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Andy Dalton was 1-11 against future playoff teams in his career, completing 250 of 445 (56.2%) for 2934 yards (6.6 YPA), 12 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. The Bengals lost week 1 in Chicago to the Bears, a team that could be a playoff team. Andy Dalton played better in a near win, completing 26 of 33 for 282 yards and 2 touchdowns, but he also threw 2 back-breaking interceptions. This should continue to be something that works against the Bengals going forward. I don’t buy they’re the favorites in the AFC North. This week, they host Pittsburgh in a real benchmark game for both teams.
Week 1 Studs
QB Andy Dalton
RT Andre Smith
LE Carlos Dunlap
RE Michael Johnson
DT Geno Atkins
Week 1 Duds
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Andy Dalton fit a sideline throw between two defenders, dropping it just over the one in front for a completion. He made a pump-fake and hit A.J. Green for a 45-yard touchdown.
Virtually everything he did was right on the mark in the Cincinnati Bengals' season opener, an impressive showing that got overlooked in how it ended.
The third-year quarterback completed a career-best...
According to Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers will remain committed to running the ball despite the absence of rookie RB Le'Veon Bell and TE Heath Miller. Coupled with the loss of center Maurkice Pouncey for the year has further depleted the ability to be a strong running team.
Pittsburgh Steelers center Kelvin Beachum had it rough last Sunday facing Jurell Casey and the Titans defensive line, however, it gets much more tougher this week. With the loss of Maurkice Pouncey for the year, Beachum will get the start at center for Monday night’s game between the Bengals and Steelers in Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Bengals have now released their first injury report for the week as they prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night and a veteran offensive lineman appears to be close to returning for them.
Starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee) was limited Thursday and is getting closer to returning to action. Whitworth, who reportedly had setback a few weeks ago...
The Steelers looked old, the Bengals looked ready to challenge the rest of the NFL.While both teams lost their opening games of the season, the teams that stepped out on the field were completely different.The fact this is a Monday night game adds to the possible defensive battle and the idea that for the first time in his career, James Harrison will be opposing the Steelers instead...
The Cincinnati Bengals drafted tight Tyler Eifert in the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft and offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has wasted no time in getting his hybrid toy involved in the offense. In their season opener against the Chicago Bears, the Bengals showed just how much they like the versatility of Eifert and they also showed just how much they like using their 12 personnel...
The reviews came streaming in. Andy Dalton played great. Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden called it one of the best games the young QB played for Cincinnati. Marvin Lewis doled out compliments.
Even the numbers indicated Dalton played like a quarterback taking the next step in the opener. Dalton set a career high in completion percentage (78 percent) against a Bears team that finished...
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis watched a little video of Pittsburgh's season-opening disaster and felt a kinship with the failure.
''I just watched the first half of their game and I'm sure they feel the same way we do,'' Lewis said.
Not just them. They're all feeling the blues this week in the AFC North.
All four teams in the NFL's most successful...
Week two is upon us and after the performance we saw on Sunday, one has to be worried about this game, which will be in prime time, on Monday night.
About the only good that came out of Sunday was that the rest of the division lost their games, so the Steelers are still tied for the division lead. Aside from that, a lot of the concerns I wrote about last week were proved to be genuine...
The Pittsburgh Steelers spent a decade watching linebacker James Harrison wreak his own unique brand of havoc on an opponent's backfield.
Now the Steelers will get a chance to see how the other half lives.
Harrison signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in the offseason and will face his former team on Monday night. The five-time Pro Bowler says it is just another game on the schedule...
The Cincinnati Bengals felt like they let one get away in their season opener, blowing a double-digit lead in the second half of a performance full of turnovers and penalties.
They'll still head into Week 2 feeling much better than the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After losing three players for the season in their opener and looking inept offensively, the Steelers could have a difficult...
Former Steelers pass-rushing superstar James Harrison challenged Ben Roethlisberger, but this time subtly.
So here we are ready for NFL Week 2 and I am sure some of you are already in a panic over some of the performances of high draft picks. Well, all I can say is it's a long season and 1 week can't be written as bible.