3 things that went right, wrong in 6-0 start and questions
With the Bengals having Sunday off due to the bye it's a good time to reflect on three things that went right in the first six games to help them get off to just the third 6-0 start in franchise history, three things that actually didn't and three questions to answer in the following 10 games.
Marvin Jones: The game-changer we forgot
Everyone knew A.J. Green would have another big season, and Tyler Eifert has grabbed almost as many national and fantasy headlines as touchdowns (he has six already) as a player who is unquestionably one of the NFL’s top five tight ends. But it seems like the star on the Bengals' offense who still isn’t getting enough due is No. 2 receiver Marvin Jones, and that’s a bit of a shame.
Cincinnati Bengals are going to lose at some point
Ken Broo wants to see a happy medium in Cincinnati between the "WHO DEY ALL DAY" crowd and the "Wake me up in January" crowd. Keenan Singleton is convinced that the Bengals are going to lose at some point, but Mr. Satin isn't accepting a scenario of 18-1. "We don't need that loss!"
At 6-0, the Bengals have equaled the best start in franchise history, and they’ve done it primarily with an offense that is both explosive and efficient. The Bengals rank third in the NFL in total yards per game (410.3) and fourth in points scored (30.3), and the most encouraging part is they have committed only six turnovers and have a plus-3 ratio. Here’s a look at the the superlatives thus far, including Offensive MVP, Defensive MVP, Biggest Surprise and Biggest Disappointment.
Cincinnati Bengal and Selma native Michael Johnson visits home
Michael Johnson’s 2015 NFL season looked like it might’ve been over before it even started. Johnson went down on day one of Cincinnati Bengals’ training camp in August and was carted off the field with an apparent knee injury. It was a tough blow for the Selma native, who worked hard in the offseason so that he could bounce back from an injury-plagued season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Can the Cincinnati Bengals stay undefeated?
The Cincinnati Bengals have played six games and won all six in various manners. Can they continue this run or will they fall to the Pittsburgh Steelers?
Behind Enemy Lines
Steelers vs. Chiefs - Game Recap
The Kansas City Chiefs had been in the same position twice before this season, trying to hold onto a dwindling fourth-quarter lead inside Arrowhead Stadium. This time, they managed to do it.
Antonio Brown up, Landry Jones down in Steelers' loss to Chiefs
A look at Pittsburgh Steelers players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Chiefs. QB Landry Jones couldn't get much going despite elite weapons around him in the Steelers' 23-13 loss to the Chiefs.
Can Current Colts Regime Halt Andrew Luck's Alarming Fall from Grace?
Back in August, when oddsmakers in Las Vegas set the numbers on who would win the National Football League's Most Valuable Player Award, reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers was named the favorite, according to Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was close behind.
Miami Dolphins players want Dan Campbell as permanent head coach
Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry, who won a SEC title at LSU and went to a national championship game, never experienced 30 minutes of football like Miami's 41-0 first half thrashing of Houston on Sunday. "It's the best half of football I've ever been a part of in my life," Landry said.
Dez Bryant and Greg Hardy Exchange Words on Sideline During Game vs. Giants
In danger of extending their losing streak to four games, the Dallas Cowboys had a couple of key players engage in a heated confrontation down on the sideline during Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
Jason Pierre-Paul of New York Giants to have hand re-examined Tuesday, according to sources
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul plans to be in New Jersey on Tuesday to meet with team doctors and officials and have his right hand examined by the Giants for the first time since Sept. 7, sources told ESPN.com. The situation with Pierre-Paul, however, remains murky and may not be near a resolution, the sources said.
Arian Foster of Houston Texans injures Achilles in loss to Miami Dolphins
Running back Arian Foster suffered an Achilles injury during the fourth quarter of the Houston Texans' 44-26 loss to the Miami Dolphins.