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To get you fully prepared for the unofficial start of the 2012 NFL season, we're ranking every team from worst to first in the weeks leading up to the opening of training camps.
Every day, we'll be previewing two teams, one from each conference, analyzing them from top to bottom and giving you all you need to know to be an informed fan. What's the major storyline heading into camp?
What's the key training camp battle to watch? Who's the young guy to watch? Is there any hope?
Today's two teams: the Cincinnati Bengals and the Detroit Lions.
No. 12 Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Site: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Training Camp Start Date: July 26
BetOnline.com Preaseason Super Bowl Odds: 40-1
What I Like About You: The Bengals went to the playoffs with a rookie quarterback, rookie wide receiver, and ultra-young defensive line ... without an offseason or a real training camp a season ago. The sky's the limit in 2012.
What I Don't Lik...
BEST OF MAXIM
As NFL teams prepare for the start of the season they already have their eye on who could become available during the free agency period of 2013. While looking at the list of the top 25 free agents the Baltimore Ravens stand out with two top players on the list including quarterback Joe Flacco and Ed Reed.
Here is a list of the top 25 NFL free agents of 2013. NFL teams have your...
Our series of Cincinnati Bengals training camp previews starts with a look at the offensive backfield;
At this time last year, Andy Dalton was an unknown commodity, Carson Palmer was insisting he was home in California for good and Cedric Benson was a free agent awaiting the end of the NFL lockout and a call to go work for some team.
A lot has changed totally. Some things have changed...
Today we tackle the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleaders & superfans. Like most of you, we are itching for football season to start. In the midst of the dog days of summer, many get sick of baseball and start turning their attention to football. Don’t blame you a bit. To help quench your thirst, BC is going on a 32 team, 32 day, 32 gallery tour of NFL cheerleaders & superfans...
DON'T BE A FOOL
The Vikings brought a former strip club owner in to speak to the team and warn them about all the pitfalls they should avoid.
Detroit Lions running back Mikel LeShoure made sure all of his Twitter followers were aware that his Achilles is 100 percent with the start of training camp just over a week away.
All my fans who are wondering about my health the Achilles is feeling better than ever and I will be going into camp 100 percent
— Mikel LeShoure (@MikelLeShoure25) July 16, 2012
The Lions are going to...
This summer, as part of looking ahead to the 2012 NFL season, we're going in-depth to analyze the Detroit Lions' roster. In August, we'll embark on in-depth previews of each position. This week, we're telling you about the players who must remain consistent in 2012 after their outstanding 2011 seasons.
It's easy to single out players who must improve...
Defensive end Cliff Avrill's future in Detroit beyond 2012 is seriously in doubt after he failed to reach a long-term deal by Monday's 4 p.m. deadline.
Avril has confirmed he plans to sign the one-year franchise tender for this season, worth 10.6 million, that was placed on him by the club to keep him from becoming an unrestricted free agent.
He just didn't get the...
This is the second edition of my new Sunday column, where I talk about the most interesting/controversial stories of the week and put my spin on them. Last week, I defended against the criticisms on Andy Dalton's arm strength, talked about the big differences between BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Cedric Benson, and covered the in-game stadium experiences that the NFL is hoping...
The Lions have carried three quarterbacks on the active roster in the past couple seasons, with Matthew Stafford, Shaun Hill and Drew Stanton Continue reading →
So far Martin Mayhew and the rest of the Lions’ front office have been able to weather Phase 2 of the Millen effect. Phase 2 of the Millen effect again is having to deal with the monetary aspect of the first round draft picks once their rookie contracts are up. For instance they’ve succeeded in locking down the best wide-out in the game long-term in Calvin Johnson while holding...
In a league increasingly reliant on the passing game, there have been some teams with less than stellar running attacks that still prospered. Witness last year's New York Giants, who claimed a Super Bowl title despite finishing the regular season with the NFL's last-rated running game. Or Indianapolis, which won Super Bowl XLI with a 32nd-ranked running attack. Or New England...
Before Calvin Johnson gave defensive coordinators fits, another in the honolulu blue did the same. Lions insider Mike Mady evaluates and compares the impact of two of the greatest to ever wear a Detroit Lions uniform.