Found September 26, 2012 on This Given Sunday:
  Nothing is clear in the early weeks of the season. Super Bowl contenders are below .500, teams destined for last place are unbeaten and we have spent more time talking about the officiating than the actual on-field product. But we have learnt a few things, and therefore we are allowed to extrapolate and make sweeping remarks based on what we think we know after three weeks. So here we go. Cincinnati is coming off of an impressive road win against the upstart Redskins. They went into DC and easily covered the number despite repeated comeback attempts by RGIII. Now they head a little further south to face the Jaguars – a team that is starting to find their identity as well early in the year. After dealing with the MJD contract situation throughout camp, the Jags got off to a slow start that they are still wading through. Gabbert is staying in the pocket, but consistency has not been blessed upon his just yet. Rookie wideout Justin Blackmon has been largely in...

Bengals’ Michael Johnson finally breaking out in 2012

At 6’7’’ 271 pounds with a 4.75 forty and 38½ inch vertical leap in the 2009 NFL combine; Michael Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals was one of the biggest pass rushing prospects coming out of the combine. Johnson was a very rare talent with incredible tangibles that placed him on the radar of most scouts predicting he would be drafted in the first round in 2009. Instead of...

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Maurice Jones-Drew doesn’t need training camp

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Bengals bring back Crocker, drop Lee

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Justin Blackmon must be patient in Jacksonville

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Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis Can See Greatness in Andy Dalton

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Week 3 Fantasy Football Recap: Jaguars vs. Colts

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