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After being picked by nearly every pundit on the planet (and much of the fan base) to go 0-16 on the low side to 4-12 on the high side last year, there is no doubt that the 2011 season was perceived as a resounding success in all circles. But with improved performance comes increased expectations. And that leaves me wondering as we come down the stretch: what constitutes “success” for this season in your eyes?
Multiple Pro Bowl Selections. Only A.J. Green was made the team on his own. But the Bengals sent 3 more — Andy Dalton, Geno Atkins and Jermaine Gresham — as injury replacements. This year, Green and Atkins would seem to be near locks for the team. Several others could make a case for joining them. Clint Boling, Michael Johnson, Kevin Zeitler and Jermaine Gresham come to mind. But if the Bengals send several guys to Hawaii but end up 8-8 this year, how satisfying is thiat really?
Back-to-Back Winning Season. This hasn’t happened since the 1981 (12-4) and strike-shortened 1982 ...
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Bengals fans have been heartened by many things over the last 3 weeks, but one of the most pleasant changes (aside from winning games) has been the ongoing development of WR Mohamed Sanu. After scoring 4 touchdowns over the last 3 weeks, Sanu has emerged as the primary #2 receiver, and a huge target in the red zone. He showed up as “limited” on Cincinnati’s injury report...
According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu suffered a stress fracture in his left foot and will likely be out for the remainder of the season.
Rookie wide receiver Mohamed Sanu suffered a stress fracture to the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. Head coach Marvin Lewis said after Friday’s practice and before the team left for San Diego...
The Cincinnati Bengals announced today that wide receiver
Mohamed Sanu suffered a stress fracture during practice Thursday, reports Joe
Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, which will require surgery that is expected
to sidelined him for the remainder of the season.
Lewis says Sanu suffered a stress fracture during practice on Thursday. Surgery on Monday
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy)...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Andy Dalton's demeanor hasn't changed since coach Marvin Lewis challenged him to become more of a leader, even if it meant going against his character and being a jerk sometimes.
The quarterback's numbers, though, have gotten much better.
The Bengals have won three of the four games since Lewis publicly challenged Dalton to lead the offense and middle...
Cincinnati wide receiver Mohamed Sanu will undergo potential season-ending surgery Monday for a stress fracture. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said via The Cincinnati Enquirer on Friday that the injury occurred during practice Thursday and that Sanu likely will be out for the year. He is expected to be placed on injured reserve. Sanu, a rookie from Rutgers, emerged as a pass-catching...
Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu, who was becoming a big weapon for quarterback Andy Dalton, won't be one this Sunday or the remainder of the season after suffering a stress fracture in his foot at Thursday's practice.Fantasy Spin:Sanu had caught a touchdown pass in three consecutive games and will finish the season with 16 catches for 154 yards and four scores. He also threw...
Bengals receiver Andrew Hawkins, who was inactive in Week 12 due to a sore knee is listed as probable for Sunday against San Diego.Fantasy Spin:He's caught 34 balls for 394 yards and three touchdowns this season, but his production has faded after a hot start as Mohamed Sanu had become the primary receiver playing opposite A.J. Green. But Sanu will miss the remainder of the season...
Last week: 20 (+1)
Net points per drive: 0.4 (8th)
DVOA: 4.6% (10th)
Weighted DVOA: 7.9% (10th)
Tier 5: Teams many predicted to make the playoffs at the beginning of the season, but that are long shots now
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis: Rushed for 129 yards (35 after contact) and a touchdown on 19 attempts, allowed 1 sack on 6 pass block snaps, caught 1 pass for 9 yards...
The NFL fined five players involved in a brawl during the fourth quarter of Sunday's Bengals-Raiders game in Cincinnati. Offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth was the only Bengals player to receive a $26,250 fine, NFL.com reported Friday. Four other Oakland players were not named but fined the same amount. Whitworth charged after Raiders defensive lineman Lamarr Houston for...
Cincinnati Bengals (6-5) at San Diego Chargers (4-7)
Last week, I took the Chargers for a big play for several reasons. Philip Rivers was 31-19 ATS in week 11 or later. In the last 3 years, as mediocre as they’ve been, they were still 10-5 ATS in week 11 or later, including a cover the week before in Denver. As underdogs, as they were last week, Rivers was 12-4 ATS in week 11 or...
It only took one pass play for the tone to be set Sunday. Palmer’s first dropback, BOOM, Geno Atkins threw him to the ground. At that point we ALL knew what kind of day it was going to be for Mr. Quitter himself. Speaking of quitting, did you see that Palmer’s Raider teammate Rolando McClain wants out of Oakland? Haha! Thanks for the draft picks. I’d much rather have the young...