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Andy Dalton Back To Throwing Passes For Bengals

You might recall roughly the exact moment at which the Cincinnati Bengals’ 2015 season was drastically derailed, or at least rerouted. In fact, you should recall quite easily if you are a regular reader of this site, since it occurred during a key moment of the Bengals’ second matchup with…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Sustainable Success With Turnovers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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2015 NFL Divisional Round Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

I would wish you all a Happy Friday but I know it’s not a very joyful day now that we know Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown won’t be playing in Sunday’s playoff game against the Denver Broncos. At least it’s sounding like quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will give it a go,…


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Steelers Film Room: William Gay And Pittsburgh’s Cover 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers‘ defense did an overall admirable job in their Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Bengals. But they did suffer a couple of breakdowns through the air, the majority coming off their Cover 2 look or some variation. We’ll jump to the tape and look at examples from…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Bengals Wild Card Game

In one of the craziest and most-dramatic games I’ve ever seen, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16 at rain-soaked Paul Brown Stadium Saturday night in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. As a boy I attended the Immaculate Reception game which, for me, will never be…


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Bengals’ McCarron Frustrated By Weather In Saturday’s Loss

Although A.J. McCarron was relatively graceful in his press conference following the Cincinnatti Bengals loss – it’s easy to look like that compared to Adam Jones and Vontaze Burfict – the Bengals’ quarterback expressed frustration over the weather, a rainy, dreary game. “It seems every time we got the ball…



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Bengals Injury Report: QB Andy Dalton Ruled Out For Wild Card Game

The Cincinnati Bengals have now released their final injury report on Friday ahead of Saturday night’s AFC Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and as expected, quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb) has officially been ruled out. Dalton, who fractured the thumb on his throwing hand early in the Bengals Week…


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Steelers Roethlisberger A Good Mudder During His Career

With Saturday night’s AFC Wild Card game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals looking as if it will be played in rainy weather, now is the perfect time to re-post the career bad weather stats of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Strangely enough, the last time I posted these stats was just…


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Bengals Injury Report: QB Andy Dalton Remains Sidelined Thursday

The Cincinnati Bengals released their Thursday injury report a few hours ago and it’s a carbon copy of the one they released Wednesday. Not practicing again on Thursday were quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb) and tight end Ryan Hewitt (knee) and thus both will likely sit out Saturdays AFC Wild Card…






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2015 NFL Final Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With the 2015 NFL regular season now completed I have finally compiled the year-end adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats for all 32 teams. The Cincinnati Bengals ended the regular season with the best differential number with the Carolina Panthers finishing in second place. As you can see,…