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Cincinnati Bengals Draft Watch: Big Games for Ohio Teams
November 12th, 2011 at 8:00 AM
Cincinnati Bengals fans can get another good look at some running back prospects while watching important games for Ohio teams this Saturday. Boom Herron and Ohio State travel to meet Purdue at noon while Isaiah Pead and the Cincinnati Bearcats get Paul Brown Stadium warmed up when they host the...

Pittsburgh Steelers not the Same Bullies They Once Were
November 11th, 2011 at 9:05 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals have an opportunity to prove themselves Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Doubters have pointed to the Bengals weak schedule and insisted that they'll start believing when the Bengals beat a high caliber team like the Steelers. While I'm sure the Bengals will take the kudos with a...

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 Victory Will Be Won in the Trenches
November 6th, 2011 at 7:00 AM
When the Cincinnati Bengals meet the Tennessee Titans today in Nashville, it will all come down to who owns the line of scrimmage. To this point in the season, that has been the secret for the Bengals' success. For all the well-deserved accolades given to Andy Dalton and AJ Green,...

Tennessee Titans in an Early Must-Win Situation Against Cincinnati Bengals
November 4th, 2011 at 9:40 AM
The Tennessee Titans sit precariously at 4-3, a half game behind the Houston Texans in the AFC South. But with the Texans favored at home against the struggling Cleveland Browns, their game this week against the Cincinnati Bengals has a "must-win" quality to it if the Titans don't want to...

Tennessee Titans Hope to Get Running Game in Gear
November 3rd, 2011 at 7:15 AM
***PHOTO1***Chris Johnson had run for over 4600 yards prior to this season, placing him in some elite company along with Hall of Famers like Emmit Smith and Barry Sanders. The problem was that the low first round pick thought he wasn't getting paid like a future Hall of Famer, so he...

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 to Take on Jet Lag, Crowd Noise, Rain, and Oh Yeah, the Seattle Seahawks
October 30th, 2011 at 7:30 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals face an uphill battle today in Seattle if they are going to move their record to 5-2. While the Bengals hold a decided statistical edge on paper against the Seahawks, several intangibles will test the youthful Bengals. Historically, the Bengals have performed poorly coming off bye weeks. They...

Retooled Seattle Seahawks Offense Still Sputtering
October 28th, 2011 at 3:26 PM
As the Seattle Seahawks prepare to face the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday in Seattle, they've got to be more than a little concerned about how their 31st ranked offensive unit will move the ball against the NFL's second best defense. Last week in Cleveland, the Seahawks could only manage one field...

Cincinnati Bengals Will Face an Angry (and Loud) Bunch of Seahawks Fans on Sunday
October 28th, 2011 at 10:51 AM
  Editor's Note: The following piece comes to us courtesy of Rich Monroe, the newest member of the Sports Media 101 family. Rich will be in charge of covering the Seahawks at Seahawks 101. His first pieces are coming out today, but he's graciously consented to supply Bengals fans with some...

Cincinnati Bengals Official: “We Got Rid of Our (expletive).”
October 27th, 2011 at 4:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** In an interview with Les Carpenter of Yahoo! Sports, an unnamed Cincinnati Bengals official said in reference to this past off season's roster purge, "We got rid of our [expletive]." Carpenter's piece was focused on the Bengals' newfound success in the absence  of Carson Palmer, Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens. The...

Trip to Seattle Will Test the Mettle of Young Cincinnati Bengals
October 26th, 2011 at 2:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** Nobody thought the Cincinnati Bengals would be sitting in this position at 4-2, yet here they are just a half game behind the Pittsburgh Steelers. This year's Bengals team has surprised many to this point and dished out some healthy helpings of crow to their doubters along the way. The...

Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks Share Interesting Playoff History
October 26th, 2011 at 8:22 AM
This season the New York Giants got into a bit of trouble with the NFL when several players feigned injury in order to slow down the opposing offense and get different personnel on the field. The Giants didn't originate that ploy. As the Cincinnati Bengals prepare to take on the...

What Will the Rest of 2011 Bring for the Cincinnati Bengals?
October 21st, 2011 at 11:48 AM
When Bengals 101 consulted its Magic 8-Ball back in August about the Bengals' fate in 2011, the response was "outlook not so good." After watching the team get off to a 4-2 start, we decided to go back and query again as to how the Bengals will fare following this...

National Media Beginning to Pay Cincinnati Bengals Respect
October 17th, 2011 at 11:08 AM
Heading into the 2011 season, no one in the national media gave the Cincinnati Bengals a chance at contending. After yesterday's 27-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts moved the Bengals to 4-2, some members of the media are starting to reconsider their stance. Sports Illustrated columnist Don Banks wrote yesterday: "With 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 Aim to Extend Indianapolis Colts’ Misery
October 16th, 2011 at 7:10 AM
Veteran members of the Cincinnati Bengals know what it's like to endure a losing streak. But don't expect them to be in a sympathetic mood come Sunday afternoon when the 0-5 Indianapolis Colts come to Paul Brown Stadium. Instead, they'll be focused on winning their third consecutive game and continuing...

Cincinnati Bengals Face a Struggling, but Proud Indianapolis Colts Team
October 14th, 2011 at 7:10 AM
Nobody predicted the Cincinnati Bengals having a better record than the Indianapolis Colts when when the 2011 schedule came out. A lot has changed since then and even more since the Colts defeated Cincinnati last November.  The Bengals have remade their offense with new coordinator Jay Gruden along with draft picks Andy...

It’s OK to Believe Again, Cincinnati Bengals Fans
October 10th, 2011 at 12:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** Cincinnati Bengals fans have all seen this before: a team that gets off to an impressive start, only to have it implode before our very eyes, dashing our hopes once again. I wouldn't blame any Bengals fans for being gun-shy about this team. We're less than 365 days removed from...

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...