Which teams are in danger of starting 0-2?
It is well documented how detrimental a slow start can be to a season in the NFL. Find out which teams Warren Sapp and Rod Woodson believe may be in serious danger of falling behind the pack early on in 2014.
The Most Interesting Matchups for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2014With the release of the schedule for the 2014 NFL season last night, fans are now able to look ahead and officially analyze it and try to predict wins and losses for their favorite team. Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals are no different, as they examine the coming games, trying to determine just how many […]
Bradley Roby arrested for OVI; Was first-round candidate for Bengals
One cornerback who was getting a lot of consideration for the Bengals in the first round was Bradley Roby. That is, until he was arrested for OVI.
The Cincinnati Bengals have done a decent job at boosting their depth at most of their positions of need. The one position they've not really addressed is cornerback, which suddenly looks like the team's biggest need heading into the NFL Draft. Could they look to the college just a few hours away for help?
Ohio State's Bradley Roby seemed like a viable candidate for the Bengals'
Cincinnati Bengals 2014 regular season schedule releasedWe can finally exhale. The 2014 NFL schedule was announced Wednesday night and the Cincinnati Bengals will open the season with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, September 7th. One premier matchup for Cincinnati next season is a visit to Denver for a Monday Night duel against the Broncos on December 22nd. In a game that may have a major impact on the playoff picture. Another game to look out for is week six, when Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers come to town on October 12th. That game will, almost certainly, be a thriller. The excitement does not stop there. Cincinnati will also travel to New England for a primetime meeting with, one of their most recent non-divisional rivals, the Patriots. After the way Adam “Pacman” Jones’ late-game INT halted a Tom Brady 2-minute drill, in last year’s rainy matchup; Surely the PATS will be looking for revenge. The full 2014 schedule is below: WEEK 1 09/07 | 1:00pm ET at Baltimore Ravens WEEK 2 09/14 | 1:00pm ET vs. Atlanta Falcons WEEK 3 09/21 | 1:00pm ET vs. Te
Buffalo Bills cheerleaders halt season after suit (The Associated Press)Pack up the pom-poms in Buffalo, because the Bills will be playing without the support of their official cheerleaders this year. Stephanie Mateczun, whose company manages the Buffalo Jills cheerleading squad, said Thursday she has suspended operations through at least the end of the season. It names Mateczun's company, Stejon Productions Corp., the Bills, and the Jills' former manager, Citadel Communications Co., as defendants. Stejon took over managing the cheerleaders in 2011.
NFL Draft: Updated Offensive Top Five At Each PositionWith the draft a little over two weeks away teams should have their draft boards about set. This years draft is busting with talent and it is harder then ever to predict what might happen and where players might go. Let’s take a look at the my updated top five at each position on offense. Quarterbacks […]
Bengals 2014 Schedule reaction - Inside the Jungle
Like all fans we anxiously awaited the release of the schedule. Now that is is finally here, we has out our reactions on our live show.
As the NFL schedule was released yesterday we quickly scroll through the games and look for ways our team has an advantage or ways the league was trying to screw us. The Bengals find themselves on both sides of the coin at times in the 2014 NFL season.
In the most recent episode of Inside the Jungle, Nick, Anthony and myself share our thoughts on the season.
My initial thoughts were:For a team that struggles in prime time, the NFL chose some top caliber teams for the Bengals to face in those slots.
Bengals hosted LSU running back Jeremy Hill
Though he comes with a bit of history in the red flag department, Jeremy Hill is a tough runner with good power.
The Cincinnati Bengals hosted LSU running back Jeremy Hill on Tuesday, according to Ian Rapoport (we're a few days behind on this one).
Vontaze Burfict deserves his money tooAndy Dalton and A.J. Green have been the topic of discussion throughout the Bengals community this offseason. Everybody wants to know when, if and should they be given long-term extensions. Yet through all this, another one of the Bengals young pro bowlers has been left hanging. Vontaze Burfict has already cemented himself as one of the best linebackers in the league. During his rookie season he accumulated 127 total tackles, and last year he led the NFL with 177 total tackles. This guy is a beast. Unfortunately for Burfict, he isn’t getting paid like one. Because of some major character concerns and a disastrous combine, the once projected first-round pick fell completely out of the draft. Burfict signed a three-year $1.4 million deal with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2012, which means that he is only scheduled to make $570,000 this season. While the Bengals could potentially keep Burfict under their control for the next two years at this dirt-cheap price, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network repor
Bengals one of four to play three-straight on the road
Nine teams have three straight home games while four have three straight road games. The Bengals oddly have both -- the only team to do so.
In a world where the NFL makes confetti-driven events out of minimal updates (like releasing the 2014 regular season schedule), there's a curiosity with the Cincinnati Bengals schedule. From week 8-10, Cincinnati plays three consecutive homes games against the Ravens, Jaguars and Browns. After that, Cincinnati won't play their next home game until Dec. 7 due to having three straight road games in New Orleans, Houston and Tampa Bay.
And those three straight road games aren't necessarily short trips. According to DistanceByCity.net,
'Franchise star' Dalton to face QB gauntletCINCINNATI -- Andy Dalton dominated the Cincinnati Bengals' headlines this week when he told reporters at the start of voluntary team workouts that he believes he is the face of his franchise. Most quarterbacks, he reasoned, are naturally the stars of their franchises because of the attention they receive. In what he calls a "quarterback-driven league," Dalton believes players at his position should be compensated as the superstars they are perceived to be.
NFL Draft Needs: Pick a round, any round, and a good defensive back will be there (Shutdown Corner)Before the NFL draft on May 8-10, we'll be looking at all the key prospects and also breaking them down by position. In our "Draft Needs" series we will also examine which teams will be in the market at each position, looking to fill their remaining roster holes. Defensive backs New Orleans Saints: Despite signing future Hall of Fame cornerback Champ Bailey, the Saints still need a solid second option to compete for the other slot. Bailey signed a two-year deal, which indicates the Saints view him as a short-term solution. New Orleans signed standout safety Jairus Byrd in free agency to improve defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s impressive defense. According to Yahoo’s Eric Edholm’s latest mock draft, New Orleans should select
Terrance Cobb meets with Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals appear to looking for a diamond in the rough in Cumberlandd running back Terrance Cobb, who's meeting with the team today:
University of Cumberlands running back Terrance Cobb is visiting the Bengals today, younger brother of 49ers scout Reggie Cobb— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 24, 2014
Cobb rushed for 1,991 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior and was named Mid-South Offensive Player of the Year. He was sidelined for
Cincinnati Bengals have one of the “must see” games on 2014 NFL schedule
There’s no more guessing needed; the 2014 NFL schedule has been released. That’s 256 games, spread out over 17 weeks, played on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Each week of the season holds some intrigue, from the season opening reboot of “The Fail Mary” play to the Super Bowl XLVIII rematch in Week 3 to divisional match-ups in Week 17 that will almost assuredly decide which teams will make the postseason. It’s a great slate of fun games.
But not all match-up are created equally. Some are simply more appealing than others.
So in an effort to pare things down, making the full schedule a little easier to digest, here’s a week-by-week breakdown of the best games – the must-see showdown that
Mock Draft 2014: Todd McShay sticks with cornerback
May 11, the day after the NFL draft, is when mock drafts will stop infiltrating our lives. But the numbers say that you like them. So here's Todd McShay's latest.
There are days in the year that I (and you as well) celebrate with total conviction. Christmas (or your respective religious holiday). Thanksgiving... actually holidays that end with having a day off from work can apply to this flier. Birthdays, anniversaries, Reds opening day, are obvious. Let's add another. The NFL Draft. Because that's the day that mock drafts go on hiatus (save for a few 2015 mock drafts that will feature players eligible in the next 362 days).
ESPN Draft analyst/guru/expert Todd McShay released another mock draft, shifting his perspective
NFL Draft preview: Bengals focused on Dalton's future (The SportsXchange)CINCINNATI -- As the free agency period came and went, the Cincinnati Bengals quietly minded their business by choosing to use money for extensions on their own young stars rather than pay cash to others on the market. Attempts to bring back defensive end Michael Johnson and offensive tackle Anthony Collins were both trumped by large deals with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cincinnati points to the fact those will be the only two major pieces not returning to a team that made the playoffs for the third year in a row. But they will be more dependent on the draft to refurbish the team's depth after a few complementary pieces were released or signed with other teams, including wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, linebacker James Harrison, center Kyle Cook and nickel corner Brandon Ghee.
Source: Kansas State safety Ty Zimmerman visiting Bengals today (National Football Post)Zimmerman has also met with Falcons
Analyzing McShay mock: BengalsAfter winning the AFC North and claiming a third consecutive playoff berth last season, the Cincinnati Bengals earned themselves a low first-round pick in this year's draft. Two weeks from Thursday, they will select 24th. They have needs all over the secondary, with cornerbacks and safeties likely high on their priority list. Outside linebackers might also be coveted, as could running backs, defensive ends, offensive linemen and quarterbacks. ESPN draft insider Todd McShay has been among those trying to figure out who the Bengals will take in the first round.
Cincy Jungle Mailbag: Drafting Quarterbacks And Burfict Contract Questions
We address some reader questions and an issue involving a high-profile Bengals player.
(Editor's note: If you have questions that you want answered in one of our mailbag posts, feel free to send them to @CJAnthonyCUI and/or @CincyJungle on Twitter. We'll answer them as we ramp this series back up to coincide with the impending ramp-up of football for the 2014 season.)
+ The first question comes from loyal CincyJungle reader and "Inside The Jungle" podcast listener, Frank Leonard. In his tweet to me, Frank asks the question on the minds of all Bengals fans going into this year's draft. Of course, that question centers around the topic of
2014 Bengals Schedule, Wins, Losses, Playoffs?April 23, 2014 is just one of those days that all NFL fans know about, it’s the day the NFL schedule is released. To quote former Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick, “I never looked at a schedule and said, boy, that looks easy.” Truth is, rarely does the schedule pan out to have back to […]
Thursday Open Thread
The Reds look to take three out of four against the Pirates, and the NBA and NHL playoffs continue.
Come join our open thread to talk about the latest and great sports news.
Projecting the Cincinnati Bengals’ 2014 regular season record
Wednesday Evening the NFL announced its 2014 regular season schedule.
Now that we know exactly who the Cincinnati Bengals will battle next year, I’ve decided to give you an idea of how the season could play out for the men in black and orange. How does 12-4 sound?
Cincinnati Bengals- 28 Baltimore Ravens- 10
Opening the season against the despised Baltimore Ravens, the Bengals will come out swinging in 2014. Cincinnati’s defense will hold flacco to one touchdown, as they avoid opening a third straight season with a loss.
Cincinnati Bengals- 24 Atlanta Falcons- 21
Ill admit, this game will be a toss-up. Two franchise quarterbacks with
Ranking The Bengals 2014 Regular Season Schedule
Now that the 2014 schedule is out, we rank all 16 games.
16. Jacksonville Jaguars (Week 9, Nov. 2)
It's a dangerous proposition to call a game an easy-win, especially in the NFL. Bad bounces happen. Jeff Triplette could be officiating. Or a team suddenly plays down to an inferior opponent, and thus losing the mentality needed to win the game -- because that never happens. With some of us older fans, it's something that's easily recalled because it's happened before... and then again, again, again.
15. Tennessee Titans (Week 3, Sept. 21)
14. Cleveland Browns (Week 15, Dec. 14)
A few former Bengals will suit up in Cleveland, starting with wide receiver Andrew
Bengals position draft needs: RBsA day-by-day look this week at five position groups where the Cincinnati Bengals have draft needs. We started with quarterbacks, then looked at defensive ends, and outside linebackers. Now we continue with running backs. Running backs lost: None. Running backs added: None. Draft likelihood: Medium. Rounds drafted? Third or later. Analysis: One of the most-discussed Bengals storylines this offseason has to do with new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson's plans to emphasize physical play.
Cincy Jungle Writer's Mock Draft: New York Giants on the clock
Who will the Giants pick to help them rebound from a disastrous 2013 campaign?
The latest edition of the Cincy Jungle Writer's Mock Draft is here. Be sure to keep up with all of the picks in a out stream page.
Jason: Giants take Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
The Giants were a mess on both sides of the ball in 2013, so they should simply take
First Down: Should you buy the hype on Patterson, Foles, others? (Roto Arcade)Place your ear to the grapevine this time of year and chances are you’re bound to hear stories of despair, mediocrity and, of course, excessive hype … This group of draft prospects is RISING. That group is FALLING. Everyone in this class is destined to overachieve/underachieve. The wild speculation, whether positive or negative, is seemingly endless. Sonny Weaver , the fictional general manager of the Cleveland Browns in ‘Draft Day,’ would certainly agree. Just look at the insane rumors regarding former Pitt QB Tom Savage and Drake's brother from another mother Johnny Manziel . Smokescreens or not, fantasy owners, who function similarly as GMs over fledgling virtual franchises, face identical dilemmas. Receive poor intel and
No horsing around: Andy Dalton meets namesakeIt's not every day you meet someone named after you. Even more rare is that choice encounter with a horse bearing your namesake. Well, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton got to experience that special life moment when he met Red Rifle at the Keeneland horse-racing track in Lexington, Kentucky. Red Rifle is a 4-year-old colt owned by Todd Pletcher that has earned $70,260 thus far in 2014, significantly less than the $1.6 million Dalton will make this year. The horse finished 9th in the race as Dalton looked on. Cincinnati's "Red Rifle" will have to perform much better that that, especially if he wants to score the contract extension he so desires.
Bengals Draft PreviewHere's a look at what Cincinnati did this off-season and what their teams needs are going into the NFL Draft.
Bengals Bites (4/24) - Schedule over analysis edition
News and notes about the Cincinnati Bengals and the rest of the NFL
Analysis: Cincinnati Bengals' 2014 schedule - NFL.com
The schedule-makers believe that Andy Dalton and the Bengals will stay a contender in the AFC North. Handed three nationally televised games against the Patriots, Browns and Broncos, Cincy has a chance to show that it's destined for more than just another depressing, first-round playoff loss.
Cincinnati Bengals' 2014 schedule
In addition to their AFC North rivals, the Bengals
Bengal Quick Takes: Schedule tests earlyNow that the NFL's regular-season schedule has been released, attention will slowly return back to the draft, which is now exactly two weeks away. You'll see that transition back shortly here on the Bengals blog, but we have to talk a little bit more about the schedule first, right? 1. Early tests loom. You've probably read your fair share of analysis on the Cincinnati Bengals' 2014 regular-season schedule in the past 13 hours or so, but here's a little bit more for you.
Cincinnati Bengals trade up, get their guy in cover32′s mock draft 2.0The Cincinnati Bengals have an aging secondary (that’s no secret), so in our latest mock draft, version 2.0, they were wheeling and dealing all the way up to No. 13. Sure, the team would have to sacrifice a third round pick in that scenario, but if it meant landing arguably the best cornerback in the draft, you’d have to think the Bengals’ brass would pull the trigger. So, who did Cincy land in our latest mock? To find out, and see where everyone else slotted in, click here. You may also be interested in:Cincinnati Bengals trade up, get their guy in cover32′s mock draft 2.0Clowney, Beckham, Manziel headline 2014 NFL Draft attendees list of 30The Cincinnati Bengals’ 2014 playoff chase will be a tough one
Could the Cincinnati Bengals Draft a Quarterback This Year?
With reports mounting that Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton is going to receive a contract extension—one that may pay him like the "face of the franchise" he believes he is—there is no reason to believe the Bengals will be selecting a young quarterback to push Dalton in the upcoming NFL draft.
In fact, Dalton himself dismissed the possibility, saying that the team has assured him a potential successor won't be joining the roster this year: "From everything they've told me, they're not bringing in anybody to compete," were his exact words
Browns, Bengals schedules
Inside the Jungle - Episode 142 - The Schedule Release and LB's
On this week's episode the guys discuss the NFL schedule release for the Bengals and we continue our position breakdown series with the linebackers.
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The NFL has come a long way. Do you think the founders of the league would have ever seen the day where the release of THE SCHEDULE would have a primetime slot on
2014 NFL schedule: Steelers, Cowboys, Colts dominate lineup on Sunday and Monday night (Shutdown Corner)The NFL has a lot of television network partners to keep happy, and that job got more difficult when CBS was given a package of Thursday night games this season. The league for years used "Monday Night Football" to show its highlight game each week, but when NBC landed "Sunday Night Football" and ESPN went to Monday night, the league puts its best games on Sunday night. This year NFL needs to make sure CBS and FOX were happy with their regular Sunday schedules, give CBS some good games for Thursday night, and still make "Sunday Night Football" and "Monday Night Football" must-watch events. That's not easy. The NFL placated NBC and ESPN this week, a day before the schedule was released. ESPN was given a wild-card playoff game. A
2014 NFL schedule release day awards show (Shutdown Corner)Now that the games have been slotted into dates and the 2014 NFL schedule is set, it's time for superlatives. What's the best game among the 256 regular-season games? What's the worst? What are the best and worst weeks of action? Who won schedule release day? Glad you asked. Here are the awards from the release of the NFL schedule on Wednesday night: Best game: With all due respect to Seattle and San Francisco, we're not getting too many more Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning games, and there's one scheduled for Foxborough on Nov. 2. And it's not just the novelty of the two greatest quarterbacks of their generation facing off again; their teams might be the two best in the AFC. That was the case last season, and then the Broncos went on an
2014 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule: Full Listing of Dates, Times and TV Info
It's probably fair to call this a breaking-point season for the Cincinnati Bengals. Or, at the very least, their continually embattled quarterback.
The Bengals, equipped with a cabal of young talent, made the playoffs for the third straight time in 2013, this time winning their third AFC North crown in the last nine seasons. And, for the third straight season, Cincinnati was unceremoniously dumped from the postseason by a team many expected it to beat. Those disappointments have not only instigated murmurs about head coach Marvin Lewis, whose seat has been warm seemingly for a decade now, but also
Cincinnati Bengals Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game
The Cincinnati Bengals went 11-5 in 2013, gaining control of the AFC North and reaching the playoffs for the third consecutive year. Anyone watching closely enough would know this was not a surprising outcome for one of the most complete and well-coached teams in the NFL.
There have been a few changes since last season wrapped, with defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer taking the Minnesota Vikings' head coaching job and offensive coordinator Jay Gruden moving on in the same capacity for
Breaking Down the Bengals Primetime Game in 2014
A look at the Broncos, Browns and Patriots, whom the Bengals will play in primetime in 2014.
The Cincinnati Benglas will once again be part of three primetime games. The difference in 2014 is that tow of the three games will be at home, whereas in 2013, Paul Brown Stadium hosted just one primetime game.
That was a Monday night Football matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and PBS will have another MNF game this year. Week 16 will see Peyton Manning and his AFC-champion Denver Broncos come to Cincinnati in a game that will
Cincinnati Bengals 2014 regular season schedule released
We can finally exhale.
The 2014 NFL schedule was announced Wednesday night and the Cincinnati Bengals will open the season with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, September 7th.
One premier matchup for Cincinnati next season is a visit to Denver for a Monday Night duel against the Broncos on December 22nd. In a game that may have a major impact on the playoff picture. Another game to look out for is week six, when Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers come to town on October 12th. That game will, almost certainly, be a thriller.
The excitement does not stop there. Cincinnati will also travel to New England for a primetime meeting with, one of their most recent non-divisional rivals, the Patriots. After the way Adam
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2014 NFL Schedule (The SportsXchange)Games grouped by start times and listed alphabetically by home team. Listed times are local followed by Eastern.
NFL announces regular-season schedule (National Football Post)Flexible scheduling expanded
NFL announce regular-season schedule (National Football Post)Flexible scheduling expanded
Cincinnati Bengals 2014 NFL Schedule ReleasedThe Cincinnati Bengals earned a first place schedule last season by finishing in first place in the AFC North, clinching their third consecutive playoff appearance. This gives them the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots as their two extra games, and makes it just a bit tougher in 2014. Fans of the team are […]
NFL Thursday Night Football Schedule
Every NFL team will get to play at least once on Thursday Night Football.
The CBS Television Network and NFL Network announce the Thursday Night Football prime time broadcast schedule for the 2014 NFL season. This year marks the inaugural partnership between CBS Sports and NFL Network in broadcasting Thursday Night Football.
The Cincinnati Bengals will have one game in this slot, and it will be Nov. 6 when they host the AFC North rival Cleveland Browns in Round 1 of the Battle of Ohio.
The 2014 Thursday Night Football schedule will feature games from Weeks 2-8 and Week 16 (Saturday) broadcast on CBS that also will be simulcast on NFL Network. The Thursday Night Football schedule in Weeks 9-12 and Weeks 14-16
Cincinnati Bengals schedule analysisBreakdown: Fact: Taking 2013 win-loss records into consideration, the Cincinnati Bengals will be playing one of the NFL’s weaker schedules in 2014. What’s another fact? The league did the Bengals few favors when it assembled their schedule. Cincinnati’s upcoming season contains an early bye week, a potentially flexed road game in Week 5 and a bizarrely coordinated late-season stretch of three-straight home contests followed by three-straight on the road.
Cincinnati Bengals 2014 Regular Season Schedule
We'll break it down later, but here's the Cincinnati Bengals 2014 regular season schedule.
The NFL has released the schedule for all 32 teams, and here's all 16 games for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2014:WEEK DATE TIME OPPONENT LOCATION NETWORK 1 Sept. 7 1 pm Ravens M & T Bank Stadium CBS 2 Sept. 14 1 pm Falcons Paul Brown Stadium CBS 3 Sept. 21 1 pm Titans Paul Brown Stadium CBS 4 Sept.