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Bengals Bites (11/26) - Owner Ratings

Rolling Stone did a piece on the worst owners in sports. Believe it or not, Mike Brown made the list.

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Mike Brown, Cincinnati Bengals - The 15 Worst Owners in Sports | Rolling Stone
Sometimes futility and incompetence are enough without the real world intruding too much. Consider Mike Brown, son of legendary coach Paul Brown, whose tenure has been so awful that all joy seems like accident.

Predicting the Final Score of Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | RantSports
The Cincinnati Bengals will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, and everyone will be expecting the Bengals continue the trend of AFC North teams beating up on NFC South teams. The AFC North is 10-1-1 against the NFC South in 2014. Where did that one loss come from? We can’t forget that the Bucs took down the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road in Week 3.

Bengals' Devon Still owes child support says Leah's mom - NY Daily News
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, whose relationship with his cancer-stricken daughter has been the NFL feel-good story of the season, is allegedly a deadbeat dad. Still has not paid any child support for months for Leah Still, his sick 4-year-old daughter who was honored on the field during the Bengals’ 24-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Cincinnati earlier this month, according to Channing Smythe, Leah’s mother.

Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith (torn triceps) goes on injured reserve - ESPN
Andre Smith's left triceps injury was far worse than the Cincinnati Bengals had originally hoped, forcing him to be placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday. An MRI on Monday revealed he tore the triceps.

Special teams gives Cincinnati Bengals an edge, wins
At the end of a game special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons scans the box score in search of what he views as his single most important statistic beyond the final score.

Bengals building something special
The balance of the Bengals’ NFL-leading special teams continues to see them through the rough spots and on Sunday in Houston they produced an invisible 140 yards in their latest field position domination that has put them in the top six of seven major kicking categories.

J.J. Watt Is Still A Total Anomaly
There was a disturbance in the force over the weekend, when J.J. Watt spent much of the day lined up against backup lineman Marshall Newhouse in the Texans' 22-13 loss to the Bengals and didn't come away with any sacks. That's a little surprising, but only because J.J. Watt is understood to be unreal.

NFL Week 12 mailbag on NFC South, AFC North, Odell Beckham catch, more
In the wake of the Ravens’ 34-27 win at New Orleans on Monday night, here are my five fascinating factoids heading into Week 13:

Andre Johnson calls Texans’ loss to Bengals "missed opportunity"
"The crazy thing about it is, even though we were never really able to get anything going, we were never out of the game," wide receiver Andre Johnson said. "It definitely feels like a missed opportunity. It was sitting right there for us."

Nugent has put Carolina game behind him
"I was aiming a little right of that," said Nugent on Monday. "I always aim right of center so it came a little left but that means I hit it a little bit stronger... I was happy with how the kick went down."

AJ McCarron couldn't stop smiling, and it was only practice
"I had a smile on my face the whole day," McCarron said on Thursday about his first practice on Wednesday. "I could have messed up the whole practice. I was just having fun. I felt like a kid again out playing the game in the backyard. I was just excited to play football."

Sam Bradford among five potential cap casualties (In$ider)
With five weeks remaining in the NFL's regular season, there is just one division with a gap of three games between the first- and second-place teams, as the Patriots (9-2) are now three games clear of the Dolphins (6-5) in the AFC East. The rest of the divisions are air-tight, with the AFC North and NFC South -- in entirely different ways -- shaping up to be particularly fascinating races down the stretch.