1:14 AM EST, Mon December 16, 2019
5 hours ago
Another reminder that Andy Dalton is, undeniably, not it

Another reminder that Andy Dalton is, undeniably, not it

Photo by Michael Hickey/ When you can’t come close to outplaying the 2019 version of Tom Brady, that’s a really bad sign. Only because it hasn’t been fully understood yet. But we’re definitely getting there! I know a lot people reading this are already there and don’t need to be reminded, but for the others, a quick refresher: The Bengals lost another game in the 2019 season. They lost primarily because their starting quarterback couldn’t outplay the opposing quarterback and gave away too many opportunities for points. Andy Dalton has started 11 games this season. This is his...
7 hours ago
Twitter reactions to Bengals vs. Patriots

Twitter reactions to Bengals vs. Patriots

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via One step closer to the top pick, and plenty of good to takeaway from the game. It comes as no surprise as the Bengals lose to the Patriots this week. What was surprising was how long Cincinnati stuck around. It took a second half meltdown for New England to really pull away. The defense showed some spunk, and Bengals’ fans got a look at the future during the pregame. Bengals quick start Cincinnati started off by taking the lead against New England. They even scored their first opening drive touchdown of the season. The touchdown was also setup...
8 hours ago
4 winners and 4 losers in Bengals’ loss to Patriots

4 winners and 4 losers in Bengals’ loss to Patriots

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports It was a close contest for two quarters between the Bengals and Patriots, but New England waited for Cincinnati to implode—which they eventually did in the second half. Week 15 between the Bengals and Patriots was a fun and competitive contest throughout two quarters. But, a familiar storyline emerged in the second half as Cincinnati failed to get a win against Bill Belichick and Tom Brady yet again. Really, much of the team played well enough to win, but the play of the team’s most important position, the quarterback, was the difference. Here are the...
9 hours ago
Turnovers cost Bengals in 34-13 loss to Patriots

Turnovers cost Bengals in 34-13 loss to Patriots

Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports Three interceptions in four drives killed the Bengals’ chances to steal a win from the Patriots. The Patriots were on to Cincinnati, and came away with a decisive victory to end their skid. After losing two straight, the Patriots defeated the Bengals 34-13. Tom Brady didn’t play his best, completing 15 of 27 passes and two touchdowns. Andy Dalton played much worse, going 17-for-31, but tossing four interceptions, which tied a career high. The interceptions played a huge role in this game, as 17 of the Patriots’ 34 points came off of turnovers. The...
9 hours ago
John Miller suffers possible concussion vs. Patriots

John Miller suffers possible concussion vs. Patriots

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Billy Price has come in for the fifth-year veteran. The Bengals’ plan to establish continuity along the offensive line may’ve taken a hit this afternoon. John Miller exited the game in the middle of the third quarter and is being evaluated for a possible concussion. Injury Update: G John Miller is being evaluated for a possible concussion.— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) December 15, 2019 Before Andy Dalton’s second interception of the game, Miller was flagged on the previous play for ineligible player down field. On the ensuing drive, Billy Price was...
10 hours ago
OPEN THREAD: Bengals vs. Patriots second half

OPEN THREAD: Bengals vs. Patriots second half

Photo by John Grieshop/ Will the Bengals finish strong and take down the Pats? The second half of Bengals vs. Patriots is set to begin, so come chat about it in our open thread. Who Dey!
13 hours ago
OPEN THREAD: Bengals vs. Patriots first half

OPEN THREAD: Bengals vs. Patriots first half

Photo by John Grieshop/ Let’s get it on. The Bengals are set to face the Patriots inside Paul Brown Stadium, so come chat about it in our first-half thread. And, as always, Who Dey!
13 hours ago
Bengals vs. Patriots inactives: Darquze Dennard and Julian Edelman are both active

Bengals vs. Patriots inactives: Darquze Dennard and Julian Edelman are both active

The Patriots will have Edelman, but will also be without a key starter in their secondary. The only thing standing between the Patriots and their first three-game losing streak in nearly 20 years is the 1-12 Bengals. Both teams have released their inactive lists for today’s game. Here’s who the Bengals will be without: QB Jake Dolegala WR A.J. Green TE Mason Schreck OL John Jerry OL Isaiah Prince DL Freedom Akinmoladun CB Torry McTyer The Bengals declared Green (ankle) out on Friday as well as Renell Wren (hip), who was later placed on the Reserve/Injured list. Due to the loss...
16 hours ago
NFL Week 15: Bengals vs. Patriots pregame

NFL Week 15: Bengals vs. Patriots pregame

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Just three games remain this season. With just three weeks left in the regular season, the Bengals are set to host the Patriots in the second-to-last game Paul Brown Stadium will see in 2019. Come talk about the matchup and the rest of today’s NFL action in our pregame thread.
17 hours ago
Bengals news (12/15): Heisman hunting

Bengals news (12/15): Heisman hunting

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the 2019 Heisman Trophy and did so by a record-setting vote margin. Cincy Jungle’s Bengals podcast channel Bengals news Quick Hits: Always Special Against Bill’s Pats; Wren Grounded; Taylor Says Bengals Can’t Wait Around For Wins To Come To Them It’s not like Darrin Simmons is going back to the future or anything like that Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Local 12) at Paul Brown Stadium... The Bengals are catching the Patriots at the wrong time When you are 1-12 like the Bengals, there is never a good time to play a...
18 hours ago
Bengals vs. Patriots: Fantasy football starts and sits

Bengals vs. Patriots: Fantasy football starts and sits

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ You probably shouldn’t have very many Bengals in your fantasy lineup this week. The Bengals are hosting the Patriots this week, and as far as fantasy implications go, there isn’t a lot of Cincinnati players who are worth confidently putting in your lineup this week. Of course, there are a couple players you may have to play as a flex just because of where they were drafted. New England doesn’t end up being much better based on how well they spread their production around though. Not the best game to bet your fantasy livelihood on this week. Must starts Julian...
Dec 14, 2019
Bengals fans losing confidence as regular season draws to a close

Bengals fans losing confidence as regular season draws to a close

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Will the Bengals give fans any more hope this season? The Bengals have been very competitive over the last month, which had led to a rise in fan confidence as the calendar turned to December. After suffering five losses by double digits in their first nine games, the Bengals have had four one-score losses and a win over the Jets since Week 11. That was enough for the FanPulse confidence level to get back to 25% (baby steps, people) for the first time since Week 5. Unfortunately, that confidence took a dip this week, partly due to Cincinnati losing an ugly game...
Dec 14, 2019
Chase Young says he’s planning on returning to Ohio State

Chase Young says he’s planning on returning to Ohio State

Photo by Justin Casterline/ Surprising to say the least. The best non-quarterback prospect in the NFL Draft may not be entering the draft at all. When asked about his draft plans, Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young says his plan is to go back to school for his senior year, per TMZ. Chase Young Says 'Plan' Is To Return to OSU, Not Thinking About Draft https://t.co/ihhyCadqNg— TMZ (@TMZ) December 14, 2019 Young is currently in New York City getting ready for the Heisman Trophy presentation, which he was nominated for. After that, he’ll be playing in the College Football Playoff...
Dec 14, 2019
Bengals put Renell Wren on IR and sign Freedom Akinmoladun

Bengals put Renell Wren on IR and sign Freedom Akinmoladun

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Freedom at last. The Cincinnati Bengals have signed defensive end Freedom Akinmoladun from the practice squad to the active roster. To make room, the team also placed defensive tackle Renell Wren on the injured reserve list. Akinmoladun, a rookie by way of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, was originally a college free agent signee of the New York Giants in May. He spent time on the Giants’ practice squad earlier this season before being released on Nov. 12 and signing to the Bengals’ practice squad on Nov. 19. Wren, a fourth-round pick (125th overall) of the Bengals...
Dec 14, 2019
Bengals vs. Patriots: Odds, expert picks and predictions

Bengals vs. Patriots: Odds, expert picks and predictions

Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via The Bengals may not be as big of underdogs as you expect going into their game with the Patriots. Over the past few weeks, we have watched as the oddsmakers and experts have started to slowly come around to the idea that the Bengals aren’t completely helpless. That sort of goes out the window with the Patriots coming to Cincinnati. It is surprising how close some things are, though. Odds The Bengals are currently 10-point underdogs at home against the Patriots, according to Bovada. The one thing we can gleam from this spread is that the...