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Bengals Banking On Hits From Last Year’s OT Double Dip

The Cincinnati Bengals allowed a couple of starters to walk in free agency this offseason when perhaps they didn’t need to, but in the case of right tackle Andre Smith, a quality starter who only ended up signing just a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Vikings, the Bengals had…


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Burgeoning Bengals Offense Forced To Restock WR Corps

When it has come to free agency this offseason in the AFC North, the Ohio teams have not fared well in terms of retaining their own. The Browns, for certain, have lost a lot of important pieces, including two starting offensive linemen. The Cincinnati Bengals, as well, have now lost…



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2016 Projected Franchise Tag Amounts And Early League-Wide Candidates

Now that the 2015-2016 season is officially over, the offseason will start moving very quickly into the new league year which is now one month away. Prior to the start of the new league year, however, NFL teams will need to designate any franchise or transition players starting on February…


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Steelers Film Room: Stephon Tuitt Vs Bengals

The name Stephon Tuitt may not have been getting called out during games quite as often as earlier in the season as the second-year defensive end quickly racked up 3.5 sacks before suffering an ankle injury, but the former second-round draft pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers has been playing well,…


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Steelers Film Room: Inside Linebackers Versus Bengals

Throughout much of Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers trio of inside linebackers in Ryan Shazier, Lawrence Timmons and Vince Williams were constantly around the ball. In fact, that’s how it has been for the last few weeks as Timmons, Shazier and Williams continue to rack up…


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Steelers Film Room: William Gay’s Pick Six

The Pittsburgh Steelers went into halftime with a 16-7 lead. A lead but not as much comfort you’d hope for in a first half where the Steelers seemed to dominate the Cincinnati Bengals. William Gay helped changed that story with his pick six on the second play of the second…


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Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Scouting Report

Just me doing the scouting reports for now. But like usual, a preview of the opponent this week – the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati’s Running Game This is actually our first repeat opponent all season long. So there’s a little less to write about because it’s a team we’re already familiar…


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Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


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Previewing The AFC North: Cincinnati Bengals

As training camp fast approaches, I’ve decided to break down the current state of the rest of the AFC North heading into the 2015 NFL preseason. A comprehensive Pittsburgh Steelers breakdown will follow my analysis of their three divisional opponents early next week. We’ll being by taking an in-depth look…


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AFC North Draft History Study: Offensive Line

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


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AFC North 2015 Draft Class Recap: Cincinnati Bengals

In the National Football League, priority number one is making sure that you can win your division, because you play those three teams twice a year, making up over a third of your schedule, and there’s no better route to the postseason than winning more games than your rivals. While…


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AFC North Draft Day One In Review

Thursday night was an active one for the AFC North, which added five new members to its fraternity via the five selections made in the first round by the four teams within the division. While the AFC North sent three teams to the playoffs and every team won at least…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 33

While the AFC North continues to stand down as the dust settles from the announcement of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu’s retirement, and later the less significant re-signing of free agent safety Will Allen, the relentless pace of the run up to the draft nevertheless has the division, as well…


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AFC North Free Agency Watch Day 2: Cincinnati Bengals

Either due to lack of finances or whatever it is the Cleveland Browns are doing, the AFC North has been rather quiet thus far when it comes to signing any players, whether from their own team or outside the organization, to bigger contracts. The Cincinnati Bengals have been the biggest…