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Week 1: Bengals at Bears

All stories, previews, analysis, recaps, and film room stories regarding the Bengals regular season opener against the Chicago Bears.

Film Room: Taylor Mays at Linebacker

We take a look at how Taylor Mays performed at linebacker against the Chicago Bears. Our quick read, not bad... but the sample size was very limited.

Zimmer on last week: "We did some bonehead things"

Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer spoke to the media on Thursday about the defensive production in the second half against the Bears.

"Unsung Hero Of The Week" Award: Week One

We resume the weekly awards with a popular one from last season. Pick your "Unsung Hero of the Week" and sound off in the comments!

Fan Poll: Week One Goat of The Game

With every Bengals loss this season, we ask your opinion on the team's Goat of the Week Award. Cast your vote and sound off!

Predictably, the Bengals with strong ratings

Cincinnati tuned in to watch the Bengals regular season opener.

Bengals lose to Bears: 5 things we learned

For a team looking to make waves this season there were too many mental mistakes. The Bengals have a lot to improve on and most of it is mental.

Gruden not alone in blame for Bears field goal

The Bears were given a gift from the Bengals, an opportunity to convert a field goal... which would be the difference of the game in the end.

The Monday Touchdown: Loss In Chicago Edition

The Bengals were defeated by the Bears in Chicago on Sunday. Here's seven points to get you thinking.

Andy Dalton's best throw against the Bears

The Cincinnati Bengals were pinned inside their own 10-yard line when the game was tied. So why not make a risky pass that would eventually lead to a game-leading touchdown?

Bengals run defense lone bright spot on defense

It's true. The Cincinnati Bengals have a lot of work remaining before they can be seriously considered as a threat. But they did a lot of good things too.

Bengals grades at the Bears

We breakdown the team's performance against the Bears with grades.

Bears third down conversions too much for Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals defense started strong but Chicago's third down conversions eventually became too much for the defense to maintain.

Bengals at Bears: Most Valuable Player Nominations

Sometimes when nominating a best player during a loss is a fruitless exercise. But we don't care. We're not going to sit in a corner and hate life. We're going to honor the players that played well and played their guts out.

Bengals at Bears: Total Snap distribution

Curious how many snaps Bengals players participated in over the weekend? We have your answer.

Collins on shutting down Peppers: I'm a grown man

Cincinnati Bengals backup offensive tackle Anthony Collins stood in for Andrew Whitworth. And the Chicago PD still has an all points bulletin looking for Peppers at this hour.

Vontaze Burfict says his injury is "just a bruise"

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, the manliest man on the field Sunday, suffered a knee injury.

Bears drop Bengals in regular season opener 24-21

The Cincinnati Bengals simply couldn't keep their focus with turnovers, penalties, and terrible usage of their time outs because players didn't know when they should be on the field.

Bengals convert multiple third downs, lead 21-10

The Bengals offense has established good rhythm, but doing so with awesome third down production.

Bengals With 14-10 Half Time Lead Over The Bears

If not for the mistakes that the Bengals have made on offense and special teams, this could have been a first half blowout.

Bengals tie the game at seven on 97-yard drive

The Bengals rebounded after a horrible start, scoring a game-tying touchdown on a 97-yard possession.

Sloppy start gives the Bears 7-0 lead

The Cincinnati Bengals are having a horrible start to the season, with a penalty that could be counted as a 47-yard foul and Dalton's interception on the second play of the season.

GAME THREAD: Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears

The place where you're going to talk about the Bengals and Bears regular season opener. It's kickoff weekend!

Prediction Machine: Call the first play

For a little fun. Make some predictions against the Chicago Bears.

Bengals at Bears: Inactive List

The Cincinnati Bengals have announced their 46-man gameday roster, sitting seven players.

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Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears

Updates, analysis, stories, and everything concerning Cincinnati's regular season opener against the Chicago Bears.

Bengals at Bear: Five Things To Look For

The Cincinnati Bengals will open the regular season against the Chicago Bears. There are five things (among hundreds) that we're looking for this Sunday.


This is your home until the official open thread goes up at 12:45.

Injury Report: Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears

We take a look at the injury reports from this week and how that will affect the team's active game-day roster.

Dane Sanzenbacher returns to Chicago

The former college free agent is returning to Chicago after the Bears released him on Christmas Eve.

Bears concerned about Bengals return game

The Chicago Bears are focusing on Cincinnati's return game while the Bengals can't sleep on Devin Hester, who will be doing return work full-time again.

Burfict goes from fan to enemy with Jay Cutler

Cincinnati's second-year linebacker, who has already established himself as an on-field leader, grew up as a fan of Jay Cutler. That ends Sunday.

Briggs on Hard Knocks: 'A Good Scouting Report'

The Chicago Bears mostly said the right things when asked about the Bengals on Hard Knocks, but some found insight in the HBO series.

Whitworth downgraded to out against the Bears

It was a long-shot at best that Whitworth would play the regular season opener against the Bears. The team downgraded his status to out Saturday afternoon.

10 reasons Bengals fans should hate Chicago

One of my favorite aspects of being a huge sports fan is the smack talk that accompanies the game. This week I let you know my top 10 reasons to hate Chicago and hopefully fuel your fire to root for the Bengals that much harder on Sunday.

Bengals at Bears: NFL picks and predictions

Many of the experts are calling the Bengals a legitimate threat in the AFC. But Cincinnati has a tough road test to open the regular season.

Bengals at Bears: Nuts, Bolts, And Wings

Nuts and bolts of Cincinnati's preseason opener in Chicago.


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