Found November 21, 2011 on
Jermaine Gresham's fourth-quarter TD grab against Baltimore on Sunday was overturned as another example of the "Calvin Johnson Rule," but Bengals coach Marvin Lewis claims the call had no business being reversed.

Gresham the Whiner

Let’s Get Salty…After the game Jermaine Gresham whined to the media that the Bengals are better than the Ravens (and the Steelers too).  REALLY!?  Beat us.  You can say all you want to keep your ego in tact and a young locker room’s confidence up, but don’t kid yourself.  To win in the NFL you have to make plays – regardless of talent.  The Ravens did and you didn’t...

Second Take: 5 Thoughts on Bengals/Ravens

Here are a few final thoughts on Cincinnati’s last-minute loss to Baltimore… 1. I suppose the officials made the correct call on Jermaine Gresham’s non-touchdown. However, as ProFootballTalk pointed out, the so-called Calvin Johnson rule has been interpreted so inconsistently that no one really knows what it is. Marvin Lewis, who is on the competition [...]

Controversial call fires up tweet handlers of Bengals, Ravens

A near touchdown by Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham against the Ravens on Sunday was a huge moment in a big game. The individuals responsible for the Twitter feeds of the two teams couldn't help but let their fan leanings fly.

Botched Call Burns Bengals, But Plenty Of Good Signs

Just when you thought the “horse-collar” rule was the worst thing added to football recently, we’re reminded of the NFL’s absolutely absurd idea that receivers must “control the ball all the way to the ground” on touchdowns. Keep in mind, a runner can dive over the pile, put the ball barely over the goal line, have the ball then knocked out of his hands … and that’s...

Bengals-Ravens pregame: Green and Lewis inactive

Good morning from M&T Bank Stadium, where the Bengals face the Ravens in a matchup of 6-3 teams. The winner ties Pittsburgh atop the division while a Bengals loss would still keep them as one of the top six seeds in the AFC after the Jets loss to the Broncos on Thursday night. First for the inactives, as expected WR A.J. Green is inactive after not practicing all week due to...

First look at Week 12 vs. Browns

BENGALS (6-4) VS. BROWNS (4-6) Kickoff: 1 p.m. Sunday; Paul Brown Stadium TV: CBS but will not air locally due to it not being a sellout. Announcers are Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker Radio: WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Last week: The Bengals lost at Baltimore 31-24 and the Browns held on for a 14-10 win over Jacksonville. Coaches: Marvin Lewis (66-73-1 overall...
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