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Every team has injuries, but the Bengals are one of those teams that may have more than anyone. After putting two starters on the offensive line on IR before the season, Travelle Wharton and Kyle Cook (though the latter can be reactivated later this season), the Bengals were without 4 key contributors with injury last week as Carlos Dunlap, Jason Allen, Dre Kirkpatrick, and Bernard Scott all missed.
Scott is expected to return this week, to serve as a compliment to BenJarvus Green-Ellis, but Dre Kirkpatrick will not play and Jason Allen and Carlos Dunlap are unlikely to play. Kirkpatrick’s and Allen’s absence will force Nate Clements to start at cornerback next to Leon Hall again, who is still only 10 months removed from a torn Achilles and was uncharacteristically torched because of it in the opener. Dunlap, meanwhile, is their top pass rusher. Last year, Dunlap managed 5 sacks, 13 quarterback hits, and 29 quarterback pressures, on 302 pass rush snaps, a pass rush rate of 15.6%.
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Wow, it is just like the GridIron Challenge all over again. For those of you that didn’t know, the challenge was where I got to play flag football with the Bengals. Our QB was supposed to be Thomas Howard and for unknown reasons he was replaced with Vontaze Burfict.
Fast forward to week two of the season and because of an ACL tear suffered by Thomas Howard, Burfict will once again...
The Bengals placed linebacker Thomas Howard on the reserve/injured list Friday, after suffering a season-ending knee injury in practice this week.
Howard, a seven-year veteran from UTEP, was Cincinnati's tackling leader last season with 120 stops, and started in the Bengals' Week 1 loss to the Ravens on Monday night. He had four tackles, including a sack, and a pass defensed...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals placed linebacker Thomas Howard on the reserveinjured list Friday, after suffering a season-ending knee injury in practice this week.
Howard, a seven-year veteran from UTEP, was Cincinnati's tackling leader last season with 120 stops, and started in the Bengals' Week 1 loss to the Ravens on Monday night. He had four tackles, including a sack...
CINCINNATI - Besides drafting two rookies who have yet to crack the regular rotation, the Bengals kept their offseason search for a receiver to complement A.J. Green in-house.
Sunday's results indicate they didn't find one. They found two or three.
A depleted Browns secondary allowed Green to catch 7 passes for 58 yards Sunday, but the daggers came from the other guys...
We never wish injuries on anyone in the NFL, but it is a part of the game and as Browns fans know all too well, it changes the action each and every Sunday. That disclaimer in mind, Thomas Howard’s injury is a big blow to the Bengals defense ahead of the matchup this weekend with the Browns. The Bengals re-signed Roddrick Muckelroy, who was one of the team’s final cuts leading...
Cincinnati Bengals starting outside linebacker Thomas Howard tore his anterior cruciate ligament in practice this week and was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.
Howard led the Bengals with 120 tackles last season.
He had four tackles, one sack and a pass deflection in a 44-13 loss to the Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer was brutally honest with the media when it came to how poorly his defense played on Monday night against the Ravens.
“We got a little rattled and didn’t get our composure for a while. They did a good job. Give them credit. They called a good game, QB was good, we didn’t make plays when we had chances and I didn’t do a good...
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CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga said he and Cleveland Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson have no beef and that his comments last week about Richardson were taken out of context.
Last week, Maualuga said Richardson "didn't do nothing spectacular" in Week One, when he rushed just 19 times for 39 yards in the Browns' narrow...
Not even a breakout game by Cleveland's rookie playmakers could change the outcome of Ohio's intrastate series.
Adam ''Pacman'' Jones returned Cleveland's first punt 81 yards for a touchdown Sunday, and Andy Dalton matched his career high with three touchdown passes, leading the Cincinnati Bengals to a 34-27 victory in their one-sided rivalry.
Madieu Williams, Taylor Mays, And Rahim Moore All Fined $21,000 -
Playing safety in the NFL can get expensive if you can’t learn to avoid collisions with opposing players’ heads, and three NFL safeties learned that the hard way on Friday. Redskins S Madieu Williams, Bengals S Taylor Mays and Broncos S Rahim Moore have all been fined $21,000 for hits to opposing players’ helmets...
In a game that was supposed to be one of the more boring games in the NFL this week the clash of Ohio turned out to be a high scoring barn burner. Both teams wanted to come out and show that last weeks performances were just anomalies and they could really play. In a game with many heroes and no zeros I thought we would do an ode to Hockey giving out the three stars of the game...
Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals
September 16, 2012
Last week I said it would be a few weeks until our rookie-led offense started clicking. After the 5.1 rating disaster last week, Weeden needs to pick it up quicker than that. A few more performances like that and there will be...