September 22, 2014

Cincinnati Bengals playoff chances

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It is the goal of every NFL team to control their own destiny. The Bengals still do. The playoff scenario for the Bengals is simple. If they beat the Steelers and the Ravens they are in the playoffs. If they lose either of those games they need some help. Lets look closer: Even if the [...]

What they are saying around the web

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Tough loss for the Bengals. They had the Cowboys beat. This game was not lost because of bad officiating (although there was some) or being outplayed. It was lost because the Bengals failed to play a good game. They dropped passes, failed to execute and the defense got beat when they needed stops the most. [...]

Cowboys: One Player Dead; Another Arrested As They Head to Cincy

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The Cowboys organization took a big blow this morning as they prepared to make the trip to Cincinnati for Sunday’s 1:00 PM EST tilt with the Bengals.  As the team was boarding their flight, they were informed that starting NT Josh Brent had been arrested for “intoxication manslaughter” after a drunken vehicular accident early that [...]

Cook Activated; Binns Released

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Today the Bengals moved to assure depth along the offensive line in the wake of their short rental of place kicker Josh Brown.  In case you missed it, Brown was signed earlier in the week to kick for Mike Nugent for one or two games after Nugent tweaked his calf muscle on his kicking leg in [...]

The New QB Era

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Ten years ago, prevailing wisdom said that it was better for a Heisman-winning quarterback taken first overall to hold a clipboard for a year (or more) and sit behind a guy with less talent. Things sure have changed. The movement to start rookies — begun five years ago by the Falcons out of necessity — [...]

Bengals Add Kicker Brown; Release Faine

The Bengals will rely on newly-signed Josh Brown for kicking duties this Sunday.

With reports surfacing this week that placekicker Mike “Don’t call me Ted” Nugent tweaked a calf muscle in practice this week, the Bengals reacted quickly with the signing of former Ram and Seahawk Josh Brown.  According to the reports, including from one today from the mothership, the Bengals looked at Brown, former Raven and Redskin [...]

Winning In The Trenches

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After getting whacked in the knee by my comrade DonnieRedboy yesterday (you’re still my bro, though!), I got to thinking about his comment that Dalton’s play in San Diego. He said: “The first thing that went wrong in SD was Dalton. He was not playing like the top caliber QB that he has been.” True, [...]

WDW Episode 92 – It Wasn’t Pretty But It’s a Win

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Well it wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win and that’s all that matters at this time of year. The Bengals historically have not played well on the West Coast but to win in SD despite not having your best day on offense is a huge step for this team. Have to give it [...]

Injuries + Fate = ‘Uh oh’

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Who Dey indeed my friends.  Two W’s in the column puts us at a beautiful 7-5.  It’s not 10-2 but we’ll take what we get.  I think of last year and say, ‘We only need two more wins and we can make it in.’  However, 9-7 just isn’t gonna cut it this year.  Two teams [...]

AFC North… Up For Grabs?

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Come to the NFL’s version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and see what the Candy Man might be conjuring. Few of us called that Charlie Batch would beat the Ravens on Sunday… in one of the toughest stadiums around to get a road win. But he did. And the Steelers just may have moved the [...]