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Steelers Depot 56 mins ago

Steelers Don’t Need Reminding Who Vontaze Burfict Is

The Pittsburgh Steelers were not fortunate to be among the teams who got the opportunity to face the Cincinnati Bengals sans Vontaze Burfict, their talented but controversial inside linebacker, who was suspended for the first three games of the 2017 regular season. He also served a three-game suspension to start... The post Steelers Don’t Need Reminding Who Vontaze Burfict Is appeared first on Steelers Depot by Matthew Marczi. Go Steelers! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Cincy Jungle 19 hours ago
Ben Roethlisberger lauds Vontaze Burfict as one of best linebackers in NFL

Ben Roethlisberger lauds Vontaze Burfict as one of best linebackers in NFL

Big Ben knows just how big of an impact Vontaze Burfict has made in Bengals vs Steelers. The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers renew their heated rivalry this week, which Ben Roethlisberger has been part of for over a decade now. Ever since Big Ben came to the Steelers in 2004, Bengals - Steelers has grown into one of the NFL’s best rivalries for the majority of his career. Ben has typically had the Bengals’ number, but the series has been more 50-50 ever since Vontaze Burfict came to the Bengals in 2012. Since then, the Bengals have won two of their three games in Pittsburgh...
Cincy Jungle Oct 12, 2017
Film room: Burfict plays key role in Bengals’ scheme to stop Bills

Film room: Burfict plays key role in Bengals’ scheme to stop Bills

Cincinnati got their second win of the season after their defense, led by Burfict, held the Bills to only 16 points “With the weather, with it raining, we figured we would stop the run and try to make them one-dimensional by throwing the ball. They made a great throw in the end zone, and I don’t think he could make that throw twice”. That’s how the Cincinnati Bengals beat Buffalo on Sunday, with Vontaze Burfict leading the way, especially when it mattered in the fourth quarter. The surprising Bills came to town with a solid recipe for success; pound the rock and take care of the...
Cincy Jungle Oct 11, 2017
Is this Marvin Lewis’ best defense?

Is this Marvin Lewis’ best defense?

What has contributed to the Bengals’ defensive success so far this season? It is no secret that the Cincinnati Bengals don’t play rookies. Over Marvin Lewis’ time with the team, few rookies have played that much. That has changed this season though as Geoff Hobson of the Bengals site notes: Since linebacker Vontaze Burfict played 886 downs for that sixth-ranked defense in 2012, no rookie defender has played 165 snaps. But two current first-year players, pass rusher Carl Lawson (160) and cornerback William Jackson (154) are going to pass that in the next game. Two other rookies, end...
Cincy Jungle Oct 11, 2017
Bengals already looking ahead to Steelers

Bengals already looking ahead to Steelers

The Bengals are riding high after improving to 2-3 after beating the Bills, but they have their eyes set squarely on the Steelers now. Teams always try to stay focused on the task at hand in the NFL. You can get in your own head if you start playing out all these different scenarios, so it is best to focus on what you can control. Still some of the Cincinnati Bengals’ players can’t help but look ahead at the Steelers. Katherine Terrell of ESPN reports that Vontaze Burfict mentioned them after the win. “Pittsburgh lost?” said linebacker Vontaze Burfict. “Hell yeah. That’s...
Cincy Jungle Oct 9, 2017
Vontaze Burfict dominant in Bengals’ win over Bills

Vontaze Burfict dominant in Bengals’ win over Bills

Burfict was all over the field, making play after play in the Bengals’ Week 5 win over the Bills. Vontaze Burfict is back! He was, actually, back last week, but he made his presence crystal clear this week as his team-leading 13 tackles and 1 sack played a big role in a strong defensive day for the Bengals against the Bills. Burfict was all over the field making play after play as the Bengals held the Bills to 16 points and a total of 248 yards on offense. LeSean McCoy was held in check, compiling just 63 yards on 19 rushing attempts and the top receiver on the day was tight end Nick...
Cincy Jungle Oct 8, 2017
NFL Week 5 2017: Bengals vs Bills Pregame

NFL Week 5 2017: Bengals vs Bills Pregame

Out of the rut we continue to climb We secured our first victory last week, but many discount it because it was against the Browns. So, the continue climb out of the abyss is upon us this week as we go up against a more formidable foe who sits at 3-1. The Bengals take on the Bills at 1:00 p.m. ET in Cincinnati, OH at Paul Brown Stadium. Can the offense continue to take steps forward? Can the defense begin to tighten up on the rush? Will they begin to eliminate silly penalties? The test from LeSean McCoy is soon upon us, but with Vontaze Burfict back for his second week, it is a big...
Steelers Depot Oct 6, 2017

Vontaze Burfict Already Has Personal Foul In Return From Suspension; Bengals Already Disagree

It didn’t take Vontaze Burfict long to get his first personal foul penalty. In the first game back for the Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker after serving a three-game suspension as a recidivist defender for a hit he put on a defenseless receiver in the preseason, the veteran earned himself a... The post Vontaze Burfict Already Has Personal Foul In Return From Suspension; Bengals Already Disagree appeared first on Steelers Depot by Matthew Marczi. Go Steelers! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Cincy Jungle Oct 5, 2017
Film room: Nick Vigil shows why he’s a perfect fit for the Bengals’ defense

Film room: Nick Vigil shows why he’s a perfect fit for the Bengals’ defense

The second-year linebacker out of Utah State had an outstanding game in Cleveland. The potential he showed in the preseason was confirmed on Sunday. All eyes were probably on Vontaze Burfict making his season debut in Cleveland, but his partner in crime, second-year linebacker Nick Vigil, was the star on Sunday. The Cincinnati Bengals were facing a very young quarterback with not too many experienced receivers around him, but the domination was real, and the 2016 third-round pick was key. The return of The Enforcer meant that for the first time so far defensive coordinator Paul Guenther had...
Cincy Jungle Oct 4, 2017
Film Room: Kevin Minter’s role in Bengals’ defense with Vontaze Burfict back

Film Room: Kevin Minter’s role in Bengals’ defense with Vontaze Burfict back

With Vontaze Burfict returning to the defense against the Browns, what will be Kevin Minter’s role moving forward? Through the first three games of the season, Kevin Minter collected seven tackles, and 10 assists. His presence filling for Vontaze Burfict helped the team to the third-best defense in yards through three games. With Vontaze Burfict returning when the Cincinnati Bengals took on the Cleveland Browns this past weekend, fans and media alike is wondering, how will Kevin Minter help the Bengals defense despite seeing his snap time cut in half with Burfict returning. Taking a look...
Cincy Jungle Oct 3, 2017
Video: Reactions to the Bengals’ 31-7 win over the Browns

Video: Reactions to the Bengals’ 31-7 win over the Browns

We took to Facebook live to talk about the positive vibes surrounding the Bengals after their 31-7 win over the Browns. The Cincinnati Bengals were in panic mode this week as they traveled to Cleveland, looking for a way to salvage what seemed to be a promising season. They made a significant step in doing so on Sunday, as they dismantled the Browns in impressive fashion. We took to Facebook live to talk about Cincinnati’s first win of the season, with a wide range of topics. Vontaze Burfict’s somewhat-phantom roughing the passer penalty, the running game and Andy Dalton’s great...
Cincy Jungle Oct 3, 2017
Bengals Bytes (10/3): Just in time

Bengals Bytes (10/3): Just in time

Vontaze Burfict couldn’t have returned at a better time. The Bengals are finally playing their young guys. The Chiefs broke plenty of gamblers’ hearts last night. Dalton picked apart the Browns on Sunday | NFL Team and Player News | Pro Football FocusAfter a poor start to the season, Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has turned it on in recent weeks, peaking Sunday against the Browns. Dalton finished Sunday's game with an overall grade of 84.5, the highest among all Bengals players, and the third-highest among quarterbacks so far in Week 4 (subject to change on review). After a slow...
Cincy Jungle Oct 2, 2017
NFL Week 4: What they’re saying about the Bengals’ win over the Browns

NFL Week 4: What they’re saying about the Bengals’ win over the Browns

A roundup of what the national media is saying about the Bengals following their Week 4 smackdown of the Browns. The Cincinnati Bengals came out blazing against the Cleveland Browns in the first leg of the 2017 Battle of Ohio, and they didn’t let their opponent have a chance. The Bengals defense has been very good all season, and it only looked better with Vontaze Burfict coming back into the lineup. Offensively the team has improved every week since Bill Lazor took over after Ken Zampese was let go, which followed a two-week stretch where the Bengals failed to score a...
Cincy Jungle Sep 30, 2017
NFL Week 4: Bengals vs Browns fantasy football starts and sits

NFL Week 4: Bengals vs Browns fantasy football starts and sits

A look at which players you should start and sit for your fantasy team. The Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns is a matchup between two 0-3 teams, and here is hoping you are doing better than these teams in fantasy. If you are looking for your first win though, several Bengals and Browns could help get it. It hurts that a couple of key offensive weapons for the Bengals are out this week, including Tyler Eifert and John Ross. The Bengals will also be getting Vontaze Burfict back, which only helps out a defense that has been playing well already. The Browns are fairly healthy as far...
Cincy Jungle Sep 30, 2017
Bengals Bytes (9/30): Fair warning

Bengals Bytes (9/30): Fair warning

Hue Jackson warns his team about Vontaze Burfict. The Bengals have a terrible history of games on October 1st. NBA shares a memo regarding the national anthem. TDBH: Essex Express rolls through San Diego as Bengals sack Johnny U six timesIn the early days of the West Coast offense, long before Giovani Bernard and James Brooks, Essex “The Express,” Johnson becomes the Bengals’ first running back to catch 100 yards when his two touchdown grabs amass 116 yards during today’s 20-13 victory over the Chargers. But after the 5-9, 200-pounder chalks up his second straight 100-yard rushing...

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