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Dalton talks about Tonight Show experience

  • 4:17 pm Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by John Boyle
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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
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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
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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
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) runs against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Adam Jones #24 of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts after a play against the Oakland Raiders in the first half of their NFL game at O.co Coliseum on September 13, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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
Cincinnati Bengals center Russell Bodine (61) stands over the ball at the line of scrimmage during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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 ProFootballFocus.com.

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
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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]

Pacman likely facing league discipline

  • 10:54 am Monday, September 14th, 2015 by John Boyle
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Adam Jones #24 of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts after a play against the Oakland Raiders in the first half of their NFL game at O.co Coliseum on September 13, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones could be facing a fine and/or suspension for an incident in Sunday’s game at Oakland.

At the end of a 60-yard run by Raiders running back Jamize Olaware – a play that was negated by a holding penalty – Jones was on top of Oakland wide receiver Amari Cooper when he knocked his helmet off and then slammed the back of Cooper’s head on to the helmet.

Asked about the incident after the game, Jones said, “Whatever you saw happen, that’s what happened. I’m here to play football. I don’t back down from anybody and I’m not [More]

Eifert’s career day lifts Bengals to win in Oakland

  • 7:30 pm Sunday, September 13th, 2015 by John Boyle
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Tyler Eifert #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates after catching a touchdown pass with Mohamed Sanu #12 during the second half of their NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 13, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tight end Tyler Eifert’s career day highlighted a impressive performance by the Cincinnati Bengals in a season-opening rout at Oakland.

Eifert caught nine passes for 1004 yards and two touchdowns – all of which were career highs – to spark the Cincinnati offense to a 33-13 trouncing of the Raiders at the O.co Coliseum.

Jeremy Hill added a pair of first-half touchdown runs, and quarterback Andy Dalton threw for 269 yards and a passer rating of 115.9 as the Bengals won in Oakland for the first time in 11 trips.

Cincinnati outgained the Raiders 396 to 246, with the Bengals defense coming up [More]

Bengals dominate first half in Oakland

  • 6:00 pm Sunday, September 13th, 2015 by John Boyle
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Jeremy Hill #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals is hit by Nate Allen #20 of the Oakland Raiders during the first half of their NFL game at O.co Coliseum on September 13, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Running back Jeremy Hill rushed for touchdowns and Andy Dalton hit Tyler Eifert for another score as the Cincinnati Bengals dominated the Oakland Raiders to take a 24-0 lead.

Hill’s first score came on a fourth-and-goal play from the Oakland 3, capping an 11-play, 59-yard drive on the Bengals’ first series of the game.

He added a 2-yard dive late in the second quarter to stretch the lead to 17-0 after Mike Nugent had drilled a 32-yard field goal.

Eifert’s touchdown put the finishing touches on an impressive two-minute drill that saw the Bengals go 61 yards in six plays in just 56 [More]

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