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Players Cincinnati Bengals Fans Love to Hate: the Anti-Valentine’s Day Team
February 14th, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Yes, it's Valentine's Day, and we're all supposed to focus on love and all that stuff. But this is a site dedicated to football! There's no room for candy hearts and warm wishes. With that in mind, Bengals 101 has put together a list of the most despised players ever...

Chad Ochocinco to “Get His Johnson Back”
February 10th, 2012 at 10:53 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** Flamboyant former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is getting married soon, and in preparation, he's changing his surname back to the one he was born with, "Johnson." Ochocinco, who spent 10 tumultuous seasons in Cincinnati before moving on to New England this past season, is scheduled to wed the co-star...

New York Giants, Super Bowl Champions, Among Those Who Will Visit Jungle in 2012
February 6th, 2012 at 1:55 PM
***PHOTO1***  Cincinnati Bengals fans can now turn their full attention to the 2012 season with the Super Bowl out of the way. The New York Giants victory only serves to strengthen what is an incredibly strong slate of games to be played at Paul Brown Stadium next year. The Giants and Super...

Andy Dalton Finishes Second to Cam Newton in Rookie of the Year Balloting
February 5th, 2012 at 2:01 PM
Cincinnati Bengals fans undoubtedly thought Andy Dalton should be the NFL's Rookie of the Year. Unfortunately, only three of the 50 Associated Press writers agree with them as Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers took home the honors. Newton and Dalton's quarterbacking stats were almost identical in many areas. Dalton threw...

Chad Ochocinco Humbled Under the Biggest Spotlight
February 1st, 2012 at 10:05 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** For years the media dreamed what it would be like, the intersection of Chad Ochocinco, the Bengals' Baron of Bluster, and Super Bowl Media Day. Perhaps no player in NFL history had garnered more minutes of camera time per victory than number 85 in stripes. When it finally came to...

End of an Era: Cincinnati Bengals Will Hold Training Camp at Paul Brown Stadium
January 20th, 2012 at 1:49 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals confirmed what had been suspected, that they will no longer hold their preseason training camp at Georgetown College in Kentucky.  In a release from the team, owner Mike Brown said that new rules in the collective bargaining agreement reducing the number of practices made continuing the stay in...

Cincinnati Bengals Founder Paul Brown Paved the Way for the Integration of the NFL
January 16th, 2012 at 12:04 PM
As we celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let's take a moment to celebrate Cincinnati Bengals founder and NFL Hall of Famer, Paul Brown as well. It was Brown's forward thinking as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns that paved the way for the reintegration of...

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 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...

Andy Dalton Back from the Flu and Other Playoff Week Notes
January 5th, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton missed yesterday's practice because of flu-like symptoms which ultimately resulted in him visiting the hospital because of gastric distress. Dalton returned to the practice field today and ruled himself ready to go for Saturday's playoff showdown in Houston. “I feel great. It was a tough day...

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,...

For Andy Dalton, First NFL Playoff Appearance Comes on Familiar Ground
January 3rd, 2012 at 7:16 AM
***PHOTO1*** For all the attention surrounding Tim Tebow and his ability to write storybook endings, Andy Dalton has shown more than a little bit of "Disney" in his right arm as well. The Cincinnati Bengals' rookie quarterback is preparing this week for his first NFL playoff game, one that will take...

Leftovers from the End of the Regular Season
January 2nd, 2012 at 10:04 AM
Yesterday's results sent the Cincinnati Bengals to the playoffs, but they also dictated a few other items that will impact the team in 2012. The Bengals made the playoffs, so their draft position is still dependent on how they fare in the post season. Their pick from the Oakland Raiders for...

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...

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...

Top 5 Cincinnati Bengals Stories of 2011
December 31st, 2011 at 10:24 AM
This year began with the Cincinnati Bengals finishing off their 4-12 season with a dispirited loss at Baltimore. Late in the day that Jan. 2 there wasn't much reason to hope that 2011 would be a year to celebrate.  A lot has happened to make Bengals' fans cheer, however, in 2011....

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...