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Bengals Bytes (1/23): Mocking season

Only one game is left till the season is over, so it’s time to get ready for all the mock drafts coming with what the Bengals should do. The Falcons are a walking reminder of a few Cleveland mistakes. The Super Bowl is set, but who will win and why?

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Cincinnati Bengals: 2017 Three Round Mock Draft

The Bengals have seen themselves take a significant step in the wrong direction this past season after losing coordinators Mike Zimmer and Hue Jackson over the past two seasons, putting pressure on head coach Marvin Lewis to succeed now more than ever before . The 2017 NFL Draft will be a huge component for Lewis’ future in The Queen City with some serious holes to fill. After making the playoffs last season, the Bengals will be picking ninth overall after a 6-9-1 finish. The Bengals have a chance to add some top tier talent early to add to an already talented roster.

Who the Cincinnati Bengals should take with their first round pick

The 2017 NFL draft will be here before we know it. Those not in the playoffs have already started preparing for the upcoming season and it starts with the draft. The Cincinnati Bengals undoubtedly had an under-performing season finishing with a record of 6-9-1. The Bengals hold the ninth pick in the draft. The side of the ball that needs improvement is their offense. In order to bolster their offense, if available, the Bengals should take wide receiver Mike Williams from Clemson.

Bengals' Only Target Should Be The Super Bowl

Promise after promise has gotten the Bengals nowhere. Now that the records are reset for a new year, it’s time for the words to mean something.

AFC North Bytes

Overnight fire alarm at Steelers' hotel before Patriots game surprises nobody

Former New England opponents are using similar experiences regarding the Steelers' hotel's fire alarm to go off, to develop suspicion and point out what apparently is a tradition. And the Patriots over the years certainly have not earned any benefit of the doubt.

Falcons NFC Title A Reminder Of Mistakes Browns Should Never Repeat

As the Atlanta Falcons celebrated their 44-21 blowout of the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Championship game on the floor of the Georgia Dome, it was hard not to think that a thank you card or at least some flowers should be coming Cleveland’s way.

Ravens post East-West Shrine Game seven round mock draft

Changing it up this time as I used Fanspeak to complete this edition of the Ravens seven round mock draft as it contains the compensation picks. I used Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller’s Big Board as the model for the simulator. With the East-West Shrine Game completed, rankings have changed, and it’s time to revisit the mock drafts.

Random Bytes

How in the world is Packers receiver Jordy Nelson playing with fractured ribs?

Jordy Nelson is heavily padded to protect his fractured ribs against the Atlanta Falcons. Jordy Nelson is playing Sunday despite being in some pain and wearing some military-grade armor against the Atlanta Falcons.

Packers pick 29th, Steelers 30th in 2017 NFL Draft

We’re a game away from the end of the season, and from knowing the order of next season’s draft. After yesterday’s conference championship games, the order is almost filled in for the 2017 NFL Draft.

Super Bowl 2017: Date, Kickoff Time, Location and More for Patriots vs. Falcons

The Super Bowl LI matchup is set with the Atlanta Falcons taking on the New England Patriots. Many could have expected the Patriots to reach this point earlier in the season. Despite their obstacles, the Pats have become the most consistent franchise in the NFL, and they still have arguably the best quarterback of all time in Tom Brady.

Falcons dominate Packers, advance to Super Bowl LI

For the first time since 1998, the Atlanta Falcons are going to the Super Bowl. Thanks to a beautifully dominant 44-21 beat down of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at the Georgia Dome, Matt Ryan and Co. left no question as to which team was best. They'll face off with the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Here's what we learned...