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Bengals News (8/22): Andy Dalton isn’t worried about expectations

Bengals News (8/22): Andy Dalton isn’t worried about expectations

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ The 2019 season is a pivotal one for Andy Dalton’s future, but he isn’t worried about it right now. Lawson Vows He's Faster And Better On Eve of '19 DebutThe Bengals run out all their available starters for the first and last time in the preseason at Paul Brown Stadium (7 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Local 12) against the Giants and Lawson, their prized pass rusher, steps on the turf for the first time since he tore his ACL on that invisible play against Tampa back on the last Sunday in October. The play was blown dead, but Lawson never dies and when he tried to hold...
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NFL Power Rankings Roundup: Bengals start near bottom of the league

NFL Power Rankings Roundup: Bengals start near bottom of the league

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Nowhere to go but up, hopefully. The first round of power rankings were not kind to the Cincinnati Bengals. A nice 1-1 start to the preseason, the Bengals have had some encouraging flashes throughout both games. That said, it hasn’t mattered much to analysts because they’re projecting Cincinnati to be one of the worst teams in the league this season. However, it’s difficult to argue with them. An unproven head coach, an injury-prone star receiver and tight end and a lacking offensive line does not seem promising. But, an All-Pro-caliber running back, a...
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Giants and Bengals looking to prove similar things in preseason Week 3 clash

Giants and Bengals looking to prove similar things in preseason Week 3 clash

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports The Giants and Bengals face-off this Thursday night, and both teams have a lot to prove to the league in 2019. While using the phrase “dress rehearsal” can be quite hokey when referring to an NFL preseason game, it really is an apropos comparison. Teams have the chance to put their best foot forward before “the real deal”. This Thursday, the new-look Cincinnati Bengals host a Giants team that is also in a bit of a transition. While many pundits are picking both teams to struggle in 2019, New York and Cincinnati do have talented players who could...
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Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Giants: NFL Preseason Week 3

Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Giants: NFL Preseason Week 3

Photo by Michael Reaves/ News, updates and analysis regarding the Bengals’ third preseason game against the Giants. We’re already halfway through the preseason, which means we’re two weeks away from real football! Before we get there, the Bengals need to play the Giants in their preseason Week 3 matchup. For the second week in a row, Cincinnati will take be facing off against a first-round quarterback drafted in the first round. Last Thursday it was Dwayne Haskins, this week it’s Daniel Jones. Many thought the Bengals would take Haskins with the 11th overall pick, but Haskins...
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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 8/21 livestream

The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 8/21 livestream

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports This week, the crew welcomes in Ed Valentine from SB Nation’s Big Blue View Giants site, while also breaking down the win over the Redskins and giving you “The Soundbite of the Week”. The calendar is moving at a fast pace and the big regular season opener in Seattle. This week is arguably the most important of the summer, though, as the third preseason game is where the starters should be receiving the most work. This week on The Orange and Black Insider, we welcome in special guest, Ed Valentine. Ed is the head honcho over at SB Nation’s Big Blue...
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Zac Taylor looks to buck trend of playing time for Bengals’ third preseason game

Zac Taylor looks to buck trend of playing time for Bengals’ third preseason game

Photo by David Eulitt/ Don’t expect a traditional dress rehearsal from the Bengals against the Giants on Thursday night. When the Bengals hired Zac Taylor to be their head coach, the overwhelming theme was modernizing the Bengals. They wanted to get younger and try to ward off some of the staleness that had crept into the stadium the past few seasons. Most fans probably just think the Bengals offense is going to get an upgrade in scheme to something that teams like the Chiefs and Rams ran last season. Another aspect has been Taylor’s approach to getting the players prepared for the...
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Carl Lawson looks to establish himself as an elite pass rusher in 2019

Carl Lawson looks to establish himself as an elite pass rusher in 2019

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports This could be Carl Lawson’s breakout year Carl Lawson showed incredible potential as a pass rusher in his rookie season, but unfortunately, his second year was cut short. As Lawson recovers from his ACL injury, he is also preparing to take the next step in his career. 2019 could be his breakout season. Carl Lawson Height: 6-2 Weight: 265 College: Auburn Hometown: Alpharetta, GA Experience: 3rd year Cap Status Lawson has two years remaining on his rookie contract. He stands to make $645,000 in 2019 and $735,000 in 2020. Background After missing all of 2014...
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Christian Westerman returns to Bengals

Christian Westerman returns to Bengals

Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Westerman returns as mysteriously as he left. The Christian Westerman saga takes another strange turn as the offensive guard returned to the Bengals early Wednesday ahead of his 4 p.m. deadline. The Bengals placed Westerman on the Exempt/Left Squad list Friday after the team faced Washington last week. That gave him five days to decide his NFL future. He didn’t make the trip with the team for the game, and rumors began to quickly circulate that he was considering retirement. Head coach Zac Taylor had stated that he had spoken with Westerman...
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Bengals wide receiver Damion Willis gets a huge shoutout from Zac Taylor

Bengals wide receiver Damion Willis gets a huge shoutout from Zac Taylor

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ The Bengals’ head coach has liked what he has seen from his undrafted rookie wide receiver. It is no secret that the Bengals are in a tricky situation when it comes to wide receivers. It is looking like Cincinnati will be forced to roster seven receivers to start the season until A.J. Green returns from his injury. That means there is a shot that one extra receiver on the roster bubble could work his way onto the roster. It appears that undrafted rookie Damion WIllis may be working himself into that spot. “Damion’s got a knack for the ball. It’s no...
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Bengals vs. Giants: Game time, TV schedule, online stream, replay, and more

Bengals vs. Giants: Game time, TV schedule, online stream, replay, and more

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports All the info you need for when the Bengals play the Giants. It’s the third week in August and NFL teams are preparing to play their starters for more than just a quarter of football. That’s the plan for the Bengals as they get set to play their third preseason game under head coach Zac Taylor. Their opposition is the New York Giants, who, like their last opponent in the Redskins, have a first-round pick at quarterback sitting behind a washed up veteran. Rookie Daniel Jones may not see the field until the second half while veteran Eli Manning leads the...
Aug 21, 2019
Bengals News (8/21): Bengals help support Make-A-Wish

Bengals News (8/21): Bengals help support Make-A-Wish

The Bengals are helping support a car wash fundraiser that will help kids meet some of their favorite players. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s plan: Just win, baby But the bottom line is this: The Cincinnati Bengals were 5-6 in Dalton’s 11 starts before his season-ending thumb injury. Dalton, 31, has made three Pro Bowls. His passer rating is the best in Bengal history. Willis Run, Run And Reaching in D-Line ScrambleJordan Willis is the highest rated Bengals defensive end this preseason when it comes to profootballfocus.com at No. 15 in the NFL and that says something about...
Aug 21, 2019
Bengals’ Play of the Game from win over Redskins

Bengals’ Play of the Game from win over Redskins

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports It wasn’t the cleanest of wins, but some huge plays helped get the Bengals in the win column for the first time in the 2019 preseason. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner for the Bengals’ preseason Week 2 Play of the Game! The Cincinnati Bengals were victorious for the first time in the preseason and in the Zac Taylor era. While there were mistakes to note in the win, there were a number of notable plays that contributed to the win. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner for the Bengals’ preseason Week 2 Play of the Game in their 23-13 win...
Aug 20, 2019
Zac Taylor hopes John Ross can practice next week; unlikely to play during preseason

Zac Taylor hopes John Ross can practice next week; unlikely to play during preseason

John Ross’ debut on the actual practice field gets pushed back again as it looks like Ross won’t play during the preseason. Prior to the Bengals’ game against Washington last Thursday, head coach Zac Taylor thought it’d be possible that wide receiver John Ross would return to practice the Sunday following the game. However, Ross still hasn’t been able to get on the practice field, but he is setting a similar timeline for Ross’ return this week while confirming his absence from the game on Thursday night. “He won’t play this Thursday,” Taylor told Richard Skinner of the...
Aug 20, 2019
Michael Jordan will “be a really good player,” according to one Bengals lineman

Michael Jordan will “be a really good player,” according to one Bengals lineman

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ Michael Jordan has looked good so far, but he’s still far from a finished product. Michael Jordan was the Bengals fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and like fellow fourth-round selection Ryan Finley, he’s played like a seasoned veteran so far this preseason. Expected to be a starter at some point this season, Jordan has been provided the opportunity to shine as the Bengals have been heavily struggling to find capable bodies on the offensive line. Jordan’s work has been well recognized by both the team’s staff and his teammates. According to...
Aug 20, 2019
Preseason Week 3 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) vs. New York Giants (2-0)

Preseason Week 3 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) vs. New York Giants (2-0)

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Everything you need to know for when the Bengals have their first home game of the preseason against the Giants. The Bengals finally get to open up in the Jungle for the first time in Zac Taylor’s tenure as head coach. You couldn’t ask for a better time either as the third preseason game is usually the one where the starters will see the most playing time before the regular season starts. Last week, we saw Cincinnati pick up their first win of the preseason against Washington. It was a game where we saw plenty of laundry from the officials,...