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AJ Green Quickly Becoming One of the Great Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receivers
December 3rd, 2011 at 7:00 AM
***PHOTO1***Certain NFL teams have forged reputations for great players at certain positions. For the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers, it's quarterbacks, for the Pittsburgh Steelers it's linebackers. With the Cincinnati Bengals, it's been wide receivers.  Starting with Isaac Curtis and continuing on with Cris Collinsworth, Eddie Brown, Carl Pickens, and...

Several Cincinnati Bengals in Contention for Individual Honors
November 30th, 2011 at 12:05 PM
The 2011 Cincinnati Bengals have been the epitome of team play. From the deep rotations on the defensive line to the contributions of all three running backs, Cincinnati has discarded their old reputation as a collection of individuals and embraced the team concept. Because of that, there is a tendency,...

Cincinnati Bengals Happy to Be Rid of Antics of the Past
November 29th, 2011 at 3:53 PM
This past Sunday was a study in contrasts. While the Cincinnati Bengals were making plays to win yet another game in come-from-behind fashion, some reminders of days gone by (thankfully) were going on around the NFL. ***PHOTO1***  In New York, Stevie Johnson of the Buffalo Bills was making a fool of himself,...

Cincinnati Bengals Second Quarter Woes Need to Be Addressed
November 28th, 2011 at 8:14 AM
***PHOTO1***Even in the afterglow of the Cincinnati Bengals' comeback victory over the Cleveland Browns yesterday to put them at 7-4, a disturbing trend is starting to appear. It's a pattern that has already cost the Bengals this season and could ultimately spell their 2011 demise if not reversed. Last week, the...

Cincinnati Bengals Draft Watch: Wide Receiver Edition
November 19th, 2011 at 7:45 AM
We haven't addressed the wide receiver position in any of our previous draft watches. Until last week, with the Cincinnati Bengals collection of young talent at the position (AJ Green, Jerome Simpson, Andre Caldwell and Andrew Hawkins) it wasn't a perceived need. But then AJ Green's knee bent backward.  All signs point...

Keep the Faith, Cincinnati Bengals Fans
November 14th, 2011 at 8:31 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers is no reason to panic for fans of the Cincinnati Bengals. Yes, it was a disheartening loss to a bitter rival, but looking at the loss in context of the situation around it gives Bengals fans every reason to continue to support their team. 1....

Cincinnati Bengals Mid-season Report Card Yields High Marks
November 9th, 2011 at 7:09 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals have reached the "mid-term" with surprisingly good marks. To this point, they've been like that kid in class all the teachers had just assumed would fail based on the past, but somehow starts getting A's and B's. All the teachers look on in surprise wondering just what...

Yes, Cincinnati Bengals Fans, It’s OK to Talk About the Draft
November 5th, 2011 at 7:45 AM
With apologies to Joe Reedy and Mo Egger, who lately have insisted that Cincinnati Bengals fans should eschew any 2012 draft talk because the team is doing so well, I say, "poppycock!" The draft is a huge part of the future of this franchise, and with the number of picks...

Andy Dalton Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month
November 3rd, 2011 at 12:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** Cincinnati Bengals fans have already recognized the greatness in their new quarterback, but now the accolades are coming from the outside. The NFL named Andy Dalton its offensive Rookie of the Month for October. Dalton lead the team to four victories during the month, defeating Buffalo, Jacksonville, Indianapolis, and Seattle,...

Cincinnati Bengals Backfield Ready to Step up Without Benson
October 25th, 2011 at 3:05 PM
***PHOTO1***Cedric Benson will serve his league-mandated one game suspension this Sunday when the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Seattle Seahawks. In his stead Bernard Scott, Brian Leonard and Cedric Peerman will have to carry the load. These three have all demonstrated themselves very capable, but it might affect offensive coordinator Jay...

Cincinnati Bengals Draft Watch: Potential 2012 Targets
October 22nd, 2011 at 11:59 AM
Yes, the Cincinnati Bengals are 4-2 and surprisingly in contention on this weekend of their bye, but that doesn't mean Bengals fans are devoid of football interest. Its' never too early to start scouting potential draftees, so Bengals 101 will begin highlighting matchups where Bengals fans can preview possible future...

Is Andre Smith the Key to the Cincinnati Bengals’ Turnaround?
October 20th, 2011 at 9:44 AM
By now you've probably seen the still photos or the YouTube video of an overweight, out of shape Andre Smith at the NFL combine. Smith was laboring to simply complete the 40 yard dash and his jiggling cleavage was straight out of the Baywatch intro. The Cincinnati Bengals took Smith sixth...

Mike Brown Early Leader for NFL Executive of the Year?
October 19th, 2011 at 11:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** According to SI.com's Peter King, Mike Brown's ability to get the Oakland Raiders to agree to a "borderline swindle" in the trade for Carson Palmer makes Brown a candidate for NFL Executive of the Year. King tweeted that remark following the announcement of the trade and repeated those sentiments when...

Cedric Benson Suspension Reduced to One Game Plus Fine
October 18th, 2011 at 12:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** The good news just keeps rolling in on a bye week Tuesday for the Cincinnati Bengals. NFL.com's Jason La Canfora is is reporting that running back Cedric Benson's original three game suspension has been reduced to one game and that Benson will be fined as well.  This comes after Benson filed a...

Cincinnati Bengals First Quarter Report Card
October 6th, 2011 at 9:21 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals are a quarter of the way through the 2011 regular season, so it's time to evaluate their progress thus far. While not quite ready for the honor roll, the team has pleasantly surprised thus far, going 2-2 and shutting down some critics who thought this team might...

Cincinnati Bengals Defense NFL’s Best After Four Weeks
October 3rd, 2011 at 5:57 PM
***PHOTO1***The Cincinnati Bengals defense leaped to the top of the NFL heap after their performance Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Cincinnati was ranked third overall heading into that game, but leapfrogged into the top spot after holding down the Bills who came in as the number one overall offense. The number...

Jerome Simpson, Cedric Benson Expected to Start Sunday
September 29th, 2011 at 8:10 PM
The long term status of Cincinnati Bengals' starters Jerome Simpson and Cedric Benson continues to be unclear, but as of Thursday, it appears that both will be in the starting lineup when the team takes on the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium. It's been over a week now since authorities...

Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Woes not Black and White
September 26th, 2011 at 11:59 AM
While it's tempting to focus in one one scapegoat for the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive problems through three games, it wouldn't accurately describe what's been wrong up to this point for the 1-2 Bengals. There are two stark realities facing the team after their first three contests: On the positive side,...

Cedric Benson to Be Suspended Three Games?
September 22nd, 2011 at 5:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Bengals running back Cedric Benson was notified by the NFL that he would be suspended for three games due to an assault that took place in Texas during the lockout. Benson has already pleaded out in the case and served his sentence...

Two Cincinnati Bengals Players Implicated in Marijuana Shipment
September 21st, 2011 at 8:55 PM
 ***PHOTO1***California Watch has reported today that two members of the Cincinnati Bengals have been implicated in a marijuana shipment emanating from Northern California. The website, which claims to be "founded by the Center for Investigative Reporting" reports that California narcotics agents tracked a shipment of "high grade" marijuana from Northern...