Found November 07, 2011 on
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Marvin Lewis gave the players the day off following Sunday’s 24-17 win over Tennessee, but a lot of the Bengals were still in the locker room getting a jump on film study in preparation for this week’s game against the Steelers.
Defensive tackle Domata Peko summed up the upcoming week, like this: “We hate them and they hate us. Everywhere I go even the chefs in the restaurants are like ‘just beat Pittsburgh.’ It’s just that rivalry. Nothing like going up against your rival and getting at it.”
The Bengals also find themselves in unfamiliar territory as they are tied with the Ravens for best record in the conference at 6-2. If the playoffs began today though, the Bengals would be the top seed based on a better record against common opponents. Pittsburgh is a half-game back at 6-3. However the Steelers would still qualify as the final wild card.
While many are trying to figure out how many wins it might take for the Bengals to make the playoffs, that is the least of the player’s conc...
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Marvin Lewis has his team ready for the Steelers.
Who would have thought losing or getting rid Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens, and Carson Palmer was a recipe for success. Did I mention the retirement of Dhani Jones? But that is exactly what the Cincinnati Bengals have done, remove some of the excess to focus on team chemistry and improving each week.
The result is a 6-2 ballclub at the mid-point mark of the season, a lead in the...
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...
Over the first half of the season, the Bengals have gone from being named as one of the teams in the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes to a contender for one of the AFC's playoff spots.With a 23-17 win over Tennessee, the Bengals have won five straight for the first time since 1988, when they reached the Super Bowl for the final time, and are 6-2 for the second time in three years.The...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Cincinnati Bengals are on a roll unlike anything seen by this franchise since 1988 with five straight wins, and coach Marvin Lewis says it doesn't matter.
"Half of these guys weren't even alive 23 years ago," Lewis said.
Rookie Andy Dalton threw for three touchdowns and 217 yards, and the Cincinnati Bengals rallied from a 10-point...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Cincinnati Bengals are on a roll unlike anything seen by this franchise since 1988 with five consecutive wins, and coach Marvin Lewis says it doesn't matter. "Half of these guys weren't even alive 23 years ago," Lewis said.
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...
John Harbaugh , Mike McCarthy and Marvin Lewis join Billick.