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Cincy Jungle Dec 11, 2017
Report: PFT claims Bengals considered using John Ross as a defensive back

Report: PFT claims Bengals considered using John Ross as a defensive back

No, this is not a joke, but it may help explain the mystery of John Ross landing on IR. Going into Week 14, the Cincinnati Bengals’ secondary was as banged up as just about any NFL team. Before they even faced the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati had ruled out Shawn Williams, Dre Kirkpatrick and Adam Jones on defense, while Darqueze Dennard was questionable to play with a lingering knee injury. That’s four starting defensive backs, so you can imagine the Bengals were pretty desperate for bodies there going into Sunday’s clash with the Bears. That’s where John Ross comes into play. The...
Cincy Jungle Dec 11, 2017
Carlos Dunlap admits he’s embarrassed by Bengals’ loss to Bears

Carlos Dunlap admits he’s embarrassed by Bengals’ loss to Bears

The Bengals’ season is pretty much over after a 33-7 loss to the NFL’s worst offense. The Bengals’ 33-7 loss to the Bears can best be described as embarrassing. The Bears came into the game with the 32nd ranked defense (just one better than the Bengals who rank 31st) and finished with 271 passing yards and 232 rushing yards, totaling 503 yards in the game. Hello, Bengals defense. Are you there? They were not. Vontaze Burfict, Adam Jones (who’s now on Injured Reserve), Dre Kirkpatrick, Nick Vigil and Shawn Williams missed the game. Geno Atkins played hurt and made minimal appearances...
Cincy Jungle Dec 11, 2017
Bengals Bytes (12/11): Bears provide rock bottom for 2017 season

Bengals Bytes (12/11): Bears provide rock bottom for 2017 season

The Bengals have hit rock bottom after their blowout loss to the Bears at home. The Eagles will be without Carson Wentz for the rest of the season. Former Bengals kicker Mike Nugent helps Chicago boot CincinnatiAfter the game he still wasn’t quite sure of one thing: Were Cincinnati Bengals fans chanting “Nuuuuuge!” like they used to do when he played here for seven seasons? Or were they giving him a chorused “Booooo”? 'We didn't execute'The last time the Bengals got beat so badly at Paul Brown Stadium before what the Bears did to the Bengals Sunday by a 33-7 count was Nov. 30,...
Cincy Jungle Dec 11, 2017
5 thoughts from Bengals’ disastrous loss to Bears

5 thoughts from Bengals’ disastrous loss to Bears

5 things I think I know (but wish I didn’t) about Cincinnati. After Monday night’s debacle against Pittsburgh, it was hard to imagine that things could get any worse for the hometown Bengals. Guess what? They could, and they did. Here is what I think I know about what is left of this team: No discipline There is a very good chance that this 2017 version of the Cincinnati Bengals will not win another game this year, because they have absolutely no discipline. On the very first play of the game, Cincinnati was called for holding, and instead of starting at their own 32-yard line, the...
Cincy Jungle Dec 10, 2017
Social media reactions to Bengals’ embarrassing 33-7 loss to the Bears

Social media reactions to Bengals’ embarrassing 33-7 loss to the Bears

Social media reacted to the Bengals’ loss to the Bears and it wasn’t pretty. The Bengals were flat out embarrassed by the Bears on Sunday. Yes, the Bears. We’ve reached a new low for the season as the NFL’s worst offense scored 33 points against the Bengals. Yes, the Bengals were missing a number of starters and yes it was a short week following a heartbreaking loss to the Steelers. But, put the excuses away because the Bengals don’t deserve them. Sunday’s game was hard to watch as it was just terrible throughout. The Bengals looked lifeless from the defense’s inability to...
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AJ McCarron replaces Andy Dalton in Bengals’ blowout loss to Bears

AJ McCarron replaces Andy Dalton in Bengals’ blowout loss to Bears

Could the Bengals replace Andy Dalton with AJ McCarron over the final three games? AJ McCarron finally got a regular-season snap for the Cincinnati Bengals. Late in the team’s blowout loss to the Chicago Bears, McCarron came in to relieve Andy Dalton, who had one of his worst outings of the season. Dalton finished the game completing 14 of 29 passes for 141 yards (4.9 avg.) and one touchdown with one interception. He also had several other passes that could have been intercepted, making it an easy call for the Bengals to bench him late in this blowout. It’s very rare for the Bengals to...
Cincy Jungle Dec 10, 2017
NFL Week 14 Bears at Bengals: 2 winners and 5 losers in Cincinnati’s loss to Chicago

NFL Week 14 Bears at Bengals: 2 winners and 5 losers in Cincinnati’s loss to Chicago

It was a bleak and cold day in Cincinnati, as the Bengals stumbled through an embarrassing loss to the Bears. It was a cold day in The Queen City and the struggling Chicago Bears put up a bigger fight than some may have expected. Cincinnati never held the lead for the shortest of times in Week 14 and played totally uninspired football, as their season appears to finally officially be over. Here are some of the Bengals players who had good and bad performances in Week 14. Winners: Giovani Bernard: The fifth-year back is a winner because he was the feature back in a game for the first time...
Cincy Jungle Dec 10, 2017
Marvin Lewis is either really clueless or a bad liar

Marvin Lewis is either really clueless or a bad liar

Or, perhaps Marvin Lewis is both. The Cincinnati Bengals are a mess, and they look like a team ready for the season to end. With a shot at the playoffs still technically in the cards — not to mention a winning season if they won out — the Bengals looked ready to quit in Week 14, as they were destroyed by the lowly Chicago Bears, 33-7. Mind you, this is a Bears team that didn’t score 30 points once this season, and they actually scored under 20 points in nine games, including five of their last six coming into Sunday. Chicago also ranked near the bottom in most offensive categories,...
Cincy Jungle Dec 10, 2017
NFL Week 14: Mitch Trubisky has breakout game as Bengals lose to Bears, 33-7

NFL Week 14: Mitch Trubisky has breakout game as Bengals lose to Bears, 33-7

Neither the offense nor the defense looked like they too excited to play the Bears. Trubisky, Howard, and Wright all have their best game of the season. The Bengals’ season is all but over and by the looks of the team on Sunday against the Bears, the players know it. Giovani Bernard was the only bright spot in this game for the Bengals. He had 17 touches and 130 total yards as the team’s leading rusher and receiver. Other than screens to Bernard, the passing game was totally absent. Completing less than 50 percent of the pass attempts, the Bengals’ 162 yards through the air was just...
Cincy Jungle Dec 10, 2017
Carlos Dunlap suffers chest injury in Bengals vs Bears debacle

Carlos Dunlap suffers chest injury in Bengals vs Bears debacle

The Bengals lose one of their best players while getting destroyed at home. Adding insult to injury, the Cincinnati Bengals lost Carlos Dunlap late in their blowout loss to the Chicago Bears. Late in the fourth quarter with the game already over, Dunlap sustained a chest injury that forced him out of the game. After leaving, the team announced his return as questionable, but he ended up not returning with the game decided. Dunlap has been one of the few bright spots on what’s turned into a disastrous season for the Bengals, especially on defense. We already knew about the problems this...
Cincy Jungle Dec 10, 2017
NFL Week 14 2017: Bengals vs Bears Second Half

NFL Week 14 2017: Bengals vs Bears Second Half

One more half to go in this matchup against an NFC North foe There is one more half to go before the Bengals can claim a victory. Can they pull it off? Do you want them to or would you rather them tank the season. Let the victory come and keep the cheers going. Beat da’ Bears! Let the discussion continue!
Cincy Jungle Dec 10, 2017
NFL Week 14 2017: Bengals vs Bears First Half

NFL Week 14 2017: Bengals vs Bears First Half

Injuries or not, the Bengals should come away with the victory today There might be quite a few starters out today, but that shouldn’t stop the Bengals from pulling out a victory against this Bears team who have struggled in a lot of ways. They are young and have a rookie QB in Mitchell Trubisky who has been up and down. Will the defense provide issues for him and can they hold off the duo of running backs? Time will tell as the first half begins. Let the discussion continue!
Cincy Jungle Dec 10, 2017
Bears vs Bengals inactives: Geno Atkins and Darqueze Dennard active

Bears vs Bengals inactives: Geno Atkins and Darqueze Dennard active

The Bengals had some key guys listed as questionable for this matchup. The Cincinnati Bengals have announced their inactives list for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears For Cincinnati, the following players are out: Defensive tackle Josh Tupou Offensive lineman Christian Westerman Safety Shawn Williams Linebacker Nick Vigil Running back Joe Mixon Linebacker Vontaze Burfict Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick The Bengals had already ruled out Joe Mixon, Vontaze Burfict, Dre Kirkpatrick, Shawn Williams and Nick Vigil due to their injuries. The only mysteries were with Vincent Rey,...
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NFL Week 14 2017: Bengals vs Bears Pre-game

NFL Week 14 2017: Bengals vs Bears Pre-game

Should be an easier game this week, but there’s lots of injuries Today, the Bengals will take on the Bears at 1:00 p.m. ET in Cincinnati, Ohio at Paul Brown Stadium. The season hasn’t gone as hoped, but it still has a few games left to enjoy. While some want the Bengals to lose out now, it may be best to still give effort. With all the injuries sustained by the Bengals this may be a good time for some of the young guys to step up and get some good playing time. What are you expecting and hoping from this game today? Let the discussion begin!
Cincy Jungle Dec 9, 2017
NFL Week 14 Bears at Bengals game preview: Animal-like instincts

NFL Week 14 Bears at Bengals game preview: Animal-like instincts

After coming off of a devastating loss on Monday night, do the Bengals have enough in the tank on a short week to beat a struggling Bears team? Unfortunately for Bengals fans, the team isn’t in a much better situation than they were at this time last year. At 5-7 and coming off of a critical and heartbreaking loss to the Steelers, the faint postseason pulse they held last Sunday is starting to call for the defibrillator paddles. While the founder of the Bengals, Paul Brown, is one of the most recognizable and iconic names in football, few franchises hold the historical luster of this...
Cincy Jungle Dec 9, 2017
How many games will the Bengals win among the remaining games?

How many games will the Bengals win among the remaining games?

With only four games left, how many wins do you think Cincinnati gets? Currently sitting at 5-7 it’s been a disappointing season to say the least in Cincinnati. But there’s still games left on the schedule, which means this group still needs to come to work every week and represent the city. Let’s break down the remaining games on the schedule to see how many wins you think the Bengals will achieve. Week 14 - Chicago The Bears have been far from electric this year, but the same could be said for our own team as well. Rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky looks pedestrian at best so...
Cincy Jungle Dec 9, 2017
NFL Week 14 TV coverage map: Will you get Bengals vs Bears?

NFL Week 14 TV coverage map: Will you get Bengals vs Bears?

In addition to Bengals vs Bears, this Sunday features Vikings vs Panthers and Rams vs Eagles. The Bengals are set to host the Bears in the midst of a loaded Sunday slate of NFL action. As you can imagine, TV networks aren’t exactly salivating at the idea of a 3-9 Bears team facing a 5-7 Bengals team. That’s why this will feature one of the smallest coverage maps of the season for Cincinnati, as only parts of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois will have the game. If you’re more interested in the early CBS games, you’ll likely be treated to Panthers versus Vikings or...
Cincy Jungle Dec 9, 2017
Bengals vs Bears: Odds, expert picks, analysis, predictions for NFL Week 14

Bengals vs Bears: Odds, expert picks, analysis, predictions for NFL Week 14

The Bengals are viewed as overwhelming favorites against the Bears on Sunday. The Bengals will be looking to shake off their loss to the Steelers with a trip from the Bears to town. These two teams don’t see each other that much at all. In fact they seem to only meet every four years. The Bengals are dealing with injuries across their defense with players like Vontaze Burfict, Adam Jones, Darqueze Dennard, Dre Kirkpatrick and Shawn WIlliams all dealing with injuries. Whether they practice on Friday should have a huge impact on this game. The Bears have lost five games in a row. Including...
Cincy Jungle Dec 9, 2017
Bengals Bytes (12/9): Can the Bears take advantage of the beat up Bengals?

Bengals Bytes (12/9): Can the Bears take advantage of the beat up Bengals?

The Bengals will be without several starters. Will the Bengals still be able to hold off the Bears from pulling off an upset? John Ross doesn’t want Bears vs. Bengals: Can Bears take advantage of beat-up Bengals?When Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky was asked how he would like to see the offense improve against the Bengals, he started with three words: “More explosive plays.” Trubisky may have completed 12 of 15 passes last week against the 49ers, but he only threw for 102 yards. The team gained an average of 4.1 yards per play, and Trubisky would like to see better as the...

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