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Why Michael Bush and the Cincinnati Bengals are a Perfect Match
March 2nd, 2012 at 10:20 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Cincinnati Bengals are seriously considering drafting a running back to replace free agent Cedric Benson, so much so that we reported earlier this week that the team may be considering trading up in the draft for Alabama's Trent Richardson. That may not be necessary, however, with developments yesterday out...

Cincinnati Bengals’ Cedric Benson Just Punched His Ticket Out
February 22nd, 2012 at 11:06 AM
***PHOTO1***  It was highly unlikely the Cincinnati Bengals were going to re-sign running back Cedric Benson anyway, but his comments last night on Sirius Radio likely sealed the deal. Benson was critical of offensive coordinator Jay Gruden's scheme, saying the team had no "identity." "We had a chance to establish an identity and...

Cincinnati Bengals Free Agent Targets: Running Backs
February 8th, 2012 at 1:37 PM
Having broken down the Cincinnati Bengals salary cap situation yesterday, let's turn our attention to some areas where the Bengals might be looking to upgrade. The Quarterback position is set with Andy Dalton and Bruce Gradkowski. Zac Robinson was on the practice squad and might remain with the team, but...

Off Season Job One for the Cincinnati Bengals: Take Care of Their Own
January 10th, 2012 at 10:49 AM
***PHOTO1*** Before examining the NFL free agent pool, before deciding who to draft in April, the Cincinnati Bengals have a more pressing job: evaluate and decide who among the current players on the 53 man roster who are eligible for free agency they want to sign and keep. That's quite a long...

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...

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 Still Alive in Playoff Hunt…But Aren’t Ready Yet
December 19th, 2011 at 7:00 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals improbable hunt for a playoff spot in in this season in which they were expected to more likely contend for the number one NFL draft pick continues thanks to a business-like, but uninspiring win over the St. Louis Rams. The Bengals still need to win their final...

Cincinnati Bengals Take Care of Business in St. Louis with 20-13 Victory
December 18th, 2011 at 4:19 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals didn't look like they meant business for the first 30 minutes against the St. Louis Rams. In the second half, the Rams got the business end of Cedric Benson as he carried Cincinnati to a 20-13 road victory and kept Cincinnati alive for the playoffs. The Rams won...

Cincinnati Bengals Blow Two Score Lead, Lose 20-19
December 11th, 2011 at 4:24 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals have spent all season disabusing their critics of the notion that they don't belong. For 57 minutes Sunday, they were well on their way to accomplishing that, holding a 19-13 lead against the AFC South leading Houston Texans. The Bengals then allowed the Texans to go 80...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Morgan Trent Released and Other Cincinnati Bengals Updates
November 2nd, 2011 at 12:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** With Cedric Benson returning practice today from his suspension, the Cincinnati Bengals were forced to make a roster move. The team released third year cornerback Morgan Trent to make room. Trent appeared in 30 games during his two plus seasons in Cincinnati, picking up one sack and one interception. With Adam...

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 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...