NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Bengals Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Bengals in NFL's Top 100 of 2015

Earlier this month, the NFL came out with their Top 100 players of 2015. With 100-81 already released, the Cincinnati Bengals have no players so far; and there is a question of whom from the team will fall on the list and where.Last season on the Top 100 list of 2014, three Bengals fell on the list. WR A.J Green #8 DT Geno Atkins #48 MLB Vontaze Burfict #52 However, all three of...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Bengals Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Andy Dalton, Geno Atkins and the Bengals to reach...
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29 days ago  |  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

Benglas sign LB A.J. Hawk

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk, according to Mike McCartney. Excited for @OfficialAJHawk agreeing to terms with his hometown team, the @Bengals on a 2 year deal — Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 10, 2015   Hawk, 31, was selected by the Packers in the first round (No. 5 overall...
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March 10, 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

Mock Draft 2015 – Cincinnati Bengals Select DT Malcom Brown

Malcom Brown, defensive tackle from Texas, is currently one of the top interior lineman prospects in this years' NFL draft. A 2014 finalist for both the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Outland Trophy, which recognize the country's top defensive player and defensive interior lineman, Brown earned 2014 All-American honors from Walter Camp, AP, FWAA, Sporting News, CBS Sports, USA Today...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals DT Atkins added to Pro Bowl, replacing injured Suh

CINCINNATI -- Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins has been added to the Pro Bowl, replacing the injured Ndamukong Suh from Detroit. It's Atkins' third Pro Bowl selection. It gives the Bengals three players in the game, along with receiver A.J. Green and punter Kevin Huber. Atkins was picked despite coming off a subpar season, his first back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Suh backs out of Pro Bowl

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has joined Detroit Lions teammate Calvin Johnson in backing out of the Pro Bowl. Suh will be replaced by Cincinnati's Geno Atkins, according to the Bengals' website, which cited an undisclosed injury as the reason for the Detroit All-Pro's decision not to play. Toes still frozen, perhaps? More than likely, it has much to do with Suh's pending free-agent...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals' Atkins added to Pro Bowl, replacing injured Suh

CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins has been added to the Pro Bowl, replacing the injured Ndamukong Suh from Detroit. It's Atkins' third Pro Bowl selection. It gives the Bengals three players in the game, along with receiver A.J. Green and punter Kevin Huber. Atkins was picked despite coming off a subpar season, his first back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals' Atkins named to Pro Bowl

Bengals DT Geno Atkins has been named to a roster spot for the Pro Bowl, the NFL announced today. Atkins, a third alternate in December's Pro Bowl voting, replaces Detroit DT Ndamukong Suh, who is unable to participate due to an injury. The addition of Atkins gives the Bengals three players in the Pro Bowl, as WR A.J. Green and P Kevin Huber were voted in directly. The game will...
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January 16, 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

Bengals' defense set for overhaul after subpar performance

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals' defense was most dependable during their run of playoff appearances. After a tough season all-around, it's headed for a makeover. The Bengals were last in the league in sacks and gave up 500 yards a franchise-record three times. Indianapolis piled up 482 yards and allowed only one sack during a 26-10 victory on Sunday in the first round of the playoffs...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Buccaneers, Giants, Lions, & Rams

Bengals DC Paul Guenther referred to DT Geno Atkins as “just a guy” this season. “This year, he was just three-technique No. 20, in my mind,” Guenther said, via Coley Harvey of ESPN. “He was just a guy out there. “We need to get him back to where he was, being that game-wrecker there inside,” Guenther said. “Otherwise, we need to go find a new inside rusher.”...
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January 06, 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

Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis Had to Separate Adam Jones and Geno Atkins

Early during the Cincinnati-Indianapolis game the Bengals had something very bad happen on the sideline. It wasn't so bad that someone was hurt or couldn't play, but an indicator that things may not be going well for Cincinnati before the game really got started.So--what am I talking about? How about two Bengals--defensive back Adam Jones and defensive lineman Geno Atkins--going...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pacman Jones wanted a piece of Geno Atkins

Pacman Jones and Geno Atkins got into it after the Indianapolis Colts drove for a touchdown in the first quarter of Sunday’s AFC wild-card playoff game. The Colts went 71 yards on the Bengals on the opening possession of the game and scored on a short TD run. It’s unclear what the nature of the...Read More
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacman Jones lose temper with Geno Atkins on Bengals sideline (Video)

Photo via Twitter/@NFLNow.Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones lost his temper and went after defensive tackle Geno Atkins gon the sideline after the defense gave up a quick touchdown to the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter of Sunday's NFL playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium.The Colts only needed 3:49 to drive down the field and score the opening touchdown of the...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis forced to separate two Bengals players on sideline

Fellas, no fighting! The Cincinnati Bengals allowed the Indianapolis Colts to march down the field and score on the first possession of Sunday's AFC wild-card playoff game. Nobody on the Cincinnati side was happy about this, especially defensive back Adam "Pacman Jones" and defensive lineman Geno Atkins. In fact, they started jawing at each other about something and head coach Marvin...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marvin Lewis breaks up argument between Pacman and Geno Atkins

It’s easy to get frustrated when you struggle in the playoffs like the Cincinnati Bengals do. Moments after the Indianapolis Colts took a 7-0 lead in today’s wild card matchup, there was a flare-up on the Bengals’ sideline. Adam Pacman Jones and Geno Atkins had to be separated by head coach Marvin Lewis. Check it out: Cincinnati is playing without both A.J. Green and Jermaine...
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January 04, 2015  |  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

Browns Offensive Line Still Holding Them Back

Despite the Cleveland Browns now being 6-3, there’s a common thread holding people back from truly believing in the team: The run game. Heading into this season, everyone (coaches, players, fans, analysts) knew that the Browns wanted to be a run-first team. And that was working until Alex Mack was lost for the year. The past few weeks, the interior of the offensive line has been...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Bills, Cowboys, Lions, Raiders

Bengals DT Geno Atkins suffered a slight hyperextension of his surgically repaired knee last night, but the injury is considered to be minor. (Ian Rapoport) Bills HC Doug Marrone mentioned that they have yet to make a decision regarding RB Fred Jackson‘s status for Week 10. “He’s progressing. He’s not 100 percent yet,” said Marrone, via “So we’ll...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bengals Geno Atkins Makes Sure Brian Hoyer Doesn't Have Too Good of a Night

When all was said and done Thursday night in Cincinnati fans of the Browns were quite happy with what they got out of their quarterback, Brian Hoyer.  His night was not perfect of course, but it was pretty good (15-23, 198 yards). While he didn't collect a ton of stats he did collect the one that mattered most--a win.That being said, there was one play were things were actually...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bengals tackle Geno Atkins demolishes Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer

It’s halftime and the Cleveland Browns lead the Cincinnati Bengals 17-3. Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is putting together a nice little evening for himself, completing 10 of 16 passes for 119 yards. Even though Hoyer appears to have the game well in hand, it hasn’t all been shiny happy people holding hands for the former Spartan. Early on Hoyer got absolutely demolished on...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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