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Anthony Cosenza

The good, the bad and the ugly from Bengals vs. Eagles

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The 2020 Cincinnati Bengals are still making baby steps with an overturned roster. Positives are being seen, but long-term questions continue to linger.

Five quarters of football and no real decision. It’s a shame, but in some ways, Sunday’s 23-23 result against the Eagles showed baby steps by the Bengals.

Here are some of the best and worst facets by Cincinnati versus Philadelphia this week.

The good

Joe Burrow:

There have been missed opportunities,...

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John Sheeran

Rookie Report: Tee Higgins, Logan Wilson achieve first-year milestones

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Cincinnati’s day two draft picks proved their worth during Sunday’s game.

One advantage college football has over the NFL as a product? No ties.

It’s only fitting that in a game where multiple rookies made the biggest plays of the game that the final result was something first-year players have never experienced before.

Joe Burrow continued his impressive rookie campaign and set a new record in the process, but he wasn’t the only rookie making marks...

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John Sheeran

Titans close team facilities after 8 team members tested positive for COVID-19

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The Vikings have also shut down their facilities until later this week.

The first COVID-19 hurdle for the NFL comes just three weeks into the season.

As first reported by ESPN, eight members of the Tennessee Titans organization; three players and five staff members, have tested positive for the coronavirus. In response to the tests, the Titans have closed their team facilities for the remainder of the week and can return as early as Saturday.

The...

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Nick Manchester

What we learned from the Bengals’ tie with the Eagles

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The Bengals should have won this game.

The Bengals really should have won their Week 3 game against the Eagles.

For most of the game, the Eagles were missing their top receiver, one of two of their top tight ends, several offensive linemen, and two starting cornerbacks. In their current state, the Eagles should not even tie with anyone.

As battered as the Eagles were, the Bengals finally stopped the run game. Unfortunately, they could only scrape together 23...

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PatrickJudis

Bengals news (9/29): Changing of the guard

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Tee Higgins had himself a day while A.J. Green is still trying to find his footing. Is this a sign of things to come?

Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins is trending up, while A.J. Green is still looking to return to form
Rookie wide receiver Tee Higgins caught his first two NFL touchdowns Sunday as well as two big tips he chalked up as lessons the day after a very busy 23-23 game in Philadelphia for the Bengals second-rounder.

Bengals Sign Keaton...

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NathanBeighle

How Joe Burrow spread the targets around in Bengals vs. Eagles tie

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For the second time, the Cincinnati Bengals have watched away from a matchup with the Eagles in a tie. That said, here’s who were Joe Burrow’s favorite targets in Week 3.

Through three games, the Cincinnati Bengals are still winless. While they do have a tie on their record, entering the fourth quarter with the lead on the road against the Eagles, the Bengals were unable to pull out their Week 3 matchup.

No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow played well,...

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Nick Manchester

Tyler Boyd says Bengals need to start protecting Joe Burrow

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Boyd says that Burrow can’t do much when they’re constantly behind the chains.

Joe Burrow and Tyler Boyd were on the same page on Sunday. The two connected for ten catches and 125 yards in the tie with the Eagles.

Even though they both played well, it hurts that they didn’t win.

“It sucks,” Boyd said. “It hurts me because I know how much Joe wants to win. I know how much he dedicate himself to this game and the pressure that he has coming to...

ESPN.com - Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals want balance for Joe Burrow between 'being smart' and getting hit

Burrow, who has been sacked an NFL-high 14 times, has shown he will do everything possible to keep a play alive, often setting himself up for big hits.

ESPN.com - Cincinnati Bengals

Week 4 NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus incorrect (to date) preseason predictions

Joey Bosa and the Chargers haven't made big plays, Carson Wentz is in a funk and Josh Allen is an MVP candidate. What else has surprised us in the NFL?

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Jason Marcum

OPEN THREAD: Monday Night Football

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The game of the season thus far.

Two of the NFL’s top Super Bowl contenders face off in Baltimore tonight as the Ravens host the Chiefs in what could be a preview of the 2020-21 AFC Championship Game.

Come join the fun in tonight’s open thread!

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John Sheeran

Bengals waive Shaq Calhoun, sign Keaton Sutherland from practice squad

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Some potential movement at the right guard spot.

The Bengals today have waived OL Shaq Calhoun. In a corresponding move, they’ve signed OL Keaton Sutherland from the practice squad.

After the initial 53-man roster was set earlier this month, the Bengals made Calhoun, a second-year player, their only claim off of the waiver wire. He spent the first three weeks on the active roster but never played a down for the team.

Calhoun was originally waived by...

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Jason Marcum

Bengals open as favorites vs. Jaguars

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Is this the week Joe Burrow and the Bengals get their first win?

For the first time this season, the Bengals are favored to win a game.

In Week 4, Cincinnati will be back home to host the Jaguars, who are coming off an embarrassing 31-13 home loss to the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. The Bengals are coming off a tie with the Eagles in Philly on Sunday.

The initial Week 4 odds via BetOnline have the Bengals favored by three points. They’ve...

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PatrickJudis

Snap counts takeaways from Bengals’ tie against Eagles

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The Bengals did a few interesting things with some players coming back from injury this week.

The Bengals and Eagles played one of the strangest games I’m sure many in the fan base have ever gotten the chance to see. While we didn’t get to finally see Joe Burrow walk away with his first win as a Bengal, we did get to see some trends with the snap counts change. There is still plenty to be done, though.

Here are Week 3’s snap count takeaways:

The Bengals...

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John Acree

Tyler Boyd becoming the favorite target of Joe Burrow

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Despite his success, it still wasn’t enough

A.J. Green still does not look like A.J. Green. Fortunately for Cincinnati, he does not have to.

Not when you have guys like Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins and Auden Tate around.

In the Bengals’ 23-23 tie against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Boyd had 10 catches on 13 targets and finished with 125 yards, marking the eighth time in his career that he has gone over 100 yards. Five of those receptions...

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PatrickJudis

Bengals News (9/28): Setting the tone

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Joe Burrow makes it very clear how he and the team feels after the tie on Sunday.

Eagles Sack Burrow's First Victory And Force Tie
Just when it seemed OK on Sunday to write the words, "Let The Legend Begin," the Bengals would take the pen out of your hand and scrawl something else during a strange game with the Eagles that fittingly ended in a 23-23 knot of angst for the winless teams.

Quick Hits: Joe Burrow on the tie - You don't win, you lose
Bengals wide...

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PatrickJudis

5 pickups and 3 drops in fantasy football for Week 4

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There are a few interesting names you should definitely include this week in your waiver wire pickups this week.

Week 4 is the last week before we kickoff bye week season.

Luckily, Week 3 wasn’t as bad with injuries as last week. That means you’re probably in a better position to add some speculative additions to the your roster to possibly plug in to replace players on byes.

Here are Week 4’s adds and drops:

Adds

Tee Higgins, Bengals, WR: Higgins had...

Yardbarker: Cincinnati Bengals

Winning drive stumbles, Eagles settle for 23-23 tie with Bengals

The Eagles did not play well enough to win on Sunday, but they played well enough not to lose to the 0-2-1 Cincinnati Bengals. That in a nutshell is the definition of mediocrity, perhaps the most appropriate word to describe the state of the Philadelphia Eagles right now.

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PatrickJudis

Twitter reactions to Bengals vs. Eagles tie

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The Bengals and the Eagles show their fan bases the worst way to waste four hours on a Sunday.

The Bengals and Eagles did it again. They messed with our hearts, got lost in the game. Oops they tied again.

In all seriousness though, dealing with a tie isn’t easy. This may be the easiest tie the Bengals have gotten to deal with though, because the correct response is to be frustrated. This team had a number of opportunities to put the game away, but they...

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Jason Marcum

Joe Burrow makes more NFL history

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For the second-straight week, Joe Burrow broke an NFL record.

Joe Burrow has reached yet another milestone in just his third NFL start.

Last week, the No. 1 overall pick by way of LSU completed 37 passes against the Browns, the most by a rookie quarterback in NFL history.

This week against the Eagles, Burrow came close to matching that with 31 more completions on 44 pass attempts. That gave him 91 completions for the season, which is the most in NFL...

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Matt Pryor false start penalty costs Eagles in overtime

The Philadelphia Eagles had to settle for a tie against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, but they are left wondering what could have been because of a costly penalty in overtime.

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