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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...

Small Victories Will Equal Big Win for the Cincinnati Bengals
October 9th, 2011 at 7:10 AM
Not many pundits thought the Cincinnati Bengals would win three games all year, yet they head into Jacksonville today to face the Jaguars looking for their third win in five times out. The Bengals need to win three battles within the game to come out victorious on the scoreboard today. Win...

Cincinnati Bengals Don’t Want to Overlook Jacksonville Jaguars at Home
October 7th, 2011 at 11:19 AM
The Jacksonvile Jaguars offense has been everything pundits thought the Cincinnati Bengals would be this season: pitiful. Facing the NFL's top defense this week won't be an easy task, but the Bengals would be wise not to overlook the Jags as they have proven themselves to be a handful at home. Like...

Andy Dalton Leads Cincinnati Bengals to 23-20 Comeback Victory
October 2nd, 2011 at 4:31 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals came back from a 17-3 halftime deficit to defeat the previously undefeated Buffalo Bills 23-20 Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Andy Dalton engineered the comeback, going 11 of 16 in the second half, throwing for one touchdown and running for another. The Bengal defense also played up...

Cincinnati Bengals Need to Outscore the Buffalo Bills Today
October 2nd, 2011 at 7:00 AM
  The Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to derail the NFL’s top ranked offense today when they meet the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium. Ultimately, however, it will be the Bengals’ offense that will win the game. Buffalo will score some points today. They’ve got tremendous weapons at all the skill...

Buffalo Bills High-Powered Offense Meets a Stiff Cincinnati Bengals Defense
September 30th, 2011 at 10:32 AM
The Buffalo Bills are putting up numbers not seen in upstate New York since the days of the "K-Gun" offense that sent the Bills to four Super Bowls in the nineties. With a win in Cincinnati Sunday, the Bills would start 4-0 for the first time since Jim Kelly and...