Hue Jackson decided against chance to succeed Marvin Lewis

As the Browns and Bengals prepare for the first of their two annual meetings on Sunday, the in-state rivalry has a new layer of intrigue. Browns coach Hue Jackson had become a valued member of the coaching staff in Cincinnati — so valued that Marvin Lewis wanted to eventually hand the baton to Hue. Lewis…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 hours ago

Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals: 2016 Week 7 NFL Pick

Cleveland Browns (0-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-4) Despite being just 2-4, the Bengals are favored by double digits this week. That’s even rarer than you’d think, as just 4 other teams since 1993 have been favored by double digits despite having a winning percentage of .333 or worse in week 6 or later. Teams are 3-4-1 ATS in that spot since 1989, so the Bengals’ record doesn’t...
Via The Football Fan Spot
19 hours ago

Bengals hope to stop a favorite son

When it comes to Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson, there’s no debate that Sunday’s return (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) to sold-out Paul Brown Stadium marks the return of one of Bengaldom’s mo...
23 hours ago

Cincinnati Bengals: What’s gone wrong so far in 2016?

Entering the season, there were suspicions that the Cincinnati Bengals could get off to a slow start in 2016. That was the expectation on the offensive side of the ball. The team’s receiving corps had undergone massive change. Gone were wide receiver Marvin Jones (Detroit Lions) and Mohamed Sanu (Atlanta Falcons) while tight end Tyler Eifert was expected to miss time due to injury...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago

Tyler Eifert: “In my mind, I’m ready”

When his ankle finally healed, his back gave out. So now after months of rehabbing one thing or another, Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is ready to take the field again. Finally. Via Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Eifert said he was ready to get back on the field this week, though he’s still being…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Marvin Lewis defends Vontaze Burfict in wake of $75K fine

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been fined $75,000 by the NFL for stomping on New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount during last Sunday’s game. In the wake of the report, the league has been criticized by some for not suspending Burfict in light of his many previous transgressions. Not surprisingly, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis does not count...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals defend LB Vontaze Burfict over his latest fine

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals are defending linebacker Vontaze Burfict's actions during a loss to New England, which drew a $75,000 fine from the league on Wednesday, according to a personal familiar with the situation. Burfict was fined for stepping on Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount after he scored a touchdown near the end of New England's 35-17 win on Sunday, according...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict fined $75,000

The Cincinnati Bengals may have dodged a bullet on Wednesday. According to Pro Football Talk’s Zac Jackson, linebacker Vontaze Burfect hasn’t yet been suspended for stomping on New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount last Sunday. Instead, Burfiect was fined $75,000 for the dirty play. The play in question is about as ugly as it gets. Vontaze Burfict has been fined...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Burfict fined $75,000 for stepping on Blount

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has reportedly been fined $75,000 for allegedly stomping on an opponent Sunday. According to Pro Football Talk, the league made it clear in its letter to Burfict that the fine is for stepping on New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount — not for the low hit Burfict put on tight end Martellus Bennett. The Bengals reportedly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pereira: NFL lacks ‘guts’ if Burfict doesn’t get suspended

From the sounds of it, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict won’t receive a suspension for his cheap shot against the New England Patriots in Week 6. Burfict, who spent the first three weeks of the season suspended, went low on Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett in the eventual 35-17 New England victory. The play in question: Vontaze Burfict going low on Bennett...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals facing big issues, languishing as midpoint nears

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals returned the nucleus of their playoff team to make another run at getting that elusive first-round win. As the season reaches its midpoint, just reaching the playoffs will be the big challenge. A 35-17 loss in New England on Sunday marked the second week in a row that they've been drubbed on the road by a playoff-caliber team. They were coming off a...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: new low following week 6 loss

The Cincinnati Bengals find themselves at their lowest point of the season so far. Now finding themselves two games under a .500 record. With the Bengals losing to the New England Patriots on Sunday 35-17. The Patriots got on the board first with a field goal. The Bengals struggled to get in the end zone in the first quarter. A Giovani Bernard reception helped put the Bengals...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s now do or die for the Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals’ four season playoff streak is in grave danger. Currently sitting at 2-3, with unconvincing wins against two of the worst teams in the NFL in the Jets and Dolphins, the Bengals find themselves in a must win scenario heading into Foxborough, Massachusetts. Should the Bengals lose on Sunday to the Patriots – an admittedly likely scenario – Cincinnati...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: It’s on to face New England

The Cincinnati Bengals could be in for their toughest game of the season to date. After a loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Bengals are once again hunting to get back to a .500 record. Yet, they’ll have to contend with one of the AFC’s most competitive teams. As the Cincinnati Bengals prepare to face the New England Patriots on Sunday. Notes to know Location: Gillette Stadium,...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals' Andy Dalton getting sacked at alarming rate

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals passed it off as an opening-game aberration when Andy Dalton was sacked a career-high seven times in a win over the Jets. It turned out to be the start of a trend. Dalton has been sacked 17 times in five games, tied for second most in the NFL. Indianapolis has allowed 20 sacks. Dalton has been sacked once every 12 pass attempts this season, which would...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis, back on the hot seat for good?

The Cincinanti Bengals enter Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots at 2-3 on the season and coming off a blowout loss in Dallas. It’s not necessarily a normal position for Marvin Lewis and Co. to be in during the regular season. Here’s a team that started the 2015 campaign with eight consecutive wins. That came on the heels of the team boasting a 3-1 record heading...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals' Super Bowl window has closed after recent struggles

For the past few years, the Cincinnati Bengals have been one of the most consistent franchises in the league when it comes to the regular season. Head coach Marvin Lewis always able to guide his Bengals to the postseason with five straight trips to January since 2011. However, those playoff trips always followed swift playoff exits as the Bengals have lost in the Wild Card in each...
Via This Given Sunday
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jason Witten owns Bengals DB with stiff-arm

If one play could sum up the Cincinnati Bengals against the Dallas Cowboys this weekend, it was Jason Witten obliterating a defensive back on the way to a big gain. Seriously, it doesn’t get much more brutal than this: That Witten stiff arm tho... — Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) October 9, 2016 That was Cincinnati safety Derron Smith, who was having...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Hawk could become a Falcon

The Falcons are doing a little bird watching in an effort to shore up their depleted linebacking corps. #Falcons have interest in veteran LB A.J. Hawk, sources said. They have 4 LBs injured (Weatherspoon, Worrilow, Campbell, Jones). — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) October 4, 2016 It would be a desperation move for the Falcons. Hawk, 32, never really has provided a return on the Packers’...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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