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Nick Manchester

7 things we learned from the Bengals’ first 6 games of the 2018 season

The Bengals are 4-2 after in their first six games of the regular season. What have we learned?

The Bengals are 4-2 and currently sitting at the top of the AFC North, so a lot of experts out there probably feel like idiots right now.

Even though many of the players this year were also a part of last years’ disappointing 7-9 team, there is a different feel to the Bengals in 2018. By this time last season, the Bengals were 2-3 going into their Week 6 bye, and had only recently started...

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Video allegedly shows Vontaze Burfict threatening Steelers WR

Vontaze Burfict was once again accused of throwing cheap shots during Sunday’s game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers, and Ben Roethlisberger says his antics on the field went beyond what is typical for a competitive, physical football game. Burfict was fortunate to avoid a flag for a hit to the head and neck area of Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who briefly left the field with an injury. Immediately after that play, Roethlisberger says Burfict threatened...

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Jason Marcum

Power Rankings: The Bengals are still a top-10 team

It turns out the sky isn’t falling in Cincinnati.

Sunday was a tough one for the Bengals to stomach, but it doesn’t change who they are.

Entering Week 7, the Bengals are still leading the AFC North and are actually tied with the Patriots for the second-best record in the AFC, which would actually put them in position for a playoff first-round bye if the season ended today.

So yeah, the sky isn’t falling in Cincinnati, at least not yet, and that’s evident in how the experts rank...

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Jason Marcum

Bengals open as big underdog vs. Chiefs

The Bengals get their shot at the AFC-leading Chiefs.

The Bengals will have to regroup from a painful loss to face what likely will be their biggest challenge of 2018.

After suffering a 28-21 loss to the Steelers, Cincinnati will now hit the road for a primetime clash with the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7. The game will be broadcast on Sunday Night Football and feature two division-leading teams facing off at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Bengals have shown a lot of promise this year, but after...

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John Sheeran

Week 6 rookie report: Darius Phillips makes his impact

Jessie Bates and his fellow rookie teammate in the Bengals secondary made two important plays against the Steelers offense late in the game.

I always like to see how the newest members of the Bengals play against the Steelers for the first time. Last season, it was Joe Mixon who showed why he can become a similar player to Le’Veon Bell. The year before that, it was Tyler Boyd breaking out in his second career game. This year, one rookie who wasn’t even supposed to play showed out in...

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Bengals Bytes (10/16): Teryl Austin sticks to his decision that gave up the game-winning touchdown

Teryl Austin isn’t second guessing his decision that allowed the Steelers to score the game-winning touchdown.

Bengals Secondary Goes From Canton To New Passing Chief Mahomes
Bengals slot corner Tony McRae may have a mere 70 NFL snaps to his credit, but he has a veteran’s soul as he finds himself in the cross hairs of what has become the league’s self-imposed weekly officiating follies.

Marvin Lewis News Conference Transcript - 10/15
“After going through everything again last night and...

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John Sheeran

Bengals will likely be without Darqueze Dennard and Shawn Williams vs. Chiefs

The Bengals defense could be down a couple more players against the Chief’s high-powered offense.

The Bengals suffered more than just another home loss to the Steelers this past Sunday. Amidst the numerous injuries they suffered on the defensive side of the ball, two of them seem to be bad enough for them to be shorthanded when they travel to Kansas City for a Sunday night matchup vs. the Chiefs.

Per Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, Cincinnati will be preparing for their game against Kansas...

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Jason Marcum

OPEN THREAD: Monday Night Football

The 49ers and Packers wrap up Week 6.

It’s time to finish off Week 6 in the NFL and let’s do that quickly.

49ers inactives: WR Dante Pettis, WR Trent Taylor, TE Cole Wick, OL Joshua Garnett, OL Shon Coleman, DL Jullian Taylor, DL D.J. Jones

Packers inactives: QB Tim Boyle, WR Randall Cobb, CB Jaire Alexander, CB Bashaud Breeland, OL Alex Light, OL Jason Spriggs, WR Geronimo Allison

How to watch 49ers vs. Packers:

Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay Wisconsin

Game time: Monday, October...

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Jason Marcum

NFL reviewing 3 questionable plays by Burfict vs. Steelers

Burfict is now in danger of more punishment from the NFL for player-safety violations.

Another week, another situation with Vontaze Burfict and NFL rules.

This time, Burfict is under the microscope for several plays that happened during Sunday’s game between the Bengals and Steelers.

By now, you probably know about Burfict’s hit on the helmet of Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. That initially wasn’t expected to land Burfict a suspension, but a fine was possible.

Now, it looks...

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Source: Bengals LB Vigil sprains MCL, out month

Bengals linebacker Nick Vigil has an MCL sprain and is expected to miss about a month, a source told ESPN's Katherine Terrell.

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Josh Kirkendall

Bengals’ same old storyline continues against the Steelers

The Cincinnati Bengals had high hopes and expectations against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, despite the adversity (injuries, penalties), they simply can’t get over that hump.

You knew at some point it would come to an end.


That sounds too final.

Cincinnati’s comeback ability against adversity, a storyline that’s fueled the Bengals this year, stalled on Sunday. That’s all we mean. The season is clearly alive and the Bengals hold a significant piece of the division pie...

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Steelers' Gilbert: Burfict 'intentionally trying to hurt people,' should be suspended

Vontaze Burfict started out the season on the suspended list. After what he did to Antonio Brown on Sunday, at least one Pittsburgh Steelers player thinks he should be suspended again. Offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert ripped into Burfict on Monday. “NFL has to do something about that,” Gilbert said, per Mark Kaboly of The Athletic. “A guy like that, going out there intentionally trying to hurt people, there’s no need for that kind of play in this league. It’s sad.” Gilbert also...

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John Sheeran

Big Ben says Vontaze Burfict threatened JuJu Smith-Schuster, Bengals LB not expected to be suspended

The Steelers were not happy about Burfict’s actions during and after the play on Sunday.

I have to confess, I’m tired.

I’m tired of watching the Steelers beat the Bengals at their own game. I won’t disagree with what A.J. Green had to say about the players being more frustrated than the fans, but I can’t deny that it’s a nuisance to watch the same game and hear the noise afterward against the same opponent in the same venue.

Because if for some you didn’t predict it, linebacker...

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Report: Vontaze Burfict won’t be suspended for latest Antonio Brown hit

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict appeared to be up to some of his old tricks in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he is not expected to add to his hefty total of games he has been suspended for. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Burfict is unlikely to be suspended for his hit on Antonio Brown. Burfict delivered a hit to Brown’s head and neck area on Sunday after the star wide receiver had already been wrapped up, though no flag was thrown. Brown was...

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Jason Marcum

Bengals LB Nick Vigil to miss extended time due to MCL injury

The last thing the Bengals defense needed.

The Bengals have lost yet another linebacker for an extended absence.

After missing Vontaze Burfict (suspension) for the first four games and Preston Brown (ankle injury) for two more, Cincinnati will now be without Nick Vigil for around a month, as he suffered an MCL sprain in Sunday’s loss to the Steelers.

The #Bengals are expected to be without prolific LB Nick Vigil for about a month, source said, as he suffered a sprained MCL on Sunday....

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Bengals LB Nick Vigil to miss time

Bengals linebacker Nick Vigil suffered a sprained MCL against the Steelers on Sunday and will be sidelined for roughly a month, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link). Vigil, a third-round pick in 2016, started 11 games for the Bengals in 2017 before ankle and back injuries landed him on injured reserve. His most recent health issue doesn’t figure to shelve him for the season, but it does sound like Cincinnati will be without one its starters for the next four weeks, during...

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Bengals have to flip script quickly after yet another Steelers loss

Banged up on defense and coming off a crushing, emotional loss to the Steelers, the Bengals must regroup quickly with the Chiefs up next.

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Bengals Week 6 snap count takeaways: Questions on Cody Core, Mark Walton

Cody Core and other backups played plenty of snaps in an injury-filled game.

The Bengals suffered one of their more soul-crushing losses in recent history yesterday. They also suffered quite a few injuries, which opened up a ton of opportunity for bench players. Let’s examine which players got more playing time than they probably deserved.

Here are this week’s snap count takeaways:

This is the obligatory update of the Bengals getting out snapped by their opponent. The Bengals had 61...

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Bengals Injury Roundup: Defense sustains multiple injuries vs. Steelers

Check in on all the casualties following the physical matchup between the Bengals and Steelers in Week 6.

The Bengals and Steelers always seem to wear each other down, and this week’s game seemed to be no different in that respect. Here are the injuries the Bengals sustained during their game against Pittsburgh.

Nick Vigil

Linebacker Nick Vigil was one of the first players injured for the Bengals. He went to the locker room with a left knee injury, and he was pretty quickly ruled out for...

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Reacting to all the action of Week 6 in the NFL

$.01-- The NFL got the marquee matchup in primetime it so desperately coveted, landing the unbeaten Chiefs in Foxboro to play Tom Brady and the Patriots on Sunday Night Football. NBC so savored the matchup between Patrick Mahomes and Brady that it was hard to know there were 52 other players on each team.  A funny thing happened on the way to inducting Mahomes into Canton in just his 7th career start. Bill Belichick figured out a way to slow down the furious Chiefs offensive attack. The...

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