1. Cincinnati Bengals Sleepwalk into the Playoffs

    In a regular season that they began by earning the moniker of the "Cardiac Cats," the Cincinnati Bengals ended the year without a pulse...

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  2. Cincinnati Bengals Showing That Only the Strong Survive

    One week after a letdown of bumbling proportions in a loss to the Oakland Raiders, the Cincinnati Bengals dominated the Cleveland Browns 16-7 on Nov. 29 in a Darwinian expression of strength...

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  3. Cincinnati Bengals Bandwagon Just Got a Lot Lighter

    Thud! That was the sound heard ‘round Cincinnati Sunday evening, as the 2009 Bengals bandwagon dropped off a few thousand patrons following a 20-17 turnover-filled loss to the Oakland Raiders in week 11...

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  4. Cincinnati Bengals Overcome Odds, Convert Believers

    Nobody believed. The Cincinnati Bengals had not swept the Pittsburgh Steelers in 10 years. The Steelers had won four in a row, and were sporting “the toughest defense in football...

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  5. Bengals vs. Steelers Matchup Is Bigger and Better, but With a Twist

    Opening up a sports page, or flipping on a sports television show this week it is easy to get the impression that there is only one NFL game going on this Sunday, and it is taking place in Indianapolis...

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  6. Cincinnati Bengals Move To Top of AFC North Heap

    The changing of the guard is complete atop the AFC North Division. With a 17-7 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in week nine, the Cincinnati Bengals supplanted the Ravens as the top ...

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  7. Why the Cincinnati Bengals Should Use the No-Huddle

    In marching to the title of "Comeback Carson and the Cardiac Cats" the Cincinnati Bengals’ offense has discovered a valuable, effective tool in their offensive system: the two-minute drill...

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  8. Cincinnati Bengals Show Deficiencies in the Trenches

    Through six weeks of the season, the Bengals have found themselves in the unexpected catbird seat in the AFC North Division in large part because they have fixed one of the most gaping holes on the team from recent years: the defensive line...

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  9. Cincinnati Bengals Maturing Into a Winner

    For years the Cincinnati Bengals have been the forgotten stepchild of the AFC North. Well, don’t look now, but that young child has grown into a man...

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  10. Conservative Bengals Need To Open Up Playbook

    In the city of Cincinnati—a Republican hotbed where the radio broadcasts of sports events are often preceded by the voice of the second most popular conservative talk show host ...

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  11. Cincinnati Bengals Defensive End Antwan Odom Demands Double-Team

    September 2009 might just be the best month of Antwan Odom’s life. Odom, the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after sacking Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers five times in week two, has piled up seven sacks in only three September games...

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  12. Newest AFC North Power Defense: Cincinnati Bengals

    For years, the AFC North has represented the gold standard in NFL toughness, as hard-hitting defensive stalwarts Baltimore and Pittsburgh have dominated the division...

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  13. Armageddon Approaches For Cincinnati Bengals

    It is time to panic in Cincinnati. Go crazy. Start running around like chickens with your heads cut off. The city is going up in flames...

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  14. Bengal Gambles Having Early Payoff

    You have to take some risks to reap some rewards. The Cincinnati Bengals have not seen much of the latter in recent years, leading them to shake things up this offseason...

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  15. Andre Smith Snoozing for a Bruising with Bengals Holdout

    You snooze, you lose. That would seem to be the way the 2009 season is looking for Cincinnati Bengals rookie right tackle Andre Smith...

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  16. Reduced Practice Schedule Makes Sense

    Is less really more? Marvin Lewis has changed his 2009 training camp regiment, scaling back the practice schedule to reduce strain on his players’ body...

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  17. Bengals = Cardinals? Not Quite

    Are the Bengals this year’s version of the Arizona Cardinals? In a word: no. The Cardinals and the Bengals have many things in common: a talented trio of receivers, a veteran Pro-Bowl ...

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  18. Position Battles Will Liven The Summer for Cincinnati Bengals

    The NFL season never truly comes to a close. Amid the post-draft speculation, and the preseason fervor of the summer months, the supposed off-season of the NFL often presents an intense ...

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  19. Cincinnatti Bengals Rebuilding, Yet Progressing

    The NFL is built for parity. In theory, every NFL team should have a chance to make the playoffs at the outset of every season...

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  20. Mock Interview with Cincinatti Bengals' Chinedum Ndukwe

    Chinedum Ndukwe Your parents came to Nigeria when you were five years old. Do you remember much of that trip? Can you expand a little bit on their motivation for coming to America? You took a trip to Nigeria after your rookie season...

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  21. Cincinatti Bengals Drawing Up Some Toughness This Offseason

    Back to the drawing board. After stumbling through a 4-11-1 season in 2008—the 13th in the last 18 seasons—the Cincinnati Bengals coaches have taken a new focus for the 2009 season: the trenches...

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