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Bengals 2017 Week 13 Injury Report: Two Defensive Starters Ruled Out For Steelers Game

The Cincinnati Bengals have now released their final injury report of Week 13 and it shows that three of their players have been officially ruled out for the team’s Monday night home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After failing to practice again on Saturday, Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey (hamstring), linebacker Nick Vigil (ankle) and safety Shawn…



Steelers Vs Bengals Sack Breakdown

Back at it for our sack breakdown though I promise this will be the shortest one we ever do. Only one given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers this week and it didn’t come in a traditional fashion. Let’s take a look. 1. 1st and 10, 3:06 3rd. 11 personnel. Not even…


In The Trenches: Steelers Vs. Bengals

Great rushing attacks are built upon the blocking at the point of attack. Last week’s record setting day by Le’Veon Bell was proof positive of this theory and he would be the first one to agree. In Week 14’s version of in the trenches our breakdown on how the Pittsburgh…


Bengals Defensive Ends Key Matchup Vs James, Steelers’ Line

There’s probably two things you need to know about the Cincinnati Bengals. They haven’t won a playoff game since 1991. And their defensive ends are practically offensive linemen. Ok, that first one was a little mean but this is a rivalry week after all. That’s probably the mildest insult you’ll…



Bengals Counting On Major Contributions From Young DEs

For as well as the Cincinnati Bengals have drafted in recent years, which has drawn many to claim that they have the deepest roster in the NFL, there are, as always, a couple of questions that remain. One of the question that I have is this: where in the world…



Steelers Film Room Jesse James Vs Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers actually managed to use a fair bit of 12 personnel against the Bengals, but that wasn’t necessarily the surprising part. The bigger surprise is that rookie tight end Jesse James actually took the majority of the TE2 snaps during the game, outplaying Matt Spaeth by snap count…



Steelers Vs Bengals Week 14 Sack Breakdown

Your sack breakdown from the two given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night. 1. 3rd and 8, 7:48 2nd. 11 personnel. Five blocking, just the offensive line, against the Bengals’ four man rush. The route is a Hank concept, a combination we’ve covered many times…


Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals’ Defensive Scouting Report

Injuries have forced a slightly different looking Bengals’ unit but not a ton has changed. We’ll start with the numbers. According to ESPN, Vincent Rey is blowing away the rest of the team in tackles, odd given he hasn’t been playing that much lately. They have him for 88 total…


Steelers Film Room: Bengals Sack Breakdown

We’re back to break down the three sacks given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. So let’s get to it. 1. 3rd and 7, 11:54 2nd. 11 personnel. Seven kept in to block only a four man rush. The Bengals run an “X” stunt…



Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals Defensive 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…