Bengals Draft Preview

  It’s like Christmas in April. Yes, I love the NFL Draft far more than the average human should. The 2013 version of the draft kicks off Thursday with the first round. Rounds 2-3 will follow on Friday and the proceedings will conclude on Saturday with rounds 4-7. (Is this a good time to mention […]

Gruden, Zimmer Sticking Around

Wanted to toss a quick post up for those who might have missed it: Despite there being a whopping eight head coaching vacancies filled around the NFL, none of said jobs went to Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden or defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. This is absolutely huge because while I think Marvin Lewis is […]

Things Fall Into Place Nicely For Bengals

Well, so much for having to deal with playing at New England in the first round of the NFL playoffs. And no one is saying playing at Houston is easy — the Bengals know that as well as anyone after getting waxed by the Texans in the opening round of the 2011 postseason. However, the […]

Bengals Playoff Bound, Despite Odd Decisions From Lewis

The Cincinnati Bengals have made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in 30 years and that should be the main story. And it is. But just barely. It’s simply hard to get over the mind-blowing decisions of head coach Marvin Lewis during the Bengals’ 13-10 win over the Steelers in Pittsburgh on […]

Bengals 3.5-point Dogs In Playoff ‘Play-In’ Game

If we were doing the “confidence points” thing that is popular in college bowl pools – from 1-10 with 10 being the most confident I could possibly be about the Bengals beating the Steelers in Pittsburgh this Sunday … I would go with a 3.5. I don’t think it’s some insurmountable challenge – the 2012 […]

Bengals ‘Win Ugly’ In Philly

Is it possible to play poorly through almost an entire game on the road in the NFL, be losing at halftime and still emerge with a comfortable 34-13 victory? Of course it is, when your opponent is the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles. That’s who the Bengals were thankfully up against on Thursday night and Cincinnati came […]

Bengals On A Roll; In Thick Of Playoff Race

Hey, it’s one of those times I’m thrilled to be wrong. I thought the Bengals were among the “walking dead” of NFL teams this year when they had a 3-5 record. But suddenly they’ve won three straight — all in blowout fashion — and are tied with the Steelers at 6-5 and for the final […]

Bengals 4-5 After Impressive Win Over G-Men

Time to give credit where it’s due. I’ve been tough on the Bengals this year. Brutal. But here they were with their backs against the wall and they responded with an improbable 31-13 dismantling of the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants in Cincinnati on Sunday. The Bengals dominated this game from start to […]

Bengals’ Struggles Should Come As No Surprise

Remember all those improvements the Cincinnati Bengals made during the offseason, addressing glaring needs? Of course you don’t; it never happened. It was obvious to everyone who follows the team that the Bengals needed a serious upgrade at safety. Reggie Nelson was fine at one of the spots (although he hasn’t played well for the […]

Marv Needs To Re-Take First-Grade Math

Let’s take a moment to discuss the latest blunder by Marvin Lewis. All right, it’s actually blunders, plural, in this case. The Bengals scored a touchdown to cut the Dolphins lead to 17-12 last Sunday in the early fourth quarter. The obvious choice there was to go for two and attempt to make it a […]

Rapid Fire: Bengals Dominate Jags, Move to 3-1

Here are some rapid-fire thoughts after the Cincinnati Bengals’ dominated the host Jacksonville Jaguars to the tune of 27-10 on Sunday. AJ Green is one of the top-5 WRs in the NFL and it’s not even a legit debate: It’s amazing to make such a bold statement so early in his career, but it’s absolutely […]

Bengals Surge Into First Place!

Talk about a true, yet misleading headline. Enjoy it while it lasts my fellow Bengal sufferers. Cincinnati’s finest professional football team finds itself in a three-way tie for first-place in the AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. Hey, a three-way with the Ravens and Steelers! Just like you always dreamed about. It’s […]

Bengals Record Prediction, Roster

The Cincinnati Bengals will kick off their 2012 season one week from tonight in Baltimore against the Ravens on Monday Night Football. While the Bengals made the playoffs last season as a wildcard with a 9-7 record and return a young, talented team, I expect a small step backward this season. The team lost 40 […]

Bengals Third-Day Draft Recap: Charles A Fourth-Round Steal?

The Cincinnati Bengals appeared to land one of the biggest steals of the third day of the 2012 NFL Draft when they selected tight end Orson Charles from Georgia in the fourth round (No. 116 overall). Charles (6-2, 251, 4.7) was ranked as the third-best TE in the draft by the vast majority of draft […]

Bengals Get Good Value On Second Day With Still, Sanu

On the second day of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected defensive tackle Devon Still from Penn State, wide receiver Mohamed Sanu from Rutgers and defensive tackle Brandon Thompson from Clemson. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Still – who was projected as a late first-round pick by some – was taken in the second round […]