10:54 AM EST, Tue December 18, 2018
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Week 15 rookie report: Hubbard dominates Raiders’ first-round pick

Week 15 rookie report: Hubbard dominates Raiders’ first-round pick

Rookie-on-rookie crime was a re-occurring incident when the Bengals beat the Raiders. When the Bengals have won this year, almost always did a rookie have a big impact on the game. This rookie class for Cincinnati has created numerous signature moments in the team’s six victories, and that was the case once again for a rookie we’ve grown quite familiar with now. Here is our rundown for all of the Bengals’ rookies in their Week 15 win over the Raiders. Billy Price Bengals fans who bleed scarlet and gray surely had some conflicting emotions when former Buckeye and current Raiders...
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Bengals awards from their 30-16 win over the Raiders

Bengals awards from their 30-16 win over the Raiders

It wasn’t the prettiest of victories, but the Bengals just won, baby. Cast your vote for the best performances by Cincinnati this week and sound off on your winners! Like it or not, the Bengals haven’t given up on their season. Cincinnati beat the Oakland Raiders to momentarily put some good feelings into what’s been a lost season. Regardless, it was a quality effort from Marvin Lewis’ team, who saw even more valuable players leave the lineup with injury. Here are the nominees for our weekly awards—cast your vote and sound off on your winners! Most Valuable Player Joe Mixon: As...
2 hours ago
Bengals News (12/18): Cincinnati has a coaching decision on the horizon

Bengals News (12/18): Cincinnati has a coaching decision on the horizon

With only two games left in the season, the Bengals are on the cusp of deciding whether or not Marvin Lewis deserves yet another season. Notebook: Uzomah Guts It Out; Mixon Chasing '68 Leading AFCThe injured guys that can’t play are well known across Bengaldom. But how about the guys that are able to play but are still hurting? One of the exhibit As is tight end C.J. Uzomah, who made one of Sunday’s biggest plays in the 30-16 victory over the Raiders in the Paul Brown Stadium finale. Marvin Lewis News Conference Quotes - 12/17“After watching the tape a few times, I’ll reiterate some...
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3 things we learned from the Bengals’ win against the Raiders

3 things we learned from the Bengals’ win against the Raiders

We learned it helps when you play the worst team in the NFL, but what else did we learn? There was really one important lesson we learned in this week’s win against the Raiders: The Bengals are at their best when they play teams they’re better than. The Bengals were hitting on all cylinders and in all three phases of the game. The offense scored 30 points for the first time since they started their five-game losing streak, the defense kept the opponents to under 20 points for the first time since Week 5, and Alex Erickson’s 168 yards in kick returns kept giving the Bengals great field...
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Bengals Injury Roundup: Tyler Boyd and Jordan Evans miss second half vs. Raiders

Bengals Injury Roundup: Tyler Boyd and Jordan Evans miss second half vs. Raiders

Cincinnati suffers yet another setback to their offense that is already low on threats. The Bengals knocked the Raiders back to the dirt and won for the first time since late October. However, the roster from that win in Week 8 looks drastically different than the one finishing the Bengals’ home finale in Week 15. Players like A.J. Green and Andy Dalton are on injured reserve, and now Cincinnati is holding its breathe they don’t have to add anyone else to that list after two talented young players left the game against Oakland. Tyler Boyd (Knee) Tyler Boyd suffered what’s being...
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Bengals snap count takeaways: Cincinnati’s offense asserted control over Oakland

Bengals snap count takeaways: Cincinnati’s offense asserted control over Oakland

For once this season, the Bengals flipped the script and dominated the number of snaps for offense. The Bengals snapped a five-game losing streak on Sunday when they defeated the Raiders, 30-16. Winning without A.J. Green and Andy Dalton in the lineup has never been easy for Cincinnati, and they didn’t even have Tyler Boyd for most of the game as well, but the defense stepped up despite getting hit with a few injuries, and the offense finally has found an identity. Here are the snap count takeaways for Week 15: It is always nice to get to start on a positive note. The Bengals offense...
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Bengals WR Tyler Boyd has an MCL sprain

Bengals WR Tyler Boyd has an MCL sprain

Boyd could miss the Bengals’ final two games. You’d be hard pressed to find an NFL offense that’s been more cursed than the 2018 Bengals. Coming into Week 15, this unit had already lost its franchise quarterback, All-Pro wide receiver and Pro Bowl tight end. Now, they’ve lost their best remaining player on offense in Tyler Boyd, though it’s thankfully not a major injury. According to Ian Rapoport, Tyler Boyd suffered a minor MCL sprain during Sunday’s win over the Raiders, which could cost him the final two regular-season games against the Browns and Steelers. #Bengals WR...
Dec 17, 2018
The Bengals haven’t failed at tanking yet

The Bengals haven’t failed at tanking yet

A win against the helpless Raiders haven’t prohibited the Bengals from improving in the long run, so climb down from that ledge. After losing their last five games and seven of their last eight games, did the Bengals officially fail at tanking following their 30-16 win over the Raiders, or have they already committed enough self-inflicted wounds for it to not truly matter? A quick search on Twitter.com will tell you the former is the correct tank take. For the second straight year the Bengals can't even tank properly. Sad!— Eric Lilly (@EricLilly7) December 17, 2018 Y'all can't...
Dec 17, 2018
AFC North standings: Steelers beat Patriots; Bengals only team in division eliminated from playoffs

AFC North standings: Steelers beat Patriots; Bengals only team in division eliminated from playoffs

Every team in the division won this week, and in doing so eliminated the Bengals from playoff contention. As one could predict, wins at the end of this season for the Cincinnati Bengals are too little, too late. Marvin Lewis’ team, which was depleted with injuries, played admirably against the struggling Oakland Raiders. Joe Mixon, Tyler Boyd and Geno Atkins reached various milestones in the game, as the Bengals beat the Raiders for the fourth time in the last five contests. Mixon had his third 100-yard rushing game of the year, while Boyd surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark with...
Dec 17, 2018
Bengals News (12/17): Cincinnati’s young players show they they’re ready

Bengals News (12/17): Cincinnati’s young players show they they’re ready

The Bengals ride their young core for their first victory in over a month. Defense Gets NostalgicJust like the old days. A relentless four-man pass rush. Taking away the top threat with man-to-man coverage. The corners crashing down on the run game. Hall-of-Fame tackle Geno Atkins causing enough car wrecks in the fourth quarter to get the Paul Brown Stadium crowd rubbernecking. Holding them to fewer than 300 yards a 25 percent proposition and stopping them on third down a 65-percent call. Emerging Nucleus Sees Bengals Through PBS FinaleUsually the buzz at a Paul Brown Stadium finale...
Dec 17, 2018
Tyler Boyd says he’ll be fine after injury scare; happy to hit 1k milestone

Tyler Boyd says he’ll be fine after injury scare; happy to hit 1k milestone

Boyd was a happy camper following the Bengals’ 30-16 win over the Raiders to cap off the home season. Sunday was a special day for Tyler Boyd that almost ended in disaster. Early in the Bengals’ matchup with the Raiders, Boyd reached 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his career before hurting his right knee late in the first half. He didn’t return and was ruled out not long after the injury occurred, which suggested it was a significant issue. However, it now appears the Bengals were just being precautious with their star receiver. After the game, Boyd said the injury...
Dec 16, 2018
Bengals eliminated from playoff contention

Bengals eliminated from playoff contention

A third-straight season of no playoffs for Cincinnati. The 2018 Bengals have been eliminated from playoff contention. Despite beating the Raiders, Cincinnati no longer has any shot at making the playoffs. A Wild Card spot is out of the question after the Titans’ win over the Giants. The Bengals were mathematically alive for the AFC North crown, but those hopes ended when the Steelers beat the Patriots to improve to 8-5-1. This marks the third-straight season in which the Bengals have been eliminated from playoff contention. Just like the other two, Cincinnati did just enough to keep...
Dec 16, 2018
Social media reactions to the Bengals’ 30-16 victory over the Raiders

Social media reactions to the Bengals’ 30-16 victory over the Raiders

The Bengals have won for the first time since before Halloween! Here’s how Twitter reacted. The Bengals finally put a complete game together and ended a five-game losing streak during the team’s home finale. The win also keeps the Bengals from being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, for now. It was also Jeff Driskel’s first win as a starting quarterback in the NFL. Here are some reactions from twitter after the Bengals’ win: Final: #Bengals move to 6-8 with 30-16 win against the Raiders. Joe Mixon had a career high 27 carries for 129 yards and two touchdowns.—...
Dec 16, 2018
6 winners and 4 losers in Bengals’ win over Raiders

6 winners and 4 losers in Bengals’ win over Raiders

Cincinnati came up with their first win since Week 8, but it didn’t come without its imperfections. Well, if you called for the Bengals to tank the rest of the season, they didn’t listen. Cincinnati kept its postseason hopes alive with a 30-16 win over the Raiders on Sunday. It was the first time the Bengals won since late-October, as they ended a deplorable 1-7 stretch. Even so, the win wasn’t without warts. Here are the winners and losers from the Bengals in Week 15. Winners: Joe Mixon: The second-year running back had his career-long run in 47 yards in the first half and inched...
Dec 16, 2018
Multiple Bengals reach career milestones en route to 30-16 win over Raiders

Multiple Bengals reach career milestones en route to 30-16 win over Raiders

Tyler Boyd, Sam Hubbard, and Jeff Driskel all recorded some amazing accomplishments in the Bengals’ first win since Week 7. Jeff Driskel won his first game as a starter in the Bengals’ home finale. The Raiders were coming off a win against the Steelers but were unable to produce enough offense to keep up with Joe Mixon and the Bengals, who scored 30 points for the first time since Week 7 against the Buccaneers, which is also the last time the Bengals had won a football game. Despite hanging on for the win, Driskel had his worst game of the season, finishing with 130 yards on 14...