Steelers prevail in bad-tempered clash with Bengals

Jan 10, 2016

Steelers prevail in bad-tempered clash with Bengals

Ben Roethlisberger couldn’t throw. Antonio Brown couldn’t stand without help. And in the end, it didn’t matter. The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to Denver after the Cincinnati Bengals did what they always seem to do this time of year: they imploded. Spectacularly. Chris Boswell ...

Bengals quarterback Dalton has cast removed

Jan 6, 2016

Bengals quarterback Dalton has cast removed

Andy Dalton’s passing hand was finally free on Tuesday, liberated from the black cast that has covered his right forearm and his spirits for the past three weeks. And his coach held out the possibility he might have a backup role for the Bengals’ ...

Broncos down Bengals in OT

Dec 29, 2015

Broncos down Bengals in OT

DeMarcus Ware put the clamps on the loose football and punched Denver’s ticket to the playoffs. “The ball was on the ground and I was feeling like, ‘There’s no way somebody’s going to take this ball from me,’ ” Ware said after his fumble ...

Steelers rough up Bengals

Dec 14, 2015

Steelers rough up Bengals

The Steelers weren’t about to get pushed around or lose their crown. Not in Cincinnati, anyway. The defending AFC North champions got into a midfield rumble during pregame warmups and kept it up from there, roughing up the Bengals 33-20 on Sunday as the ...

Texans slog past Bengals

Nov 17, 2015

Texans slog past Bengals

It figures that Cincinnati’s first loss would come against a team that has tormented them in the big games. The Houston Texans have a way of making things miserable for Andy Dalton and the Bengals. T.J. Yates took over in the third quarter and ...

Manziel gets another shot at Cincy

Nov 5, 2015

Manziel gets another shot at Cincy

Welcome to The Jungle, Johnny. With starting quarterback Josh McCown unable to play because of a rib injury, Johnny Manziel will start Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, the team that treated him so rudely as a rookie on the road last year and ...

Colts rely on Luck to beat Bengals

Jan 5, 2015

Colts rely on Luck to beat Bengals

When Andrew Luck was under pressure Sunday, he stood tall and maintained his poise. Andy Dalton and the Bengals simply collapsed. Again. Luck delivered a game-changing touchdown pass as he was headed to the turf, and Indianapolis’ defense dominated the rest of the game ...

Bengals clinch spot in playoffs

Dec 23, 2014

Bengals clinch spot in playoffs

With everything on the line, the Bengals picked off Peyton Manning in the closing minutes — twice, no less — and ran themselves right back into the playoffs. One breakthrough win gave them a chance for another. Dre Kirkpatrick returned Manning’s third interception of ...

Bengals rout Browns to spoil Manziel's first NFL start

Dec 15, 2014

Bengals rout Browns to spoil Manziel's first NFL start

Wearing large headphones to block out the world, Johnny Manziel walked slowly from the Browns’ locker room, pausing to sign an autograph for a young fan who painted his face for the occassion. Manziel then stopped briefly to talk with friends waiting for him, ...

Browns beat up on Bengals

Nov 7, 2014

Browns beat up on Bengals

Cornerback Joe Haden led a line of Browns players jumping to slap hands with joyous fans in the first row. The stadium was filled with the sound of woofing. Felt like times from way, way back when. And with a dominating performance, the Browns ...

Bengals come away victorious against Cardinals

Aug 25, 2014

Bengals come away victorious against Cardinals

Cincinnati’s Terence Newman returned an interception 54 yards for the only touchdown by either team’s starters and the Bengals went on to a 19-13 preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. Mike Nugent added field goals of 48 and 36 yards for ...

Watt striving to turn Texans around after dismal season

Aug 5, 2014

Watt striving to turn Texans around after dismal season

Houston’s J.J. Watt knows it’s cliche to say “we’re working hard every day” and he’s “just trying to be a good teammate.” That doesn’t stop the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year from using phrases like that often, saying those comments encapsulate what he’s ...