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Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans the New Guard in AFC?
December 9th, 2011 at 7:17 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** The more things change, the more they stay the same. For all the bluster about Cam Newton and Tim Tebow, for all the attention being paid to the high flying Packers and Patriots offenses, NFL championships still come down to an age old formula: running the football and stopping the...

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...

AFC Playoff Picture: Cincinnati Bengals Still Control Their Destiny
December 5th, 2011 at 2:25 PM
***PHOTO1***If the playoffs began today, the Cincinnati Bengals would be in, even with their loss at Pittsburgh yesterday. Despite the media meme that the Bengals were "exposed" in Pittsburgh, they still control their own playoff destiny. That said, the Bengals have a tough row to hoe during the last quarter of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Some Things Cincinnati Bengals Fans Can Be Thankful For
November 24th, 2011 at 7:15 AM
It's probably something we should do every day, but at least we have one day out of the year where we take some time to be thankful for all we have. As a lifelong fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, I thought I'd share with all of you some things we...

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...

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 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 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 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...