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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 10/23 livestream

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This week, we look at the Bengals’ quarterback situation, ranging from the starters, the backup options and coveted rookies in the draft. Which are the best options and what about the team employing a 2011-like draft strategy? We also welcome in Joe McAtee from SB Nation’s Turf Show Times Rams site to preview Week 8 in London.

Though the Bengals have yet to win a game in 2019, Week 8 provides a bit more excitement than many other games on the schedule....

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Nick Manchester

Bengals vs. Rams injury report: William Jackson in, Darqueze Dennard out

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While the cornerback room did some shuffling, the offensive line is getting better piece by piece.

Zac Taylor said in a press conference earlier this week that he wanted A.J. Green to go through a full practice. He may soon his wish, as Green (ankle), veteran wideout and last hope to salvage the season, is inching his way toward a full recovery. Even though he was limited, he still went through a number of drills and is looking better by the day.

Full...

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John Sheeran

2019 NFL Trade Deadline

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The Bengals and the rest of the league have less than a week to buy or sell their way towards improving their team.

We’ve reached the midway point of the season, which means the NFL trade deadline is upon us. Each team has until Tuesday, October 29th at 4pm EST to finalize any and all trades with one another.

Thus far, we’ve seen several player-for-pick(s) and player-for-player transactions in the weeks leading up to the 29th....

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PatrickJudis

NFL Week 8 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (0-7) vs. Los Angeles Rams (4-3)

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Everything you need to for when the Bengals head to London to face the Rams.

It is a somewhat of a homecoming for Bengals’ head coach Zac Taylor as he is set to face his former team, the Los Angeles Rams. The only thing is this is a home game for the Rams in London, which kind of ruins the homecoming feel a bit.

At this point, Cincinnati is desperate for any signs of life on offense. What was supposed to be the...

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NathanBeighle

Bengals’ Zac Taylor and Brian Callahan continue support of Andy Dalton

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Don’t expect Dalton to be benched anytime soon.

Andy Dalton had one of the worst performances of his career this past Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. His three interceptions were the most he had thrown since Week 3 of the 2018 NFL season.

This game has many fans wondering why head coach Zac Taylor hasn’t given NC State rookie Ryan Finley a shot. After all, why it may not have been his worst outing of his nine-year career, it certainly...

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Jason Marcum

Bengals waive Damion Willis to re-sign Anthony Zettel

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After a strong preseason, Willis has been unable to make his mark in the regular season.

The Cincinnati Bengals are waiving Damion Willis and re-signing Anthony Zettel, head coach Zac Taylor announced Wednesday.

Willis opened the season as a starting wide receiver, but he’s fallen out of favor as the year has worn on. He’s barely played over the last month as Alex Erickson and Auden Tate have established themselves as the No. 2 and 3 receivers next to...

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John Sheeran

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams: NFL Week 8

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Andrew Whitworth, Aaron Donald, and Jalen Ramsey, oh my!

You know why the NFL scheduling system stinks? The last time the Bengals and Rams played each other, Jeff Fisher was the Rams’ head coach, Nick Foles was their quarterback, and Andrew Whitworth was the the Bengals’ left tackle.

Ouch. Too far?

When these two teams last met in November of 2015, Zac Taylor was about to start calling plays for the Miami Dolphins’ offense. So much has changed for...

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Anthony Cosenza

How the Bengals are setting up their most important investments for failure

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The Bengals can cycle through however many coaches and quarterbacks they would like, but until they change their internal approach, the team has a foundation of sand.

0-7.

When the Bengals made the move away from Marvin Lewis into what looked to be an innovative step for the franchise, some folks believed that Cincinnati could be a surprise team in the 2019 NFL landscape. The AFC North looked vulnerable and Zac Taylor’s offensive system seemed to be...

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PatrickJudis

Bengals News (10/23): Running game woes run deep

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Fixing the running game doesn’t have an easy answer.

Running game is killing the Cincinnati Bengals
It’s become redundant. The Cincinnati Bengals’ defense can’t stop the run and the offense can’t run the football. Cincinnati’s ineptitude in both areas is a recipe for disaster. And the Bengals have conjured up an 0-7 platter.

Doc’s TML: I hope the Brown family proves me wrong on setting a new course for the Bengals
Marvin Lewis’ greatest...

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Anthony Cosenza

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

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The Cincinnati Bengals couldn’t get out of their own way in a winnable game this past Sunday.

The Cincinnati Bengals keep finding new and creative ways to lose in 2019. Four turnovers and a lack of stopping the run were two key factors this week, as the Bengals fell to 0-7 at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Here are the best and worst facets of the Bengals’ 27-17 loss to the Jaguars:

The good

A game within reach...again: At halftime, the Bengals...

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NFL experts predict: Week 8 upset picks, deadline trades and fantasy football sleepers

Are the 49ers for real? Our insiders debate, pick some upsets for this weekend, propose a few trades and more.

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John Acree

Should Andy Dalton’s time as a starter be drawing to a close?

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Slow starts call for a change

For the most part, it has been a pretty good run – five straight playoff berths to begin a career, and inclusion among the top tier of NFL quarterbacks as recently as 2015.

But all good things, or even pretty good things, must come to an end.

Is it time for the Bengals to make a change at quarterback and bench Andy Dalton?

After a solid start to the season against Seattle and a respectable effort against the 49ers...

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A.J. Green won’t be traded unless Bengals get ‘over-the-top’ offer

Will Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green be traded ahead of the deadline? According to one report, you shouldn’t bet on it. Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic shared Tuesday that the Bengals would have to be overwhelmed with a crazy trade offer to let Green go. “Barring an over-the-top, obscene offer from a contending club, Green’s going nowhere. It’s hard to envision anything like that happening. Zac Taylor doubled down on Monday stating the team is not trading Green, just as he did...

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Nick Manchester

Zac Taylor talks A.J. Green recovery timeline and trade speculation

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Green will be back when he has a full practice. When that will be is still to be determined.

The Bengals are 0-7, so the coaching staff is scrambling to find a solution.

Of course, things should get better once A.J. Green returns from his injury, at least in theory. He has been one of the best players in the league over the course of his career when healthy, so this offense could sure use the boost.

Green seems to be getting closer and closer every week,...

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PatrickJudis

NFL Week 8 Power Rankings Roundup

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No surprise as another loss adds to the weight of disappointment of this 2019 season.

You get it at this point. The Bengals are 0-7, and they are going to be ranked as one of the bottom three teams. What bad things are the rankers saying about Cincinnati this week?

NFL.com: 30 (Last Week 30)

Andy Dalton needs a fresh start. For years, Dalton was a steady option at quarterback, a man who straddled the line between true franchise passer and hold-the-fort...

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Jason Marcum

Bengals open as big underdogs in London vs. Rams

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No surprise here.

The Bengals are 0-7, which means they’re going to be underdogs in most of their remaining games, especially the ones away from Paul Brown Stadium.

This week, the Bengals will travel to London for a matchup with the 4-3 Rams, who need a strong finish over the second half of the season just to ensure they get a playoff spot in the highly-competitive NFC. They’re currently on the outside of the playoff picture if the postseason started...

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Matt Minich

The Bengals can win games with this defense

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The Bengals’ defense is bad, but they aren’t why the team is losing.

Last season, the Bengals had the worst defense in the league. They ranked last in the NFL in both points against and total yards. This led head coach Marvin Lewis to fire first-year defensive coordinator Teryl Austin midseason and take over the defense himself. Despite their immense struggles, the front office didn’t make any major changes with their defensive personnel.

In free...

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Nick Manchester

3 things we learned from Bengals vs. Jaguars

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What have we learned that hasn’t been discussed already?

Every week, I try to come up with new somethings that we can learn from the Bengals’ various performances. I try not to come up with the things that I didn’t talk about the week before so that these articles don’t become repetitive, but it gets harder and harder every week.

What did we learn from the loss against the Jaguars? The Bengals run game needs some work, since the team only rushed...

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PatrickJudis

Bengals News (10/22): Cincinnati is a huge underdog in London

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The oddsmakers are not fans of the Bengals across the pond.

The Bengals come face-to-face with their offensive DNA this Sunday in London.
Zac Taylor’s Bengals come face-to-face with their offensive DNA this Sunday in London when they play Sean McVay’s Rams. Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan made it clear Monday that they remain committed to the same guiding principles over the long haul.

News conference transcript: Zac Taylor met with the...

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John Sheeran

Bengals rookie report: Drew Sample contributes to run game woes

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Sample looked like a rookie when he went up against one of the more intimidating players in the league.

Last week, we had eight rookies dress for a Bengals game. This week, we reached the magic number nine, as undrafted rookie quarterback Jake Dolegala was essentially forced to suit up in order for the Bengals to have 46 active players for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.

Dolegala, Michael Jordan and Ryan Finley didn’t play...

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