Morning Bites (12/31): New Years Eve Edition

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Taking a look at some of the links and stories around the internet concerning your Cincinnati Bengals.

Work to do to avoid Bengals blackout
The Bengals had a good day of ticket sales on Monday, but over 10,000 tickets remain for Sunday's AFC Wild Card game against San Diego at Paul Brown Stadium.

Coaching dominoes to benefit Cincinnati Bengals pair
It's Black Monday around the NFL, and for a still to-be-determined number of men and their families, its arrival has good reason to be met with unwelcome arms.

Bengals sack another Superman
"History; it's awesome," Peko said after Sunday's 34-17 victory over the Ravens made perfection official. "That's one of the goals we had at the beginning of the year. Be undefeated at home, win the division, and win the Super Bowl. We've got two out of the three right now. We're on a mission to get the next one."

Marvin Lewis, John Cranley transcripts
"The last two years we have been down there in Houston and we saw the incredible atmosphere that the playoffs bring."

Amidst NFL coaching carousel, Bengals are a model of stability
The Bengals were considered the NFL's Siberia when Marvin Lewis was hired in 2003. Now they're game-planning for their fifth postseason appearance under his 11-year tenure as head coach.

Monday Musings: Not backing away from Bengals winning it all
I picked the Bengals to win it all back in August. As we ready for the playoffs, I am sticking with that pick.

Z-fense rides stability
Mike Zimmer talked about stability and how it has helped shape one of the NFL's most formidable defenses.

Offense shows off versatility
For an offense that opens the playoffs next week a year to the day the Bengals were eliminated by the Texans in a game they had just 198 yards of offense when only one receiver had more than 34 yards, it's a good sign.

Notes: Still, Alex Smith to IR; Start the Freezer Bowl reminisces; Road challenges next season
The Bengals put two more regulars on season-ending injured reserve, driving up the number of starters and regulars on IR to nine and 12 overall.

A by-the-numbers look at the Bengals' win over Baltimore Ravens
With Sunday's 34-17 win against the Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals retained their No. 3 seeding entering the start of this weekend's AFC playoffs.

Morning Stripes: Bengals among the stable
When you look around and see so many teams firing coaches after hiring the previous offseason, or letting them go in down years that followed postseason trips, it's hard to answer the above question with a resounding "Yes." But when you look at the Cincinnati Bengals and the success they have been attempting to build the past six seasons or so, you realize that it is possible to obtain.

Beyond the Stripes with Chris Crocker
Chris Crocker on Cincinnati.com Sports Beyond the Stripes with Paul Daugherty presented by: JosephAuto.com from the Moerlein Lager House.

Chargers player arrested in Gaslamp
Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery at a Gaslamp restaurant and bar on Sunday, San Diego police records show.

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