loss
November 20th, 2011 at 4:49 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals showed their youth in Baltimore, falling behind 31-14 after three turnovers. They then showed a maturity beyond their years by coming back and having a chance to tie the game before ultimately falling 31-24 to the Baltimore Ravens. Through three quarters, it appeared Andy Dalton had finally met...

Cincinnati Bengals Miss Opportunities in 24-17 Loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
November 13th, 2011 at 4:17 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals got down early to the Pittsburgh Steelers and clawed their way back. Unfortunately, Andy Dalton threw two crucial interceptions on promising fourth quarter drives and the Steelers held on to beat the Bengals 24-17. The Bengals defense once again provided a second half shutdown, holding the Steelers to...

Cincinnati Bengals Dominate Second Half in 24-17 Victory
November 6th, 2011 at 7:41 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals must have gotten sidetracked by the time change as their first half effort enabled the Tennessee Titans to jump out to a 10 point lead. They woke up at half time though and dominated the home team in the second half on the way to a 24-17...

Cincinnati Bengals Pluck Seattle Seahawks 34-12 in Seattle
October 30th, 2011 at 7:43 PM
Everything was stacked against the Cincinnati Bengals. They were a young team heading into a hostile stadium, coming off a bye week, facing inclement weather, without two of their main offensive weapons. The Bengals looked both history and adversity in the eye and never blinked, routing the Seattle Seahawks 34-12. The...

Cincinnati Bengals Hold Off Indianapolis Colts 27-17
October 16th, 2011 at 4:10 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals won their third straight game, defeating the Indianapolis Colts 27-17 before a season high 52,068 in attendance at Paul Brown Stadium. Indianapolis mounted a fourth quarter comeback, but the Bengals' defense and special teams units ensured the win. The Colts took a page out of the Bengals playbook,...

Cincinnati Bengals Move to 3-2 with Another Nail-Biting Win
October 9th, 2011 at 4:26 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals moved to 3-2 with yet another come from behind win, this time on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Andy Dalton rallied the Bengals from a 20-16 fourth quarter deficit to win 30-20. ***PHOTO1***  Once again, the Bengals won the toss and deferred, opting to put their defense on...

Andy Dalton Leads Cincinnati Bengals to 23-20 Comeback Victory
October 2nd, 2011 at 4:31 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals came back from a 17-3 halftime deficit to defeat the previously undefeated Buffalo Bills 23-20 Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Andy Dalton engineered the comeback, going 11 of 16 in the second half, throwing for one touchdown and running for another. The Bengal defense also played up...

Cincinnati Bengals Waste Outstanding Defense, Lose to San Francisco 49ers 13-8
September 25th, 2011 at 4:27 PM
***PHOTO1***The Cincinnati Bengals wasted a stalwart defensive effort Sunday before an opening day crowd of 43,363 at Paul Brown Stadium, the second lowest in team history. Andy Dalton showed his youth, throwing two interceptions as the Bengals dropped a 13-8 decision to the San Francisco 49ers. For the first time this...

Cincinnati Bengals Fall Short in Comeback Attempt in Denver
September 18th, 2011 at 7:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** Almost. Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals nearly made history, but came up just short in Denver Sunday, dropping a 24-22 decision to the Broncos. On Denver's first drive they dominated the line of scrimmage, giving Willis McGahee ample room to move while protecting Kyle Orton. McGahee eventually plowed in from...

There’s Something Different About These Cincinnati Bengals
September 12th, 2011 at 7:40 AM
 ***PHOTO1***The Cincinnati Bengals are supposed to be 0-1. That's what all the pundits thought going into Sunday's game (this one included). That's what it looked like, too when the Bengals trailed by four with just under five minutes remaining. Up until that point, the Bengals were reprising their Bungles role they've...

Cincinnati Bengals Surprise Cleveland Browns 27-17
September 11th, 2011 at 4:43 PM
On a day when both defenses played, well, the Cincinnati Bengals defense played better five minutes longer. The Bengal defense stopped Cleveland when they had to and took advantage of two late Cleveland defensive lapses to take home a 27-17 victory on Sunday. The 2011 season started well for the Bengals....