12:44 PM EST, Wed December 07, 2022
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Bengals will wear black jerseys and white pants vs. Browns

Bengals will wear black jerseys and white pants vs. Browns

Photo by Andy Lyons/ This is the first time they will do so since Joe Burrow’s rookie year. The Cincinnati Bengals are still winless against the Cleveland Browns in the Joe Burrow era. (One of those losses, of course, was in Week 18 of last year, when Burrow sat out with the Bengals having clinched a playoff spot.) In those five losses, they have worn white jerseys and black pants twice, white jerseys and white pants once, black jerseys and black pants once, and black jerseys and white pants once. The closest of those losses, which came in the quarterback’s rookie...
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Bengals News (12/7): Kevin Huber returns

Bengals News (12/7): Kevin Huber returns

Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK The long time Bengal punter makes his way back to the team after some roster shuffling. Zac Taylor On Joe Burrow's Personality Mirroring His Team's And More In Bengals.com's Taylor-Made TakesIt certainly helps when you've got a guy like that leading the charge. Like I said, he's going to go for the throat. The team can feed off that. They know that we've always got a chance with him at the helm, so that certainly helps our defense like, 'Man, if we can just get a turnover here, we'll go score,' and that's what Germaine...
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Where the Bengals stand in Week 14 NFL Power Rankings

Where the Bengals stand in Week 14 NFL Power Rankings

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports Cincinnati’s big-time win over Kansas City restored faith in the reigning AFC Champs. The Cincinnati Bengals are riding a four-game win streak and have surged to start their second-half schedule. They took down the Steelers 37-30 then defeated the Titans in Tennessee 20-16. All eyes then focused on the Bengals welcoming the Chiefs, a rematch of the AFC Championship Game. This one didn’t go to overtime with the Bengals winning out 27-24. Cincinnati was led by Joe Burrow, who ended the game with 286 yards and 2 touchdowns. Samaje...
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Optimus Perine continues to carry Bengals backfield with Joe Mixon sidelined

Optimus Perine continues to carry Bengals backfield with Joe Mixon sidelined

Samaje Perine | Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports Perine has been one of the NFL’s best feel-good stories in recent weeks. Move over Joe, it’s Optimus time. Optimus Perine is a nickname Cincinnati Bengals’ running back Samaje Perine earned as a freshman at Oklahoma after he ran for 242 yards and four scores against West Virginia. And, while his current performances may bring back memories of those days, there is little chance of his unseating Bengals’ starter Joe Mixon, who will reclaim the job when he clears the NFL’s concussion protocol. With Mixon out,...
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Talking Football with Bengal Jim and Friends: Trenton Irwin joins the show!

Talking Football with Bengal Jim and Friends: Trenton Irwin joins the show!

Photo by Silas Walker/ The crew is delighted to be joined by the Bengals’ wide receiver, who has had a nice role in the team’s past couple of big wins. Everyone is riding high after the Bengals’ big win over the Chiefs! Cincinnati is priming themselves for playoff positioning once again, as a number of players are stepping up on a weekly basis. One such player in recent weeks has been wide receiver Trenton Irwin, who does a little bit of everything for the Bengals. And, Jimmie, Jamie, Tom, James and the gang are fortunate enough to be joined by him this...
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The good, the bad and the ugly in Bengals’ Week 13 win over the Chiefs

The good, the bad and the ugly in Bengals’ Week 13 win over the Chiefs

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via The Bengals put on a show in front of their home crowd last Sunday. The Cincinnati Bengals achieved a trademark win against the Chiefs for the third time in as many tries. While these games get files under “iconic” in the NFL archives, each potential future matchup raises the stakes in the budding rivalry. Here are the best and worst facets of the Bengals’ 27-24 win over Kansas City. The good Officially among the AFC’s perennial elite: All offseason and through the regular season, the talk about the AFC powerhouses...
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Bengals sign Drue Chrisman from practice squad

Bengals sign Drue Chrisman from practice squad

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports The transition at punter is complete. The Cincinnati Bengals make the switch at punter official as they’ve signed Drue Chrisman off the team’s practice squad a day after releasing long-time punter and holder Kevin Huber. Chrisman, a first-year player out of Ohio State University, originally joined the Bengals as a college free agent signee in 2021. He has been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster for each of the past three games, and has recorded nine punts for 461 yards (51.2 gross average), with five punts...
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Chiefs safety Justin Reid apologized to Hayden Hurst following loss

Chiefs safety Justin Reid apologized to Hayden Hurst following loss

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Reid learned a valuable lesson in his loss to the Bengals. The Kansas City Chiefs defense made some noise that reached the Cincinnati Bengals locker room prior to the game Sunday. Veteran safety Justin Reid talked about how he would lock up tight end Hayden Hurst or any Bengals weapon on Sunday. After the loss, Reid apologized for the comments initially made towards Hurst. “I feel bad that I didn’t know. I didn’t give the proper respect to Hayden Hurst in this game,” Reid told reporters following the game. “I apologized to him for...
Dec 6, 2022
Tuesday Trenches: Turning Heads

Tuesday Trenches: Turning Heads

Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports This week, the national talking heads are saying what we’ve been saying for a long time now The Cincinnati Bengals are contenders to win the Super Bowl. This is who we knew they would be before the season, and who we hoped they were after the rocky start. Joe Burrow was brilliant against the Kansas City Chiefs, leading the Bengals to a 27-24 win. That’s the same score of the AFC Championship game, and, like that game, the Bengals had to come from behind to win. Joe Burrow is 3-0 against Patrick Mahomes, and the Bengals have a new...
Dec 6, 2022
Bengals now on pace to get 27th pick in Draft

Bengals now on pace to get 27th pick in Draft

Sam Greene-USA TODAY Sports Cincinnati’s Draft position keeps getting worse and worse. But fans will take it. With yet another win, the Cincinnati Bengals have hurt their Draft position even more. Oh no. Please make it stop. Seriously, though, the Bengals are inching toward the very bottom of the first round, now holding the 27th spot. Of course, the rest of the AFC North won as well, which means the Pittsburgh Steelers are now set to receive the 14th overall pick, the Baltimore Ravens to receive the 26th overall pick, and the Cleveland Browns to receive a lump of...
Dec 6, 2022
Bengals get huge boost in Wild Card standings

Bengals get huge boost in Wild Card standings

Photo by Dylan Buell/ All right in front of them... What a weekend for the Cincinnati Bengals! After their huge win against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Bengals got a major boost in their pursuit of a second consecutive playoff berth. The Bengals again showed that they are a serious contender in the AFC, and they did it with a balanced offense, timely defensive stops and really just an all around great effort by all three phases of the game. With that performance, they took a big step forward in the AFC Playoff Picture. As it stands, Cincinnati has moved...
Dec 6, 2022
Bengals News (12/6): Cincinnati rising to the top

Bengals News (12/6): Cincinnati rising to the top

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via The Bengals are beginning to earn their respect after toppling the Chiefs, again. Kevin Huber Has Eye On Practice Squad After Release From BengalsKevin Huber, the homegrown Bengal who went on to play in a Bengals-record 216 games over the last 14 seasons while becoming the franchise's all-time leading punter, plans to stick around on the practice squad and help mentor Drue Chrisman while keeping his own game sharp. Bengals Roster Moves: Huber Waived, B. Wilson Practice Period ExpiredHuber, a 14th-year player out of the...
Dec 6, 2022
Chidobe Awuzie supports Bengals following ACL surgery

Chidobe Awuzie supports Bengals following ACL surgery

Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Class act. The Cincinnati Bengals lost one of the best cornerbacks in the league on that terrible Halloween Night in Cleveland when Chidobe Awuzie went down with a torn ACL. Not only was Awuzie playing at an elite level, he was a leader on the defense. Following successful ACL surgery, it appears Awuzie is trying to bring that leadership to the team, even though he can’t suit up. Chido Awuzie got his surgery done in California, he returned to Cincinnati on Saturday night to join his team. Lou Anarumo said he sat behind the...
Dec 6, 2022
Joe Burrow deflects MVP talk, praises teammates instead

Joe Burrow deflects MVP talk, praises teammates instead

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Zach Wilson should take notes. It’s the job of a quarterback to take accountability when times are tough and deflect praise when things are going well. Right now, the defending AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals are rolling, having won four-straight games, including earning a crucial 27-24 victory Sunday over the Kansas City Chiefs in a rematch of last season’s AFC Championship Game. Throughout the Bengals’ winning streak and all season long, quarterback Joe Burrow has been playing at an elite level, including a performance against Kansas City...
Dec 6, 2022
Bengals make statement outside of locker room: “They gotta play us”

Bengals make statement outside of locker room: “They gotta play us”

Sam Greene-USA TODAY Sports The Bengals getting some extra motivation internally. The Cincinnati Bengals have one of the toughest second-half schedules in the NFL, but they started it out with a huge win over the Steelers, then took to the road and downed the Titans. The Bengals looked good in both games, but the real test was going to be Kansas City, and Joe Burrow and the Bengals once against delivered. The Chiefs came to Paycor Stadium having already lost twice to Cincinnati this calendar year. Make that three times now, and the Bengals might have used some extra...