New Orleans Saints vs Cincinnati Bengals: connections
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Paul Guenther sees Bengals' defensive issues as 'fixable' - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Allow the following numbers to sink in for a moment: 30th, 31st and 20th. Out of 32 teams, those are the Cincinnati Bengals' rankings in total defense, rushing defense and passing defense, respectively. Suffice to say, the Bengals haven't been very good on that side of the ball this season, and the rankings bear that out.
The Cincinnati Bengals and the Freestore Foodbank are pleased to announce the results of the 28th annual canned food drive held on Thursday, November 6 prior to the Cleveland Browns game at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals fans donated 6,294 pounds of food and $17,356.03 in cash.
Since opening the season 3-0, the Cincinnati Bengals have been unable to find any sort of consistency. Maybe a change of scenery can help, but they're heading to a city where no visitor had won since 2012 - until last week. As the New Orleans Saints look to regroup from a rare home loss, the Bengals try to avoid another blowout on the road Sunday.
The Bengals defense is not what it once was. They are allowing 248 yards through the air and 143 yards on the ground. It’s a great matchup for the Saints to finally get back on the winning track.
With a 6-4 record, the Baltimore Ravens would be at or near the top of every division except one: their own. In the AFC North, it translates into last place. It's the only division where being good isn't good enough. "I've never been in a race this tight, this late in the season," Ravens tight end Owen Daniels said. "It's pretty crazy."
The Bengals quarterback had another horrible game in primetime last Thursday, throwing three interceptions during a 24-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. He completed only 10 passes for 86 yards and finished with a passer rating of 2.0.
The Cincinnati Bengals have less than one week to announce their next decision about AJ McCarron. The Bengals placed the former Alabama quarterback on the reserve/non-football injury list on Aug. 30 as they made the final decisions on their season-opening, 53-player active roster.
Dalton and Manning are tied for the lowest pressure percentage (22.9), and Dalton has completed 43.6 percent of his pressure passes for two touchdowns and three picks. And when he is sacked, as he was on this play against the Browns last Thursday, it's often because he's not reading open receivers -- Dalton has major field diagnosis issues, and this becomes more and more clear the more you watch his tape.