How Bad are the Bengals? Very…

The Bengals lost their seventh consecutive game, this time to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-17. Cincinnati took a brief lead before getting torched by the Jags’ and quarterback Gardner Minshew. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton scored two touchdown but also threw three interceptions. The Bengals play the LA Rams Sunday in London. Time: 1 PM TV: CBS Radio: 700 WLW

 

AFC North Standings

Bal 5-2

Cle 2-4

Pit 2-4

Cin 0-7

Bengals Continue to Plummet

Cincinnati lost to Baltimore 23-17 to fall to 0-6. Andy Dalton threw an interception but no touchdown passes on 235 yards passing. The one Bengal offensive TD was by a 5-yard run by Dalton late in the fourth quarter. Baltimore’s (4-2) Lamar Jackson threw for 236 yards and ran for a TD as well.  Brandon Wilson returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a Cincy TD. Cincinnati is the only 0-6 team in the NFL, although rated 28th of 32 teams (Sports-Reference).

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Andy Dalton (Will Newton-Getty Images)

The Bengals host the Jaguars (2-4) Sunday @ 1:00 p.m. TV: CBS Radio: 700 WLW

Bengals Imploding Fast, Fall to Arizona

Cincinnati can’t get out of its own way. The Bengals lost 26-23 to the Arizona Cardinals (1-3-1), falling to 0-5. New head coach Zac Taylor has not been able to achieve his first NFL victory. Andy Dalton threw for 160 yards and two touchdowns, but that was not enough. Joe Mixon ran for over 90 yards. But Arizona’s Kyler Murray had over 340 yards of total offense including a touchdown run.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) paces on the sideline between drives in the fourth quarter of the NFL Week 5 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Arizona Cardinals at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Despite a fourth quarter comeback, the Bengals fell to 0-5 with a 26-23 loss to the Cardinals.
Andy Dalton (Sam Greene)

Cincinnati will play at Baltimore next week. TV: CBS Radio: 700 WLW Time: 1:00

AFC North
Baltimore  3-2
Cleveland  2-2
Pittsburgh 1-4
Cincinnati 0-5

Bengals Start 0-4

Cincinnati has had a terrible start to the 2019 NFL season. Besides losing their first four games, the Bengals have lost WR AJ Green for the first two months, and WR John Ross III has been placed on IR (Week 5). Losses have been to Seattle, San Francisco, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. Pro Football Reference ranks the Bengals 30th of 32 teams (Washington and Miami).

It’s hard to see the Bengals turn the ship around this season. New England (4-0) and a slew of competitive 2-2 teams are on the schedule. Cincy is staring a 3-13 season in the face, and a top five draft pick may be in the cards.

Next game: Vs. Arizona (0-3-1, 29th) Time: 1:00 PM TV: FOX Radio: 700 WLW

AFC North

Cleveland  2-2
Baltimore  2-2
Pittsburgh 1-3
Cincinnati 0-4

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Andy Dalton (Cincy Jungle)

Bengals Clinch AFC North, Looking for More

The Cincinnati Bengals clinched the AFC North with a 42-14 romp over the Minnesota Vikings. QB Andy Dalton threw for 366 yards and 4 TD’s. The win paired with a Baltimore Ravens loss, gave the Bengals their third division title in nine years. Cincinnati has a home playoff game, but is currently the third seed in the AFC. The top two seeds receive a first-round bye. The Bengals, 10-5, play host to the Ravens in the regular season finale Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. New England plays host to Buffalo. If New England loses, and the Bengals win, the no.2 seed will go the Bengals.

 

Bengals Bolt Chargers

Cincinnati defeated San Diego 17-10, Sunday afternoon. The Bengals were able to score touchdowns on a rushing TD and a passing TD. Bengals QB Andy Dalton threw for 1 TD and 1 INT, as well as 190 yards passing. Bengals WR AJ Green had 5 catches for 83 yards including a TD. Cincinnati RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis one rushing TD, and 90 yards rushing. The Chargers had three turnovers, while the Bengals had two. Cincinnati improves to 8-4, and San Diego drops to 5-7.

AFC North Standings

Cincinnati 8 4 0 .667 292 216
Baltimore 6 6 0 .500 249 235
Pittsburgh 5 7 0 .417 263 278
Cleveland 4 8 0 .333 231 297

 

Bengals Fall in OT

Halloween was not kind to the Cincinnati Bengals, as they lost to the Miami Dolphins 22-20 in overtime. A safety ended the game. The Bengals looked sluggish all night and trailed 17-3. A 17 point rally, however, gave the Bengals the lead with less than 2 minutes remaining. Miami tied it, and sent the game to overtime. Bengals QB Andy Dalton struggled despite having 338 yards passing. He had three interceptions and was sacked five times, the last of which ended the game. RB Giovani Bernard shined, with 2 TD, including an amazing TD run you can see below.

The Bengals fall to 6-3, and the Dolphins improve to 4-4. Cincinnati remains in first place in the AFC North.

Bearcats Win Again

The Boston Red Sox World Series victory may have been the major sports event, but there was also college football. The Cincinnati Bearcats took care of the Memphis Tigers Wednesday night, with a 34-21 victory. The game was televised on ESPN2. Bearcats’ QB Brendon Kay threw for over 300 yards and a TD, RB Tion Green scored two TD’s, and WR Anthony McClung had 98 yards receiving and a TD catch. The Bearcats trailed early 7-0, but stormed into the lead, not looking back.

Cincinnati has now won three games in a row, and improves to 6-2 (3-1 in AAC). Memphis falls to 1-6 (0-4 in AAC).

American Athletic Conference Standings

TEAM CONF OVR
Houston 3-0 6-1
#23 UCF 3-0 6-1
#19 Louisville 3-1 7-1
Cincinnati 3-1 6-2
Southern Methodist 2-1 3-4
South Florida 2-1 2-5
Rutgers 1-2 4-3
Connecticut 0-3 0-7
Memphis 0-4 1-6
Temple 0-4 1-7

 

Bengals Dismantle Jets

The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the New York Jets 49-9 at Paul Brown Stadium. The Jets, coming off of a win over New England, never led the entire game. Bengals QB Andy Dalton threw for 5 TD passes and 325 yards, and had QB rating of 125.7. WR Marvin Jones caught 4 of those TD passes, having a career day along with 122 yards receiving, and setting a Bengals record for TD catches in a game. The Bengals jumped out to a 14-0 lead, and led 28-6 at halftime. By the 4th quarter, backup QB’s were in the game, as the game was out of reach for the Jets, who trailed 42-9 after 3 quarters. Cincinnati improves to 6-2 and now is ahead by 3 games in the AFC North, while the Jets fall to 4-4. The Bengals will play on Halloween, Thursday night, in Miami against the Dolphins.

AFC North Standings

Cincinnati 6 2 0 .750
Baltimore 3 4 0 .429
Cleveland 3 5 0 .375
Pittsburgh 2 5 0 .286

Bengals Roar in the Lions’ Den

Last week the Bengals won 27-24 against Buffalo on Mike Nugent field goal. This week the Bengals won by the same score in the same fashion. Once again Mike “Cat scratch fever” Nugent kicked a game-winning field goal at time expired to give the Bengals a 27-24 victory in Detroit. The Bengals took a lead with a fantastic throw and catch from Andy Dalton to AJ Green. QB Dalton threw for nearly 400 yards and 3 TD. However the Detroit Lions battled back. WR Calvin Johnson was superb, with two TD catches, including an amazing catch on a Hail Mary from QB Matthew Stafford. The catch was made with three defenders covering Johnson, a highlight play. The score tied the game at 24 before Nugent’s field goal. The Bengals improve to 5-2 and have a 2 game lead in the AFC North, while the Lions fall to 4-3 tied for first place in the NFC North.

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