Cincinnati Bengals free agency preview: What will it take to get a playoff win?

Generating a pass rush has been a staple of Cincinnati's defense until last season. Marvin Lewis' defense finished with a league-low in sacks (20) in 2014 -- a season after Michael Johnson's departure. It's a wonder how the team continues to struggle in postseason despite consistently fielding one of the most talented rosters in the conference. Injuries and inconsistent quarterback...
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NFL Notes: Bengals, Browns, Cardinals, Eagles, Giants & Lions

 Bengals HC Marvin Lewis told reporters that he would like to draft a return specialist that can double as a wide receiver. “That’s an area we would always like to fill,” Lewis said, via Coley Harvey. “Darren [Simmons] ends up sometimes being a little frustrated about that because we don’t quite end up getting that filled as well as we maybe could.” Harvey lists Maryland...
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Bengals focus on free agency before draft

INDIANAPOLIS -- There is no offseason for the NFL. America's most popular professional sports league is its own 24-hour news cycle. It's the reason more than 900 media members from various outlets were granted credentials for this year's annual scouting combine, up from 715 just four years ago. The NFL Network announced its Saturday coverage brought in its largest ratings and total...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis: Bengals excited about McCarron's future

After a college career in which he led Alabama to a No. 1 ranking twice in his career, A.J. McCarron can focus on a different number: 2. With Jason Campbell likely headed for free agency, the Bengals figure to be in the market for someone to back up starting quarterback Andy Dalton, and McCarron would appear to be in a good position to grab that job. That is despite not seeing any...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 starting where 2014 ended for Bengals

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's been a little more than six weeks since the last time the Bengals sent their contingency across Ohio's western border into Indiana. That trip ended their 2014 season. This trip begins 2015. The annual NFL combine has begun in Indianapolis. Time to break out the stop watches, the notepads and interviewing skills as the league welcomes a new crop of job seekers...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The NFL says postseason success for Cincinnati Bengals “seems imminent”

It’s no secret the Cincinnati Bengals have been a giant flop in the postseason in the Andy Dalton era. The NFL seems to think that’s going to change. 1991 = last playoff win for @Bengals. But don't worry. "Postseason success seems imminent." — NFL (@nfl) February 15, 2015 The article actually lays out some interesting points...
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Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown doesn’t fare well in Power Rankings

In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership are the ones that inevitably compete for championships year in and year out, while franchises with less stable structures at the top are typically mired in mediocrity or stuck in the cellar. That’s what makes cover32′s...
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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy gets jobbed in latest Power Rankings

This week, cover32′s Buck Stanton used his weekly power rankings to break down and rate the NFL’s 32 head coaches. From best to worst, he ranks the men in charge of leading each franchise. Shockingly, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy didn’t fared well. Despite having a Super Bowl title to his name, he couldn’t crack the top 10. In fact, he finished at No. 13. AROUND...
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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis gets a ton of praise in latest Power Rankings

This week, cover32′s Buck Stanton used his weekly power rankings to break down and rate the NFL’s 32 head coaches. From best to worst, he ranks the men in charge of leading each franchise. Somewhat surprisingly, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis fared well. Despite having never won a playoff game, he landed in the top half of the league. Lewis checked in at No. 12. ...
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Bengals coach throws support behind Andy Dalton

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis again threw support behind quarterback Andy Dalton as their starter in 2015. What else could Lewis say, the Bengals have no other options on their roster and the NFL Draft is considered weak on quarterback prospects. Under Lewis the Bengals have been incredably stable at quarterback going from Jon Kitna to Carson Palmer and now Dalton. “Fortunately...
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis Deserves Another Chance

CINCINATTI – There has been rumors outpouring that Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, who led the team to the postseason six times since 2003, could be getting the boot after falling to the Indianapolis Colts and not advancing to the AFC Divisional Round. After eight seasons with the Bengals, Lewis has proved he is a good head coach and mentor, despite lacking success...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Why does Marvin Lewis still have a job?

Is simply making the playoffs all that is required for Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis to stay employed? Is that how low the bar is for one of the most pathetic franchises in the NFL? Lewis has now coached the Bengals for 12 years. He’s made the playoffs in six of those seasons, five of which have come in the last six years. But in all six cases, he has lost on wild...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Why does Marvin Lewis still have a job?

Is simply making the playoffs all that is required for Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis to stay employed? Is that how low the bar is for one of the most pathetic franchises in the NFL? Lewis has now coached the Bengals for 12 years. He’s made the playoffs in six of those seasons, five of which have come in the last six years. But in all six cases, he has lost on wild...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals head into offseason looking for answers to familiar questions

CINCINNATI -- Now that a couple of days have passed since the Bengals' season ended with a one-and-done playoff appearance for the fourth straight year, it's time to start looking at 2015. First and foremost, two things fans will have to accept, even if they might clamor for something otherwise: *Marvin Lewis will be back as the head coach. *Andy Dalton will be back as the quarterback...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Time for the Bengals to Move on From Marvin Lewis?

Marvin Lewis just cannot get over the hump. His 12 seasons in Cincinnati is beginning to look like 40 years in the desert. Days after losing to the Indianapolis Colts 26-10 in the opening round of the 2014 NFL playoffs, Cincinnati Bengals fans are singing the same sad, tired, song of defeat in mediocrity. In 12 seasons as head coach of the orange and black, Marvin Lewis has rewritten...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals don't know why they come apart in playoffs

CINCINNATI (AP) Coach Marvin Lewis couldn't go to sleep until he had a chance to watch video of the Bengals' latest playoff meltdown. There weren't a whole lot of answers in the viewing. A 26-10 loss at Indianapolis on Sunday made it four straight years with first-round losses, an NFL record. No matter what they accomplish during the regular season, the Bengals fritter it away in...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals Vow to Make No Changes in Attempt to Win Playoff Game Next Year

Despite being bounced from the playoffs in the wildcard round for the fourth consecutive year, it appears the Cincinnati Bengals have no intention to make any changes before next season. “You don’t just give in to four years of failure,” said Marvin Lewis. “We’re close. Imagine slamming your head into a brick wall for four years in a row. Eventually, if you keep doing that...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: It’s Time to Finally Fire Marvin Lewis

Other than enjoying Skyline Chili, I have no allegiance to the Queen City. That said, I was a constant critic of Cincinnati’s baseball manager, who was rightly fired after another postseason choke job in October 2013. Therefore, to be fair, like last year on this very weekend, I see the same things wrong with the city’s football coach. I believe the Cincinnati Bengals should...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Another postseason, another quick exit for Bengals

INDIANAPOLIS -- All of the questions the Bengals hate hearing but have been forced to listen to and answer won't be going away for another year. Another regular season worthy of a playoff berth has ended right there, this time at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts, 26-10. It was a methodical loss. It was a game the Bengals were in at halftime, down just 13-10, but just as it has...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

24 years and counting: A look at the Bengals playoff drought

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bengals playoff losses, especially the past couple seasons, have been extremely painful but Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Colts on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium broke new ground that no team wants to be a part of. Cincinnati is now the first team in NFL history to go one and out in the postseason four straight years. Of the six previous teams to do go one and out three...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Growing chorus of fans want Marvin Lewis fired after latest Bengals playoff loss

For most NFL teams getting to the playoffs four years in a row would be a dream come true no matter what the results, but for Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis it might get him fired. Following the Bengals’ 26-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts today, a growing chorus of fans are calling for him to get the axe because Lewis (0-6) supposedly can’t win a playoff game. Here’s...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati vs. Indianapolis NFL Playoff Takeaways

Derp Derp Derp Derp10) Kicker Mike Nugent's bank shot from 57 yards to close the half clearly bailed out coach Marvin Lewis9) The media chastised Indy for drops that kept the Bengals in the game in the first half, as if the Colts don't drop the ball a lot, and the Bengals aren't good enough in coverage to inspire a lot of that8) I'd go into some of the depths of inanity that Phil...
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January 04, 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

Adam Jones And Geno Atkins Had To Be Separated By Marvin Lewis

Adam Jones and Geno Atkins had to be separated by Marvin Lewis after the two were not happy about the Colts scoring on the opening drive.
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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
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