Posts Tagged ‘Cincinnati Bengals’

Raiders aim to tune out distractions in clash with Bengals

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

On Tuesday, the city of Oakland sued the Raiders and everybody else in the NFL who took part in ratifying the team's move to Las Vegas for 2020. On Wednesday, the team responded by rescinding its offer to lease the Oakland Coliseum for $7.5 million in 2019 and said all options for a home site are open next year -- yes, including Oakland. So here is what we do know: Somehow amid the chaos and upheaval, the Raiders, still representing Oakland, must play the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Joe Mixon becomes centerpiece of Bengals’ depleted offense

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Mixon carried a career-high 26 times for 111 yards and had a team-high five catches during a 26-21 loss to the Chargers on Sunday, Cincinnati's fifth in a row. With Jeff Driskel starting for Dalton and Green gone, Mixon is getting a chance to show the versatility that led Cincinnati to draft him in the second round despite the public pushback. Mixon either ran the ball or was the intended receiver on 10 of the Bengals' first 13 plays in Los Angeles in a game plan built around the running back.

Ravens’ Jackson on QB call: ‘It’s our team’

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Baltimore Ravens: Rookie Lamar Jackson was named the starter over Joe Flacco on Wednesday with endorsements from Flacco and coach John Harbaugh. Flacco said he felt like Jackson played well enough to remain the starter while the veteran nursed a hip injury. Harbaugh said his head and heart told him Jackson was the right man for the job, at least for Week 15.

Week 15 Fantasy Football Streaming Options: Derek Carr is Relevant Again

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Week 14 was a wacky one, but we had success on the stream, as two of our quarterbacks were among the top 15 in fantasy points, while two defensive streamers finished in the top 11. For streaming purposes, 4for4’s schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA) is a metric we rely on heavily to determine weekly matchup strength. As the season progresses and more data is available, aFPA becomes more and more reliable, using rolling 10-week data.

Chargers out to 14-3 lead in second quarter

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

The Chargers have a big game against the Chiefs on the horizon, but they don’t appear to be looking past the Bengals this Sunday. The Chargers needed six plays to go 75 yards for a touchdown on their first possession of the game and they needed 13 plays to travel the same distance for another score early in the third quarter. The Bengals did manage a field goal on their lone possession, so it is 14-3 Chargers.

Chargers want no slip-ups against Bengals

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Two teams going in drastically different directions meet Sunday when the fading Cincinnati Bengals visit Los Angeles to face the rapidly rising Chargers. The Chargers (9-3) could clinch a playoff berth with a win. Simply put, the Chargers help their chances to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2013 by collecting their ninth win in 10 games at the StubHub Center.

Jeff Driskel gets 2nd chance to get Bengals’ offense moving

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Jeff Driskel's debut as the Bengals' starting quarterback went poorly all around. Driskel threw for a touchdown, but had an interception , four sacks and a fumble as Cincinnati lost to Denver 24-10 at Paul Brown Stadium. Driskel will make his second start Sunday in Los Angeles against the Chargers (9-3), who have won eight of their past nine games.

A.J. Green lands on injured reserve

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

The season is over for receiver A.J. Green, which means the season definitely is over for the Bengals. The team has placed the eighth-year receiver on Injured Reserve following a toe injury originally suffered in Week Eight, against the Buccaneers. Green’s roster spot will be filled by cornerback Davontae Harris, who has returned from the IR list.

A.J. Green in boot, no other update on status

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

After wide receiver A.J. Green hurt his toe again in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos, Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick suggested Green should consider shutting things down for the season with an eye toward the 2019 season. Green was resistant to the idea before making his return from three games on the sideline, but we haven’t heard anything from the wide receiver since he was hurt against Denver. Reporters in Cincinnati did see Green wearing a protective boot on Monday.

Mike McCarthy fired: The highs and lows of his 12-year Packers reign

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

The Green Bay Packers fired Mike McCarthy on Sunday and named Joe Philbin as the team's interim head coach. McCarthy leaves Green Bay just a few games shy of 13 seasons with the franchise but remains the longest-tenured head coach in Packers history and tied for third among the the longest-tenured current coaches in the league, behind the New England Patriots' Bill Belichick (18 seasons) and the Cincinnati Bengals' Marvin Lewis (15).