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 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.

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.


Bengals Move into First Place, Squeak Past Bills

The Cincinnati Bengals move into first place in the AFC North with a win over the Buffalo Bills 27-24 in overtime. Bills QB Thaddeus Lewis was impressive in his second start throwing two TD’s. The Bengals took a 24-10 lead into the 4th quarter. But the Bills burst through the Bengals defense, scoring two TD’s to send the game into OT. A Mike Nugent field goal clinched the victory for Cincinnati. Bengals QB Andy Dalton threw for 337 yards and 3 TD’s with 1 INT. WR AJ Green aided Dalton with 6 receptions for 103 yards and 1 TD.

Andy Dalton

Bengals Win, Upset Patriots

The New England Patriots are no longer undefeated. Cincinnati was able to stifle and limit the New England offense to six total points for the game. Each team had two field goals. While the Patriot defense was also impressive, a second half 4th down TD run by BenJarvus Green-Ellis was the difference. An interception late in the fourth quarter sealed the win for the Bengals. New England drops to 4-1, while Cincinnati improves to 3-2. Tom Brady’s streak of 52 consecutive games with a TD pass was snapped. Cincinnati has not lost at home (3-0) this season.

Bengals Nail It

The Cincinnati Bengals are headed to the NFL Playoffs for the second straight year. Yesterday, the Bengals defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 to clinch a playoff spot. K Josh Brown was able to seal the victory with a 43-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining. Cincinnati (9-6) will be the sixth seed in the AFC. The Baltimore Ravens have won the AFC North with a victory over the New York Giants, 33-14. While the Bengals will play Baltimore next week for the Regular Season finale, the contest will not mean much for either team. Both teams know they will play in the first round in the Postseason. The Bengals will be on the road, and the Ravens will be home for the NFL Playoff games. Cincinnati could play either New England, Denver, Houston, or Baltimore. Week 17 will decide their opponent.

Bengals Embarrass Eagles

Thursday night involved a lot of fumbles in a game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Philadelphia Eagles. QB Andy Dalton fumbled twice in the first half, and the Bengals were trailing 13-10 at Halftime. But the Bengals put 24 unanswered points on the board in the 2nd half. The Eagles fumbled four times and threw one interception.  Dalton was sacked six times, but in the end, the Bengals scored 31 points off of turnovers to rout Philly. Cincy is now 8-6, and Philly is now 4-10.

Source: Mel Evans/AP

AFC Playoff Picture

Division Leaders W L T DIV CONF
[x] Texans 11 2 0 4-0 9-1
[y] Patriots 10 3 0 5-0 9-1
[y] Broncos 10 3 0 5-0 7-2
Ravens 9 4 0 4-1 8-2
Wildcard W L T DIV CONF
Colts 9 4 0 3-1 6-3
Bengals 8 6 0 1-3 5-5
In The Hunt W L T DIV CONF
Steelers 7 6 0 2-2 4-6
Jets 6 7 0 2-3 4-5