Week 1: Bengals at Bears

All stories, previews, analysis, recaps, and film room stories regarding the Bengals regular season opener against the Chicago Bears.



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Injury Report: Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears


We take a look at the injury reports from this week and how that will affect the team's active game-day roster.

Dane Sanzenbacher returns to Chicago


The former college free agent is returning to Chicago after the Bears released him on Christmas Eve.

Bears concerned about Bengals return game


The Chicago Bears are focusing on Cincinnati's return game while the Bengals can't sleep on Devin Hester, who will be doing return work full-time again.

Burfict goes from fan to enemy with Jay Cutler


Cincinnati's second-year linebacker, who has already established himself as an on-field leader, grew up as a fan of Jay Cutler. That ends Sunday.

Briggs on Hard Knocks: 'A Good Scouting Report'


The Chicago Bears mostly said the right things when asked about the Bengals on Hard Knocks, but some found insight in the HBO series.

Whitworth downgraded to out against the Bears


It was a long-shot at best that Whitworth would play the regular season opener against the Bears. The team downgraded his status to out Saturday afternoon.

10 reasons Bengals fans should hate Chicago


One of my favorite aspects of being a huge sports fan is the smack talk that accompanies the game. This week I let you know my top 10 reasons to hate Chicago and hopefully fuel your fire to root...

Bengals at Bears: NFL picks and predictions


Many of the experts are calling the Bengals a legitimate threat in the AFC. But Cincinnati has a tough road test to open the regular season.

Bengals at Bears: Nuts, Bolts, And Wings


Nuts and bolts of Cincinnati's preseason opener in Chicago.

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