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OPEN THREAD: Bengals vs. Lions pregame and Sunday NFL schedule

OPEN THREAD: Bengals vs. Lions pregame and Sunday NFL schedule

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via The 3-2 Cincinnati Bengals are in the Motor City today as they will take on the win-less Detroit Lions at 1 pm ET on FOX. Here is a look at all of today’s action. Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions 1 p.m. FOX Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars (London) 9:30 a.m. CBS Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens 1 p.m. CBS Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers 1 p.m. FOX Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears 1 p.m. FOX Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m. CBS Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants 1 p.m. FOX Kansas...
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Bengals News (10/17): King of the Jungle

Bengals News (10/17): King of the Jungle

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Joe Burrow looks to take down the Lions today. Hobson's Choice: E-mails from fans asking about the Cincinnati BengalsThe Bengals head to Detroit Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) and Bengaldom weighs in. Detroit Lions vs Cincinnati Bengals 10/17/21 NFL Picks and Predictions » Sports Chat PlaceThe Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals meet in a week 6 NFL contest from Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday afternoon. The Cincinnati Bengals will look to bounce back from ending up on the wrong end of a 25-22 overtime loss at the hands of the Packers in...
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Behind Enemy Lines: Limping Lions set to host Bengals

Behind Enemy Lines: Limping Lions set to host Bengals

Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports Pride of Detroit gives us their perspective on Sunday’s matchup against the Bengals. The Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions are getting prepared to have a battle of the cats this weekend. This team is quite different from the last time these teams met. They have almost an entirely new offense and a new head coach as well. We let Mike Payton from Pride of Detroit give his perspective of this game. Patrick Judis: Is Dan Campbell always turned up to 11? The guy really set the tone at his introduction press conference, and he just seems...
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Bengals put D’Ante Smith on IR; elevate Joe Bachie and Trayveon Williams

Bengals put D’Ante Smith on IR; elevate Joe Bachie and Trayveon Williams

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via The Bengals may have a new linebacker on the field Sunday vs. the Lions. The Cincinnati Bengals have placed offensive lineman D’Ante Smith on injured reserve, the team announced Saturday. In addition, the Bengals have elevated running back Trayveon Williams and linebacker Joe Bachie from the practice squad to the active roster for tomorrow’s game vs. the Detroit Lions. Bachie is classified as a COVID-19 replacement, and Williams is classified as a standard elevation. Both players will revert back to the practice squad on...
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Bengals at Lions Week 6 Game Preview: Cat Fight

Bengals at Lions Week 6 Game Preview: Cat Fight

Photo by Andy Lyons/ The Bengals look to rebound against a foe that should be easily beaten...on paper. Sometimes the biggest impacts seen are from responses to adversity. Whether it’s in the personal or professional realm, people take notice in how someone handles an unexpected twist of fate. Of course, when applying life lessons such as these to something as trivial as football, things get lost in the translation. It makes for great Hollywood script fodder, but doesn’t live up to real-life situations in which people regularly face. Yet, despite being obviously...
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D.J. Reader’s spectacular season flying under the radar

D.J. Reader’s spectacular season flying under the radar

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via The defensive tackle has a stellar PFF grade of 82.0 so far. Ja’Marr Chase’s record-breaking rookie year. Joe Burrow’s return and leadership in crucial moments. The outstanding play of Logan Wilson and the other linebackers. There have been a lot of great story lines so far this season. Perhaps that is why D.J. Reader isn’t getting as much love as he deserves. So far, Reader has 19 tackles (five solo), one sack, and two stuffs. However, as is the case with interior defensive linemen, stats don’t tell the whole...
Oct 15, 2021
Bengals vs. Lions injury report: Joe Mixon, Jackson Carman and D’Andre Swift are questionable

Bengals vs. Lions injury report: Joe Mixon, Jackson Carman and D’Andre Swift are questionable

Photo by Andy Lyons/ The Lions have four key players who are iffy to play vs. the Bengals. The Cincinnati Bengals should have most of their 53-man roster able to play Sunday vs. the Detroit Lions. With D’Ante Smith (knee) set to go on injured reserve, the Bengals have just three other players listed as questionable for Week 6, including running back Joe Mixon (ankle). After barely doing any work leading into last week’s game vs. Green Bay, Mixon got in a limited practice on Wednesday and Friday this week while sitting out Thursday. The expectation is he’ll be...
Oct 15, 2021
How to watch and follow Bengals vs. Lions

How to watch and follow Bengals vs. Lions

Albert Cesare / The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK Everything you need for Bengals - Lions in NFL Week 6. The Cincinnati Bengals will head up north for their third road game of the season as they take on the Detroit Lions. Entering Week 6, the Bengals are 1-1 on the road with a loss to the Andy Dalton-led Chicago Bears and a victory over the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers The Bengals are coming off a demoralizing loss to Green Bay, dropping the game in front of a loaded Paul Brown Stadium 25-22. It was a game in which rookie Evan McPherson had two difficult,...
Oct 15, 2021
D’Ante Smith to have surgery and go on IR; Jackson Carman or Trey Hill will start at RG vs. Lions

D’Ante Smith to have surgery and go on IR; Jackson Carman or Trey Hill will start at RG vs. Lions

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Smith was in line to make his first NFL start. When the week began, it looked like D’Ante Smith could be making his first NFL start for the Cincinnati Bengals. Unfortunately, Smith suffered a knee injury in practice Wednesday, which turned out to be a meniscus injury that will require surgery and land him on injured reserve, according to head coach Zac Taylor. In addition, Jackson Carman or Trey Hill will be starting at right guard vs. the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Per Zac Taylor-Joe Mixon will play Sunday-D’Ante Smith to...
Oct 15, 2021
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Detroit Lions in NFL Week 6: Everything to know

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Detroit Lions in NFL Week 6: Everything to know

Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Cincinnati closes out its NFC North slate with a trip up to Detroit. Get right vs. get one right. Keep up with the division vs. get out of the division’s basement. Similarities are everywhere when you compare the histories of the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions, but they are not equals this week. In regards to this season, the only thing they have in common is a loss to the Green Bay Packers. The Bengals just got over that earlier this week, and they’re not looking to drop two games in a row for the first time all...
Oct 15, 2021
Bengals vs. Lions odds, betting trends, expert picks and predictions

Bengals vs. Lions odds, betting trends, expert picks and predictions

Photo by John Grieshop/ The odds are in Cincinnati’s favor on the road. One last NFC North opponent remains for the Cincinnati Bengals this season. The Detroit Lions will host their fellow cat brethren inside the confines of Ford Field this Sunday. While the Lions are hungry in pursuit of their first win under head coach Dan Campbell, the Bengals are in pursuit of the Baltimore Ravens at the top of the AFC North. Here’s how oddsmakers and experts predict this game going. Odds For the first time all season, the Bengals are road favorites. Per Draftkings Sportsbook,...
Oct 15, 2021
Bengals activate Jackson Carman off COVID-19 list

Bengals activate Jackson Carman off COVID-19 list

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports Carman passes through COVID protocol just in time. Some good news for the Cincinnati Bengals before they travel up north to face the Detroit Lions. Rookie offensive lineman Jackson Carman has been activated off the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. Carman, the team’s second-round pick from April’s NFL Draft, has been starting at right guard since Week 3. He was placed on the COVID list on Monday. NFL protocols state he must’ve tested negative for COVID-19 tests 24 hours apart and remained asymptomatic since then. The Bengals have one...
Oct 15, 2021
Bengals News (10/15): Flower picking

Bengals News (10/15): Flower picking

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Will Flowers make an immediate impact for Cincinnati’s secondary? Bengals Notebook: CB Flowers Spruces Up Waiver Wire; Bengals Assistant Remembers Sean Taylor As The Best Player He Ever CoachedThe Bengals appeared to have picked up a fortuitous waiver claim on Thursday when they grabbed former Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers off the wire in the wake of placing cornerback Trae Waynes on injured reserve with a severe hamstring injury. Quick Hits: the Bengals starting right guard spot is up in the air ahead of the Lions gameThe status of...
Oct 15, 2021
5 keys for Bengals to get things right vs. Lions

5 keys for Bengals to get things right vs. Lions

Photo by Andy Lyons/ What the Bengals need to do this weekend. This is my weekly article on the five keys to beating the Cincinnati Bengals’ upcoming opponent. This week, that opponent is the Detroit Lions, but I’m not going to write that article. Instead, this week’s five keys are about what the Bengals need to do to in this game to be a serious contender this season. As it happens, doing these things will almost certainly lead to beating the Lions, so it works both ways. These are the five things the Bengals need to do to compete with the best teams in the...
Oct 15, 2021
Trey Hendrickson has lived up the hype

Trey Hendrickson has lived up the hype

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Hendrickson is already one sack away from matching Carl Lawson’s team-leading total from last year. The Cincinnati Bengals paid Trey Hendrickson like a top defensive end, and so far he has played like one. Through five games, Hendrickson already has 4.5 sacks, which is good for tenth in the NFL. Hendrickson has more sacks than Joey Bosa, Aaron Donald, and Shaq Barrett. Last season was Hendrickson’s only season as a starter. Before then, he only had 6.5 sacks, six tackles for loss, and 18 quarterback hits in 30 games. In 2020, he started 15...