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Veteran Wide Receivers not Giving up Starting Positions Without a Fight
June 13th, 2012 at 10:15 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals are loaded with exciting young wide receivers, chief among them last year's first round pick and Pro Bowler, AJ Green. The battle to start opposite Green is expected to be intense between rookie draft picks Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones. Some returning veteran wide receivers just might...

Welcome to the NFL, Shaun Prater
June 5th, 2012 at 7:33 AM
Cincinnati Bengals' rookie cornerback Shaun Prater made his first appearance in OTA workouts today and got a taste of what life is like in the NFL. Prater had the coverage on WR AJ Green on a deep route when Andy Dalton uncorked a ball that left no one doubting his arm...

Cincinnati Bengals NFL Draft Trend Could Mean Championships in the Near Future
May 8th, 2012 at 1:13 PM
 ***PHOTO1***NFL championships are won and lost in the NFL Draft. That's a major reason why the Cincinnati Bengals have lost more than they've won over the past two decades.  The Bengals' trend of poor drafts has reversed itself in a major way, however, over the past three seasons. In fact, the...

Should the Cincinnati Bengals Make a Play for Jabar Gaffney?
May 1st, 2012 at 1:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Cincinnati Bengals drafted two wide receivers this weekend as well as a tight end who can split out in the slot. With the return of a healthy Jordan Shipley, the Bengals look to have one of the deepest receiving corps in the NFL. One thing is missing, however: experience. The...

Number of High Draft Picks No Guarantee for the Cincinnati Bengals
April 19th, 2012 at 1:15 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** When the NFL Draft commences a week from tonight, the Cincinnati Bengals will have three picks in the first two rounds. Fans (including Bengals 101) have been salivating for some time now over the potential that adding three highly valued players brings to an already talented young team.  Last season, Cincinnati...

Cincinnati Bengals Leaving Room for Big Contracts Down the Road
March 28th, 2012 at 1:14 PM
Cincinnati Bengals' fans who have wanted the team to spend money on big name/big money free agents like Mario Williams and Pierre Garcon are missing something that Mike Brown and the rest of the Bengals' leadership know only too well: this is a good young team, and several of those...

Peyton Manning Situation a Reminder to Players and Fans: Seize the Moment
March 7th, 2012 at 6:23 PM
***PHOTO1***It's obligatory, if unnecessary to announce the Cincinnati Bengals will have no interest in the recently released Peyton Manning. There. But the scenario which resulted in the Indianapolis Colts letting go the greatest player in the history of their franchise is a stark reminder to all players and fans. As...

Cincinnati Bengals Free Agent Targets: Wide Receivers
February 9th, 2012 at 12:20 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals once had the most feared wide receiving corps in the NFL. Chad Ochocinco, TJ Houshmandzadeh and Chris Henry were a virtually unstoppable trio who could beat defenders deep, underneath and with their athleticism after the catch. There star was fleeting, however. Henry died, Houshmandzadeh left via free...

Andy Dalton Finishes Second to Cam Newton in Rookie of the Year Balloting
February 5th, 2012 at 2:01 PM
Cincinnati Bengals fans undoubtedly thought Andy Dalton should be the NFL's Rookie of the Year. Unfortunately, only three of the 50 Associated Press writers agree with them as Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers took home the honors. Newton and Dalton's quarterbacking stats were almost identical in many areas. Dalton threw...

Cincinnati Bengals the Only Thing That Made Pro Bowl Watchable
January 31st, 2012 at 10:59 AM
The NFL has successfully promoted its brand over the past 30 years to become the preeminent professional sports league. The league dominates in terms of merchandising, attendance and television ratings. It's a multi-billion dollar business that has been built on brilliant and coldly calculated presentation of its product. No sport...

Cincinnati Bengals One of Four Teams Set to Dominate AFC Over Next Five Years
January 20th, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Since 2000, only four different AFC teams have represented the conference in the Super Bowl: The New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens have been the only teams in the decade plus of the new millennium to win an AFC Championship. Each team has consistently contended year...

Reflections on 2011: Four Reasons Why 2012 Looks Extremely Promising for the Cincinnati Bengals
January 8th, 2012 at 7:15 AM
***PHOTO1***With the improbable 2011-12 Cincinnati Bengals season in the books thanks to a rather ignominious exit yesterday at the hands of the Houston Texans, it's time for a little reflection on the team's 17 games. The season started under storm clouds in Georgetown and ended in a disappointing fashion, but...

Cincinnati Bengals Crap Out in Houston
January 7th, 2012 at 7:58 PM
***PHOTO1***The Cincinnati Bengals had been playing an entire season with "house money." Picked by most to be the AFC North doormats and by some to be the worst team in the NFL, they played a season of inspired football led by a promising young nucleus of players on both sides...

Cincinnati Bengals Lose Finale, Still Make Playoffs
January 1st, 2012 at 7:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** It came down to two plays by Ray Rice. In between the Cincinnati Bengals did a great job controlling the Baltimore Ravens' offense. Rice ripped off two long touchdown runs, however, one for 70 yards on the game's first series and another for 51 to seal the game for the...

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...

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...

AJ Green Earns Pro Bowl Berth
December 28th, 2011 at 10:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver AJ Green has accomplished something not done by a Bengals in 30 years. Green was selected to the AFC/NFC Pro Bowl as a rookie, the first Bengals rookie to earn the honor since Cris Collinsworth did so in 1981. The honor caps off a stellar debut...

AFC North Most Dominant Division in NFL
December 27th, 2011 at 10:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** What the Cincinnati Bengals have accomplished thus far in 2011 has been surprising to say the least. Written off by many for dead in a major rebuilding year, Marvin Lewis has guided his team to a winning record and stands one victory on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens from securing...

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...