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One site lists the five reasons the Bengals will miss the playoffs this season. If the world is round then it is safe to say the Browns are probably a mess. The importance of Tyler Eifert.

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Cincinnati Bengals: 5 reasons why they will miss the playoffs
Since 2011, the Bengals have reached the playoffs every season, but despite making the playoffs in four straight seasons, they haven’t won a playoff game. 2011 was also the season the Bengals drafted Andy Dalton, as he has led the team to the playoffs every year he has been the starting quarterback. In addition to Dalton having success since being drafted, the Bengals have also had a very good defense in those years. Last season, the Bengals’ defense took a step backwards, but they were still able to have a winning record.

Report: Cleveland Browns Still A Huge Mess
The Browns are bad and hilarious, and it sure looks like they will never stop being that way. The latest report on the team’s persistent, ingrained dysfunction comes from ESPN reporter Tony Grossi, and it reveals that GM Ray Farmer’s practice of texting members of the coaching staff during games was carried out even more stupidly than we thought.

Cincinnati Bengals: Importance of Tyler Eifert | isportsweb
3rd year tight end Tyler Eifert is poised to breakout in 2015. Last season was a disappointment after he suffered a season ending elbow injury in the Cincinnati Bengals season opener and had to be placed on Injured Reserve. Before OTA’s started, Eifert said he is 100% healthy and ready to come out and play great football for the Bengals. His participation started slow, but has been ramping it up and getting reps with the first team and according to coaches and other players, has looked great so far.

Why Your Team Sucks 2015: Tennessee Titans
Some people are fans of the Tennessee Titans. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Tennessee Titans. This 2015 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group.

Ravens expected to place Dennis Pitta on physically unable perform list, sources say - Baltimore Sun
Pitta is likely to begin training camp and the regular season on the physically unable to perform list, according to sources.

New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis mulled retirement following 2012 knee injury
Revis also revealed in the interview that he underwent microfracture surgery to repair the torn ACL. Previously, it was reported as reconstructive surgery. A microfracture procedure is more complicated than typical surgery and requires a longer recovery time. His uncle, former NFL defensive lineman Sean Gilbert, convinced Revis to eliminate any thoughts of retirement.

Amari Cooper is Top-Ranked Rookie in "Madden 16" -
There’s every reason to expect Oakland Raiders rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper to put up the best statistical season of any first-year player in the NFL. Seen as a potential No. 1 receiver for second-year quarterback Derek Carr, the Alabama product is going to hear his number called early and often during the 2015 campaign.