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OPEN THREAD: Thursday Night Football

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Will the Panthers remain unbeaten, or will the Texans play spoiler in primetime?

NFL Week 3 kicks off tonight as the 1-1 Houston Texans host the unbeaten Carolina Panthers for Thursday Night Football, so join the fun in tonight’s open thread.

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PatrickJudis

Week 3 fantasy football starts and sits

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Joe Mixon’s managers are facing a tough road this week.

The NFL season is a long one, and fantasy football is no different.

Sometimes people get too caught up with the highs and lows when all they are in the grand scheme of things are just gradual dips or bumps. It seems that we as fans have become obsessed with being among the first to call something (whether good or bad) just so it can be lorded over others.

General advice this week is to just...

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John Sheeran

Bengals vs. Steelers injury report: Trae Waynes returns, Tee Higgins rehabs

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Higgins has one more chance to practice before the team travels to Pittsburgh.

The Bengals got some doses of good news and bad news leading up to Thursday’s practice.

On the positive side, Trae Waynes (hamstring) practiced in the regular season for the first time since joining the team 18 months ago. Waynes was fully padded on Thuraday, but the team listed him as a limited participant. Assuming no further setbacks, he should be either limited or a...

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Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL Week 3: Everything to know

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A monumental game for the Bengals to get back on track. Can they fend off the Steelers’ pass rush?

Is the rivalry officially back? We’re going to find out this week.

The Cincinnati Bengals shocked the world last December when they took down the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. It was Cincinnati’s first win over Pittsburgh since 2015. They haven’t won two-straight against Pittsburgh since 2013. They’ll get the chance to do...

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Anthony Cosenza

Week 3 in Pittsburgh is pivotal for long-term direction of the Bengals

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It’s still very early in the season, but the road test against the Steelers this week is a barometer of the progress the Bengals have made and more that may be ahead in 2021.

Can an NFL team’s season be decided by Week 3?

Not likely, but the picture of what that team is for said year starts really coming into focus. Right now, the Cincinnati Bengals have showed us they are a middle-of-the-pack team in the league, with glimpses of having both...

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PatrickJudis

Bengals News (9/23): Returning to Pittsburgh

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Bengals cornerback Mike Hilton gets his first chance to play against his former team.

Bengals Notebook: Expecting Healthier Steelers; All Things Burrow; Boyd, Hilton Plant Pittsburgh Connections In The Slot
Naturally, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, like he seems to be every week, is on the injury report and since it is his left pectoral muscle that was hurt Sunday and not his throwing pec no one is going to be surprised when Roethlisberger...

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John Acree

Bengals among the bottom in deep passes thus far

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The Bengals’ conservative approach on offense is a big reason why.

The Cambridge Dictionary defines “aggressive” as “determined to win or succeed and using forceful action to win or to achieve success.”

Perhaps Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor has a different definition.

“If we want to do great things here, we’ve got to go get them,” Taylor said after the Bengals’ season-opening victory over the Minnesota Vikings....

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NathanBeighle

Trey Hendrickson shines for Bengals

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Hendrickson had just one QB hit in Week 1 but had a much better showing against the Bears.

The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t beat the Chicago Bears.

Traveling about four hours northwest, turnovers got the best of Joe Burrow and the Bengals. For the first time since Ryan Fitzpatrick did it early in the 2018 season, Burrow had an interception in three straight pass attempts.

In the next five, he had two touchdowns, cutting the lead to three.

Trey...

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John Sheeran

Bengals vs. Steelers injury report: Tee Higgins, Xavier Sua-Filo DNP

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Higgins and Su’a-Filo are considered day-to-day.

The NFL season is still very young, but injuries are beginning to impact the Bengals and Steelers.

Coming off their loss to the Chicago Bears, the Bengals are now dealing with injuries on offense after defense made up most of their injury reports to start the season. Tee Higgins (shoulder) and Xavier Su’a-Filo (knee) did not participate during Wednesday’s rainy practice inside...

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John Sheeran

Weekly Lineman: O-line’s stunt performance imperfect vs. Bears

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Cincinnati’s pass protection issues stem beyond the sack numbers.

It did not take long for questions to arise, once again, about the Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive line. By the end of Week 2, the stigma against Joe Burrow’s protection was already in full strength. Four sacks and eight quarterback hits will get the ball rolling every time.

Despite ample amounts of optimism heading into their matchup with the Chicago Bears, negating the...

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PatrickJudis

Bengals News (9/22): Catching up on Steelers

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It looks like the once large gap between the Bengals and Steelers is shrinking again. Is this the week they start to overtake the division rival?

Taylor-Made Takes: Bengals head coach Zac Taylor talks about the importance of winning in the AFC North
There's not a lot of quarterbacks that can overcome that. The other two he threw on time. He was decisive. And Roquan Smith and Jaylon Johnson made really good plays. Jaylon Johnson made a decision he's...

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Matt Minich

Film Room: Akeem Davis-Gaither is ready to breakout

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The second-year linebacker needs to be on the field more often for Cincinnati.

Two weeks have gone by in the 2021 NFL season, and it looks like the Bengals’ investments in their defense are paying off.

While we still haven’t see Trae Waynes at cornerback over a year after he joined the team, Chidobe Awuzie has looked impressive so far. Add in Vonn Bell and Mike Hilton, and you have a secondary that was almost completely overhauled in the past two years,...

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NFL Power Rankings Roundup Week 3

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The Bengals discouraging lost on the road to Chicago saw them drop in most power rankings.

The Cincinnati Bengals hit the road for the first time this season. It was a short trip northwest to play the Chicago Bears in front of an absolutely rocking crowd at the renowned Soldier Field.

The Bears started former Bengal's long-time quarterback Andy Dalton.

Dalton, running out of bounds, tweeted his ankle, allowing Justin Fields to take over. Three...

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PatrickJudis

NFL Week 3 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1)

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Everything you need to know for when the Bengals take on the Steelers in Pittsburgh.

The Cincinnati Bengals are hitting the road to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The last time these teams met former Bengals quarterback (and current Cincinnati hero) Ryan Finley ran for an upset win on Monday Night Football. Now they are matching up for an important divisional matchup while every AFC North team is sitting at (1-1).

The Bengals had a rough Week 2 after...

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NathanBeighle

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has pectoral injury

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If Big Ben misses time, the Steelers will be looking at Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins as their two starting options.

The Cincinnati Bengals’ long-time nemesis, Ben Roethlisberger, may not be playing Sunday. For now, his status for the Week 3 matchup is unknown, but Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did note that Big Ben is dealing with a pectoral injury.

Roethlisberger threw for 297 yards, 1 interception and one touchdown against the Raiders....

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John Sheeran

Week 2 rookie stock report: Ja’Marr Chase ready for more, Jackson Carman on deck?

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Chase had some things to say after Sunday’s loss.

Frustration and doubt has returned in full force for Cincinnati Bengals fans after a 20-17 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Now 1-1 on the season, it’s the Bengals’ offense that’s in question. They produced less than 200 yards of offense before a couple of late scores made the game interesting in what should’ve been garbage time. Even with the additional 14 points on the scoreboard, Cincinnati...

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Jason Marcum

Bengals sign Lamont Gaillard to practice squad

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Gaillard gives the Bengals more depth on the interior of the offensive line.

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed center Lamont Gaillard to the practice squad. He replaces the spot vacated by running back Jacques Patrick, who was just signed to the San Francisco 49ers’ 53-man roster.

Gaillard, weighing in at 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, is a third-year player by way of the Georgia Bulldogs who originally was a sixth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in...

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Minor NFL Transactions: 9/21/21

Today’s minor moves: San Francisco 49ers Signed: RB Jacques Patrick (from Jaguars practice squad)

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PatrickJudis

Fantasy football: 5 waiver wire pickups for Week 3

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Quarterback injuries may have you looking for a replacement. We got you this week.

Is your fantasy team having as much trouble as the Cincinnati Bengals did in Week 2? Maybe you’re dealing with the early injury bug.

Well, it’s never too early to start looking at making some replacements.

Derek Carr, QB, Los Angeles Raiders: Carr has been one of the most consistent quarterbacks to start off the year. He has thrown over 800 yards and four...

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PatrickJudis

Bengals (9/21): Expanding the offensive attack

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The Bengals’ have talked about wanting to expand their attack going into Pittsburgh.

Cincinnati Bengals defense is posting Top 10 numbers after the first two weeks of the NFL season
In the first two games of the season, the Bengals' expensive defensive blueprint that took two offseasons and about $230 million in committed money to build has stirred. After stoning the Bears in Sunday's 20-17 loss on 206 yards for their fewest yards against in seven...

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