December 22, 2014

Being Wrong Feels Great. So Does Being Right.

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I was completely wrong. And I love it. Before the season I picked the Bengals to finish 4-12 again this year. I wanted to pick higher, but my pessimism won out. But it only took Andy Dalton and the rest of this young squad a mere six games to match my predicted win total. The [...]

Despite 4-2 Record Bengals Still Under Radar

Maybe they should spend more time watching the Bengals than wrestling with one another?

After yesterday’s victory over the hapless Colts, the Bengals improved their record to 4-2 on the year equaling their win total from 2010. During the postgame show on CBS Sunday afternoon, former Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason beamed with joy. Even the Jaw himself Bill Cowher was impressed with the job that Marvin Lewis has done [...]

Remember when the Bengals reached for Andy Dalton?

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I remember things. A lot of times, in talking about the Bengals people call me a moron for my positive outlook on things the Bengals do. No, I am not a moron, I know all about the struggles and the failures that the Bengals have had in the last 20 years. Terrible drafts, bad showing [...]

Palmer To Raiders Makes Sense

The Raiders might make a push for Palmer before Tuesday's deadline

The trade deadline is Tuesday, and several NFL pundits have speculated that Carson Palmer might be one of the players on the move.  In the more informed circles of Bengaldom, however,  the conventional wisdom is that Mike Brown won’t budge.  While those in the know feel that Brown will trade his former number 1 pick, it [...]

Second Take: 5 Thoughts on Bengals/Colts

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Here’s what I’m thinking after Cincinnati’s 27-17 victory lifted the Bengals to 4-2 heading into the bye week. 1. This Bengals team continues to make the plays that escaped them all of last season. Last year, the Colts would have scored on their final drive and Cincinnati would have fallen apart when it needed a [...]

Bengals Rip Colts, Break Another Streak

Cedric Benson and the Bengals pounded the Colts 27-17.

Before the season started, there was talk of 0-16, being part of the ‘Suck for Luck Sweepstakes’, and how this was the worst franchise in all of professional sports.  After today’s win vs. lowly Indianapolis, nobody is talking about any of that.  You hear the word Bengals and you think of AJ Green, Andy Dalton, [...]

Colts-Bengals Inactives

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Here are the official inactive players lists for both teams for today’s game: Colts:  QB Peyton Manning, QB Kerry Collins, T Anthony Castonzo, DB Kevin Thomas, RB Joseph Addai, DE Jerry Hughes, DT Drake Nevis Bengals: LB Rey Maualuga, WR Ryan Whalen; LB Dontay Moch; S Robert Sands; TE Colin Cochart; G Clint Boling; CB [...]

Rey Out For Colts; Skuta To Start

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    As the Bengals prepare to face the 0-4 Colts at Paul Brown Stadium Sunday, and unleash their #1 defense against a reeling Colts offense, the team did get a bit of bad news when starting middle linebacker Rey Maualuga was listed as out with an ankle sprain. Back-up linebacker and special teamer Dan [...]

Who Dey Game Plan: Colts @ Bengals

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  Matchup Problem:  Pick a receiver. Any of the Colts receiving threats could give the Bengals problems. Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, and Pierre Garcon, are all playmakers, but thankfully they will have Curtis Painter throwing them the football. Mike Zimmer said earlier in the week that the Colts boast the best receivers that the Bengals [...]

Week Five Fantasy Roundup

The fantasy tie reminded me of this gem from 2008 and the days of Ryan Fitzpatrick.

What, is this Bengals vs. Eagles 2008?  After a whole weekend worth of games, the Lil’ Shipley’s and Loss Prevention couldn’t determine a winner and go into the books as a tie.  Loss Prevention sits alone atop the WhoDeyFans division with a 3-1-1 record while the Red Rifle is reeling at 3-2 after a two [...]