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The Bengals will be using the Cincinnati Bearcats indoor practice facility the next few days before heading to Los Angeles.

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Taylor-Made Takes: Zac Taylor talks about the Bengals way heading into Super Bowl LVI
Getting everyone to believe in the process. That can mean anything. It can be talking about the culture. It can be talking about a play you're going to run to win the game. The key is having the energy that people follow. Whatever he says, you believe is going to work. That rubs off on everybody. Players and coaches. When you're there you see a daily process that works and works really well. When you see how he communicates with players and coaches, it can't help but rub off on myself and a ton of other guys that have left there to go on to bigger roles at other places.

Darrin Simmons oversees an incredible postseason for the Bengals
With a farmer's radar squint and a harvest's work ethic to match, Darrin Simmons watched the biggest cash crop of his winding quarter century in the NFL come in fewer than 500 miles from the family farm.

Super reunion - Los Angeles Rams' Andrew Whitworth excited to face former Cincinnati Bengals team in Super Bowl LVI
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- As the Los Angeles Rams warmed up at SoFi Stadium before Sunday's NFC Championship Game, the giant video screen hanging above the field was showing the Cincinnati Bengals storming back from an 18-point deficit against the Kansas City Chiefs before prevailing on a walk-off field goal in overtime.

How Cincinnati Bengals built a Super Bowl roster: Free agents on defense and luck with Joe Burrow, plus which teams could copy
If you're thinking about how the teams in Super Bowl LVI were built, you probably don't need to know much about one side of the matchup. The Los Angeles Rams are probably the league's most uniquely built team, having repeatedly traded away first-round picks to acquire young stars. The Rams don't hate draft picks as much as some might suggest -- they're actually quite fond of racking up compensatory selections -- but their roster-building philosophy and the path they took to get here is no secret.

2022 Super Bowl uniforms: Bengals unveil combo with perfect tweet, Rams go with rare jerseys
Even though the Super Bowl is being played in Los Angeles this year, the Cincinnati Bengals will actually be the home team for the game and because of that, the Bengals got to make the first choice on which uniform to wear for Super Bowl LVI.

Bengals to practice indoors at University of Cincinnati this week
The Cincinnati Bengals are one of the few remaining teams in the NFL to not have their own indoor practice facility. They’re the only such team in a cold weather city.

Can Dan Campbell Detroit Lions Rebuild as Fast as Zac Taylor Cincinnati Bengals
Holmes did a rather erroneous job of addressing the wide receiver position in free agency last offseason, adding two guys that failed to suit up for more than one combined regular season game in 2021: Breshad Perriman and Tyrell Williams.

9-year-old super fan 'King' inspiring Bengals Super Bowl run
Moments after the Bengals' first playoff win in 31 years, King yelled out, "I feel good. I want the Bengals to win the Super Bowl." That video and Kingston's interview with WLWT after the game have been shared by thousands of fans on social media, many of whom have fallen in love with King.

Evan McPherson field goal gives Bengals win vs. Chiefs in AFC Championship
The Bengals overcame an 18-point deficit to take the lead in the fourth quarter before Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs down the field to tie the game. In overtime, Mahomes threw an interception on the opening possession, leading to McPherson's 31-yard field goal to put the Bengals in the Super Bowl for the first time since 1989.

Around the league

PFF's introduction to Reese’s Senior Bowl quarterbacks
Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus provides a first look at the quarterbacks participating in the 2022 Reese's Senior Bowl, which will be broadcast on NFL Network on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2:30 p.m. ET!

All-Tom Brady Team: Rob Gronkowski, Richard Seymour among best to have played with QB
Tom Brady has retired -- officially this time, people. And while there will be time for retrospectives on his career, I thought it would be a good opportunity to consider the many players he worked with over 22 years by assembling an All-Tom Brady Team, a starting lineup of the best of his teammates.

2022 Senior Bowl Day 2 standouts: RB prospect on track similar to Jets' Michael Carter
MOBILE, Ala. -- With Reese's Senior Bowl practices in full swing on Wednesday, 100-plus prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft are in the midst of a crucial job interview.'s Lance Zierlein and Chase Goodbread provide a look at standouts from Day 2, as well as news and notes from the day's events.

Rams safety Eric Weddle plans to return to retirement after Super Bowl LVI
The 37-year-old played 19 snaps in Los Angeles' Wild Card Round win over the Arizona Cardinals, then saw his play time boost to 60 plays in the Divisional Round win over Tampa Bay. In Sunday's NFC Championship victory over San Francisco, Weddle played all 50 snaps, leading the Rams with nine tackles and a tackle for loss.

Lions GM Brad Holmes on potentially trading out of No. 2 draft slot: 'I'm never scared to move around'
"I'm always open for whatever," Holmes said. "We're still in the early stages of it, we've got a good feel of the class, we're at a much better place at this stage of the process than last year. But, still, we've got a lot more work to do. But, I'm never scared to move around, so we're definitely open for business, always."