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New York Giants
Kansas City Chiefs
San Diego Chargers
I hope you have enjoyed this look through this year’s schedule so far. While nothing is certain in June, I think it shows that there is good reason for optimism that the Bengals will make a repeat showing in the playoffs when January rolls around.
The Bengals do not face an AFC North opponent in the third quarter of the season. Instead, they tackle an NFC East team, then a trio of AFC West teams. The travel schedule also alternates evenly, going home, road, home, road.
Nov. 11: Giants @ Bengals
If anyone is a Forrest Gump-ish “ya never know what yer gonna get” kind of team, it’s the Giants. They dropped two games to the 5-11 Redskins, lost to the Saints by 25, and lost to a visiting Seahawks team by 11. But they also beat the Patriots in Foxboro, which is incredibly difficult to do, and won three of their last four games to make the playoffs.
Of course, the potency of the Giants is in their passing game, with Eli Manning slinging the ball to Nicks, Cruz and now rookie Reuben Ran...
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Vontaze Burfict. Undrafted free agent signed by the Cincinnati Bengals hours after the 2012 NFL draft. Somewhat controversial from his sloppy predraft process, which transformed early-round projections into a not-drafted-at-all reality. Beyond that. Nothing. Well let me rephrase. Nothing controversial. In fact most of the time that Burfict is participating during Cincinnati’s...
Bengals rookie tight end Orson Charles could turn out to be a real steal for the Bengals.
Today is the 1st in a series of 10 Rookies who may be considered Underdogs but I think can be contributors or in some cases very good NFL players.
My First Pick of Underdog Player to watch this season is Tight End Orson Charles from the University Of Georgia, who was picked by the Cincinnati...
With seven legitimate options to make up the linebacker corps and only six spots available, the Bengals will be forced to make a tough decision at some point. That decision may get delayed until October with a possible suspension looming over Dontay Moch, but it will have to come at some point.
Of course, Thomas Howard and Manny Lawson are locks, being starters. And with Brandon...
Bobbie Williams has been a long time Bengal and was a starter as recently as last year, starting in 9 games and missing 7 with injury. Williams had ankle surgery in December and says he’s about 85% right now. However, even though Williams played well last year, he turns 36 in September. The Bengals added two new starters at guard this offseason, Travelle Wharton as a free agent...
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="594" caption="Benard Scott is looking for more opportunities to make an impact for the Bengals in 2012."][/caption]
On Wednesday afternoon, Bengals running back Bernard Scott revealed that he thought the offensive guard spot was a "weak point" for the team last year.
Scott didn't exactly...
Every NFL Franchise has it’s own pantheon of football gods. That group of players who are not only historic in terms of talent, but even more than that, these are the players who you have to talk about when you tell the story of your team. This is part of a 32 article series where I tell you who I would put among that elite group. For this, it’s Mt. Rushmore. 4 players only....
BAD IDEA TEXTING
According to a court filing, Terrell Owens allegedly sent "several taunting text messages" to a mother of one of his children "regarding his failure to pay child support."
The Cincinnati Bengals made every fan question their reality and whether or not they were dreaming when they decided to pull the trigger, trading disgruntled quarterback Carson Palmer to the Oakland Raiders on October 18, 2011.
What really made us all pinch ourselves was what we got for him. The Bengals got a first-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft, which they used on cornerback...
The continuing availability of some free agent tailbacks like Cedric Benson, Ryan Grant and Jackie Battle has been a source of puzzlement in this space for some weeks now, but one AFC pro scout who has done some homework on the three did shed some light on the inability of the first of that trio to locate a new team so far. Benson, the scout emphasized, has put the ball on the...
The Ravens and 13-year veteran guard Bobbie Williams reached a two-year agreement in principle, the team announced Friday. Williams, 35, spent the past eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, starting all 118 games in which he played. Originally selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft, he has played in 151 career games, including 130 starts...
Bobbie Williams turns 36 in September and, after December ankle surgery, his former team the Bengals added two new starters at guard this offseason, Kevin Zeitler and Travelle Wharton. He said earlier this week he was still only 85% and the Bengals did not offer him a contract after he worked out with them so it looked like he could be done. However, he is not done yet after signing...
The Patriots have ended the Ochocinco experiment, releasing him today. The Bengals need a #2 wide receiver. You know the suggestion is coming. Could you?
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As we wrap up this all-too-early assessment of the 2012 schedule, we have seen that there are plenty of reasons to allow a sense of optimism and pride to ease the years of frustration and angst that have defined most of the Mike Brown era. As this team flexes its new muscles, we will find that they can keep pace with most of the heavy-hitters in the league.
The NFL schedule makers...
As this piece is published, the Bengals do not have a clear cut favorite to become the number two receiver yet. The Patriots released former Bengal and six time pro bowler Chad Ochocinco today, and there has been the predictable discussion on could/should the Bengals bring Ochocinco back to Cincinnati.
Don't count on it. According to ESPN AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley...