Cincinnati Bengals 2015 Preview

At the close of the 2014 NFL Season, we provided a review of each team with an eye toward the 2015 campaign. While still relevant it has become clear through free agency, and the 2015 NFL Draft that rosters are taking a different shape heading into the season. Much more will change through the summer, into training camp, and finally Week 1 but with the draft now in the rearview we...
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Areas of concern for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015

There are few teams in the NFL that have the talent and depth the Cincinnati Bengals posses. Team management and staff have constructed a roster that can be dominant on both sides of the ball while giving added insurance to positions that face constant injury. While the Bengals weakness are not as concerning as other problems NFL teams face, Cincinnati still their own looming questions...
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Bengals' George Illoka Rising to Stardom

The Cincinnati Bengals have many marquee players on their defense, but one of their hidden gems resides in the secondary—fourth-year safety George Illoka.Illoka didn’t turn many heads when drafted by the Bengals in the fifth-round (167th overall) by Cincinnati in the 2012 draft, but has quickly become one of the more reliable players in the NFL at the safety position.A product...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Face of the Franchise: AFC North Edition

While temperatures continue to rise, so does the anticipation for the start of the 2015 NFL season. Teams are in the process of finishing up OTA’s and minicamps and now await the beginning of training camp. Following a flurry of offseason activity, many old faces find themselves in new places. The time has come to assess the current “ambassadors” for each franchise. All NFL...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Cincinnati Bengals dark horse candidates to make the Pro Bowl in 2015

The Cincinnati Bengals have a whole roster filled with players that have been to multiple Pro Bowls. Some of the more obvious names include, Andy Dalton (two), A.J. Green (four), Andrew Whitworth (one) and Geno Atkins (three). However, there are some names on their roster that could put up good enough numbers to steal the show this year. Among the three names on this list, they have...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL players on the hot seat for 2015

Job security is something that even NFL players have to worry about because every day is a tryout for some players to make/stay on a roster. Some players have been on a roster for many seasons, but 2015 will be different for them as they are on the hot seat.  The players on this list will be playing for their job this season, whether it be for not performing in the past or younger...
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Cincinnati Bengals: Regular Season Stalwarts, but Unreliable in the Postseason

Andy Dalton throws a pass during a game against the San Diego Chargers. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images via The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off their fourth straight playoff appearance since 2011. Usually, being in the playoffs year in and year out is a positive sign. However, for the Bengals, two decades without a playoff win and four consecutive years in the playoffs has...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things to note about the Cincinnati Bengals newest QB

As of today, the Bengals official Twitter handle tweeted out that they have signed former Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning. But what you probably didn’t know, was how big of a stud he was when he was at Ball State. With AJ McCarron distancing himself from Josh Johnson for the No.2 spot to backup Andy Dalton, bringing in Wenning is going to heat things up for the No.3 spot on...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: How Good are the Bengals?

Once a month, TopSportsReport releases an NFL power rankings article.  Our power rankings serve as a way to measure where each NFL team’s talent level is in relation to the others.  We have just released the June edition of our NFL power rankings article. To find out where Devereaux Frazier ranks Andy Dalton, Andrew Whitworth, Vontaze Burfict and the Cincinnati Bengals, click...
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How the Cincinnati Bengals can win with Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton must show improvement as he enters a contract year and may soon be out of Cincinnati For the past four years Andy Dalton has started for the Cincinnati Bengals, and for the past four years, the Bengals have been defeated in each of their postseason debuts. If 2015 ends up being another humdrum year for Dalton, many people believe that it will be his last in the queen...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is there a quarterback controversy with the Cincinnati Bengals?

The Cincinnati Bengals have been one of the better NFL franchises the past four seasons, earning a playoff trip in each. However, there seems to be a quarterback drama slowly starting to surface according to recent reports. Andy Dalton has done a good job as the Bengals quarterback in his first four seasons in the league, earning 2 Pro Bowl honors during that span. From a team stand...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: 3 bold predictions for 2015

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY SportsThe Cincinnati Bengals may not be one of the most talked about teams in the NFL as the 2015 season continues to draw closer, but they are certainly a team to keep an eye on. Andy Dalton is on the hot seat heading into the season, but they have put together a very impressive team around him. Both the offense and defense is loaded with talent, and there...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Bold Predictions for the Bengals Offense in 2015

This Bengals Offense is stocked with talent. The question as it has been the past few years is what is Andy Dalton going to do with it? Let’s take a look at the surrounding roster infused with talent ready to be unleashed. (Man that was almost obnoxious sounding) Seriously though let’s give it a look. 1. Jeremy Hill leads the NFL in rushing Touchdowns and rushing yards ...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL QB Rankings: How Good is Andy Dalton?

View image | With the slow period in the NFL right now, the team at TopSportsReport thought it’d be the perfect time to evaluate all of the NFL’s starting quarterbacks.  To do so, John Miceli ranked all 32 starting quarterbacks in order. To find out where John Miceli ranks the guy who will be throwing to AJ Green and Mohammed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former Cincinnati Bengals backup QB is on the verge of retirement

After nine seasons in the NFL, a veteran quarterback who has spent the last several years as a backup is considering life on the other side. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Andy Dalton’s former backup at least has retirement on his mind. Veteran QB Jason Campbell, who played in ’14 for #Bengals, set to retire at 33. Nothing official yet, but as camps approach, that’s...
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You won’t believe where Andy Dalton ranks in terms of the world’s richest athletes?

With the help of Andy Dalton’s long-term contract (six-year, $96M) he signed last year, he can now be labeled as one of the richest athletes in the world. Dalton has led the Bengals to four straight playoff appearances and four straight early exits. But somehow he still finds himself on Forbes latest release of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes. The Red Rocket finished ahead...
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Cincinnati Bengals 2015 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback Andy Dalton gets a lot of heat for his career playoff performance. It does make some sense. Dalton has lost in the first round in every season of his 4 year career, tying YA Tittle’s record worst 0-4 career playoff record. Dalton hasn’t played well in those 4 games either, completing 55.7% of his passes for an average of 5.53 YPA, 1 touchdown, and 6 interceptions...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Three teams that will fall out of the playoffs in 2015

If you’ve read Brad Gagnon’s post on three teams he thinks will get back to the playoffs in 2015, you know those teams can’t get into the postseason unless they knock out teams that were previously in it. So who will fall off this season? Carolina Panthers: They benefited from one of the worst divisions in the history of football to sneak into the playoffs in 2014. But the...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wallace Gilberry voices his strong opinion of backup QB AJ McCarron

Bengals defensive end Wallace Gilberry is extremely impressed with one of his teammates this offseason, and it just so happens to be Andy Dalton’s backup. Usually, there isn’t a lot of buzz concerning backup quarterbacks, but according to Gilberry, AJ McCarron has earned himself a bit of hype. Wallace Gilberry on Bengals backup QB A.J. McCarron: "When I say awesome, that's kind...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Dalton and Kirk Herbstreit taking things seriously on Twitter

Prior to the MLB All-Star Game, comes the MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game. This year the All-Star game will be hosted by Cincinnati at Great American Ballpark. A familiar place for a couple of guys… A former Ohio State quarterback turned ESPN College GameDay analyst and the Bengals current quarterback are having fun with it, taking to Twitter for a hilarious conversation...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Just how potent will the Cincinnati Bengals dynamic duo be in 2015?

Fire and brimstone fall from the sky. The earth shudders and cracks below our feet. Andy Dalton has thrown another interception… But all hope is not lost! In fact the future may be much brighter for the luckless Bengals. Because in the trenches, much like the battles of Verdun, Cincinnati will carve out its place in the trenches. Behind an incredibly strong offensive line with...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Is it finally time to give up on Andy Dalton and a shot at the second round?

The Bengals have had four straight seasons in the playoffs. Only the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers have had more consecutive appearances than the Bengals (Denver Broncos tied Cincy.) The biggest difference between those three teams and the Queen City’s resident house-cat is that they’ve made it to the Super Bowl, scratch that, they’ve actually won at least...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: A few notes from OTA’s

With the first round of OTA’s now concluded, here are a few thoughts on the Cincinnati Bengals so far. Andy Dalton by all accounts has looked great. He is veteran on this offense and is feeling much more comfortable in Hue Jackson’s offense. After speaking with head coach Marvin Lewis, he has become more vocal and doing more to motivate the team. Dalton has taken much of the...
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Dalton eager to step up and lead the Bengals

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton knows he has to do more if he's going to get his team over the playoff hump. Now with four seasons under his belt -- and four quick playoff exits -- Dalton seems poised to assume a stronger role as a leader. With only three players with more seniority on the offense than Dalton -- Andrew Whitworth, Andre Smith, and Cedric Peerman -- the quarterback...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

A.J. McCarron to Andy Dalton: ‘Hopefully one day we’re both $100 million guys’

Andy Dalton is the starting quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals and is getting paid over $100 million to play under center. Bengals’ fans cringe at that statement. According to Dalton’s backup, A.J. McCarron, he sees himself just as worthy as the incumbent. The former Alabama quarterback told the Cincinnati Enquirer that while he believes Dalton is truly the quarterback...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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