September 2, 2014

What I’ve Learned About The 2012 Bengals

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This season is easily divided into two chapters, split at the bye week. The first was awful and better left forgotten, marred by ineffectiveness and missed opportunities. Fortunately, the second chapter has featured what would seem to be a completely different. And that is the team that will be making the trip to Houston in [...]

Not the same game this time

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Last year the Bengals were happy to make the playoffs. This year they want to make a splash in the post season. On the surface it looks the same. The Bengals face the Houston Texans in Houston in the first playoff game on wildcard weekend. That is where the similarities end. Last season the Bengals limped into [...]

Who will it be?

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Santa was good to me this year.  I got a Bengals toaster, a new authentic Dalton jersey and a playoff berth.  It feels so good to be here.  Playoff bound, a good core group of guys and a team that finally looks to be on the up-and-up.  People will talk about this Sunday’s game against [...]

The Immaculate Redemption

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  Sunday’s win in Pittsburgh wasn’t pretty, and it may not have been the resounding blowout win we may have desired, but it was nonetheless a huge victory and a seminal event in franchise history.  Back on October 21st, Bengaldom was in open revolt. After a fairly impressive 3-1 start, the Bengals had dropped two [...]

Josh Cribbs Makes My Point

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You may not like hearing this, but the Cleveland Browns are inching their way toward being good again. Well, toward being somewhat competitive again. Sorry, I got a little bit ahead of myself there for a second. Browns fans won’t like hearing this, either. I’ve been saying for a few years now, and I’ll keep [...]

A 10th Win Is Huge

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The Bengals are locked in to the 6th seed of the playoffs no matter whether they win or lose against the Ravens. So it is natural to wonder whether Marvin might choose to sit rest some of his normal starters in the season finale. Of course, Marvin was asked about it. He gave what I [...]

Media, Please Shut Up About The NFC East

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I watched the NFL Network re-air the Bengals deliver the knock-out blow to the Steelers Wednesday night. The game was just as fun the second time, but far less stressful. During a commercial break, I saw NFLN’s blurb covering the QBs named to the Pro Bowl. (Because, you know, we fans care only about quarterbacks, [...]

Building Slow Is Building Best

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The hiring of Marvin Lewis marked the end of the Lost Decade. In the wake of an extended period of football futility, most of Lewis’ tenure as head coach has been spent trying to steady a team that has lurched and backfired and stalled like a stick-shift AMC Pacer with a 16-year-old behind the wheel.

Another Dubious Record Falls

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How many times had you heard it? “The Bengals haven’t gone to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons since ’81-’82.” Too many times to count, right? Well, we can check that one off of the list.

Bengals-Steelers Inactives

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Per PFT, here are today’s inactives for today’s titanic playoff clash at Heinz Field: Bengals: CB Dre Kirkpatrick, K Mike Nugent, RB Daniel Herron, TERichard Quinn, S George Iloka, DT Brandon Thompson, DT Devon Still Steelers: CB Ike Taylor, QB Byron Leftwich, CB Justin King, LB Adrian Robinson, DE Al Woods, OT Mike Adams, WR Plaxico Burress. The Bengals are going with Josh Brown as place kicker–a good call [...]