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5 takeaways from Sports Illustrated Cincinnati Bengals preview

  • 12:10 pm Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Staff Writer

I really enjoyed the Sports Illustrated/MMQB preview of the 2017 Bengals because it confirmed almost all of my biases about the team. 

Any given day on the Internet, who can ask for more than that? It’s the best, really.

Anyway, I recommend reading the whole thing, but here are some takeaways:

1. The Bengals didn’t need John Ross because they are already deep at receiver. Writer Andy Benoit calls Ross, a speedster from Washington, “a luxury pick.”

This is an interesting observation because it is true and also an example of how [More]

Bengals should look up I-71 for help Friday night

  • 10:35 am Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Staff Writer

A couple of Ohio State Buckeyes could be great value picks for the Cincinnati Bengals in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft Friday night.

Interior offensive lineman Pat Elflein is the 21st-best player still available according to

He is one of a large group of linemen in the top 30, behind Alabama tackle Cam Robinson, Western Kentucky guard Forrest Lamp and Indiana’s Dan Feeney.

RELATED: Elflein part of special group of seniors at Ohio State

Not far behind Elflein are Ethan Pocic of LSU and Dorian Johnson of [More]

NFL makes interesting choice for ref in Bengals-Broncos game

  • 9:27 am Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Staff Writer

A familiar face is coming back to Paul Brown Stadium, although it may not necessarily a welcome one for Bengals fans.

The NFL has assigned John Parry to referee the Bengals home opener Sunday against the Broncos.

It was Parry and his crew that worked the Dec. 13 game at PBS in which the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers racked up $145,000 in fines. And then in a curious decision by the league, Parry and his crew got the assignment four weeks later to work the Bengals and Steelers wild-card game.

There were another $83,665 in fines in the playoff game, in addition [More]

Dalton talks about Tonight Show experience

  • 4:17 pm Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by John Boyle

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton made an appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show on Thursday, poking fun at his red hair.

As part of a skit called Tonight Show Superlatives, host Jimmy Fallon reached out to a number of NFL players to help celebrate the season-opening game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots.

Each player took a turn joking about what they were voted “Most Likely” to do, with Dalton kicking off the 2 1/2-minute skit by saying he was voted most likely to “be the love child of Ed Sheeran and the Firefox logo.”

“That’s a fun thing, especially with [More]

Four Bengals miss practice Wednesday

  • 3:53 pm Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by John Boyle

Bengals starting safeties George Iloka (ankle) and Reggie Nelson (groin), rookie cornerback Josh Shaw (groin) and rookie defensive tackle Marcus Hardison (knee) sat out Wednesday’s practice.

Iloka suffered his injury in the first quarter of Sunday’s 33-13 win at Oakland, but he said  Monday he should be fine.

Nelson was on the injury report with the groin injury last week. He was listed as probable for Sunday’s game, where he started and played 56 of the 66 snaps on defense.

Hardison and Shaw also were on the injury report last week and were inactive for Sunday’s game.

Offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth and cornerback Leon [More]

Bengals offering new two-game ticket pack

  • 3:31 pm Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by John Boyle

The Bengals began offering a new two-game ticket pack today that gives fans a chance to see the Oct. 11 game against the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks or the Dec. 13 contest against AFC North rival Pittsburgh without having to buy season tickets.

The new “Flex Pack” allows fans to create their own two-game pack, and those who purchase one will have priority over the general public for the possible availability of home playoff tickets this season.

To create a “Flex Pack,” fans can choose one game from among Seattle, Pittsburgh or Cleveland (Thursday night, Nov. 5) and match it with a [More]

Bengals snubbed for P.O.W. consideration

  • 2:50 pm Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by John Boyle

The NFL announced the AFC and NFC Players of the Week on Wednesday, and while it wasn’t a big shock that no Bengals players were honored, it was a bit of a surprise that none were even nominated.

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert had nine catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns, all of which were career highs. But he was not among the six players nominated for the award that went to Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota, who became the first player in NFL history to throw for four first-half touchdowns in his NFL debut.

Mariota went 13 of 16 for 209 [More]

Pacman fined, can’t promise it won’t happen again

  • 12:17 pm Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by John Boyle

Cincinnati cornerback Adam Jones said the league fined him $35,000 for Sunday’s incident when he knocked off Oakland receiver Amari Cooper’s helmet and slammed his head against it at the end of a play in the second quarter of the Bengals’ 33-13 win.

“I’m not going to B.S. and cry to the media,” Jones said. “Thirty-five thousand, it is what it is. I’ll appeal it, and if it gets appealed, great. If it don’t, I guess I donated to somebody’s college fund.”

Jones admitted he made a mistake but stopped short of saying it won’t happen again.

“I’ve learned from this mistake and [More]

Digging deeper into Bengals win with analytic stats

  • 9:45 am Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 by John Boyle

Each week we will give you a deeper look into the most recent Bengals game with attention to individual performances thanks to our friends at

Tight end Tyler Eifert added the highest PFF grade of his career (3.1) to the high marks he set in receptions (nine), yards (104) and touchdowns (two). Eifert also earned a 149.6 receiver rating. Only New England’s Rob Gronkowski was higher-rated tight end this week.

Left guard Clint Boling also had a great afternoon, earning a 3.8 grade in run blocking, which is the highest among all NFL guards after Week 1.

Right tackle Andre [More]

Forbes: Bengals one of least valuable franchises in NFL

  • 7:26 pm Monday, September 14th, 2015 by John Boyle

Following an impressive 33-13 season-opening win in Oakland, the Cincinnati Bengals began the day ranked seventh in the NFL in total offense and third in total defense.

But when it comes to the balance sheet instead of the stat sheet, the showing is not as strong.

On Forbes list off the most valuable NFL franchises, the Bengals rank 29th out of 32 teams with an estimated worth of $1.445 billion.

The Dallas Cowboys topped the list at $4 billion, with the New England Patriots ($3.2 billion), Washington Redskins ($2.85 billion), New York Giants ($2.8 billion) and San Francisco 49ers ($2.7 billion) rounding out [More]

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