Found August 09, 2013 on Georgia Sports Craze:
The Atlanta Falcons opened up their preseason against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Georgia Dome. It's silly to say it was a "loss" because I'm still not convinced that anyone actually wins or loses preseason games. Maybe if we'd change the name to Player Evaluation Scrimmages, the fans would be much less apt to lose their collective minds over a lopsided score. But lopsided it was, as

Watkins Glen: Nationwide Series starting lineup, green flag and race info for Zippo 200

The NASCAR Nationwide Series will again turn left and right on Saturday as drivers compete at Watkins Glen. Sam Hornish Jr will lead a field of 40 cars to the green flag for the Zippo 200 after he set a new track record in qualifying. Nationwide Series drivers will run 82 laps at Watkins Glen to total 200.9 miles around the 11 turn race course which made its first permanent appearance...

Brian Banks finally plays a football game

Every year 32 NFL teams fill rosters with 90 players a piece. Each season these 2,880 players fight for a roster spot. The Atlanta Falcons have player, that 10 long years ago, was fighting for his freedom. Brandon Banks was a standout LB that was committed to play football at the University of Southern California. In 2002 the Poytechnic High School alum was charged with dragging...

Cincinnati Bengals vs Atlanta Falcons preseason preview

It’s finally here; NFL football has finally arrived – sort of. Those of you looking for a reason to have the buddies over to tailgate, brush the dust of the jerseys, and feast on the greases of grilled meats, can breathe again. If you’re like me, you understand that this first game is the equivalent to AAA baseball teams playing in May. So what are the things we can expect...

Here’s the first full episode of ‘Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Cincinnati Bengals’

In case you missed it or don’t have HBO, here’s the first episode of Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Cincinnati Bengals, which aired this Tuesday, via YouTube. I don’t know how long these are going to last online before they’re pulled so I’d recommend watching as soon as possible. The post Here’s the first full episode of ‘Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Cincinnati...

Bengals may put Andrew Hawkins on injured reserve with a designation for return

The Cincinnati Bengals have stated that wide receiver Andrew Hawkins could end up on the injured reserve list with a designation to return for the 2013 season. Hawkins has been dealing with an ankle injury that seems to be more serious than people thought. Hawkins had a pretty impressive season in 2012 with 51 receptions, 533 yards and 4 touchdowns.  Hopefully they’ll get him...

Bengals cruise past Falcons

Giovani Bernard scored in his opening bid for a share of the Bengals' carries, while Steven Jackson was provided little running room by the Falcons' depleted offensive line as Cincinnati rolled to a 34-10 preseason win over Atlanta on Thursday night. Josh Johnson, who directed two second-quarter touchdown drives, made big plays as a passer and runner as he opened the competition...

Can Matt Ryan Live Up to His Contract in 2013?

Since being drafted as the third overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, Matt Ryan has made the Atlanta Falcons a team to reckon with in the NFL, leading them to consecutive seasons of winning 10 games or more, and three straight seasons in which they didn't lose two consecutive regular season games.Not only has Ryan benefited the team, but he's also benefited himself stats-wise...

Bengals WR Hawkins in cast for 10 days

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals receiver Andrew Hawkins will wear a cast for 10 days to try to heal his sprained left ankle, making it doubtful he'll be ready for the season opener. Coach Marvin Lewis said Saturday that Hawkins will be evaluated again when the cast is removed and the club will have a better idea how long he'll be sidelined. "It allows the opportunity to make...

Cincinnati Bengals 2013: Most Overrated and Underrated Players

This isn’t a case of Carl Pickens or Cris Collinsworth, of Terrell Owens or, well you get the idea. The Cincinnati Bengals have had some really overrated receivers on their roster over the years.With quarterbacks like Ken Anderson, Boomer Esiason and Andy Dalton on the roster over the past 30 seasons, the wide receiver play should have been better, stronger and more damaging to...

Bengals working to lock up DT Geno Atkins

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday the Bengals are making a "strong push" to sign DT Geno Atkins to a long-term extension. They're getting "aggressive" per Schefter. 25 years old Atkins is owed $1.423 million in the final year of his rookie deal and has emerged the past two seasons as the premier gap-shooting 4-3 defensive tackle in football. After...

Falcons place OT Mike Johnson on injured reserve

The Atlanta Falcons have placed right tackle Mike Johnson on injured reserve. Johnson dislocated his left ankle and broke his left leg in Tuesday's practice. He will have surgery next week. Following Johnson's injury, Lamar Holmes moved up as the starting right tackle in the Falcons' 34-10 preseason loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. The Falcons made...
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