Bengals 23 Giants 10

At least this game is over.  I was forced to watch it on DVR via NFL Network because the NFL Pass did not work.  The only thing that showed more malfunction than the NFL site was the NY Giants.  For those of you who missed the game, consider yourselves lucky.  It was 3 hours of pure pain.  The score did not do it justice.  It may as well have been 40-10. Guys like Geno Atkins...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals hope upgraded defensive line produces some sacks

CINCINNATI (AP) Michael Johnson's bald head glistens. It's a new look for the Cincinnati defensive end, who wore dreadlocks a couple of years ago. New feels good to Johnson, and not just when it comes to his hair style. Johnson had 26 1/2 sacks in four seasons with the Bengals, including 11.5 in 2012, before leaving for Tampa Bay as an unrestricted free agent last year. One injury...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals Positional Breakdown: Defensive Line

If there is one thing the Cincinnati Bengals are hoping to improve on in 2015, it would have to be the pass rush. One year ago, the Bengals’ defense managed just 20 sacks, the lowest in the NFL and franchise history. In fact, the Bengals’ defense racked up just as many interceptions (20) as they did sacks. With pass rush on their mind, the Bengals added to their defensive line...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals looking to resurrect 'Fisher-Price' pass rush

After a league-worst 20 sacks in 2014, the Bengals are looking to go back to their roots.Five years after the original formation of Mike Zimmer's 'Fisher-Price' package, the trio of Carlos Dunlap, Geno Atkins, and Michael Johnson are amped for a reunion.The threesome combined for 63 sacks from 2010 to 2012, 52 percent of the team's output. With Johnson back after a disappointing...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Did the Cincinnati Bengals do enough to fix their defense?

The Cincinnati Bengals defense has been ranked in the top 10 of the NFL for 3 of the last 4 seasons. Last year was the year the Bengals took a stumble from their pedestal and came in sporting a defense that was ranked 22nd in the league. While the team’s main setback was due to injuries, the Bengals addressed their issues through free agency and the draft. With the return of key...
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Cincinnati Bengals Have the Best Defense in the AFC North?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals 2015 NFL Off-Season Preview

Positions of Need Defensive End Other than Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins, the Bengals’ defensive line was horrible last season as only those two players played a snap for the Bengals on the defensive line and graded out above average. Wallace Gilberry and Robert Geathers were horrible as the Bengals #2 and #3 defensive ends last season, grading out 46th and 59th respectively out...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: 2014 Defensive Grades

The Cincinnati Bengals went 10-5-1 in 2014 and lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, while their defense ranked 22nd in the league in yards per game allowed. The Bengals’ opponents racked up 359.3 yards per game.The Bengals also ranked a dismal 20th in passing yards allowed, as they let their opponents tally up 243 passing yards per game. The Bengals...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Guenther expects better from self, Bengals defense

CINCINNATI -- Paul Guenther has coached at different levels of football. He's had multiple roles at those levels, including being a college head coach at the age of 25. His first season as the Bengals defensive coordinator was a learning experience for Guenther. What he mainly discovered is that his unit has to get a lot better across the board, but particularly when it comes to...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Bengals Pulled Out The Money Celebration 6 Times Today

Johnny Football had an absolutely miserable game today. He completed 10 passes, threw for only 80 yards, and was intercepted on two occasions. Because he played so poorly, Manziel didn’t have any opportunities to pull out the money celebration- but it did leave plenty of opportunities for the Bengals defense to troll Johnny. In total, they Money-ed six times. That’s more than...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Five individual match-ups to watch in NFL Week 14

With the season winding down and playoff races heating up, this weekend is loaded with interesting match-ups. These are some of the most interesting potential personnel battles in Sunday’s afternoon slate to get you prepared for the Patriots-Chargers nightcap. 1. Eagles OLB Connor Barwin vs. Seahawks RT Justin BrittMost of the attention in Sunday’s big NFC clash as Seattle...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals' 'Fisher-Price' group is all grown up

CINCINNATI -- They were once known as the Fisher-Price Package. It was a grouping of young defensive linemen then-Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer started using in 2010, a grouping that would become part of the foundation of Zimmer's defense. Fisher-Price is all grown up now. Part of growing up is moving away and becoming your own person without losing that connection. Michael...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Good, Bad, & Interesting Matchups for the Titans vs. Cincinnati

This Sunday, the Tennessee Titans will travel to Cincinnati to play a 2-0 Bengals team that is a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Marvin Lewis’ squad has played two quality opponents and seems to have its’ identity intact.The Titans, on the other hand, are still figuring it out.After an impressive 26-10 whooping of Kansas City, the Dallas Cowboys throttled the Titans by that...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Persistent Issues Linger in Atlanta's Loss to Cincinnati

After being in fantasyland for an entire week, Atlanta fell back to reality in a crushing defeating to Cincinnati. They were once again pushed around on a consistent basis inside the trenches. They weren’t able to force any turnovers or take advantage of A.J. Green being injured. The “new-and-improved” defensive line that was supposed to bring toughness was disappointing.The...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week 1 IDP Sleepers

Here are just a few suggestions of places to look for IDP value in Week 1. This article is not meant for you to read and then start Stevie Brown over the Vontaze Burfict's or Luke Kuechly's of the world, but is intended for those who may be streaming or reaching deeper into the waiver wire. If you draft a stud and he is not injured, or on a bye week, start him. Do not overthink...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive tackle Geno Atkins leads the Cincinnati Bengals in Madden ratings

The highly anticipated Madden ratings have been released for select teams. The Cincinnati Bengals are one of the select teams. Overall, the Bengals secured an 86 rating. The top players include defensive tackle Geno Atkins (96), wide receiver A.J. Green (95), left end Carlos Dunlap (90), and cornerback Leon Hall (88). Here are the overall rankings for the entire team. Quarterback...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2010 NFL Draft Review: Re-Grading the AFC North

Cincinnati BengalsDraft Picks:#21 TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma#54 DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida#84 WR Jordan Shipley, Texas#96 DB Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest#120 DT Geno Atkins, Georgia#131 LB Roddrick Muckelroy, Texas#152 OT Otis Hudson, Eastern Illinois#191 WR Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas#228 C Reggie Stephens, Iowa StateBy The NumbersBengals: 3Elsewhere: 3Out of the league: 3Steal: Atkins...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals’ 5 most impactful players of 2013 season.

5. Carlos Dunlap – After starting just two games in his first three seasons, Dunlap stepped up big time in 2013. With the absence of Geno Atkins for a chunk of the season, the Cincinnati Bengals needed Carlos dunlap to have a big year. And that he did. The 6’6 defensive end out of Florida racked up 58 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, and four forced fumbles. Dunlap was right in the...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals’ Injury Report: Carlos Dunlap, Terence Newman, Devon Still

The Cincinnati Bengals host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.  Who dey in and who dey out?  Find out in your Cincinnati Bengals Week 17 injury report.Cornerback, Terence Newman, (knee) did not participate and is out for Sunday.  Also out is defensive tackle Devon Still (back) did not participate.Tight end Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) did not participate is questionable.  Also...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals’ Injury Report: Carlos Dunlap, Terence Newman, Andrew Whitworth

The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.  Who dey in and who dey out?  Find out in your Cincinnati Bengals Week 16 injury report.Cornerback Terence Newman (knee) did not participate and is doubtful for Sunday.Tight end Jermaine Gresham (abdomen) full participation is probable.The rest of the Who Deys are listed as questionable and they are:Defensive end...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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