The good news is that Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is already making plans for next week’s trip to London to play Washington after taking part in what he said was team snaps Thursday.
When Marvin Lewis and Hue Jackson mingle as opposing head coaches before Sunday’s game at Paul Brown Stadium (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12), it's a rarity. Not only is one of them going against a guy that was nearly his hand-picked successor, but it's only the fourth time ever a former Bengals assistant head coaches against his old boss.
The Bengals’ game this Sunday against Cleveland at Paul Brown Stadium is a sellout, the club’s ticket office announced today. Kickoff against the Browns is at 1 p.m.
Her husband has played 108 straight games, the longest streak on the Bengals roster. But the number that says more about what Anna and Domata Peko have meant to their team and their city is 11. As in 11 straight Hometown Huddles.
The waiver wire has been picked pretty clean by this time, so just remember to swap out your bye week players in Week 7, and grab what little there is to fill your holes.
Andrew Whitworth, who lived it 10 years ago, had the slight, knowing smile of a father and a little bob of his head as he eavesdropped on the media grilling of Cedric Ogbuehi Monday.
FOXBORO, Mass. - The offense continues to do everything but score. The defense continues to look terrific one series, perplexed the next. Special teams keeps looking for a big play. But after Sunday’s weird 35-17 loss to the Patriots got turned in just four minutes, the Bengals are hoping they’ve buried the inconsistencies for good.
Last week after losing at Dallas, Marvin Lewis told his players to look in the mirror and figure out what they need to do better. This week after losing at New England, they need only to look at the Patriots.
FOXBORO , Mass. - After holding Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on four of his first five third downs as Sunday’s game lurched into the middle of the third quarter and they held on to a 14-10 lead, the game suddenly changed for the Bengals.
FOXBORO, Mass - It was Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s Homecoming but it was his Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski who went to town Sunday at Gillette Stadium and doused the Bengals’ bid for an upset with 162 career-high yards on seven catches in a 35-17 victory.
The matchup with the Patriots Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) may be Tom Brady’s Homecoming, but the Bengals aren’t the ones wearing the letter jackets as they stalk their first win in Foxboro since the year the ball went through Buckner’s legs.
The Bengals are banking on better coverage than last time against New England Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in Foxboro.
A generation removed from his death, the NFL is still truly The Six Degrees of Paul Brown. Especially when it comes to Bill Belichick. Just look at the thread running through Sunday’s game in New England (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) between the Bengals and the Patriots.
The bye week may hurt fantasy owners because we have to figure out who to substitute in for our regular starters. But, the truth is, the week after a bye is usually more fruitful than the week before it because the team has had a chance to work on their struggles.
It’s on to New England for Bengals wide receiver Brandon LaFell Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12), his home for two seasons and where he won a Super Bowl ring with Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and their band of cold-eyed killers that have hijacked the NFL’s 21st century.
While the Bengals are battling future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady at New England Sunday at 1 p.m., the Bengals own quarterback who is a Hall of Fame candidate is giving back to the community again.
DALLAS - The two perceived strengths that should be carrying the Bengals through the early part of the season, their offensive line and the defense, have to be put into the dreaded underachieving category after they fell to 2-3 in the face of a 28-14 loss to the Cowboys.
DALLAS - After his first two Bengals touchdowns Sunday came in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s surprising manhandling by the Cowboys, wide receiver Brandon LaFell admitted he didn’t think his new team would ever be 2-3.
DALLAS - After watching his proud defense get strafed for 134 yards on just 15 carries by Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott in Sunday’s 28-14 loss, nose tackle Domata Peko could only repeat what head coach Marvin Lewis told his team after they slipped to 2-3.
DALLAS - In a game that looked eminently winnable on the road against a rookie quarterback before heading to next week’s Tom Brady Blue and White Homecoming in Foxboro, the Bengals offered one of their weaker efforts of the Green-Dalton era when they got blown out by the Cowboys in every category imaginable as they stared at a 28-14 loss Sunday at AT&T Stadium.
For the first time Sunday (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) the Bengals play a game that counts in Jerry’s World, that playpen otherwise known as AT&T Stadium. But this season the kids have taken over and turned it into a combination of Six Flags and King’s Island with rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott and rookie quarterback Dak Prescott leading the Cowboys to a 3-1 start. The Bengals.com Media Roundtable joins the fun.
Archie Griffin, the man Ezekiel Elliott says is the greatest running back in the history of Ohio State football, is a little worried heading into Sunday's game (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) in Dallas. Even though Zeke Elliott is carrying the scarlet-and-gray mantle, Griffin is still painted in orange and black.
Rey Maualuga plays his first road game Sunday (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) without his long flowing hair that once symbolized strength to him. But note that two days after he cut his hair, the Bengals run defense, which has allowed the fewest 100-yard rushers in the NFL since Maualuga became their middle backer, was still strong.
For the second time in three games Sunday in Dallas (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12), the Bengals face a quarterback making one of his first NFL starts. And after slamming Miami shut on 148 yards in the last 54 minutes of Thursday night’s 22-7 win, that’s closer to how defensive coordinator Paul Guenther envisions his unit responding.
After being cleared to practice in limited fashion two weeks ago for the first time since injuring ankle ligaments in the Jan. 31 Pro Bowl, the hope had been Eifert would be ready to be unleashed full go for Sunday’s game (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) in Dallas.
As he packed up his locker on Monday, AJ McCarron wore an Alabama sweatshirt and hat. He was obviously looking forward to seeing if his alma mater would beat Clemson later that night for college football’s national championship.