Found November 07, 2011 on
Defensive lineman Domata Peko was chatting with Bengals teammates in the trainers' room on Monday when someone pointed out a stunning fact.
At the season's halfway point, Cincinnati is tied for best record in the American Conference.
Peko knows it sounds crazy, but the Bengals (6-2) have set themselves up for a playoff run in the second half. Yes, they're talking playoffs in Cincinnati, which has been there only twice in the last 20 years.
The next four games will tell a lot. The Bengals play Baltimore (6-2) and two games against Pittsburgh (6-3) in the next four weeks as the AFC North race gets very interesting.
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BABY MAMA DRAMA
The out-of-work wide receiver's shaky financial situation was made public because he is seeking a reduction in his child support obligations, which currently stand at $40,000 per month.
The Cincinnati Bengals may just be too young to know better.
However, they are old enough to understand how much they like winning.
''We are young, and we are hungry,'' Bengals rookie receiver A.J. Green said. ''We are going to fight for each other until the last minute of the fourth quarter.''
This time, the Bengals rallied from 10 points down...
REPORT CARD VS. TITANSPASSING OFFENSE: B - For those who criticized Andy Dalton for his arm strength, his three touchdowns showed plenty of arm strength. Jerome Simpson and Andre Caldwell made big plays when they needed to but more consistency needs to be shown by both. Nate Livings gave up the lone sack of Dalton.
RUSHING OFFENSE: B-minus - Overall a solid game for Cedric Benson...
Adam "Pacman" Jones will not be playing against the team that drafted him in his first game back in Tennessee. The Cincinnati Bengals have deactivated Jones along with tight end Jermaine Gresham and middle linebacker Rey Maualuga for Sunday's game with the Titans. Jones strained a hamstring last week on a 63-yard punt return in his debut this season after neck surgery.
By my calculations and research, Sunday’s win marks the seventh time in franchise history that the Bengals have won at least six of their first eight games. They also started 6-2 in 1976, 1982, 2005 and 2009, while starting 7-1 in 1975 and 1988. Only the 1988 team lost its ninth game.
Five of the other six teams reached the playoffs; the only one to miss out was the ’76 squad...
BENGALS (6-2) VS. STEELERS (6-3)
Kickoff: 1 p.m. Sunday; Paul Brown Stadium.
TV: CBS. Announcers are Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts.
Radio: WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7).
Last week: The Bengals won their fifth straight with a 24-17 victory at Tennessee. The Steelers lost to the Ravens on a last-minute drive 23-20.
Coaches: Marvin Lewis (66-71-1 overall) is in his...