September 3, 2014

Preview: Bengals @ Steelers

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Wow, it’s Steeler week again already?! You can make a solid case for either of two factors as the cause of the Bengals’ 7 point loss to the Steelers in round 1. On one hand, the defense gave up 132 yds and two TDs in the first 11:30 of the game. The offense had never [...]

Carlos Dunlap is the most productive Pass rusher in the NFL

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We know the Bengals are very much improved on the defensive line. The amount of bodies the Bengals have been able to rotate through and continue to get presssure on the Qb is great. We also know the Bengals desparately miss the talents of Carlos Dunlap when he has been healing his hamstring. Now we [...]

The Closers

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Remember the days when no lead for the Bengals felt safe? For years the Bengals were on the cutting edge of creating new ways to lose. I still wake up occasionally in a cold sweat, cursing Chuck Bresnahan’s name. This year has been a refreshing reversal of those frustrating times. For this team, no deficit [...]

Playing the Percentages: Bengals/Steelers

Big Ben and Big Red have a showdown Sunday. Who ya got?

Just for kicks, I thought it would be interesting to see how people feel about Cincy’s chances this Sunday in Pittsburgh. Here’s how it works: Comment on this thread and post a percentage that you think accurately represents the Bengals chances of winning. Feel free to add an explanation as well. I’ll start things off [...]

News & Notes

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Here are a few news items of interest as we reach mid-week: LB Keith Rivers, who’s been inactive all year, was placed on injured reserve today, ending his season.  Rivers had reconstructive wrist surgery in the offseason and started the year on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.  After the first 6 weeks of [...]

Poise or Ignition?

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The Bengals have two legitimate candidates for this year’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award. But with their performances being tied together, choosing one over the other is not easy. Before I get to trying to decide between Andy and A.J., there is another order of business I should take care of first. Ending the [...]

Florio: A.J. Starting Hall of Fame Career

A.J., the Green Giant

If you’re an avid reader of PFT, you might have seen this little blurb from Mike Florio as part of his week 12 “Ten-Pack.”  It’s nice to see that A.J. Green’s phenomenal talent is gaining more and more attention in league circles.  Besides, if Marvin cannot contain his enthusiasm about the kid, then I dare [...]

The Urban Initiative: Thoughts on the New Meyer of Columbus

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For those of you who are both Bengals and Buckeyes fans, here are my thoughts on Urban Meyer, the new coach at Ohio State. 1) It’s hard to imagine any candidate having a better background than Meyer for the Buckeye coaching job. He was born and raised in Ohio and is rumored to have a [...]

Browns Week Photo Caption Contest Part II

What am I thinking right now?

Our first photo caption contest featuring a Steeler fan was such a success, we’re now back for round 2. Can you guess what this Browns fan is thinking? Leave us your response in the comment section below and we’ll pick the winner on November 30th! The winner will get a brand spanking new copy of [...]

The Amazing Vanishing Receiver

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Just by the title, you know who I’m talking about, don’t you? Jerome Simpson has had three big-time games this season. He caught 6 balls for 101 yds against Indy, 4 balls for 136 yds against Denver (including that huge 84 yd catch-and-run), and with A.J. Green out he pulled down 8 balls for 152 [...]