7:26 PM EST, Thu January 27, 2022
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Bengals vs. Chiefs injury report: Tyrann Mathieu goes full, Josh Tupou remains limited

Bengals vs. Chiefs injury report: Tyrann Mathieu goes full, Josh Tupou remains limited

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via The Honey Badger returns for Kansas City. It’s looking like there won’t be many injuries populating the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs’ inactive players lists on Sunday. The Bengals released an injury report Thursday that’s identical to the one they released on Wednesday. Rookie defensive end Cam Sample (groin) remains out, while defensive tackle Josh Tupou (knee) and wide receiver Stanley Morgan (hamstring) remain limited. Sample is going to be a long shot to play on Sunday. If and when he can’t go, fellow...
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Early Super Bowl odds for all 4 possible matchups

Early Super Bowl odds for all 4 possible matchups

Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Who ya got? Only three games remain in the 2022 NFL playoffs, as this week’s pair of conference championship games will decide who faces off in Super Bowl 56. While we’re still days away from what hopes to be a fantastic Sunday of championship football, DraftKings Sportsbook is taking an early peak at what the early lines for Super Bowl 56 would look like depending on the matchup. As you can imagine, the Cincinnati Bengals would be underdogs against both the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers. Go here for Bengals -...
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Former Chiefs TE Jason Dunn compares Joe Burrow to Super Dave

Former Chiefs TE Jason Dunn compares Joe Burrow to Super Dave

Photo by Al Messerschmidt/ The takes coming from the Bengals’ opponent in the AFC Championship continue to get weirder. Last Saturday, quarterback Joe Burrow led the Cincinnati Bengals to their first road playoff win in the franchise’s history. The week before, he broke a playoff curse that had lasted 31 years by beating the number one seed in the AFC, the Tennessee Titans. Two weeks before that, Burrow put up 446 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions against the Kansas City Chiefs to clinch the AFC North in a year in which almost everyone predicted the...
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Bengals News (1/27): Boomer Esiason fandom reinvigorated

Bengals News (1/27): Boomer Esiason fandom reinvigorated

Photo by Focus on Sport/ The last quarterback to take the Bengals to the Super Bowl talks about his fandom returning. Boomer Savoring The Ride: “I Didn’t Realize How Much of a Bengals Fan I Still Was”Boomer Esiason, the last quarterback to lead the Bengals to an AFC title game, is going to be at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday (3 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) when Joe Burrow becomes the latest in a re-match against Chiefs future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Playoff Quote Board: Buckeye Burrow; Astrophysicist Anarumo; Kansas City ‘Roadrunners’Safety Vonn...
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Evan McPherson does not lack confidence

Evan McPherson does not lack confidence

Photo by Andy Lyons/ The rookie calls his shots, then hits them. It has been a great rookie year for Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson. After starting quickly with a game-winning field goal over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1, the Bengals knew exactly what they had in the fifth-rounder. As we look forward to the rematch with the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday, with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, it is hard to imagine Cincinnati being in this spot without McPherson. Following Week 1, he has gone on to knock through three other game-winning kicks, two in...
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Joe Burrow called own plays during headset malfunction in Tennessee

Joe Burrow called own plays during headset malfunction in Tennessee

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports QB 1 and offensive coordinator Joe Burrow. Not only was Joe Burrow quarterbacking the Cincinnati Bengals to victory in their AFC Divisional round victory over the top-seeded Titans last Saturday, but he temporarily had to take on play-calling duties. Meeting with the media Wednesday, Burrow told reporters that at one point during last weekend’s win, his headset temporarily stopped working, which led him to call his own plays in the huddle. Joe Burrow on having to call his own plays when headset went out last week: "Never been in that...
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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Two Away

The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Two Away

Albert Cesare / The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK John and Anthony recap the Bengals’ big win over the Titans to get them into the AFC Championship Game. They also welcome in comedian, SNL alum and big Bengals fan, Luke Null, to help get us pumped up for the big game against the Chiefs. The Bengals are one game away from the Super Bowl. Predictably, their foe in the way this week is the AFC juggernaut Kansas City Chiefs. We’re recapping the big win against the Titans, which may have been the second-biggest win in team history. John and Anthony also welcome in...
Jan 26, 2022
Bengals vs. Chiefs injury report: Tyrann Mathieu remains in concussion protocol; Cam Sample DNP

Bengals vs. Chiefs injury report: Tyrann Mathieu remains in concussion protocol; Cam Sample DNP

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Mathieu misses the Chiefs’ first practice of the week. The first injury reports for the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs are out, and they’re pretty clean for both teams. Cincinnati was without just one player in rookie defensive end Cam Sample (groin) for Wednesday’s practice. Sample entered the postseason with a hamstring injury and battled through this newest ailment last week against the Tennessee Titans. The best the Bengals can likely hope for this week for Sample is if he goes limited Thursday and Friday. Defensive tackle...
Jan 26, 2022
Bengals rookie stock report: Ja’Marr Chase, Evan McPherson keep rising to the occasion

Bengals rookie stock report: Ja’Marr Chase, Evan McPherson keep rising to the occasion

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ These younglings just don’t blink. Someone needs to get these Cincinnati Bengals more ink for all the checkboxes they’re filling. In their first Divisional Round playoff game since the Curse of Bo Jackson began, the Bengals won on the road in the playoffs for the first time in franchise history against the Tennessee Titans. As the weeks go by, this team continues to prove that no stage is too big for them. The stage will only get larger this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs as they look to move past them and onto Super Bowl 56. Let’s...
Jan 26, 2022
Les Miles didn’t believe Ja’Marr Chase could play WR

Les Miles didn’t believe Ja’Marr Chase could play WR

George Walker IV / Tennessean.com / USA TODAY NETWORK Miles wanted to pull a John Ross and play Chase at defensive back. It took just one season for Bengals receiver Ja’Marr Chase to show he’s the caliber of player who could one day find himself in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Apparently, the man that just named PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year was someone former LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles didn’t believe was capable of playing receiver at the college/NFL level, and instead, should play cornerback (insert John Ross joke). During his Wednesday meeting with...
Jan 26, 2022
Former Chiefs and Bengals player criticizes Chidobe Awuzie

Former Chiefs and Bengals player criticizes Chidobe Awuzie

Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports Shaun Smith went on a rant about the Bengals’ best corner. We recently brought Shaun Smith, a retired defensive tackle who played for both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals, on our show to preview the upcoming AFC Championship game, and he had some harsh words for Chidobe Awuzie. “Twenty-two, your DB, I don’t know how you say his name, twenty-two, he gets his a** beat every week,” Smith said. “He’s suspect. If I’m the quarterback, if I’m [Patrick] Mahomes I’m checking every time twenty-two’s one on...
Jan 26, 2022
Bengals jersey combo and referee crew for AFC Championship Game

Bengals jersey combo and referee crew for AFC Championship Game

Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports The Bengals have just one win over the last five years with this crew. The Cincinnati Bengals are in the AFC Championship game. Yes, you can say that again and as many times as you want. The Bengals have exceeded everyone’s expectations except for their own. This team has what it takes to rule the NFL for the first time in the franchise’s history, and while many aren’t thinking they have much of a chance against the Kansas City Chiefs, there’s no doubt they believe in themselves. And to be quite frank, how can you not believe in...
Jan 26, 2022
Bengals News (1/26): All aboard the bandwagon

Bengals News (1/26): All aboard the bandwagon

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ The Bengals are quickly becoming a team many fans are gravitating towards among the final teams remaining. Taylor-Made Takes: Zac Taylor talks about the challenges the Bengals will face in the AFC Championship gameOn the verge of Sunday's AFC championship game (3 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12), Bengals head coach Zac Taylor went no huddle in his weekly conversation with Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson to talk chemistry, math and the geometry of going full circle in Kansas City. The Banks to Host Bengals Pep Rally on Friday, Jan. 28Bengals fans...
Jan 26, 2022
Who Dey vs. Who Dat: Who copied who?

Who Dey vs. Who Dat: Who copied who?

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports The recently-tired Saints head coach, Sean Payton is pulling for Cincinnati. Will that upset some grudge-holding Saints fans? The Cincinnati Bengals may not be taking on the New Orleans Saints this Sunday, but the team’s now-former head coach Sean Payton seems to want Cincinnati to pull off the upset on Sunday. The Super Bowl-winning Payton announced his retirement on Tuesday, and at the same time, gave some insight into whom he wants to see atop the league. His choice? The Cincinnati Bengals. Sean Payton: "I'm rooting, kind of, for...
Jan 26, 2022
Joe Burrow and Patrick Mahomes are both undefeated in rematches this year

Joe Burrow and Patrick Mahomes are both undefeated in rematches this year

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports Both quarterbacks are undefeated this season (including playoffs) when facing a team for the second time. The Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs square off in the AFC Championship, and two of the best and brightest in the NFL go under center. Patrick Mahomes already has one Super Bowl ring and an MVP award under his belt, but Burrow out-shined him when the two teams went toe-to-toe. The mark of a great athlete is when they learn from their mistakes, and that is something both quarterbacks do extremely well. Both Burrow and Mahomes...