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Bengals Bites (5/18) - Tough Baseball

A baseball player catches the pitch that hit him and tosses it back, that's football tough. The Saints take a look at Chase Coffman. Are the Bengals cheaters?

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Batter Hit By Pitch Catches Ball, Throws It Back To Pitcher
Pac-12 baseball action proved highlight-worthy when Arizona State outfielder Johnny Sewald snagged a pitch from Layne Bruner in his arm and casually tossed it back to the Washington State pitcher. It left the Pac-12 Network announcers delighted.

Saints Will Give TE Chase Coffman A Look At Mini-Camp
The New Orleans Saints will give tight end Chase Coffman a chance at their rookie mini-camp.

Are the Bengals big, fat cheaters? | Cincinnati Sun Times
No. In the wake of the very dramatic and overhyped Deflategate scandal, a website has sprouted up to air out your favorite team’s dirty laundry. It turns out everybody cheats, just some teams cheat better than others.

Polian: Questioning Bengals success 'absurd'
Few teams in the AFC have been as consistent as the Cincinnati Bengals since 2011, beginning with head coach Marvin Lewis and quarterback Andy Dalton: A division-leading 40 wins, a total surpassed by only New England and Denver, and four straight playoff appearances. Of course, the knock on that consistency has been the annual early exit from the playoffs.

AFC North Roundtable: Which defense has best chance of turnaround? - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Stingy defense has long been a hallmark of teams in the AFC North. Last season, though, three of the division's teams were in the lower half of the league's total defensive rankings, allowing an average of 350 yards or more per game. The Pittsburgh Steelers (18th), Cincinnati Bengals (22nd) and Cleveland Browns (23rd) claimed the undesirable honors. Only the Baltimore Ravens, at eighth, ranked among the league's best defensively.