Found January 02, 2013 on
Earlier this week there was talk of the Bengals beefing up the front office. Add that to the fact that the Bengals have now been to the playoffs 3 out of the last 4 years and are a young team that only looks to improve and you could wonder if this is the beginning of a new Bengals era.
We sniffed it before. We were all ready to jump on board the Carson Palmer train and ride it into the new Bengals domination in 2005. Those times were derailed on one play in the playoffs where Carson’s knee may have gotten better, but his heart never did.
This seems different. A kid out of Texas with fire red hair and no Heisman in his pocket has meant more to the Bengals than number 9 ever did. He came in with the most talented receiver ever to put on the stripes in his first two years. Surround them with a bunch of no drama hard at work type players and you get the current WhoDey kids.
Whats not to like about these Bengals? I can hear the naysayers still, only their voices are not as loud as before. “You couldn’t beat Miami, Cleveland ……” . The knock used to be the Bengals can’t win division games against two of the best teams in the NFL every season. Then it was the Bengals couldn’t beat teams with winning records, or playoff teams. This season the Bengals beat the defending super bowl champs. Along with a couple playoff teams and ended the Steelers season.
There are a lot of things the Bengals still need, they are not a complete team. However, the organization seems to be on the right track and with the success of the last several drafts I am confident that the pattern will continue. This is a fun time to be a Bengals fan. Lets all root for them to take that next step together, there is plenty of room back on the bandwagon.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Bengals defensive line is really good.
The Bengals are in the top 3 for sacks this season and this is largely because of the play of the Bengals defensive line. The front 4 for the Bengals have generated 42 of the teams 51 sacks (that alone is better than 25 other NFL teams). This means the Bengals are able to generate a ton of pressure on opposing quarterbacks without fancy...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- BenJarvus Green-Ellis didn't suit up for the Cincinnati Bengals' practice on Tuesday. He wore black sweatpants and a gray hooded sweatshirt, running by himself at one end of the University of Cincinnati's covered football field while everyone else ran plays.
It's another challenge for an offense that's hit the wall.
Green-Ellis had a sore hamstring...
Saturday is the big day, and if you are like me, you’re almost literally counting the hours until game time. This is the fourth playoff appearance for the Bengals of the Marvin Lewis regime, so luckily for us it’s become almost commonplace to be in the playoffs and the awful stench of the lost decade seems firmly in the rearview.
That said, the Bengals are 0-for-3 so far in...
Michael Johnson towers over blockers at 6-foot-7. At 6-foot-1, Geno Atkins often gets dwarfed on the line. Domata Peko is gregarious. Carlos Dunlap tends to cut off interviews after a few questions.
The Bengals' defensive line is an eclectic mix of players from far different backgrounds with very different personalities and body types. Together, they formed one of the NFL'...
Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis
returned to the practice field on Wednesday after missing Sunday’s matchup
against the Baltimore Ravens due to a hamstring injury, reports Josh Alper of
Pro Football Talk.
Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis didn’t play
in Week 17 after tweaking his hamstring in warmups for Cincinnati’s game
against the Ravens...
The Cincinnati Bengals finished 2012 strong. After starting off with a 3-5 record, the Bengals went on a 7-1 run to end the season. With an improved defense and a tough-at-times offense, this year's squad certainly gives fans hope of a bright future. Although the team made the playoffs as a wild card, fans would still like to see their team raise the bar a bit. The time...
The last time we spoke the Bengals needed to beat Pittsburgh to get into the postseason. Check. They also needed to beat the Ravens to clinch double digit wins for the third time under Marvin Lewis. Check. Now the Bengals have a prime opportunity to end their most daunting streak, winning a postseason game for the first time in forever. The Bengals are facing a familiar postseason...
A year ago this weekend, in the same line on the AFC bracket and in the same made-for-television time slot, the Cincinnati Bengals went to Houston and were promptly eliminated from the playoffs.
Take Two can be different.
That's not to say it will be, or that the still young and still very much unproven Bengals are ready to win a road playoff game against a talented Texans team...
(Updates. With AP Photos.) By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer BenJarvus Green-Ellis didn't suit up for the Cincinnati Bengals' practice on Tuesday. He wore black sweatpants and a gray hooded sweatshirt, running by himself at one end of the University of Cincinnati's covered football field while everyone else ran plays.
It's another challenge for an offense that's hit...
Saturday Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring): Green-Ellis practiced in a limited fashion both Wednesday and Thursday, the Bengals' official website reports. He did not play in Cincinnati's season finale because the Bengals had already locked up the AFC's sixth seed, but we expect that Green-Ellis will be present this weekend...
Oakland Raiders fans haven’t had much to boast about in 2012, as their team fell to a disappointing 4-12 record and only finished third in the AFC West because Kansas City were so devastatingly bad.
To make matters worse, local rivals, San Francisco, have risen up in 2012 and now genuinely look like the Superbowl contenders their roster has always promised to be, leaving the Black...