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AFC North Roundtable: 2018 Post-Combine

Jan 7, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) drops to throw a pass during the first quarter in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
In this week's roundtable, the writers of Full Press AFC North will answer questions regarding each of the four teams at the outset of the 2018 free agency period. These writers include: Andy Hammel, AFC North Division Editor and Bengals Managing Editor Dan...

Bengals’ 2018 Offseason Position Review: Running Backs

Dec 10, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) carries the ball against the Chicago Bears in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
A new NFL year begins at 4:00 p.m. on March 14. The free agent market, in all of its frantic glory, will open. Teams will rush to finalize contracts with players that they've targeted. Being productive during this stage of the offseason requires entering...

Bengals’ 2018 Offseason Position Review: Quarterbacks

Dec 10, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) hugs quarterback AJ McCarron (5) during warmups prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
A new NFL year begins at 4:00 p.m. on March 14. The free agent market, in all of its frantic glory, will open. Teams will rush to finalize contracts with players that they've targeted. Being productive during this stage of the offseason requires entering...

John Ross Reflects on Rookie Season, Combine Stardom

Mar 4, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver John Ross gets interviewed by the NFL Network after running the 40 yard dash during the 2017 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The 2018 NFL Combine opens this coming Tuesday, February 27th. Teams will be able to view prospects running the same athletic drills, side-by-side against each other for context. While not an end-all, be-all of draft events, it can be a defining event for certain...

Bengals Sign Ex-Giants OL Bobby Hart

Oct 3, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Giants offensive lineman Bobby Hart (68) looks on against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Giants 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
The Bengals announced on Wednesday that they signed former New York Giants offensive tackle Bobby Hart to their offseason roster. A seventh-round pick out of Florida State in 2015, Hart spent all three years of his career in East Rutherford. He did well for a...

Keep/Sweep: Bengals 2018 Free Agents

Dec 18, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) looks on from the bench in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Steelers won 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
The 2018 Senior Bowl is firmly in the rearview mirror. The 2018 NFL Combine is approaching at the end of the month. At this point in the NFL calendar, the Bengals have to have a plan for the free agency period. Ten players on the...

Grading the Bengals’ 2017 Rookies – Defense

Dec 4, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson (58) against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
In some major American sports, people don't expect a lot in a given season from that year's crop of rookie players. This was once a truth of the NFL. At a time, first-year players were generally held off the field, and certainly didn't face...

Grading the Bengals’ 2017 Rookies – Offense

Dec 24, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) against the Detroit Lions at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
In some major American sports, people don't expect a lot in a given season from that year's crop of rookie players. This was once a truth of the NFL. At a time, first-year players were generally held off the field, and certainly didn't face...

Grading the Bengals’ 2017 Coaching Staff

Dec 10, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis works the sidelines against the Chicago Bears in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
With the season well over, it's easier to assess the Bengals' coaches performance over it without any late recency bias. I'll attempt to do that here. Grading scale is simple - A through F, you know which end is good and which isn't. There's no...

Bengals Season Statistical Breakdown: Defense

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The NFL postseason is a time of intense, high-stakes football for the twelve teams that experience it each year. For the other twenty teams, it’s a time of reflection. An early start to their offseason, where they can spend resources evaluating and tweaking their roster...

Marvin Lewis Returns After All

Dec 31, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis walks across the field during third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals defeated Cincinnati Bengals 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
In spite of earlier reports, news came out of Cincinnati on January 2nd regarding the future coach of the Bengals. https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/948320263921422343 Marvin Lewis - projected to leave the Bengals after the 2017 season - was given a new contract with the team. The coach will be...

Bengals Season Statistical Breakdown: Offense

Oct 22, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) warms up as offensive coordinator Bill Lazor (right) looks on before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 29-14. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The NFL postseason is a time of intense, high-stakes football for the twelve teams that experience it each year. For the other twenty teams, it's a time of reflection. An early start to their offseason, where they can spend resources evaluating and tweaking their roster...

AFC North Roundtable: 2018 Wildcard Week

In this week's roundtable, the writers of Full Press AFC North will answer questions regarding each of the four teams in the immediate aftermath of the 2017 NFL regular season. These writers include: Andy Hammel, AFC North Division Editor and Bengals Managing Editor ...

First Response: Bengals Win 31-27, Bills in Playoffs

Dec 31, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis stands on the sidelines before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
NFL fans experienced something this Sunday that they haven't experienced this entire century - nay, this entire millennium. For the first time in 17 years - since the 1999 season - the Buffalo Bills franchise is going to the playoffs. With the Bengals victory...

Bengals Preview: Week 17 @ Ravens

Nov 27, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tackle Michael Pierce (97) prior to the game against the Houston Texans at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports
A lot has happened since the last time the Bengals and Ravens met on the field. Most obviously, the entire season - the last matchup (in Cincinnati) was played in Week 1. For those with short memories: the final score of that game was 20-0...

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