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Throughout training camp and the preseason, the biggest concern with the Bengals defense has been the secondary. Yes, there are six first-round corners on the roster but three of them were injured and saw minimal snaps. In Monday night's 44-13 loss to the Ravens, the concerns were well founded. Cornerback Leon Hall said after the game that he couldn't remember any blown coverages which would be a concern since none of the corners played particularly well. Hall was routinely beat on routes, including the first play of the game when Joe Flacco connected with Torrey Smith for a 52-yard gain. Terence Newman and Nate Clements had their moments as well. The good thing is the Bengals face rookie quarterbacks four of the next five weeks. The bad news is after that they get Ben Roethlisberger twice, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Carson Palmer, Philip Rivers, Tony Romo, Michael Vick and Flacco one more time. Said Clements: "We got out-executed. We were prepared. We anticip...
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As we head into Week 2 of the NFL season there are a number of teams that were embarrassed or did much worse than public opinion thought they would. Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and the Cincinnati Bengals were manhandled by the Ravens and should kick things into gear against a Cleveland Browns team and rookie Brandon Weeden.
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Bengals halfback BenJarvus Green-Ellis carried the rock 18 times for 91 yards and a touchdown Monday night in his team's 44-13 loss to the Ravens.Fantasy Spin:Green-Ellis didn't see the ball much in the second half because Cincinnati had to air it out but he still managed to put up solid numbers across the board. Green-Ellis probably won't see quite as much action once...
According to Bengals beat writer Joe Reedy, running back Bernard Scott could be ready to return in Week 2.Fantasy Spin:Starter BenJarvus Green-Ellis played well in the opener and shouldn't be bothered by the return of Scott. He'll more than likely get the Brian Leonard workload which isn't enough to be fantasy-worthy.
Bengals fans are rightfully excited about their team's return to the spotlight on Monday Night Football. It's been almost two years since the orange and black were featured on the big stage.
Monday's opponent, the Baltimore Ravens, are expected to contend for the AFC North title and at least get back into the 2012-13 NFL postseason.
That's where the problem lies....
Yesterday I provided my five keys to an upset Bengals win in Baltimore. Here’s how they did on each:
1. Score First: Didn’t Happen
I opined that the best way to keep the crowd subdued was to get an early lead—even if only 3 points, and that going down by 2 scores or more would get brutal fast. The Bengals were unlucky with the coin toss as Baltimore got the ball...
Well, who saw that coming? The Bengals took one on the chin, and then they took it on the chin once more in Baltimore as the Ravens put the smackdown on us 44-13.
In this week’s show:
Ouch, that one hurt
Defense was awful, all phases, all positions
BJGE and YoungBabyHawk were the lone bright spots for the Bengals
Browns lose at home 17-16 despite forcing...
Andy Dalton and his Cincinnati Bengals had a tough night in Baltimore. The Ravens defense had its way with Dalton, they sacked him 4 times and intercepted him once. The Bengals got beat 44-13. Dalton wasn’t the only one having trouble against the Ravens, the Bengals defense couldn’t do anything to stop Flacco and his Ravens on the night they were paying tribute to the man who...
Now that we’re one week into the season, we finally know how a lot of defensive players are going to line-up when the game actually matters. If your fantasy season started off with a loss, don’t panic and start selling off your star players for pennies on the dollar. Instead, use matchups to your advantage and keep an eye on other teams with players that got off to a rocky...
The Cincinnati Bengals travel to the setting of the great HBO series,The Wire, to take on the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 Monday Night Football debut.Why they took that show off the air, I’ll never know; it’s all vampires, fairies and zombies anymore.But I digress.As usual, I’m on the contrarian side of this game because everybody and their mother, including Stringer Bell...
The Bengals play host to the inner-state rival Cleveland Browns this Sunday, and the stakes are very high for Cincinnati already. After being obliterated on Monday Night Football by division foe Baltimore, the Bengals cannot afford to lose two division games right out of the gates.The Cleveland Browns put up an even less impressive performance Sunday at home against the Eagles.The...
It’s going to be an ice pack kind of Tuesday for a lot of Bengals players and Bengal Nation as well. There aren’t too many positives to take away, but I’ll mine the wreckage to see if I can find a black box.
1. I thought that Carlos Dunlap was the most important defensive player last year and tonight did nothing to change my opinion. Ray Rice ran all over Cincy’s defense...
If Sunday’s results were any indication tonight’s Bengals-Ravens game might be between the two best teams in the AFC North and possibly two playoff teams. And, if you think you have any idea exactly what will happen in this game you’re nuts. It could be an Eagles over Browns 17-16 game or it could be a stunning upset like Washington’s 40-32 blitzing of New Orleans at the...
Cleveland at Cincinnati Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati - TV: CBS; DirecTV: 709 *TV announcers: Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker *Keys to the game: The Browns forced five turnovers and stuck around to the final gun against the Eagles in Week 1, but it was the same story for the offense, which bogged down on third down and had four turnovers to counter the...
Comments on the Cincinnati Bengals by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
CINCINNATI BENGALS (18)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 18) - Not quite ready for prime time.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 16) - Just can't take them more seriously until they beat Ravens or Steelers.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 22) - Still can't beat the top 2 in the AFC North
INJURY REPORT FOR CLEVELAND BROWNS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012