Defense Gets Nostalgic
Just like the old days. A relentless four-man pass rush. Taking away the top threat with man-to-man coverage. The corners crashing down on the run game. Hall-of-Fame tackle Geno Atkins causing enough car wrecks in the fourth quarter to get the Paul Brown Stadium crowd rubbernecking. Holding them to fewer than 300 yards a 25 percent proposition and stopping them on third down a 65-percent call.
Emerging Nucleus Sees Bengals Through PBS Finale
Usually the buzz at a Paul Brown Stadium finale involves guessing who had just made their last home appearance as a Bengal. But after Sunday’s 30-16 victory over the Raiders had been constructed by guys just settling in on the river rather than taking off, the talk wasn’t so much about a last stand but a first glance and a look back that honored a franchise great.
Postgame Quotes: Raiders at Bengals Week 15
“I think the guys deserved today. They kept digging a little deeper, finding a way, and they did today what maybe we didn’t do the last few weeks: Make some critical plays at some critical moments, which proved to be the difference in the game. I’ve got to give those guys credit for the plays, and how they just keep grinding, keep playing and keep working at it. The game had some positives. They continued to make critical plays down the stretch which were important.”
Quick Hits: Boyd Status Unclear, But Not His Ode To Ocho
For the third straight first half at home, the Bengals suffered a game-ending injury to one of their top skill players that is leaving everyone guessing when wide receiver Tyler Boyd went down with a knee injury in the first half’s final minute during Sunday’s 30-16 win over the Raiders in the Paul Brown Stadium finale.
Mixon's Big Day Lifts Bengals Past Raiders, 30-16
Joe Mixon rushed for a career-high 129 yards and two touchdowns as the Bengals snapped a five-game losing streak with a 30-16 victory over the Oakland Raiders in Sunday’s Paul Brown Stadium finale.
Boyd, Mixon Get Bengals Lead Over Raiders
With wide receiver Tyler Boyd cashing his first 1,000-yard season and running back Joe Mixon drawing ever closer with Sunday’s 84-yard first half, the Bengals turned over the Raiders twice in taking a 20-7 halftime lead in the Paul Brown Stadium finale.
Sam Hubbard, Joe Mixon showed why they're part of Bengals' future
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals' fan base made no secret that they were tired of what was happening to the team in the present. Sunday seemed more of a day to look into the future.
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 takeaways from win over Oakland Raiders
The Bengals (6-8) had come close to ending the drought last week but came up short, 26-21, to the Los Angeles Chargers. On Sunday, they took the first lead and never lost it, sealing it with Joe Mixon’s second touchdown of the day with just over four minutes left.
Refocused, NFL Week 15: Cincinnati Bengals 30, Oakland Raiders 16
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Analysis: Bengals welcome a different feeling
For the first time since before Halloween this team in a tailspin could enjoy a different feeling. It came in the form a 30-16 victory against the Oakland Raiders. Even though they were officially eliminated from the playoffs with a Steelers win against New England later in the day, it felt better than losing.
What in the World Has Happened to Jared Goff and the Hollywood Rams?
The once-unbeatable Rams have lost more games in the last eight days than they did during the first 13 weeks of the 2018 NFL season. And while even elite teams hit speed bumps, it's tremendously concerning that Los Angeles was utterly outplayed in both losses.
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers Outlast Tom Brady, Patriots in Dramatic Victory
After the Baltimore Ravens won earlier in the day, the Steelers would've slipped to second if they had lost to New England. The Patriots, meanwhile, would've clinched an AFC East title if they had beaten Pittsburgh. Instead, their 10th straight division crown will have to wait at least another week.
Pump the Brakes on Cowboys; They're Still a Year Away from NFL Title Hopes
Sure, the Cowboys still hold a one-game lead in the NFC East, but Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium—Dallas' first shutout since Nov. 16, 2003, against the New England Patriots—showed a squad unprepared to consistently compete against the NFL's best.
Jalen Ramsey on Doug Marrone's Future: 'I Ain't Worried About Nobody but Myself'
The Jaguars have lost nine of their last 10 games following a 3-1 start. Ramsey has continued to perform like one of the best cornerbacks in football despite the team's struggles, recording 57 tackles and three interceptions on the campaign.