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Bengals Gab Aug 16, 2016

Bengals RT Cedric Ogbuehi Has Toe Injury; Could Miss 2-3 Weeks

An already wounded Bengals offense suffered another blow as a league source confirmed to Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer that starting right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi suffered a toe injury, which is expected to keep him off the field for two to three weeks. The second-year tackle joins tight ends Tyler Eifert (ankle) and Tyler […]
Bengals Gab Aug 15, 2016

Bengals DT Andrew Billings Has Surgery on His Right Knee

Bengals defensive tackle Andrew Billings underwent surgery on his right knee on Monday, Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. He was taken off on a cart during Wednesday’s practice against the Vikings. Reports indicate the surgery revealed a torn meniscus and expectations are he’s out indefinitely and could miss the entire season, according to […]
Cincy Jungle Aug 15, 2016

Somehow, Geno Atkins is looking better than ever

It’s a scary thought for opposing offenses that Geno Atkins could be even better in 2016 than he was in 2015. The Bengals may have lost their first preseason game of the 2016 NFL season. But, because it’s preseason, no one really cares about what the final score was, as evidenced by Marvin Lewis’ risky two-point conversion call after Alex Erickson’s punt return touchdown late in the fourth quarter. The important part was watching to see what guys like Erickson can do in game action situations. Friday was the first opportunity to see how rookies are developing as well as how the...
Cincy Jungle Aug 15, 2016

Preseason Week 1: Nominees for Bengals Play of the Game

Even though the Bengals came up short in the preseason opener against the Vikings, there were a number of big plays to instill confidence going forward. Which one gets your vote for the best of the week? When initially looking at the 17-16 loss by the Cincinnati Bengals to the Minnesota Vikings, a casual observer might believe the former didn't play all that well in the preseason opener. However, with all of the personnel changes that ensued over the course of Friday night, largely in an effort to gauge backups, there was still a semblance of chemistry that many other NFL teams fail to...
Cincy Jungle Aug 15, 2016

Bengals Bytes (8/15): Turning down the NFL

The Bengals aren't close to their final 53-man roster, but we're getting a better idea what it may look like. Josh Gordon returned to practice. And, Adele said she won't be performing at halftime. A long way from 53Other than not winning the game, Friday night’s pre-season opener against the Vikings went about as well as the Bengals could have hoped. Both starting units looked crisp. Young players, ranging from red-shirt freshmen (Marcus Hardison), draft picks (fifth-rounder Christian Westerman) and college free agents (Alex Erickson) emerged from all over. And players coming off last...
Cincy Jungle Aug 15, 2016

2016 fantasy football preview: Should you draft Bengals RB Giovani Bernard?

Fantasy Football season is nearly upon us. Where do the Bengals rank? In this installment of our fantasy football previews we look at Giovani Bernard's draftability in 2016. In just three short seasons, Giovani Bernard has seen his perceived fantasy football value jump up to a highly sought fantasy starter, down to an afterthought, and back up to a relevant option. And all of this, while his production has remained fairly consistent. Where do we foresee his 2016 season headed from a fantasy football perspective? Historical look: Looking back over the last few seasons, here are the relevant...
Cincy Jungle Aug 14, 2016

NFL Preseason 2016 Week 1 Sunday Night Football: San Francisco 49ers vs Houston Texans

Been waiting all day for Sunday night. Let’s discuss! The first of many Sunday Night Football games is here (HOF game doesn’t count). The 49ers take on the Texans at 7:00 p.m. ET in San Francisco at Levi’s Stadium. Will Chip Kelly’s offense work in his second head coaching tenure or will Brock Osweiler live up to his big contract and shut the 49ers down? Let the discussion begin!
Cincy Jungle Aug 14, 2016

90-in-90 Bengals Roster Breakdown: Can Tyler Eifert replicate his 2015 success once healthy in 2016?

Tyler Eifert broke out in 2015 and will hope to reinforce that performance with another great one in 2016. But first, he needs to get healthy. Personally, I thought it was a bit strange when the Bengals took a tight end out of Notre Dame with their first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. At the time, Jermaine Gresham was coming off of his best season as a pro, putting up 64 receptions for 737 yards and five touchdowns. He actually had more touchdowns and similar yards per reception in 2011. Yes, two tight end sets were all the rage at the time and the Bengals didn’t have another good...
Cincy Jungle Aug 12, 2016

Bengals Roundtable: What we’re watching for in preseason game vs Vikings

We gathered our staff to see what they’ll be watching for Friday night when the Bengals and Vikings kick off their first preseason game. Cincinnati Bengals football is upon us. Friday night’s preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings is the first look we’ll get at the men in stripes in live game action. Even though many starters won’t play much, if at all, Week 1 of the preseason is just as important as anything that will happen between now and Week 1 at the New York Jets. Tonight is when guys like Jake Kumerow, Trevor Roach, Clayton Fejedelem and other inexperienced players...
Daily Norseman Aug 12, 2016

Vikings At Bengals: What I'm Looking For

There is actual football to be played tonight! What will you be looking at? Hi kids! We made it. WE MADE IT! Football is back, as the Vikings take on the Cincinnati Bengals tonight, starting at 6:30. Even though it's 'just pre-season', and most of us will be itching for the regular season to get here about the time Joel Stave takes the field tonight, pre-season games are valuable for a lot of different reasons. It gives the coaches game tape to evaluate, it gives players that are fighting for a roster spot a chance to step up or step back, and it gives us something to talk about other than...
Cincy Jungle Aug 12, 2016

Andre Smith offers nothing but praise for Bengals, Marvin Lewis

Tonight, we’ll see Andre Smith in a different NFL uniform than the Bengals’ for the first time and coincidentally, he’ll be going up against his former team. From 2010 to 2015 Andre Smith and Carlos Dunlap were Bengals teammates. Dunlap joined the Bengals just one year after Smith and they grew together in the league, becoming Bengals starters by competing against each other in practice and helping each other to get better while lining up across from one another on the field. This offseason, Smith left the Bengals in free agency and was signed by the Vikings, led by former Bengals...
Daily Norseman Aug 12, 2016

Horns, Swords and a Longship: August 12, 2016

We have finally made it: FOOTBALL. IS. BACK. Longship Log: Eric joined up with a Cincy Jungle writer to discuss the upcoming preseason game between the Vikings and the Bengals. Chris cross-posted a podcast from Cincy Jungle talking about today's matchup. Chris provided the coverage info for those who are able to watch on TV/listen on the radio. Around the Horns: Mike Zimmer got wired up at the first joint practice between the Vikes and Bengals. A Redditor was kind enough to gather a number of interviews from the recent practices. Vikings Territory has their Question of...
Cincy Jungle Aug 11, 2016

NFL Preseason 2016 Week 1 Thursday Night Football: New England Patriots vs New Orleans Saints

NFL action has returned. Are you ready? Let’s discuss! Tonight is the first real action of football we will get after the fiasco at the Hall of Fame Game last week. So only one question remains. Are you ready for some football?! The Patriots take on the Saints at 7:30 p.m. ET in Foxborough at Gillette Stadium. Let the discussion begin!
Cincy Jungle Aug 11, 2016

Preseason Week 1 Primer: Minnesota Vikings (0-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (0-0)

What you need to know leading up to Friday’s preseason opener including fun facts, matchup history and more. GAME: Minnesota Vikings (0-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (0-0) Date/Time: August 12th, 7:30 p.m. ET Location: Paul Brown Stadium Series Leader: Tied, 6-6 (Regular Season) Coaches vs Opponent: Marvin Lewis: 2-1. Mike Zimmer: 0-0 (Regular Season) TV Broadcast: Live coverage on the Bengals Preseason Network with Brad Johansen (play-by-play), Anthony Munoz (analyst) and Mike Valpredo (sideline reporter). WKRC-TV (CBS Channel 12) in Cincinnati. Also on the network are WKEF-TV...
Cincy Jungle Aug 11, 2016

90-in-90 Bengals Roster Breakdown: 3 reasons Brandon Tate will remain on Cincinnati's roster

It seems the exceedingly mediocre Bengals return man just won't go away. Could this be the year the Bengals finally find a more dynamic replacement? Poor Brandon Tate. He's actually not that bad. His 22.9 average on kick returns in 2015 was respectable. Plus, the man has always been modest in his demands, accepting multiple one-year minimum deals to remain on Marvin Lewis' Bengals squad. And have you ever seen him mentioned in the context of an off-the-field incident? So it's not really fair to paint him as some sort of villain. Having said all that, Bengals fans are starving for serious...
Cincy Jungle Aug 11, 2016

Mike Zimmer excited for his return to Cincinnati

Mike Zimmer isn’t a nostalgic guy, but he seems pretty excited to return ‘home’ to Cincinnati and lead his own team against the Bengals in their preseason opener. When the Minnesota Vikings take on the Cincinnati Bengals this Friday for their first game action of the 2016 season, they will be bringing a few familiar faces. In addition to right tackle Andre Smith and linebacker Emmanuel Lamur, the Vikings will be bringing former Bengals’ defensive coordinator, Mike Zimmer, who couldn’t be happier about getting his first chance to return to the city where he really learned how to be...
Cincy Jungle Aug 11, 2016

Let’s play fantasy football with Cincy Jungle readers

Join the Cincy Jungle Yahoo! Fantasy Football league. We’re partnering with Yahoo! Fantasy Football this year and would love for Cincy Jungle readers to join in on the fun. I have created a Cincy Jungle league that you can access right here. The draft is in about three weeks, scheduled for Friday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. PT). Come join in on the fun! This is a league where you won’t have an advantage with Bengals players because you Bengals fans here are pretty smart. Do you think Tyler Boyd is going to be a sleeper and that you should grab him? Are you willing to risk...
Cincy Jungle Aug 11, 2016

Bengals Training Camp 2016: 4 takeaways from second joint practice with Vikings

The second of two joint sessions with the Vikings yielded similar results for the Bengals offense. Check out our top takeaways from the final training camp session of 2016. The Bengals and Vikings were back on the field Thursday for another joint practice session. With the two teams squaring off Friday night in their preseason opener, Thursday was a slower practice with a lot of special teams work, but there were still some 11-on-11 reps in addition to individual drills. Here is a look at our takeaways from what took place. Injuries = Out Friday We can already build a good list of...
Cincy Jungle Aug 11, 2016

Bengals ask offense to test Burfict, Jones; Andy Benoit evaluates training camp

The MMQB attended Bengals training camp on Wednesday and left with some interesting takeaways. Check them out here. The MMQB crew attended Bengals training camp on Wednesday to watch the joint practice with the Vikings. You should definitely check out their write up from Albert Breer and his thoughts from practice here. One of the more interesting things in the article was Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther saying he’s asking the Bengals offense to push the defense to test their constraint and ability to hold back on fighting. “If you lose it here, you’re gonna lose it in a...
Daily Norseman Aug 11, 2016

Preseason Week 1 Vikings at Bengals preview: Welcome to the (Cincy) Jungle

Connor Howe of SB Nation’s Cincy Jungle stops by to preview the upcoming preseason game between the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals. Football is here! Tomorrow! Against another NFL team and everything! The Minnesota Vikings will open their 2016 preseason schedule with a visit to Head Coach Mike Zimmer’s old stomping grounds to take on the Cincinnati Bengals. To preview the game, we asked Connor Howe of SB Nation’s Cincy Jungle a handful of questions about the team he covers and what he expects of the Bengals this season. Daily Norseman: The Bengals finished 12-4 last season,...

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