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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...

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 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...

Want Free Cincinnati Bengals Tickets? Here’s Your Chance to Win Some
December 20th, 2011 at 11:14 AM
With the holiday season now upon us, Sports Media 101 and TiqIQ have decided to give back to the fans. Therefore, this week, we’ll be holding a holiday ticket grab bag giveaway where fans can win tickets to any of the following games:   ***PHOTO1***   -       New York Nets vs....

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...

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...

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...

Mike Brown not to Blame for TJ Yates’ Parents Bad Seats
December 11th, 2011 at 10:33 PM
CBS Sports play by play announcer Marv Albert doesn't know his NFL policy. During the game, a shot of Houston Texans' quarterback TJ Yates parents was shown. They were seated in the second to last row in an upper corner of Paul Brown Stadium. With PBS not even close to...

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...

NFL Needs to Reduce Amount of Subjectivity for Officials
December 10th, 2011 at 8:00 AM
The beauty of sports is that the "scoreboard doesn't lie." Perhaps one of the more appealing aspects of playing sports or cheering as a fan is the wonderful objectivity sports provide. Whether it's baseball, basketball, or football, there's something special about the consistency of home run, a basket or a...

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...