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Cincy Jungle 20 mins ago

Report: Andre Smith believed to have season-ending triceps tear

Cincinnati Bengals right tackle Andre Smith suffered a significant injury against the Texans on Sunday. According to Fox Sports, Smith will have an MRI on Monday. The Cincinnati Bengals may have to go the rest of the 2014 season without the services of one of the best right tackles in football. Andre Smith entered Week 12 having missed the previous two games with an ankle injury, and it took just two series in Cincinnati's game at Houston before he was forced out of the game with an arm injury. You knew it was bad immediately, especially after it took the Bengals about four minutes to...
Cincy Jungle 28 mins ago

OPEN THREAD: Bengals vs. Texans second half

The Bengals are holding a slim lead at Houston, and they'll need a great second half to hold off the Texans. And what in the world is up with this guy?

Bengals defense scores a safety to take a 9-0 lead

After the Cincinnati Bengals offense fails to convert a fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line, the defense stood up and forced a safety on an Alfred Blue run in the endzone. The Cincinnati Bengals have fourth down at the Texans one-yard line with 9:06 remaining in the second quarter. Rather than grabbing points at an away game and prevent a possible shift in momentum, the Bengals go for it. Andy Dalton floated the football on a fade route towards the back left pylon. Green can't hold onto it (nor keep both feet in) and the Bengals turn the football over on downs... with no points...
Cincy Jungle 1 hour ago

A.J. Green to Texans DB A.J. Bouye: "You better get somebody else on me" (VIDEO)

Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye has not impressed A.J. Green thus far. The Bengals got off to a quick against the Texans thanks in large part to some clutch third-down conversions b A.J. Green. With Houston being without starting cornerback Kareem Jackson, that's left the Texans deleted in the secondary enough that they've not only been leaving Green covered one-on-one, but also with at-best average DBs covering him. Count A.J. Bouye as one of them, who Green has not been impressed with thus far. On the Bengals' first scoring drive, Green made a third-down reception over Bouye, than...

Strong balance and good runs leads to Bengals 7-0 lead

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson offered a superior mix of runs and passes, keeping the Houston Texans off-balance while accumulating a handful of big runs and third down conversions. Both teams opened the game with a pedestrian effort that led to a punt. Cincinnati's offense resumed from their own six-yard line with 7:38 remaining in the first quarter. Following a second down batted ball by J.J. Watt, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton hit Mohamed Sanu on a quick slant to pick up 10 yards and the first down. Then Giovani Bernard ran for 19 yards. Giovani with a 19 yard...
Cincy Jungle 1 hour ago

Bengals lose Andre Smith to arm injury

As long as Andre Smith is out, Marshall Newhouse will be the starting right tackle, which is a significant downgrade to say the least. It didn't take 10 minutes before the Bengals lost a key starter in their Week 12 game at Houston. On the Team's second possession of the game, starting right tackle Andre Smith injured his arm on a run play and was down on a knee for about a minute on the field as trainers attended to him. After he was able to walk off the field, the Bengals announced he was not expected to return about three minutes later , which is a scary sign that the injury is pretty...

Bengals win challenge on third down but punt later anyway

The officials denied Cincinnati a third down conversion. A challenge reversed the call. The Cincinnati Bengals have third and four from the Bengals 26-yard line with 13:58 remaining in the first quarter. Andy Dalton hits Jermaine Gresham just beyond the line of scrimmage. Using every effort in his arsenal, Gresham falls shy of the first down. Bengals challenge. Has to be a first down, right? https://t.co/rxJO6ATQdh — Josh Kirkendall (@Josh_Kirkendall) November 23, 2014 Bengals win challenge and pick up the first down. Cincinnati was unable to convert later. After a nine-yard...

Bengals vs Texans: Sights and... well, sights

A few tweets to get us ready for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans from ESPN's Coley Harvey, Bengals radio voice Dan Hoard and Fox 19's Jeremy Rauch. Well, well, well. Another #NFL Sunday. This time, from the top of NRG Stadium in Houston. #Bengals #Texans pic.twitter.com/nILhvuTQqh — Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) November 23, 2014 The view from the radio booth high atop NRG Stadium #Bengals pic.twitter.com/qlcbMGgV8E — Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard) November 23, 2014 Iloka in the tunnel: No more re-do's. No more mulligans. Set the tone. #Bengals @FOX19 — Jeremy Rauch...
Battle Red Blog 3 hours ago

Texans-Bengals Inactives: The Unlucky Seven? Who's Not Putting the Pads On?

As the kittens come to town, which players won't be suiting up for their teams? Check out the full list of Texans-Bengals inactives at Battle Red Blog. Well, in less than two hours, the Cincinnati Bengals will play our Houston Texans, hoping for a different result than the last few times they've played us. Of course, not all of their players will be suiting up, and neither will all of ours. The Bengals' WILL Vontaze Burfict and RDE Margus Hunt (he of the Hard Knocks J.J. Watt comparison) have already been ruled out due to knee and ankle injuries, respectively. Their website predicted...
Cincy Jungle 3 hours ago

Bengals vs. Texans inactives: Arian Foster and Vontaze Burfict out

The Bengals went heavy at defensive line with Will Clarke while only going with four wide receivers. Based on inactives, this could be a battle of the running game. The Bengals will once again be without linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who continues to recover from a knee scope done in Week 9. Also joining him on the inactives list is defensive end Margus Hunt, who was carted to the locker room during last week's win at New Orleans after injuring his ankle. Bengals Inactives RB Rex Burkhead DE Margus Hunt LB Vontaze Burfict CB Chris Lewis-Harris OL Tanner Hawkinson WR Dane Sanzenbacher...
Battle Red Blog 4 hours ago

2014 Week Twelve Infographic: Houston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Check out today's Infographic on BRB in advance of the Texans-Bengals game in Week Twelve. Andy Dalton played high school football at Katy High School and college football at TCU. It's not a stretch to think games in Houston are something special for the Bengals' signal caller. But NRG Stadium has been Andy's personal House of Horrors. Andy and the Bengals have lost two playoffs games in Houston, and Dalton is still looking for his first career win against the Texans. What will happen this time around? Tim: Andy Dalton. If the guy who destroyed the Saints last week shows up, the...
Cincy Jungle 4 hours ago

NFL Playoff Picture: Week 12 matchups with biggest impact on postseason race

We take a look at the NFL matchups this week that will go a long way in shaping the playoff race. The NFL playoffs are just six weeks away, and the playoff picture is still very murky, but it is slowly beginning to take shape as the regular season winds down. Here is a look at the Week 12 matchups that will have the greatest effect on the postseason race. Miami at Denver The Broncos are in serious need of a rebound after getting thumped by the St. Louis Rams. In a game the 7-3 Broncos were the heavy favorites, they got whipped by the Rams, 22-7. The Broncos now aren't even a lock to win...
Cincy Jungle 4 hours ago

NFL Week 12 CJ Pick 'Em

We gather our staff to make their picks on all of the Week 12 games....
Cincy Jungle 5 hours ago

Bengals Bites (11/23) - Playoff Implications

The Bengals game in Houston carries some significant playoff implications. The fan that lost a ball in New Orleans gained 7 autographed jerseys. Bengals-Texans game carries significant playoff implications | ProFootballTalkThere may be no game on today's schedule that has a great chance of affecting both teams' chances of making the playoffs than the Bengals-Texans game that will kick off in Houston at 1 p.m. Eastern. Cincinnati Bengals Vs. Houston Texans: What To Look ForThe Houston Texans won perhaps in one of their best outings this season as far as performance against the Cleveland...

Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans game stream.

The game stream for the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans. The Houston Texans have talent in a lot of areas, but are utterly missing it in other spots of the roster. The quarterback position (or lack thereof) is one example of such a glaring hole that has fans and pundits alike collectively letting the team know that Houston does indeed have a problem. We'll soon see if Ryan Mallet is the right guy. It also means that this is finally the year that Cincinnati expects to get over what I'll coin "the Houston hump." The last few years have seen terrible performances by the Bengals when...


It's Sunday morning and the Cincinnati Bengals week 12 game against the Houston Texans is here. Here's the pregame open thread. Talk.
Cincy Jungle 8 hours ago

NFL Week 12 Sunday Weather Report

Snow and rain will affect several NFL games in Week 12. With another full slate of NFL Sunday action on deck, here is a look at the weather reports for today's action. Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland Browns: Sunday, 1 p.m. (CBS) Weather: Dome. Josh Gordon makes his debut in a dome, and with an enigmatic Browns running game, he could get a lot of targets in his first game of the year. Chicago (-5.5) vs. Tampa Bay Sunday, 1 p.m. (Fox) Weather: Rain. High near 50. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Soldier Field usually hosts one of two games per year that feature terrible field conditions as...
Cincy Jungle 18 hours ago

Report: Arian Foster unlikely vs. Bengals; Alfred Blue the man for Texans

Arian Foster tends to have big games against the Bengals, but he may be out for the Texans this time, leaving Alfred Blue to get the bulk of the carries. The Bengals could very well be dodging a huge bullet on Sunday if Texans running back Arian Foster is held out. Foster, who's dealing with a groin injury, has ran over the Bengals when Houston has faced Cincinnati, but he may be unable to go when the two teams kick off. According to ESPN's Texans reporter Tania Ganguli, the chances that Foster plays Week 12 against the Bengals are "very, very low." That means the odds of Alfred Blue...
Cincy Jungle 19 hours ago

Saints fan bonds with Bengals fan after fighting for football (VIDEO)

Bengals fan Christa Barrett, who Jermaine Gresham's TD ball was intended for, reconciled with Saints fan Tony Williams. The Saints fan who stole a touchdown ball from a Bengals fan met up this week to make peace after becoming famous for a week following their Sunday showcase. Bengals fan Christa Barrett, who was supposed to get Jermaine Gresham's TD ball but was intercepted by Tony Williams , also appeared on the NFL Network's NFL AM on Tuesday and said she felt "terrible for the guy." "I don't think he deserves the backlash he's been getting," Barrett said on the show. "I...
Josh Kirkendall / Cincy Jungle 20 hours ago

Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans with heavy connections

Taking a look at the connections between the Bengals and Texans, who play in a city that's known Cincinnati Bengals football since the late 60s. There are some deep connections between the Bengals and Texans, and it's not entirely about the helmet-clashing history over the years -- games dominated by Houston, who has won five straight since Cincinnati's 16-10 win at Paul Brown Stadium in 2005. History is deep. Cincinnati and Houston have been meeting each other since Nov. 3 1968, when the Oilers won 27-17, at Nippert Stadium during Cincinnati's inaugural season. Despite having two...

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