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Despite going 9-7 last year and making the playoffs, the Bengals still finished third in the AFC North. But that will happen when you play in the toughest division in the AFC. At the risk of minor heresy, I was OK with a 3rd place finish for the Bengals this year. We have seen the Bengals leap from 4th to 1st in the division a couple of times, and the increase in difficulty of the schedule (and inflated egos) sent them right back to 4th each time. This lurching is hard on fans. As much as I want success, I want it to build up over a few seasons so that we can be confident that it will last for a while. So how does the 2012 season look to be shaping up so far? I could dredge up power rankings from various sites, but they are all going to bear a striking resemblance to the finish of the 2011 season. Besides, I am much more interested in what you think. AFC North teams will be facing the improving AFC West (KC, OAK, SD, DEN) and the tough NFC East (NYG, DAL, WAS, PHI) in addition to t...

Terrell Owens admits that he’s felt like “giving up.”

Terrell Owens has been one of the NFL’s most dramatic players off-the-field. He’s shared both willingly and unwillingly his issues with his family, his finances, his friends and business associates. In doing so, he’s revealed a certain sadness that should not be characteristic of a man that seemingly has had it all. Please click the link below to read the rest of this article...

Who Is Your Favorite Draft Pick?

Marvin and the PBS war room did the nearly impossible: they have elicited praise from the national sports media for their draft. High praise. And they deserve it. From everything we can know at this point, they did an outstanding job, matching need with value with pick after pick. With all of these great picks to choose from, which one are you most excited about seeing play at PBS...

Cincinnati Bengals Announce Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Soon after the completion of the 2012 NFL draft, teams jump on the phone to sign the undrafted free agents that they liked during the predraft process. Sometimes this process can be maddening because many of the sources are somewhat obscure and we're always bound to miss one. Still we charted it the best we could, charting a total of 14 players. The Cincinnati Bengals officially...

Andy Dalton pleased with receiver selections

Experts, fans, players, coaches, and most anyone else associated with the NFL has raved about the Cincinnati Bengals draft class of 2012. The team filled the voids at cornerback and guard, greatly improved the defensive line, and drafted talented player after talented player. Also of vital importance, however, was the drafting of wide receivers Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones to address...

The NFL's Top Twelve Games Of 2012 Includes Raiders Versus Bengals

When the NFL released the 2012 season schedule for each team a couple of weeks ago, nearly every Bengals fan had their eyes on one particular game. Call it the "Carson Bowl", the "PBS Battle", or whatever you like; but on November 25th (Week 12), quarterback Carson Palmer will be making his return to Cincinnati. This date marks the first time that Palmer will...

Football Outsiders Releases 2012 NFL Draft Grade Report

It is that time of the year again--the time to hand out grades for the NFL Draft. Football Outsiders has compiled a list of grades from nine NFL writers and draft analysts to see how the grades would average out. Guess who has the top Grade Point Average (GPA) out of all 32 teams? You are correct if you guessed the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals highest grade was of course an...

Jonathan Fanene On The Differences Between The Cincinnati Bengals And New England Patriots

Former Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene bolted Cincinnati soon after receiving a phone call from New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, quickly signing a $12 million deal over three seasons. Fanene left Cincinnati as one of the team's better pass rushers and versatile players, playing as much defensive end as he did defensive tackle during obvious passing downs...

Bengals assigned $6.88M to year-one rookie pool and $37.87M in total rookie comp pool

Before the 2012 NFL draft, the NFL and the Player's Association finalized the 2012 rookie compensation pool, which has actually been in existence since 1993. The numbers are based upon how many picks a team has and where those selections are. Teams with more selections and higher draft picks will receive a larger salary pool. According to Aaron Wilson the Cincinnati Bengals...
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