Five reasons why the Bengals will make the 2018 NFL playoffs
The Bengals and Marvin Lewis are giving it another go. Who saw that plot twist coming? I thought for sure they were going to split up like Jen Aniston and Vince Vaughn in "The Break-Up." Over the last couple years, Marv and the Bengals looked like one of those couples staying together for the kids. They looked miserable together. There was no heat. No passion. And then, all of a sudden, we got an Evite announcing they were going to renew their vows in a Las Vegas ceremony with an Elvis impersonator as the officiant.
No. 3 Bengals play of last 30 years: Warrick's return upends KC
More than a decade of debacle finally saw a glimmer of hope with Marvin Lewis’ arrival in the 2003 season. It started like nearly every year did during the dreadful 1990s, losing three of the first four and facing an uphill battle before the leaves turned.
Bengals rookie Sam Hubbard focused on eating right and conditioning right to be ready for minicamp
Yet the Cincinnati Bengals rookie defensive end has not only grown to like the healthfulness of his diet, he has the time to cook at night in his apartment at The Banks.
Burning questions chasing the Bengals into training camp
Until then, everything sounds great. The Bengals seemed to improve the roster by trading for Cordy Glenn and adding another 11 draft picks before fully filling out the 91-man roster.
Scouting the Falcons 2018 schedule: Week 4 vs. the Bengals
When the Falcons and Bengals square off in Week 4 it’ll be the first time receiver Mohamed Sanu will face his former team since signing a five-year deal with Atlanta in March of 2016. In four seasons with the Bengals (from 2012-2015), Sanu started just 34 of 57 games and had 152 receptions for 1,793 yards and 11 touchdowns. In 2014, Sanu caught 56 balls for a career-best 790 yards and five touchdowns. In his two seasons with the Falcons, Sanu has hauled in 126 catches for 1,356 yards and nine scores.
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Baltimore Ravens: Who will start at Center and Right Tackle?
Much of the offseason focus for the Baltimore Ravens was on the offensive skill positions, and rightfully so. It is well known the Ravens struggled in that area in 2017. However, during that time, two key pieces on the offensive line were snatched away. Ryan Jensen, who was fantastic in 2017, signed a huge deal with Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, Austin Howard, who didn’t have much of a market, signed a small one-year deal with the Colts.
Is Tyrod Taylor poised for a career year? Orange and Brown Talk podcast
Browns training camp is still a few weeks away, so Mary Kay Cabot and I have some time to ponder some reader questions. On this week's Orange and Brown Talk, we picked ten of our favorites submitted to us this week and had at them. They include:
Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Why NFL Superteams Never Work
We begin with LeBron James and how he's building another basketball empire—with him as Darth Vader. James' move to Los Angeles caught the attention of everyone, including some NFL front office types, who wondered if such a thing could happen in football.
Ranking the NFL's Most Unblockable Pass-Rushers
In today's NFL, pass-rushers come from everywhere on the field, regardless of the down or situation. Just as 260-pound edge-rushers move inside to use their speed and agility to overmatch guards and centers, defensive tackles move out to the edge to physically dominate offensive tackles. And on passing downs (which is every down), a defensive lineman may kick back to linebacker depth and come at the quarterback based on the gaps created by the rest of the defense, much as a running back would follow the openings created by his offensive line.
The Most Overlooked Additions of the 2018 NFL Offseason
As we grow closer to NFL training camps, it's a time for renewed hope for most fans. The majority of the news out of minicamps and OTAs has carried positive spin, and new additions—especially the notable ones—tend to make teams look better on paper.