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Are the Bengals worth a Super Bowl bet? | The Penalty Flag
The Cincinnati Bengals have come a long way to becoming a team to be reckoned with in the AFC North and in the NFL. Gone are the days they were pushovers and cellar dwellers of the AFC North, instead Marvin Lewis and the Bengals  organization have worked hard to bring the team to where they are today. But are the Bengals worth a Super Bowl bet? The Bengals sit at 40/1 and could be a very profitable Super Bowl bet.

Cincinnati Bengals deemed “contender” that won’t make NFL playoffs in 2014 | Cincinnati Bengals
One of the great things about the NFL is that nearly every team can make a case for the upcoming season being “their year.” That’s because every campaign sees plenty of worst-to-first turnarounds, where non-playoff teams from the year before suddenly find themselves in postseason contention down the stretch.

Can A.J. Green be the Best in the League? - TopSportsReport
Without question, the most talented and valuable player on the Bengals roster is A.J. Green. Whether he’s snagging one-handed touchdowns, catching touchdown passes from Mohammad Sanu, or bringing down a game-tying hail mary, A.J. Green is an invaluable asset to a dangerous AFC offense. His dominance on the field has led to the popular phrase that Green is the best receiver on the field “on any given Sunday,” but could he be the hands-down best receiver this year?

Cincinnati Bengals: Three most intriguing position battles | isportsweb
The Cincinnati Bengals are set to open up training camp in downtown Cincinnati for the third year in a row in just under three weeks. Each year, fans come to check out the team working out, running plays, and looking at the fresh talent added in the offseason. This year fans will see Geno Atkins and Leon Hall, two of the Bengals best defensive players, make their way back from devastating injuries suffered last season, how the offense and defense will run under their new coordinators, and if Andy Dalton has stepped up his game enough to earn his contract extension. But what about the guys fighting for their jobs, the ones who don’t have a secure starting spot? Here are the three top position battles to watch at Bengals training camp this year.

Johnny Vegas, part two | ProFootballTalk
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel remains 0-for-0 as a passer.  As a partier, he's 2-for-2 when it comes to major holiday weekends spent in Las Vegas. Via Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Manziel is back in Vegas this weekend.

Predicting the Last 5 In, Last 5 out for Cincinnati Bengals' Final 53-Man Roster | Bleacher Report
The unfortunate part of having such a quality team in the NFL during the offseason is that you will eventually have to make some cuts.  The Cincinnati Bengals have arguably the most talented roster in football, but that means some tough decisions are on the way.