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Bengals Bites (4/23) - Schedule Breakdown

We gather a ton of links to breakdown of the 2015 Bengals schedule. Plus reaction to the Marvin Lewis contract extension.

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Cincinnati Bengals 2015 Regular Season Schedule
The NFL released their 2015 schedule, including the Cincinnati Bengals'. Here's the first look at the team's schedule for the 2015 regular season including dates and times.

2015 NFL Schedule: Analyzing the Bengals Schedule
The NFL released the 2015 schedule and we're analyzing it. There are primetime games, of which none are against major division rivals (well, except for the Browns). There are other things we've noticed.

2015 NFL Schedule: Bengals Primetime Games
The NFL released the 2015 NFL schedule on Tuesday and surprisingly, the Bengals have four primetime games this season -- one on Sunday Night, one on Thursday night and two on Monday Night Football.

2015 NFL Schedule: Top-five Bengals games
We take a look at the top five games that the Cincinnati Bengals will play this year -- and we automatically include the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens, because it's only natural.

2015 NFL schedule accomodated Pope; analysis of all 32 teams' slates
Assigning dates to the 256 NFL games is a complex process. And that’s before a plea on behalf of the pontiff. Here’s how four men and 136 computers navigated approximately 50 ‘must-have’ conditions to nail down this fall’s football slate

John Clayton's five best Monday Night Football games of 2015
4. Dec. 28: Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos -- The final Monday night game of the season at the very least could involve playoff seedings. Both franchises are on decent playoff runs. Manning is going year-to-year because of age and injuries. As much as he would like to extend his career into his 40s, he can't afford to fade down the stretch with his throwing as he did last season. Manning has been one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. Whether it was in Indianapolis or in Denver, his signal-calling has consistently produced 12 or 13 wins a season. The MNF finale should tip off which way his great career is heading.

The 10 most intriguing games on the 2015 NFL schedule
Picking the 10 most intriguing NFL games each year when the schedule comes out can be challenging. It wasn't this year. There are so many good games involving the power teams in each league that I just went with those...

11 things to know about the 2015 NFL Schedule
A good 25 years or so of my life were spent blacking out on a late November, mid-morning massive family meal (some call it "Thanksgiving lunch") and returning back to my grandfather's house to fall asleep on the couch watching football while he napped in his recliner. Daddy Pat would approve wholeheartedly of this year's Thanksgiving slate, revealed on Tuesday night.

2015 NFL Schedule: Rex Ryan vs. Jets highlights revenge games
If revenge is a dish best served cold, then it sounds like the perfect dish for Rex Ryan to serve the Jets when they visit cold, snowy Buffalo in January. That's right, Rex Ryan's first regular season as Bills coach will close on Jan. 3 with a game against the team he used to coach because apparently, the NFL has a sense of humor.

Biggest loser of 2015 NFL schedule is Pittsburgh Steelers with LeVeon Bell suspension, season opener in New England, toughest strength of schedule and tough stretch toward end of season while competing in AFC North with Baltimore and Cincinnati
Not only does Pittsburgh have the toughest strength of schedule based on its opponents’ 2014 winning percentage (.579), but the Steelers also must travel to play New England in the NFL’s Sept. 10 opener without their star running back. That’s because Le’Veon Bell is facing a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy back in the 2014 preseason.

Best and worst of the Bengals' schedule
With the Bengals 2015 schedule released, time to take a closer look at what we like, hate and recommend to you for what the order of games means for next year. Bengals columnists Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski offer up their opinions on the good, bad and ugly of the new schedule.

Reds 16, Brewers 10: Cincinnati blasts two grand slams to top Milwaukee in slugfest
Tonight's game featured 3 grand slams. It's just the fourth time in MLB history that's happened

Why Bengals-Raiders is one of Week One’s most intriguing matchups | ProFootballTalk
In an ever-changing NFL, the Bengals and Raiders have been all-too consistent for their own good. The Raiders haven't made the playoffs since 2002, haven't had a winning record in those 13 tough seasons, took until November last year to win their first game.

Cincinnati Bengals schedule 2015: Diagnosing the vital games | NFL | Sporting News
The Cincinnati Bengals' 2015-16 schedule is here, and four primetime dates in the final nine weeks promise to keep things interesting down the stretch for a team that's made the playoffs in four straight seasons. We're taking a closer look at the Bengals' three key matchups this season.

Cincinnati Bengals 2015 Schedule: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game | Bleacher Report
Like the rest of the league, the Cincinnati Bengals learned their 2015 fate during Tuesday's schedule release event. In short, it isn't pretty.

Marvin Lewis extension leaves Cincinnati Bengals fans confused, angry, sad | FOX Sports
To say that Twitter likes to focus on the negative would be as obvious as saying Rob Gronkowski likes to have fun. However, when news broke on Wednesday that the Bengals had given head coach Marvin Lewis a one-year contract extension, Cincinnati fans took negativity to an impressive level. Few people could understand the logic behind extending a coach who hasn't won a playoff game in 12 seasons.

Bengals extend Marvin Lewis through 2016 | ProFootballTalk
Marvin Lewis won't be a lame duck this season. The Bengals extended their head coach's contract through the 2015 season last year and they've elected to take the same approach with Lewis's contract heading this year as well.

Marvin Lewis gets contract extension from Bengals, despite zero playoff wins - The Washington Post
Marvin Lewis has won more games — an even 100 — than any other coach in Cincinnati Bengals history. He’s also a perfectly imperfect 0-6 in the playoffs. So, naturally, the Bengals gave him a contract extension through the 2016 season on Wednesday.

Game-by-game predictions: Cincinnati Bengals - AFC North - ESPN
It's hard to see the Cincinnati Bengals making it to 10 wins this year. But with a timely bye, a veteran roster and some favorable late-season matchups, they can get double-digit wins even after playing .500 ball (going 5-5) heading into Thanksgiving. Despite road prime-time games in Weeks 15 and 16 (the Bengals are 1-12 on the road at night since 2005, according to ESPN Stats & Information) they can go 5-1 to close out the year, and reach the playoffs for a fifth straight season.

Cincinnati Bengals 2015 NFL Draft Preview
Teams are putting the finishing touches on their preparation as the 2015 NFL Draft is nearly here. To preview the draft for the Cincinnati Bengals, I got together with Matthew Willson of Stripe Hype. Below are my questions followed by his answers.