Category: ‘Game Reviews’

Cincinnati Bengals Dominate First Half; Lose the Game 17-13
September 2nd, 2011 at 5:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and his staff had to be thrilled at half time. They had just seen their team dominate the Indianapolis Colts over the first two quarters of Thursday's final preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. After the game, however, they were not as excited as...

Cincinnati Bengals Make a Statement with Convincing Performance Against Carolina Panthers
August 25th, 2011 at 10:56 PM
The new-look Cincinnati Bengals were under the gun Thursday night to bring something positive to a Paul Brown Stadium crown of just over 41,000 after two lackluster preseason performances on the road. They delivered. The Bengals shook off an early fumble that led to a touchdown and mauled the Carolina...

Jay Gruden: “It Wasn’t a Total Debacle.”
August 13th, 2011 at 9:41 AM
Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden's assessment of the Cincinnati Bengals performance last night in Detroit is about as positive a spin as one can put on it. The Detroit Lions dominated Cincinnati in every phase of the game en route to a 34-3 victory at Ford Field. The night began well with...

1/3/82: Bengals Hold Off Bills for Franchise’s First Playoff Victory
July 9th, 2011 at 6:45 PM
***PHOTO1***  The Bengals first ever home playoff game turned into the franchise's first playoff victory as the Bengals held off the Buffalo Bills 28-21 at a soggy Riverfront Stadium. The Bills were marching to tie the game in the fourth quarter but couldn't convert on key opportunities. Buffalo  had converted a...

Week 16 1980: Thom Darden’s Cheapshot on Pat McInally
July 6th, 2011 at 4:09 PM
***PHOTO1***    Although this game would eventually be a Bengals loss, it ranks among my all-time favorites for several reasons.  This end of season classic rivalry contest between the Bengals and Browns was the first Bengals game I ever attended. My cousin and I had received tickets to the game as Christmas present....

Great Moments in Bengal History: 12/27/89 Bengals Drill Oilers
July 2nd, 2011 at 9:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** Before Tony LaRussa gained the universal ire of Cincinnatians, there was one professional coach sure to get the home town fans' blood boiling. No, it wasn't Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, Marty Schottenheimer, or even Bill Cowher, all of whom led hated rival teams into Riverfront Stadium. In the late 1980s, the...