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This Day in Bengals History: Bengals Thaw Freezer Bowl for First Super Bowl Trip
Ken Anderson’s moustache. Dave Lapham’s biceps. Ken Riley’s sideburns. The smoke steaming off Eddie Edwards’ ears when he catches on fire on the heated bench. The Riverfront Stadium scoreboard, locked at Bengals 27, Chargers 7. All frozen together in a historic tableau known as “The Freezer Bowl.” Bengals founder Paul Brown floats through the minus-59 wind chill to the locker room to congratulate the first Bengals team to ever go to the Super Bowl. “I remember how elated he was,” says their coach that day, Forrest Gregg, recalling it all on the 20th anniversary. “He had a big smile and said, ‘We’re going to the Super Bowl.’” It is the second coldest game in NFL history. Gregg, Vince Lombardi’s Hall-of-Fame right tackle, plays in the coldest game ever 14 years before in the iconic Ice Bowl in Green Bay when he digs in with the rest of the Packers offensive line with 13 seconds left on Bart Starr’s fourth-down-do-or-die QB sneak that gives them the title. But the cold front for the Freezer Bowl moves in during Lombardi’s first NFL championship game in 1960 on an icy mud patch in Philadelphia, ending with the Packers on the Eagles 10 down, 17-13. Gregg remembers Lombardi never again practicing indoors on the way to five NFL titles.

Bengals Hold 11th Overall Pick in 2019 NFL Draft
The Bengals will have the 11th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, a position that they’ve only been in twice in franchise history. WR Billy Brooks out of Oklahoma was taken by Cincinnati with pick eleven in the Draft after a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1976. The most recent time the Bengals selected 11th overall was 1986 when they took LB Joe Kelly from Washington.

Report: Vance Joseph could end up with Jets as defensive coordinator
The Jets hired Adam Gase as head coach Wednesday and it turns out Joseph could end up there as a defensive coordinator despite the Bengals bringing him to town for an interview as head coach last week. Joseph is one of eight known interviews the Bengals have had and despite six positions being filled, all eight of those targets remain as options.

Bengals one of three with head coaching vacancy and all candidates interviewed available | WKRC
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Bengals are now one of only two NFL teams still in search of a head coach, and after six teams filled their vacant head coaching spots over the last few days each of the candidates the Bengals have interviewed to this point are still in play.

Report: Bengals could be nearing decision
According to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals could be close to a decision, as he notes “it appears the interviewing portion of the search is over.”

Source: Bengals looking at outside hire with offensive background
According to that source, the Bengals are leaning towards hiring a coach with an offensive background, who did not spend the 2018 season on the Bengals coaching staff - special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons, offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and special assistant to the head coach Hue Jackson.

Tyler Eifert wants Bengals reunion if fit with new head coach is right
A year ago, the Bengals brought Eifert back on a one-year deal despite his extensive injury history. Eifert unfortunately only made it to Game 4, where he suffered a season-ending ankle injury.

Bengals Draft Report: Duke QB Daniel Jones shows ability to go off script
Duke quarterback Daniel Jones could offer the Bengals something they don't have at the position with his ability to run and improvise when a play breaks down.

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