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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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals-Texans Capsule

HOUSTON (AP) CINCINNATI (6-3-1) at HOUSTON (5-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Texans by 1 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 5-5, Houston 6-4 SERIES RECORD - Series tied 3-3 LAST MEETING - Texans beat Bengals 20-19, Dec. 11, 2011 LAST WEEK - Bengals beat Saints 27-10; Texans beat Browns 23-7 AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 13, Texans No. 18. BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals-Saints Capsule

CINCINNATI (5-3-1) at NEW ORLEANS (4-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Saints by 5 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 4-5, New Orleans 4-5 SERIES RECORD - Tied 6-6 LAST MEETING - Saints beat Bengals 34-30, Dec. 5, 2010 LAST WEEK - Bengals lost to Browns 24-3; Saints lost to 49ers 27-24, OT AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 16, Saints No. 18 BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 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...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals season could be impacted if these Week 10 bold predictions ring true

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
Via cover32 - Bengals
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 BuffaloBills.com. “So we’ll...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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...
Via FatManWriting
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...
Via cover32 - Bengals
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer gets demolished by Geno Atkins

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...
Via cover32 - Browns
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sizing up the AFC North

The AFC North is the NFL's most competitive division. It might stay like that the rest of the way, and the next really big game comes Thursday night when the Cleveland Browns visit the Cincinnati Bengals in a game that's for first place, at least for a few days. The slimmest of margins separates first place and fourth. This could get good. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Bengals play...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rock Solid: Top 5 fantasy defenses and special teams for week 9

Geno Atkins after he sacks Joe Flacco during last week’s 27-24 victory over the Ravens. (AP Photo) Week eight in the NFL saw a lot of action for fantasy defenses and special teams.  There were three teams who each scored 20 points or more, the Dolphins (26), Chiefs (20), and Vikings (20).  Then the Buffalo Bills defense forced six turnovers against the Jets but were only able...
Via Down and Distance
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars-Bengals Capsule

JACKSONVILLE (1-7) at CINCINNATI (4-2-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Bengals by 13 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jacksonville 2-6, Cincinnati 4-3 SERIES RECORD - Jaguars lead 11-8 LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Jaguars 27-10, Sept. 30, 2012 LAST WEEK - Jaguars lost to Dolphins 27-13; Bengals beat Ravens 27-24 AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 29, Bengals No. 12 JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Herm Edwards: “Bengals Are The Best Team In NFL”

There are only a couple of teams in the NFL that remain undefeated.  ESPN’s Herman Edwards believes one of those teams is the best in the league right now. The former head coach and ESPN analyst wrote a piece on Insider proclaiming “the Bengals as the best team in the NFL.” Edwards explained his opinion by pointing out the Bengals improved offense, stingy veteran defense and...
Via Thacover2
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Herm Edwards: “Bengals Are The Best Team In NFL”

There are only a couple of teams in the NFL that remain undefeated.  ESPN’s Herman Edwards believes one of those teams is the best in the league right now. The former head coach and ESPN analyst wrote a piece on Insider proclaiming “the Bengals as the best team in the NFL.” Edwards explained his opinion by pointing out the Bengals improved offense, stingy veteran defense...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Unbeaten Bengals have extra week to get healthy

CINCINNATI (AP) When the schedule came out, the Bengals saw what was happening in the fourth week and bristled. A bye? So soon? Teams prefer to get their week off later in the season, when they're worn down a bit. The Bengals' thinking has dramatically changed since. They're off this week, and the timing now seems perfect. Cincinnati (3-0) could use a break to get healthy after...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Chiefs, Falcons, Rams

  Bengals Bengals DT Geno Atkins is reportedly “fine” after he was carted off late in the game. Atkins was reportedly exhausted and his feet were sore. (Pro Football Talk) Chiefs HC Andy Reid confirmed that ILB Derrick Johnson and DE Mike Devito both ruptured their Achilles’ tendon’s. Falcons Rookie OT Jake Matthews is believed to have a high-ankle sprain that is considered...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 07, 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...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens: 2014 Week 1 NFL Pick

Cincinnati Bengals (0-0) at Baltimore Ravens (0-0) This game is between two teams in the Ravens and the Bengals who are much better at home than on the road. The Ravens are 41-9 at home since 2008, Joe Flacco and John Harbaugh’s first season with the team. As a result, they are 19-10 ATS as home favorites of less than 7 or home underdogs. Meanwhile, the Bengals went undefeated...
Via The Football Fan Spot
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-200 NFL Players: 26-50 (2014)

26. OT Joe Staley (San Francisco) Joe Staley was a dominant left tackle last season. He wasn’t the #1 ranked offensive tackle he was in 2012, but he still ranked 5th at his position. The 2007 1st round pick has graded out above average in 6 of 7 seasons since being drafted, especially dominating over the past 2 seasons. He’s the only offensive tackle in the league who has graded...
Via The Football Fan Spot
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014 Suprise NFL Team Will Be.......

The NFL team that will surprise everyone and will be the team to beat is…....The Cincinnati Bengals. It occurred to me as I was smoking my first Chupa Cabra cigar (thanks again Jasen from Esteban Carrera) that the Bengals are the most complete team in the AFC. Last year, the defense was ranked in the top 5 in points, total yards, rushing, passing and takeaways.  The 2014 version...
Via Football Nation
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

5 reasons the Baltimore Ravens will beat the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday

1. Gary Kubiak hasn’t revealed much yet. In all of Gary Kubiak’s stop in his coaching tenure, he’s installed offenses that are not only extremely successful but also unique to their personnel.  The west coast variant offense relies on timing to create its openings, and whether that is in the rush game or pass game, there will be some new wrinkles revealed.  Surely with such...
Via cover32 - Ravens
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals' task: Win playoff game or else

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Even if the Bengals reach the playoffs for an unprecedented fourth straight season, it'll be considered mostly irrelevant unless they win at least one more. Harsh, but accurate. The defending AFC North champions are in what amounts to uncharted territory for their franchise. They've put together the best streak of regular-season success since their debut in 1968...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals' task: Win playoff game or else

CINCINNATI (AP) Even if the Bengals reach the playoffs for an unprecedented fourth straight season, it'll be considered mostly irrelevant unless they win at least one more. Harsh, but accurate. The defending AFC North champions are in what amounts to uncharted territory for their franchise. They've put together the best streak of regular-season success since their debut in 1968...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Injury Update: Geno Atkins, Andre Smith, Rex Burkhead

As the Cincinnati Bengals prepare to face the Arizona Cardinals in the team's third preseason game Sunday, the team could have a pair of stars back. Geno Atkins got the go-ahead to return to action Wednesday and it appears Andre Smith is not too far behind.Atkins tore his ACL against the Dolphins on Halloween night last year and missed the remainder of the season. After participating...
Via NFL Injury Report
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the top 5 NFL defenses in 2014

SKsStaff 5. Cincinnati Bengals   #185435019 / gettyimages.com 2013 Stats: 19.1 PPG, 20 interceptions, 6 TD Key Players: DT Geno Atkins, DE Carlos Dunlap, CB Darqueze Dennard, S Reggie Nelson, S George Ikoka, LB Vincent Rey, LB Vontaze Burfict The Bengals are returning most of the squad last year that gave up less than 20 PPG and racked up 20 interceptions. The only major losses...
Via Sports-Kings
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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