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CINCINNATI (AP) -- The defense was playoff-worthy for most of the season. Andy Dalton and the offense fell apart in the biggest moments. And the Bengals ended what appeared to be a breakthrough season with a familiar heartbreak.
Still no playoff victory in 22 years, the seventh-longest streak in NFL history.
Dalton and the offense imploded again during a 19-13 loss in Houston on Saturday, the second straight year that they did little or nothing in a first-round game against the Texans.
Dalton has led the Bengals to back-to-back playoff appearances, which is no small feat. But he's been a disappointment in the postseason, throwing for only 384 yards with no touchdowns and four interceptions.
Cincinnati has to decide what to do with its offense in the offseason.
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There is going to be plenty of debate over the coming off-season over whether Marvin truly is the man to take this franchise into the future and beyond merely making the playoffs. It is a debate worth having. If you belong to the anti-Marvin camp, you have plenty of ammunition to use as you make your case.
But if your debate is centered around the 2013 season, you are wasting your...
Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com writes that Cincinnati would like to keep DE Michael Johnson from hitting the open market in the next few months.
According to Hobson, Johnson is the “leader-in-the-clubhouse to get franchised,” assuming that a long-term deal isn’t in place before then.
Johnson, 25, put together a solid 2012 season for the Bengals that included a career high 11.5...
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden confirmed that he’s been receiving a lot of interest from NFL teams that are looking for a head coach.
Gruden did say he intends on staying in Cincy.
“I got called to interview for these jobs. I figure I better say yes or they’ll quit asking me,” said Gruden, who turned down interview requests last year before signing a...
The Cincinnati Bengals just suffered another play off loss. Of course Bengals fans are already calling for a GM, new coaches, and another QB. This team, however, is a team on the rise, as most serious football fans can see.Owner Mike Brown and head coach Marvin Lewis have effectively put together a very solid core of young, talented players. Andy Dalton has put up numbers that rival...
Last week, Kiwis discovered what the American racing community already knows -- Kyle Larson is a wheelman.
"Kyle Larson is a freak..." topped one of the message boards on the Macgors New Zealand Speedway website after the 20-year-old Elk Grove, Calif., native put on a show to close out 2012 and begin the new year.
Before Larson returned to the United States on Sunday...
The unholy stinkfest played by the Bengals’ offense in Houston on Saturday has turned Bengals fans into a far less endearing version of Bob Wiley from one of my favorite comedies, What About Bob: neurotic and intensely needy.
Yes, the performance by Gruden’s crew was about as appetizing as a persimmon-flavored sucker chased by a stick of the dirt-flavored gum you passed off on...
NFL insider Jason La Canfora reports that the Cardinals are set to interview current Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their vacant head coaching position.
The Cardinals had been favorites to land Andy Reid as their next head coach, but since then they have remained quiet. The team will interview Gruden this week after the Bengals were eliminated from the playoffs for...
It seemed like the whole game all wrapped into the one play, yet the moment was so brief. J.J. Watt jumped into the air knocking down an Andy Dalton pass. The ball flew backwards and then the Texans defender shook his finger at the Bengals. Watt is either telling the Bengals not to try that junk again or telling their quarterback his total number of passing yards. H/T BigLeadSports
Couldn't stop Arian Foster. Couldn't make that one big play when it was right at their fingertips. And, in an ending so sickeningly familiar, the Bengals couldn't break one of the NFL's longest streaks of playoff futility.
Plenty of blame to go around for this one.
Andy Dalton overthrew an open A.J. Green in the end zone in the closing minutes, and the Houston Texans...
Cincinnati has been in the playoffs four times in the past eight years. Why does that sound wrong? Why does that not command more respect? Possibly because each of those four times, the Bengals have swiftly exited via an unwatchable loss. The best you can say about this one is at least it wasn’t by multiple scores, which was the case with the previous three. The Texans were practically...