clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Bengals Bytes (8/19): Cat fight

The Bengals took care of the Lions Thursday night. Steve Smith Sr. gives a heartfelt thank you to the Ravens organization. Daren Sharper's verdict came in, but was it harsh enough.

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Hill's early TD helps Bengals to 30-14 win over Lions | Pro32: Head to Head
DETROIT (AP) — Jeremy Hill ran for a 9-yard touchdown on Cincinnati's first possession, and the Bengals went on to a 30-14 victory over the Detroit. Hill hurt his left hand in Cincinnati's preseason opener last week, but he had three carries for 16 yards against the Lions and also caught a pass.

Bengals maul Lions in complete effort
DETROIT - The Bengals offered a complete performance in the first half Thursday night at Ford Field when both offensive units scored touchdowns the first time they had the ball and backup safety Derron Smith went 60 yards with an interception return for another touchdown as the Bengals took a 20-6 half-time lead over the Lions.

Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions
Pictures from the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Week 2 of the preseason 8/18/2016.

What does Bengals DT Geno Atkins have in store for preseason encore? - Cincinnati Bengals Blog- ESPN
How in the world can Geno Atkins top the three-play performance he had in last Friday's preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings? Count Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther among those interested in finding that out when the Bengals visit the Detroit Lions Thursday night.

Camp Triniti
Triniti Alexandria Jones, who had her Daddy for life when she yanked out the feeding tube with her tiny hands her first day home from the hospital at three months old, could be seen rampaging through his seventh Bengals training camp the last couple of weeks.

Cincinnati Bengals rookie wideout Tyler Boyd solid again in rout of Detroit
It would have been easy for the Cincinnati Bengals to still feel some lingering pain over seeing wide receiver Marvin Jones in an opposing uniform on Thursday night.

RECAP: Lions vs. Bengals
Sloppy. That’s probably the best way to describe Detroit’s performance in a 30-14 loss to Cincinnati Thursday night in the team's preseason home opener. The Lions weren’t sharp in any phase of the game. The starters played three series on both sides of the ball before giving way to the backups. The Bengals led 7-3 at that point.

Hill, Boyd score TD's in Bengals 30-14 preseason win over Lions
The Bengals opened up with a hot start in their second preseason game and never looked back beating the Lions 30-14 in Detroit.   Quarterback Andy Dalton played a total of three series in the game, going 7-9 for a total of 78 yards to register an overall QB rating of 102.8.

AFC North Bytes

Eagles vs. Steelers - Game Recap
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones threw four interceptions and the Philadelphia Eagles capitalized. Nolan Carroll's 38-yard interception return for a score was the lone touchdown of the first half, helping the Eagles to a 17-0 victory Thursday night.

Falcons vs. Browns - Game Recap
Robert Griffin III threw two touchdown passes in the first half in his home debut for Cleveland in the Browns' 24-13 exhibition loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Griffin found wide receiver Terrelle Pryor streaking down the right sideline on Cleveland's second drive of the game for a 50-yard scoring strike. Griffin connected with tight end Gary Barnridge for a 22-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.

Emotional Steve Smith grateful Ravens gave him chance to come back
Of course Steve Smith came back with a chip on his shoulder, but that’s what Steve Smith does. But the 37-year-old wide receiver said returning from his torn Achilles was also about repaying a debt of gratitude to the Ravens for taking him in.

Random Bytes

Jim Harbaugh, U-M agreed to $2-million contract addendum in June
Jim Harbaugh has been at Michigan for only a year and a half. But he already has a big raise after his 10-3 first season in 2015. Jim Harbaugh's compensation is in the form of an annual life insurance premium payment by the university.

2016 NFL fantasy-football tight end projections for all 32 teams - Rob Gronkowski of New England Patriots, Jordan Reed of Washington Redskins
NFL Nation reporters project the top tight ends' stats for 2016. Rob Gronkowski and Jordan Reed, who each had 11 receiving TDs in 2015, are the must-haves at the position for fantasy owners.

Second Year Breakout Candidates | Fantasy football draft 2016
Fantasy draft season is heating up and we’re all looking for the next big thing. Usually that means rookies, but what if the next big thing is actually a player entering their second season? Some hit the proverbial rookie wall and others barely saw the field due to injury. What will they do as sophomores? We take a look at 12 players who could break out in their second fantasy football campaign.

Injury roundup: Brett Hundley suffers ankle injury
Brett Hundley, a 2015 fifth-round pick out of UCLA, has been groomed as Aaron Rodgers' backup in Green Bay. However, he suffered a setback in Thursday night's preseason win. Hundley left in the second quarter after suffering an ankle injury against the Oakland Raiders, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy downplayed the injury after the game.

NFL players facing suspension after Al Jazeera PED report
Emboldened by legal victories over Tom Brady and Adrian Peterson, the National Football League on Monday formally threatened four players implicated in the Dec. 29, 2015 Al Jazeera America report, “The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers,” with suspensions. In the report, five players—retired Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and free agent linebacker Mike Neal—were accused of using substances in contravention of both the law and the collectively bargained Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances.

Darren Sharper Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison
Former NFL safety Darren Sharper was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday after being accused of the drugging and raping of as many as 16 women in Louisiana, California, Arizona and Nevada. According to the Associated Press, Sharper was sentenced by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo in New Orleans two months after the judge decided to seek a tougher penalty than the nine-year sentence that was initially suggested by prosecutors.