Found December 09, 2011 on Cincinnati Bengals Blog:
For someone who coached in a Super Bowl as a defensive coordinator and has led his teams to two division titles as a head coach, Marvin Lewis might have surprised a couple people when he discussed the stakes for Sunday’s game against the Texans. Said Lewis after practice: “This is the most important game we have played in December I would say. This is the biggest game I’ve been in in the NFL. This is important for our team because it can springboard us where we need to go. We can build upon this game, it allows us to continue to build and that’s whats important. These guys have worked extremely hard and this is an opportunity to reap a benefit from how hard they worked. This is a big win to win now because of what it means and how it continues to keep us moving forward. Its a rebirth and it’s good where we are.” In many ways a win over Houston could have the same effect that the 2003 win against Kansas City had. At that time, Lewis was in his first season and he was in search...

Terrell Owens ONCE AGAIN In Trouble Over Child Support

Unemployed NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens is in HOT WATER, once again, over child support.According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Owens forgot a date, on December 1, to pay child support.A petition has been filed for contempt, on Friday, in the Fulton County Superior Court. It's being reported that he hasn't paid $5,000, the monthly cost in child support, to Melanie...

Zimmer wants interceptions … now!

To say that Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is upset about his unit’s lack of interceptions would be an understatement. In typical Zimmer fashion, he did not mince words about what he expects from his pass defense going into Sunday’s game against Houston. “I am going to start changing guys out if they don’t start doing it better,” Zimmer said. “I am going to...

Newton vs Dalton: Who is The Offensive Rookie of The Year?

Ever since Cam Newton made his NFL debut in the regular season that saw him pass for 422 yards and 3touchdowns, the award for the 2011 NFL offensive rookie of the year has been his to lose. Especially when he followed it up in his second game with 432 yards in the air and another pair of scores against the defending Super Bowl champions. But over the course of the year...

1986 Bengals look back in pain, with few regrets

Peter King of Sports Illustrated undertook a compelling project for the magazine’s latest issue. King examined the health and quality of life of the 1986 Cincinnati Bengals, 25 years later. He interviewed every possible player he could find from the team, with 39 of 46 living members cooperating. It was the first such study of…

Fantasy Football Preview Week 14: Texans vs. Bengals

Houston @ Cincinnati   These are two teams going in opposite directions currently, as the Texans continue to push forward with wins even though they lost their top two quarterbacks due to injury.  TJ Yates actually looked like a serviceable veteran rather than a third string rookie, as he made a few timely throws and kept on handing off to Arian Foster, which is all you have to...

Cincinnati Bengals team report: Zimmer wants more interceptions—or else

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Reverse questions time

A couple times a week on Twitter (@joereedy), I do the 20 questions segment where I go through the most frequently discussed Bengals topics along with a couple others. In light of this week’s blackout though for the Houston game, I’m going to turn the tables on you guys. We’re not going 20 questions though, I’m going half that amount. Attendance has been a frequently discussed...

Cedric Benson Probable

Running back Cedric Benson is probable for Week 14 vs. Houston, according to John Clayton of ESPN. Fantasy Spin: Benson may still be slowed by his foot injury though, and is not a good bet for fantasy production against a ferocious Houston run defense. So keep fantasy expectations tempered.
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