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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 Steelers are just not very good – but they’ll probably use their Jedi mind tricks over the Bengals and beat them as usual. However, the Bengals have some things going for them – like one of the best defensive lines in the NFL (more on that later) – and a win wouldn’t completely shock me. So, I’m going with a 3.5 for my confidence points for now.
Interestingly, that is also the point spread of this game in which Cincinnati can clinch a spot in the playoffs with a win. The spread actually opened at 4.5 points in favor of Pittsburgh, but the money is going the Bengals’ way. Intriguing, indeed.
Hopefully my instinct is off on this one because it would not only be nice to make the playoffs
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If it doesn't happen now, when? That is the simple question that the Bengals must address as they face Pittsburgh on Sunday. With a victory, the Bengals advance to the postseason in consecutive seasons for the first time in 30 years. They also beat one of their division rivals to show they have taken the next step. In order to do that though, quarterback Andy Dalton is going...
The Cincinnati Bengals are preparing to play the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on Sunday and their first injury report of the week is now out.
Not practicing on Wednesday was defensive end Carlos Dunlap (illness), who sat out sick. Dunlap has 33 combined tackles on the season with 4.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles to his credit. He is expected to be ready by Sunday.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Andy Dalton needs to play much better than he has in the past few weeks if the Bengals are going to pull off a franchise rarity.
Dalton was indecisive and repeatedly missed throws during a 34-13 win in Philadelphia that was set up by the Eagles' fumbling. The Bengals (8-6) moved into playoff position with the win, and can clinch a spot by beating the Steelers...
Last week: 14 (-1)
Net points per drive: 0.49 (7th)
DVOA: 4.4% (12th)
Weighted DVOA: 14.6% (7th)
The Bengals are 8-6 and control their own destiny for a playoff spot, but their struggles against playoff caliber opponents should be their undoing. Andy Dalton was 0-8 against playoff teams last year and he’s just 2-4 against playoff contending teams this season. In all...
The Cincinnati Bengals have wrapped up their practice preparations for the Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field and their final injury report shows a few new additions.
Cornerback Adam Jones (hamstring), linebacker Vontaze Burfict (illness), and long snapper Clark Harris (not injury related) were all added to the injury report on Friday. Jones is listed as...
The 2013 Ohio State Spring football Game will be played April 13 in Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium, officials from the Ohio State Department of Athletics, Cincinnati Bengals and Hamilton County announced today.
As you well know, people in central Ohio have no life, so this scrimmage, this opportunity to see third-stringers battle one another routinely draws 80-90,000 people; reflecting...
This is it. This is the THE statement game of all statement games. Beat the Steelers in THEIR house to earn a spot in the postseason. You want to be considered one of the best teams in the AFC, scratch that, the AFC NORTH you must win this game. Otherwise its another year of the same old Bengals. The Bengals backed in a year ago by losing their last game against Baltimore. There’s...
The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, with a win and a Baltimore loss the Bengals could find the top of the AFC North. Cincinnati would also have the best record inside the division and could find themselves in the hunt for a super bowl appearance. The Bengals were able to turn things around this season after the team was on a losing streak. Andy Dalton...
Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7)
Apparently the roof is falling in Pittsburgh. They’ve gone from favored by 4.5 to favored by 3 (passing two key numbers) and the public is still on Cincinnati. Why? Because they lost in overtime in Dallas in a game that was meaningless for them because they still control their own destiny? Because they lost another game as non...
The Bengals could lock up a wildcard position in this year's playoffs with a win Sunday against the Steelers. Meanwhile, the Steelers could all but lock up a wildcard position by beating the Bengals. In short, the 6th seed in the AFC playoffs will likely be decided this weekend.
While the Steelers trail the Bengals in the wildcard race by one game, they aren't in a powerless...
In my weekly column, we take a long look at two more rookies. I will compare their performance to date against my original expectations of them. Let’s continue this series off by looking back at Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones, and Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce after their Week Fourteen Games:
Marvin Jones, WR CIN
My original thoughts of the wide...
PITTSBURGH – The Cincinnati Bengals lead the NFL with 43 sacks and the leader of their pass-rushing mob is a short defensive tackle who split time at his position at the University of Georgia and ...
Season 3, Episode 58 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right after at as we look at the health of the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the Sunday game at Heinz Field against the Cincinnati Bengals. We speculate who's in and who's out for both teams in this very important game.
David and I give you our feelings on the team as they currently sit...