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Cincinnati Bengals and Head Coach Marvin Lewis Agree to One-Year Extension
March 15th, 2014 at 5:16 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals and head coach Marvin Lewis agreed to a one-year extension to remain as head coach on Friday. His previous deal, which was signed in 2010, was set to expire following the end of the 2014 season "Marvin has earned this commitment for the job he is doing," Bengals...

Cincinnati Bengals and Their New Defense Poised for Greatness with Draft Luxury
April 25th, 2013 at 8:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** For over two decades, the Cincinnati Bengals have faced harsh organizational criticism, and have even been called one of the worst franchises in all of professional sports.  Whether it be for the "old-school" ways or frugality of owner Mike Brown and how he was able to acquire the entirety...

What’s Behind the Lack of a Contract Extension for Marvin Lewis?
June 15th, 2012 at 11:32 AM
***PHOTO1*** Cincinnati Bengals' head coach Marvin Lewis is headed into the final year of a contract extension he signed in 2010. While it's extremely rare for NFL coaches to head into a season with a "lame duck" status, keep in mind these are the Cincinnati Bengals we're talking about here. Rarely...

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...

Cincinnati Bengals’ Approach to Free Agency Shows Wisdom and Prudence
March 19th, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals were livid last week. Free agency had begun and the Bengals, with the second greatest amount of cap room in the NFL, were sitting idly as teams like Buffalo signed big name free agents like Mario Williams. Meanwhile, the team's own free agents, Frostee Rucker...

Scout Signing Could Signal Major Changes in Cincinnati Bengals Front Office
March 4th, 2012 at 3:15 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals front office has long been the butt of jokes throughout the NFL. Ever since assuming control of the team, Mike Brown has operated with by far the most spartan front office and scouting department in the league.  For many, that has been the glaring weakness in the franchise...

The Cincinnati Bengals One of the More Progressive Organizations in the NFL
February 16th, 2012 at 5:12 PM
Mark Twain once famously quipped that he hoped to be in Cincinnati when the world ended because it would get their seven years later. Not much has changed in the last century since Twain spoke those words; Cincinnati is still reticent to embrace change and her favorite son in that...

Cincinnati Bengals Sitting Pretty Heading into Off Season
February 7th, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Cincinnati Bengals fans have heard all the jokes about Mike Brown's frugality. It would appear that Brown's years of living well under the NFL salary cap are about to pay huge dividends as the team heads into this off season. The team's current cap number is $80,641,237, twelve million more than...

End of an Era: Cincinnati Bengals Will Hold Training Camp at Paul Brown Stadium
January 20th, 2012 at 1:49 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals confirmed what had been suspected, that they will no longer hold their preseason training camp at Georgetown College in Kentucky.  In a release from the team, owner Mike Brown said that new rules in the collective bargaining agreement reducing the number of practices made continuing the stay in...

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...

Andy Dalton Back from the Flu and Other Playoff Week Notes
January 5th, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton missed yesterday's practice because of flu-like symptoms which ultimately resulted in him visiting the hospital because of gastric distress. Dalton returned to the practice field today and ruled himself ready to go for Saturday's playoff showdown in Houston. “I feel great. It was a tough day...

Seriously, Has Anyone Seen Mike Brown?
December 29th, 2011 at 8:06 PM
Back in September, after the signing of key veteran free agents Thomas Howard and Manny Lawson and the long term signings of Andrew Whitworth and Leon Hall, Bengals 101 wondered aloud whether or not Mike Brown had been abducted. After today's announcement that not only are the Bengals not increasing...

Cincinnati Bengals Boycotters Need to Realize the Futility of Their Effort
December 26th, 2011 at 10:45 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals play the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium at 4:15. It's the feature game for CBS this weekend because of its significance: The Ravens need to win to secure the AFC North title and possibly home field advantage throughout the playoffs and the Bengals need...

Mike Brown Still Tone Deaf Even as His Team Improves on the Field
December 23rd, 2011 at 11:11 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals have provided their fans with a season full of welcome surprises on the field. After a tumultuous off season that made it appear as if the franchise had permanently gone off the deep end, Marvin Lewis has rallied the troops and has them still firmly entrenched in...

Cincinnati Bengals Have a Marvelous Marketing Opportunity
December 17th, 2011 at 8:08 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals are dead last in the NFL in attendance, as Bengals 101 documented earlier this month. A major part of that decline is due to a loss of season ticket subscribers following a disappointing 2010 season, the specter of a work stoppage and the general drama surrounding the...

Mike Brown not to Blame for TJ Yates’ Parents Bad Seats
December 11th, 2011 at 10:33 PM
CBS Sports play by play announcer Marv Albert doesn't know his NFL policy. During the game, a shot of Houston Texans' quarterback TJ Yates parents was shown. They were seated in the second to last row in an upper corner of Paul Brown Stadium. With PBS not even close to...

Cincinnati Bengals Last in NFL in Attendance
December 1st, 2011 at 11:22 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals are ranked highly in the NFL in many on the field statistics. In the stands, however, they rank dead last. This season, Paul Brown Stadium has been far and away the least attended stadium in the league. Attendance overall in the NFL is down 1.1% as reported by...

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...

Reports: Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders Reach Agreement on Deal for Carson Palmer
October 18th, 2011 at 10:33 AM
***PHOTO1***Multiple sources are reporting this morning that the Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals have reached an agreement on a trade for erstwhile Bengals' quarterback Carson Palmer. ESPN's Chris Mortenson is reporting the deal involves the Raiders 2012 first round pick and a conditional 2013 draft pick that could become a...

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...