1. Cincinnati Bengals Week 11 Preview: West Coast Warm-Up Against Raiders

    It seems too easy to pile on Al Davis and the Oakland Raider Asylum; that bit has done before, so we'll just skip it altogether. Instead, the focus this week for the Bengals is preparing for the best thing the Raiders have going for them: their location

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  2. Cincinnati Bengals Week 10 Recap: Meet the New Boss

    There is a luxury suite on the top floor that overlooks the AFC North. It's shiny and comfortable and smells like the Playoffs...

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  3. Cincinnati Bengals Week 10 Preview: Tell Me Why Not.

    The way to approach this weekend's epic struggle in Pittsburgh is to ask yourself: “Why won't the Bengals win?” If your response consisted of: a) because they're the Bengals, ...

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  4. Cincinnati Bengals Week 9 Recap: Saw It Coming

    This was a game of cognition. On October 27th, I wrote this: I had a dream that night that the Bengals were beating the Ravens 17-0 at home...

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  5. Cincinnati Bengals Week 9 Preview: Too Many Aces

    In the backroom of a shady saloon just on the edge of town, the Ravens await. They sit there hunkered over a card-table with a half-bottle of cheap rum and an old, shaggy dog named Cleveland, curled up and sleeping at their feet...

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  6. The NFL's High-Water Mark: Rome Is Falling

    It appears the NFL has finally out-priced itself. The first-place Bengals, fresh off of a near-perfect game against the Bears, are still 4,500 tickets away from selling out this Sunday against the Ravens...

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  7. Cincinnati Bengals Week Seven Recap: Dreamin' Big

    We Bengal fans are doubters; it comes with the program. Like veteran circus freaks, we've been kicked around for a long time and have trust issues with management...

    B. Clifton Burke Written by B. Clifton Burke about almost 5 years ago 251 reads 1 comments

  8. Cincinnati Bengals Week Seven Preview: Ethereal Smack Talk

    Somewhere in the cosmos, football demigods Paul Brown and George Halas spent the last few days arm wrestling and taking cheap digs at one another in preparation for this week's game...

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  9. Cincinnati Bengals Week Six Recap: Duped!

    These Texans are trickier than they look. Bengal players were warned by soothsayers everywhere that a letdown was coming this week...

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  10. Cincinnati Bengals Week Six Preveiw: The Emotional Trap

    Now that the Bengals are perched atop the AFC North standings and feeling good about themselves after an “emotional” win, one face springs to mind when looking ahead to ...

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  11. Cincinnati Bengals Week Five Recap: Swaying the Skeptics

    On the opening Monday night game of the 2007 season, the Bengals beat the Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium, 27-20; that was the last time Cincinnati could agree that their team was a contender...

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  12. Cincinnati Bengals Week 5 Preview: The Bungles Nevermore

    Since their arrival, the Baltimore Ravens have always been an oversized group of mongrels who produced wins in the most blue-collared fashion; slowly and painfully rolling over their opposition...

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  13. Cincinnati Bengals Week Four Recap: The Escape From the Lake

    There is a lesson to be learned from all of this: never underestimate the will of a trapped animal, or in this case, a trapped color...

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  14. Bengals-Browns: Into the Brown Abyss

    Cleveland Brown Stadium may as well be perched along the River Styx these days with Charon himself there to escort Browns fans into the NFL netherworld...

    B. Clifton Burke Written by B. Clifton Burke about almost 5 years ago 251 reads 1 comments

  15. The Coming of Age of the Cincinnati Bengals in Week Three

    It's never been better to be wrong.    Cincinnati is still elated after a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback against the loathsome Steelers on Sunday in a game that truly typified the attitude of Marvin Lewis' newest breed of Bengal...

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  16. Cincinnati Bengals Week 3 Preview: The Annual Pittsburgh Steeler Invasion

    Dick LeBeau and his pack of wild attack dogs float down the Ohio River in a weather-beaten, black frigate this weekend looking to pillage and plunder the first football team it comes across...

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  17. Cincinnati Bengals Week Two Recap: Like a Sack Of Wrenches

    Marvin Lewis should feel more at ease with the team he has reassembled; it's the kind he likes. The Bengals caught Green Bay with a surprise left hook to the jaw on Sunday, leaving the Packers battered, bewildered and beaten on their own turf...

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  18. Cincinnati Bengals Week Two Preview: Cheese Whiz

    The last time I remember the Bengals playing a regular season game at Lambeau Field, Brett Favre made his Packer debut and led Green Bay to a fourth quarter comeback win...

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  19. Cincinnati Bengals Working Out the Kinks

    Last Sunday, Marvin Lewis and his coaches stood in front of a hulking object, covered in a tarp inside of Paul Brown Stadium. A crowd gathered around it and the tarp was removed...

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  20. Cincinnati Bengals Week 1 Play-By-Play Analysis

    Roy Williams prevents huge run on first play by Buckhalter. Geathers on nice run stuff. Marshall drops screen pass No pass rush, nice coverage by Crocker. First play of the year is a run up the middle for no gain...

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  21. Cincinnati Bengals Week One Recap: Stuff Happens

    After the stunned silence and the eruption of outrage, after the philosophical musings about the mysterious ways of the universe and after letting it go with a sigh and a beer, we can talk about ...

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  22. Cincinnati Bengals Week One Preview: Early Fireworks

    If the two main points of emphasis for the Bengals this offseason were improving the running game and the pass rush, then the Broncos are the perfect test to gauge how successful those two efforts have been...

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  23. Marvin Tries Again: Revenge Of The Myth

    The team that will follow Marvin Lewis out of the tunnel and onto the field against the Broncos on Sunday, marks the coach's second attempt at constructing a successful NFL roster...

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  24. At The Heart of a Bengals Fan

    It's ready. A fresh 16-game Bengal season, bloomed and fully ripe, rests inside our cable boxes waiting to be slowly and painstakingly devoured, bit by blissful bit...

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  25. More Andre Smith Humor: Lard Knocks

    Andre Smith is so fat, the bones in his feet fracture under the weight of his enormous girth. The rookie broke his foot just two days after ending a lengthy holdout during a non-contact drill...

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