July 25, 2014

Playoffs Start Now

Can Jerome help Cincy leap into the Playoffs?

A victory at home in Sunday’s regular season finale, and the Bengals are in the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. It’s quite an accomplishment for a team that was expected to struggle mightily in 2011.  For the Bengals, the playoffs effectively begin today.  They control their own fate.  Win and they’re in. [...]

Bengals Playoff Chances: 59-Percent

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Things change pretty quickly in the NFL. After losing to the Houston Texans, the Cincinnati Bengals held only a 13-percent chance of making the playoffs. Then, the Jets lost twice, the Raiders lost, and the Titans lost too. Now, the Bengals have a 59-percent chance of making the playoffs, according to the numbers crunched by [...]

Second Take: 5 Thoughts on Bengals/Cards

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1. My gut reaction after watching Early Doucet trip up (and the Cardinals best chance at a comeback fall incomplete) was that the Bengals got lucky, that good fortune finally smiled on our black and orange brethren. And maybe it did a little. But I also think the Bengals made their own luck by bringing [...]

Bengals Survive Cards; Control Their Destiny Again

The Bengals leap back into the playoff picture with a 23-16 win

Thank God for Early Doucet’s two left feet. The Cardinals wide-out was mystifyingly left uncovered on fourth down with 1:11 left in the game and dashed into the end zone where QB John Skelton had lofted a perfect pass, but Doucet tripped over his own feet at the goal line, and the pass fell incomplete, [...]

Bengals Up 20-Zip At Half

So far, so good today

The Bengals have looked solid in the first half in Cincinnati, enjoying a 20-0 lead on visiting Arizona. They could be up 26-0, but Mike Nugent has had 2 uncharacteristic misses on field goal attempts and is 2 of 4 on the day. Andy Dalton has been productive and efficient in the first half, going [...]

Cards-Bengals Inactive Lists

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Big game Saturday in the ‘Nati!  With their playoff hopes on the line, the Bengals face the red-hot Redbirds in just over 30 minutes.  Here are the inactive lists for both clubs: Cardinals: QB Kevin Kolb, WR Stephen Williams, S Sean Considine, LB Brandon Williams, T Brandon Keith, WR Jaymar Johnson, WR DeMarco Sampson Bengals:  [...]

Report: Bengals Will Face Skelton

Can the Bengals derail "Skeltonmania?"

According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cardinals will go with 2nd-year QB John Skelton over Kevin Kolb Saturday in Cincinnati.  Per the report, Kolb is healthy after suffering a concussion last week, but will be benched in favor of Skelton, the Fordham product who has led the Cardinals to 5 wins in [...]

Reggie Wayne In Stripes?

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The Indianapolis Colts could look very different next year. Every sports TV/radio talking suit in America has been speculating for the past two months that if the Colts land the first pick in next year’s draft, they will take Andrew Luck and trade/release Peyton Manning. (Something I never, ever thought we would see.) And the [...]

WDW Episode 56 – Thank You Harvey Dahl

The Bengals got back on the winning track this past Saturday when they finally put the Kellen Clemons led St. Louis Rams down on Sunday. AJ Green continues to show more and more promise, now if only his fellow WR’s would do the same! Don’t forget Who-Dey Weekly is now recorded LIVE each and every [...]

The PBS Ghost Town

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A team that is playing to grab a playoff berth — especially one that was universally expected to be the worst in the game this year — ought to be generating a ton of interest, right? And the Bengals are. TV ratings, radio ratings, and internet traffic for the team are all at high levels. [...]