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Bengals at Vikings 2017: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, radio, odds, more

Bengals at Vikings 2017: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, radio, odds, more

How to watch the Bengals try and upset the Vikings in Minnesota. The Bengals have a few things left to play for this year. The most immediate one is playing the spoiler. The Bengals have three games left, and all of them seem to be in the playoff race. The Vikings are (10-3), but they are trying to move up into the one seed held by the Eagles who are only a game ahead of them. The Vikings are also trying to hold off the Rams, Saints and Panthers who are all 9-4 and breathing down their neck. If the Bengals upset the Vikings at home that could be the difference between them having home...
2 hours ago
NFL Week 15 Bengals vs Vikings: Behind enemy lines with The Daily Norseman

NFL Week 15 Bengals vs Vikings: Behind enemy lines with The Daily Norseman

We speak with The Daily Norseman to learn about the Bengals’ Week 15 opponent, the Minnesota Vikings The Bengals travel to the recently built US Bank Stadium to face the Minnesota Vikings in what will be their second of three consecutive games against NFC North opponents. To get in inside look at their next opponent, we spoke with Chris Gates of The Daily Norseman about Mike Zimmer, Adam Thielen, and if there is anything the Bengals can do to finally beat an NFC North opponent. Scott Schulze: Can we have Mike Zimmer back? What has he been able to do, which eluded Leslie Frazier, in...
3 hours ago
6 reasons Carl Lawson should be your new favorite Bengals player

6 reasons Carl Lawson should be your new favorite Bengals player

We take a look at the Bengals’ most exciting rookie and why he deserves more attention. Many NFL draft analysts thought Carl Lawson should be a first or second round talent. After the end of round three, many had Lawson as the best prospect left going into Round 4. In fact, some even had him as a top prospect available for Round 2. The Bengals were extremely lucky when he fell to the team in the fourth round. Despite not fitting the Bengals’ typical size profile, he was a prolific college pass-rusher and Bengals fans were very excited to get him. So far, he has lived up to the hype...
4 hours ago
Bengals Bytes (12/15): Not so special teams

Bengals Bytes (12/15): Not so special teams

Darrin Simmons talks about how the thinning roster has had an effect on the special teams. Marvin Lewis knows this job isn’t forever. BBP2: Geoff Hobson; how'd the Cincinnati Bengals get here?On the BBP2, Enquirer beat writers Jim Owczarski and Paul Dehner Jr. are joined by Bengals.com chief Geoff Hobson to discuss what went wrong in 2017 and how far this team is away from being back in the mix in 2018. Simmons: Bengals special teams have been disjointed all yearEvery week, special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons waits to see how challenging his task will be. He doesn’t necessarily...
5 hours ago
NFL Week 15: 5 Bengals to watch against the Vikings

NFL Week 15: 5 Bengals to watch against the Vikings

5 Bengals players you should keep your eye on during their matchup with the Vikings. Including several young players looking to prove themselves. The Bengals are getting set to play spoiler against the Vikings in Minnesota. They could do some real damage to the Vikings’ standing in the NFC, as they are 10-3 with two teams behind them at 9-4. This game may not have as big of implications for the Bengals, but there is still a great sense of pride left to play for. After their performance last week, the Bengals owe it to their fans to at least give us something worth watching. If nothing...
16 hours ago
NFL Week 15 2017: Thursday Night Football

NFL Week 15 2017: Thursday Night Football

A battle of “horsepower” shall be on display tonight Tonight, the Colts take on the Broncos at 8:25 p.m. ET in Indianapolis, Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium and can be watched on NBC. The season hasn’t gone quite as they would like for either team this season, though for the Colts it has been much more expected. For the Broncos, however, not only has the offense struggled, but even their stellar defense. As both teams try and finish out the season strong, it shall be a battle of wills, and whichever team can get to the opposing quarterback the most will probably end up the victor....
19 hours ago
The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: NFC Norse Gods

The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: NFC Norse Gods

On this week’s episode, Scott Schulze and Anthony Cosenza examine some peculiarities currently happening with the team, as well as ways to fix the team this offseason and our answering of listener questions on air! It was a very interesting episode of The Orange and Black Insider this week, as fans were looking to vent about a number of issues. At 5-8, it’s an easy position to take, especially as this was a follow-up to a 6-9-1 campaign from 2016. Unfortunately, the focus in the middle of December isn’t on a postseason push, but rather what the team needs to do in an effort to fix...
21 hours ago
Bengals at Vikings injury report: Joe Mixon returns; Vontaze Burfict still out

Bengals at Vikings injury report: Joe Mixon returns; Vontaze Burfict still out

The Bengals may have Joe Mixon in Minnesota, but don’t expect Vontaze Burfict to suit up. The Cincinnati Bengals may have Joe Mixon back for their matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. After missing Wednesday’s session, Mixon was able to return for a limited session on Thursday. He probably needs to get in a full session on Friday to have any chance of playing, even though Friday is more of a walkthrough. Darqueze Dennard was also able to return on Thursday for a limited session. His knee issue appears to be more a pain tolerance issue that the team is managing. Dennard has dealt with...
22 hours ago
Fantasy Football: Who to start and sit in NFL Week 15

Fantasy Football: Who to start and sit in NFL Week 15

Who you should start and sit this week, including one star running back you should have riding the bench. The fantasy playoffs are in full swing, and this is probably the week to see whether you get into the championship game or not. You may catch yourself doubting your choices, but that’s why we are here to help guide you. Also an important heads up that the Bears vs Lions and Chargers vs Chiefs are both Saturday games, so do not forget to set your lineup by then if you have player involved in those matchups. Must starts Julio Jones (Falcons WR): If you don’t own Jones in fantasy you...
23 hours ago
Bengals film room: William Jackson having stellar 2017 season

Bengals film room: William Jackson having stellar 2017 season

We look back at the former first-round pick’s underappreciated year. While most Cincinnati Bengals fans will likely only remember 2017 as a season of disappointment, there were several positive developments of note as well. The most significant of these might be the lights-out play of 2016 first-round pick William Jackson III. For a franchise that has taken so many first-round corners without a true hit in recent memory, Jackson is showing all the signs of a shutdown corner that the franchise can rely on for years to come. Fast starts It didn’t take long for Jackson to make his first...
23 hours ago
NFL Week 15 Cincinnati Bengals at Minnesota Vikings

NFL Week 15 Cincinnati Bengals at Minnesota Vikings

Use this to keep track of everything before, during and after the Bengals’ matchup with the Vikings.  The Cincinnati Bengals don’t have much left to play for after falling to 5-8 on the season. However, one thing we’ve consistently seen from the Marvin Lewis-led Bengals in lost seasons is playing spoiler to other teams’ postseason hopes. That’s what Cincinnati will look to do this week when they face a Minnesota Vikings team in contention for the NFC’s top seed in the playoffs. Minnesota is also led by former Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. With so many of his...
Dec 14, 2017
NFL Week 15 pick ‘em: Time to rebound

NFL Week 15 pick ‘em: Time to rebound

Week 14 was rough for the Bengals, and our picks. Will it get better this week? Week 14 was a rough one for the Bengals. It was also a rough one for our picks. Only two of us managed to get more games correct than not, with Patrick leading the way at 10-6. Such is the nature of the parity-driven NFL. The lead that John S has on the field has been slowly reduced over the past two weeks, but with only three weeks to go, it may be too little too late. Perhaps like the Bengals, should they start winning after they are out of playoff contention. For eight of the games (CHI@DET, LAC@KC,...
Dec 14, 2017
NFL Week 15 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (5-8) vs Minnesota Vikings (10-3) stats and facts

NFL Week 15 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (5-8) vs Minnesota Vikings (10-3) stats and facts

Everything you need to know as the Bengals try and pull off the upset against the Vikings on Sunday. The Bengals can still do one thing this season, and that is ruin the year for other teams. They have a good chance of doing that this week when they visit the Vikings. Right now, the Vikings are 10-3 and just barely in front of the Rams and Saints, who are both 9-4. It is safe to say that every game remaining on the Vikings’ schedule is important. The Bengals may have dropped the ball the last two weeks, but it could do a lot for the morale of this team to beat one of the best teams in...
Dec 14, 2017
Bengals film room: Predictable defense sees predictable results against Bears

Bengals film room: Predictable defense sees predictable results against Bears

The Bears exploded for almost 500 yards against a Bengals defense that was missing a handful of key starters. Unfortunately, the Bengals’ poor performance wasn’t only due to those injuries. The Bengals dropped a tough one at home against the struggling Bears, and did so while giving up about 500 yards and getting handled both on the ground and through the air. It was a complete debacle for Cincinnati that had their hopefully soon-to-be former head coach, Marvin Lewis, “at a loss for words”. Chicago was coming off a really bad loss to the 49ers the previous week, but looked...
Dec 14, 2017
Bengals Bytes (12/14): Marvin Lewis should take the blame for lack of energy

Bengals Bytes (12/14): Marvin Lewis should take the blame for lack of energy

It was clear that Bengals just didn’t have it on Sunday against the Bears, and Marvin Lewis deserves a lot of the blame for that. Roger Goodell says this contract extension will be his last. Linebacker Rey Maualuga visits Cincinnati BengalsESPN’s Field Yates reported that free-agent linebacker Rey Maualuga visited the Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday afternoon. Maualuga was the Bengals’ second-round pick in 2009. In eight seasons with Cincinnati, he had 353 tackles (10th in franchise history), four sacks, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and seven interceptions. Cincinnati...