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In 2011, the Cincinnati Bengals had lady luck on their side.
With a rookie quarterback (Andy Dalton) passing to a rookie No. 1 wideout (AJ Green) in a West Coast offense called by first-year coordinator Jay Gruden - the upstart Bengals shocked the league, as their 6-2 record through eight games led the AFC North.
Then, in Week 10 of the regular season, the hated Pittsburgh Steelers would come into town.
As has been the case recently, the Steelers would walk out of Paul Brown Stadium victorious, this particular time by a score of 24-17.
The loss would send the Bengals into a downward spiral that saw them lose five of their next eight games, including the AFC Wild Card game.
So it should come as no surprise that, for the Cincinnati Bengals, their biggest home game of the 2012 season occurs on Sunday, October 21st, when the Steelers visit once again. The Bengals will be looking to avenge a loss that saw Andy Dalton throw two interceptions - including one late in the fourth quar...
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham injured his right knee late in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.
He was not expected to return to the game.
Gresham, a Pro Bowl alternate pick last year in his second season, caught a 25-yard pass from quarterback Andy Dalton to help set up a long field goal that gave...
At this point last season, you would have been hard pressed to find anyone that believed the Bengals would be a respectable football team, much less a playoff contender.
Fast forward to today.
The Bengals are considered a legitimate threat to unseat the Ravens and the Steelers as the dominant teams in the AFC North, and the Bengals' hopes and dreams for 2012 hinge on...
The loss of Travelle Wharton with a knee injury last week was evident on some plays, as blitz overloads forced Andy Dalton to run right in order to avoid the hit.
Dalton’s connection for a 50-yard touchdown to A.J. Green caught Asante Samuel napping, as Dalton hit Green in stride after beating the veteran corner by a good two or three steps.
ATLANTA-Even in defeat the Falcons first team offense continues to look nice in pre-season action. QB Matt Ryan continued to hit a variety of targets including his apparent main man Julio Jones.
Ryan went 18-of-21 for 174 yards and a touchdown as he took the Falcons to a halftime lead of 13-10.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cincinnati Bengals have waived wide receiver Jordan Shipley who’s benn working his way back from ACL surgery. If he clears waivers, the Bengals could end up placing him on season ending injured reserve.
Bengals today waived WR Jordan Shipley and K Thomas Weber.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 17, 2012
According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis indicated that tight end Jermaine Gresham is fine after last night’s preseason game.
“Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said after the 24-19 win that tight end Jermane Gresham was fine. When Gresham walked off the field he said he was fine and thought he could play next week, but he doesn’t know...
Brian Leonard of the Cincinnati Bengals facemasked this Atlanta Falcon’s player and than had the ball completely knocked out of his hands. This stuff drives coaches crazy.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and the Falcons' Matt Ryan each directed a pair of scoring drives before Cincinnati's reserves held on for a 24-19 preseason victory over Atlanta on Thursday night.
In a matchup of teams that lost in the wild-card round of the playoffs last season, Cincinnati (No. 14 in the AP Pro32) had the deeper roster.
The second- and...