October 23, 2014

First Draft

Would the Bengals draft Michael Floyd if he were available next spring? Hmmm...

  With Cincinnati still alive in what appears to be a heated AFC playoff race, it seems a little crazy to be thinking about the NFL Draft. But since we’re used to doing that this time of year (when the Bengals have already eliminated themselves), old habits die hard. Plus, this season Cincinnati gets two [...]

Analyzing the Non-TD Call

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The Baltimore Ravens didn’t beat the Bengals Sunday.  They survived, holding on to dear life to win the game by seven despite enjoying a 17-point cushion in the fourth quarter.  Despite most prognosticators giving the Bengals no chance, the game wasn’t decided until Andy Dalton was sacked of fourth-and-goal with 33 seconds remaining.  The topic garnering [...]

Growing Pains

Cedric Benson

In the first two “measuring stick” games against division rivals, the Bengals have come up a TD short each time. And while the losses sting a little bit, we knew the growing pains had to come. That was why we wanted Dalton to start from Week 1, right?

Second Take: 5 Thoughts on Bengals/Ravens

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Here are a few final thoughts on Cincinnati’s last-minute loss to Baltimore… 1. I suppose the officials made the correct call on Jermaine Gresham’s non-touchdown. However, as ProFootballTalk pointed out, the so-called Calvin Johnson rule has been interpreted so inconsistently that no one really knows what it is. Marvin Lewis, who is on the competition [...]

Comeback Falls Short, 31-24

Robbed by Refs?

The Bengals withstood 3 turnovers, and 14 Raven points off those turnovers, plus several ugly defensive breakdowns and a horrendous call by the officials to make the game very interesting.  But in the end, these steel-belted Bengals couldn’t pull the raven out of the hat in Baltimore, finally succumbing with just 33 ticks left on [...]

Ravens Up 14-7 at Half

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After looking dominant on both offense and defense for the first quarter, snagging a 7-0 lead while flummoxing Joe Flacco in the process, the Bengals seemed to fall asleep for the duration of the second quarter, allowing Baltimore to score 2 touchdowns to take a 14-7 halftime lead. The scores were made possible primarily due [...]

Who Dey Gameday

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NFL Network’s Warren Sapp is reporting that Ray Lewis is officially out for today’s game in Baltimore, while a report cited on ProFootballTalk said A.J. Green wants to play, but will defer to doctor’s recommendations. Even if Green plays, we are not likely to see the same dominant receiver that has been a cornerstone of [...]

One Step Closer To Playoffs

Domata Peko

Thank you, Tim Tebow. By beating the Jets on Thursday night, the Broncos opened the door for the AFC North to send three teams to the playoffs. That means the Bengals have the inside track for being the 6th seed even if they go 0-4 against the Steelers and Ravens. With 7 games left, something [...]

Report: Ray Lewis Will Miss Sunday’s Game

According to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, Ray Lewis will miss Sunday’s game against Cincinnati with a toe injury. (The news also appears on ProFootballTalk.com). If true, it’s a huge boon for the Bengals, who likely will be without their best receiver, A.J. Green. It still will be a difficult task for the [...]

My Two Cents: Take a Look at New England

Without AJ Green, Gruden's task gets a bit more difficult

  Coming off a tough home loss to the Steelers last Sunday, the Bengals head to Baltimore for another titanic divisional clash with another monster in the 6-3 Ravens.  After surprising the league with a 6-2 first half, the Bengals are now hurled head first into the teeth of the toughest part of their schedule.  [...]