Week 5: Cincinnati Bengals vs. New England Patriots
All stories, updates, news and information concerning Cincinnati's loss to the New England Patriots.
Who Are The Real 2014 Cincinnati Bengals?
Through the first six weeks of the season, we have seen two different Bengals teams take the field. Which one more closely resembles the real squad this year?
Jamie Collins fined for hit on Brandon Tate
Brandon Tate fair-caught a punt midway through the second quarter. Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins never saw it (we assume) and was fined for the hit by the league office.
Bengals Week Five "Unsung Hero Of The Week" Award
We honor some of the Bengals players whose contributions may have gone unnoticed, though they had an impact on the game against the Patriots. Cast your vote and sound off on who you think this week's "Unsung Hero of the Week" winner should be!
What We Learned: Bengals vs Patriots
Before turning the page to the Panthers, we take a look at the long list of things we learned from Sunday Night's beat down in Foxboro
Bengals Week Five Most Valuable Player Award
Though it was ugly, there were some performances of note. Cast your vote and sound off on who you think the winner should be this week!
Bengals Vs. Patriots: "Goat Of The Week"
We take a look at some of the players that contributed the most to the Bengals' beatdown loss at the hands of the Patriots on Sunday Night.
Bengals vs. Patriots Pro Football Focus Grades
We take a look at what PFF had to say about the Bengals' game vs. the Patriots.
Bengals nab Khairi Fortt from Saints; Porter to IR
The Bengals placed Sean Porter on season-ending injured reserve and claimed Khairi Fortt off of waivers.
Bengals Week Five: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
We look over the remains from the bomb that the Patriots dropped on the Bengals Sunday night and give our best and worst.
Carlos Dunlap shows how special Bengals bond with Devon Still is
There are things in life that are bigger than football. Brother to brother... #PrayForLeah #StillStrong #Bengals pic.twitter.com/X0fITQwp03— CDunlap Foundation (@TeamDunlap96) October 6, 2014
Stephen A. sums up Bengals vs. Patriots perfectly
Bengals fans were never expecting this, but Stephen A. Smith knows the Bengals are one of the most talented teams in the NFL, and now's not the time to panic.
It's time to move on
The Cincinnati Bengals suffered a discouraging loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football. It was discouraging, but it was only a loss. At this point, how Cincinnati responds is everything.
Gilberry and Maualuga standout against Patriots
Let's give credit where it's due. While mostly the entire defensive collapsed in front of an entire nation, Wallace Gilberry and Rey Maualuga, at least, did their part.
Lewis gives Mike Nugent a vote of confidence
Since the blocked kick against the Baltimore Ravens in week one, placekicker Mike Nugent has converted only three of seven FG attempts with the longest conversion at 31 yards. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis isn't worried.
Dalton was best player for Bengals (video)
While the Bengals struggled Sunday night as a whole, Andy Dalton was arguably the best player on the field for Cincinnati.
For the love of Pete, Jermaine Gresham
The inability to have any production out of the tight ends on offense, or the obvious issues covering tight ends on defense, continue being an issue that Cincinnati has been facing for years.
Coach said Tate could return it
Bengals special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons told Brandon Tate that he can return it out of the endzone -- which he did... a lot. But if you've been given permission to do something, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's a good idea.
The Bengals Actually won at New England on Sunday
What? The Bengals actually won at New England?
Green blames execution and defensive scheme
The Cincinnati Bengals took one on the chin, in front of the entire nation on Sunday Night Football. They lost by 26 points but it felt more than that. Dalton and Green weren't bad, but they weren't great and Cincinnati needs them to be great.
Pats Cheerleaders Don Devon Still Jersey (Video)
Patriots cheerleaders donned Still's jersey during a timeout, and NBC cameras caught them and Devon beautifully.
Bengals defense caught in early misalignments
At least that's what they say. Cincinnati came out with a nickel package and New England took advantage of if with a quick tempo offense that prevented the defense from getting the calls in.
Bengals vs Patriots snap counts
Taking a look at the snap distribution by the Bengals offense and defense during Cincinnati's 43-17 loss to the New England Patriots.
Bengals rushing defense is becoming a problem
Over the course of the last two games, Cincinnati's defense has allowed 369 yards rushing with a 4.99 yard/rush average. And over the course of the 2014 season, the opposing offense is averaging 4.96 yard/rush.
Bengals with familiar primetime suckage
The Cincinnati Bengals had an opportunity to change people's impression of them on Sunday Night Football. They didn't. In fact, it was worse than we could have imagined.
Sanu catches long bomb from Dalton (video)
Mohamed Sanu got behind Alfonzo Dennard. and Andy Dalton hit him in stride for a 37-yard touchdown to bring the Bengals back to life v. the Patriots.
Sean Porter injures knee on opening kickoff
This is sadly starting to look like another lost season for Sean Porter.
Andrew Whitworth pregame speech before Bengals vs. Patriots
You heard @BigWhit77_fndn. Who's ready for some #Bengals football?! #LetsRoar https://t.co/SZvp5GTtru— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 6, 2014
The Bengals are the last undefeated team
...at least for a few hours, Cincinnati remains the only undefeated team prior to kicking off against the New England Patriots. It's the second time in franchise history that they've become the only undefeated team in a season.
Burfict and Marvin Jones among Bengals Inactives
The Cincinnati Bengals won't have Vontaze Burfict or Marvin Jones, both of whom were listed as doubtful on the team's injury report. However, New England won't have their leading tackler, Dont'a Hightower, either.
Milestones to break on Sunday Night Football
The Cincinnati Bengals have an opportunity to break several milestones when the team squares off against the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football.
Game time is getting closer
Here we are. Four hours before kickoff. #Bengals #Patriots pic.twitter.com/bLOCLrj8Li— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) October 5, 2014
Revis vs. Green could be great... if they allow it
New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis has a history against Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers. It was Revis, who at the time monikered "Revis Island", shut down Chad Johnson in consecutive games in 2009. Now he faces a new Bengals WR.
Dated storylines transition into hopeful realities
Will the baton for conference superiority change hands on Sunday Night? Will old storylines transition into new ones? Or does familiarity remind us that the same ol' problems exist? Tonight's game is a test that we look forward to seeing.
Tom Brady at odds with Patriots coaching staff
Tom Brady and the Patriots can silence all of the outside "noise" with a win over the undefeated Bengals, but until then, questions of their demise will continue.
Bengals vs. Pats Prediction: 100 and 200 yards
While you pretend to be interested in other NFL games waiting for the Bengals SNF game against the Patriots, we offer you a second prediction for tonight's game. And it has something to do with an ol' fashioned ground game.
Bengals vs. Patriots Prediction: 'ello Geno
While you pretend to be interested in other NFL games waiting for the Bengals SNF game against the Patriots, we offer you a prediction for tonight's game.
Cincinnati, I just want to say thank you accepting my family and I with open arms. We couldn’t have asked for a better home these past four years. I will always have nothing but love for you.— samaje perine (@samajp32) March 14, 2023
Happy Birthday to our guy with the smooth moves— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) February 28, 2023
Enjoy your day, @THE_Ickster! pic.twitter.com/ljAhLyC85a
.@ljw21 is a BALL HAWK— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) February 25, 2023
His 7 career INTs are the most by a LB since he was drafted in 2020. pic.twitter.com/LhLWVwHrTe