No running game, no wins: Same sad story for hapless Bengals
CINCINNATI (AP) — Thirty-three yards rushing, all by the quarterback. Just when the Bengals think their offense can't get any worse, it reaches new depths.
Bengals fall to 0-5 for first time in 11 years
CINCINNATI (AP) — Paul Brown Stadium was more than half-empty when the Bengals pulled off a stunning comeback to tie the game and give themselves a chance for that long-awaited first...
Younger QBs stepping into starting roles
Look out, Tom Brady and the rest of the old heads. The young guns are moving in.
Every NFL game in Week 4 featured at least one starting quarterback age 26 or younger. There has already been...
Steelers break out of funk, stomp Bengals 27-3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers insisted they might have been winless through three weeks, but they were far from hopeless. They stressed the process of finding an identity with...
Newly acquired tight end Vannett to make Steelers’ debut
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Newly acquired tight end Nick Vannett should get plenty of work for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night against Cincinnati with Vance McDonald nursing a shoulder...
Dalton expects cooler reception in latest visit to Buffalo
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Andy Dalton fondly recalls the warm welcome he received a little over a year ago, when the Bengals traveled to Buffalo for a preseason game.
Bengals’ Joe Mixon frustrated by 1-yard run average
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon knows the ugly rushing numbers — his own, and the Bengals' overall.
He's barely been able to get back to the line of scrimmage, and that has to end if Cincinnati...
Reality check: Home opener brings Bengals back to earth
CINCINNATI (AP) — Call it a reality check.
Buoyed by their strong showing in a close, season-opening loss at Seattle, the Bengals looked forward to winning back fans and stamping themselves...
Finally arrived! John Ross III shows moves in Bengals opener
CINCINNATI (AP) — John Ross III had a clear path down the sideline to the end zone. All the receiver had to do was catch the ball and turn on his record-setting speed.
Another ugly opener, but a needed victory for Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Considering the past history, it probably should have been expected the Seattle Seahawks' season opener was going to be kind of ugly.
Bengals look better under Taylor, encouraged by opener
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton had a career day. The defense played far better than at any time last season. An opener that could have turned ugly became a point of optimism.
Career day by Dalton not enough as Bengals fall to Seahawks
SEATTLE (AP) — Andy Dalton will be perfectly fine if this is how Zac Taylor wants to operate as the head man in Cincinnati.
Trust in Dalton. Put the game on his right arm when the situation...
Close call: Seahawks hold off Dalton, Bengals for 21-20 win
SEATTLE (AP) — In a way only Pete Carroll could enjoy, the Seattle Seahawks coach was perfectly fine seeing his team trailing going into the fourth quarter against the Bengals.
Bengals Preview Capsule
CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-10)
NEW FACES: Coach Zac Taylor, offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, LG John Jerry, RG John Miller, CB B.W. Webb.
Bengals receiver A.J. Green hurt, carted off 1st practice
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Near the end of a festive afternoon commemorating the NFL's centennial season, the Cincinnati Bengals watched A.J. Green get carted off the field with an injury that left the...
Bengals Training Camp Capsule
CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-10)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Cincinnati (first practice in Dayton, Ohio on July 27)
LAST YEAR: Coach Marvin Lewis was fired after a 16th season without a playoff win,...
A.J. Green healthy, has limited role in Bengals minicamp
CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green ran a deep route along the left sideline and caught Andy Dalton's pass in stride, a sight the Bengals desperately missed during their last-place season.
QB Ryan Finley gets first crack at running Bengals’ offense
CINCINNATI (AP) — With the Bengals' first practice concluded, Ryan Finley walked past Andy Dalton's locker and headed to a side locker room where the rookies are relegated until the final roster...
Andy Dalton not surprised Bengals moved up to get QB
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton isn't surprised that the Bengals moved up in the fourth round to take a quarterback. He doesn't feel threatened, either.
Bengals’ Zac Taylor gets his QB: Ryan Finley from NC State
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals waited until the fourth round to get coach Zac Taylor a quarterback who reminds him of the one he just left.
Cincinnati traded up to get Ryan Finley from N.C....
Bengals Draft Preview Capsule
11. CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-10)
LAST SEASON: Third straight losing season and another significant attendance decline ended coach Marvin Lewis' run at 16 seasons. Rams QB coach Zac Taylor takes...
Joe Mixon becomes centerpiece of Bengals’ depleted offense
CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green had surgery on his injured toe. Tight end Tyler Eifert is recovering from a broken ankle. Andy Dalton is gone, too, sidelined by a torn thumb ligament in his passing hand.
What's left of the Bengals' offense? Running back Joe Mixon, who's settling into the role Cincinnati envisioned for him during last year's draft.
Broncos try to extend late surge against reeling Bengals
CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green has a collection of stories about quarterback Jeff Driskel's athletic exploits, such as the way he can dribble between his legs and dunk.
Or outrun teammates. Or play multiple positions in practice.
Green suggested that Driskel might be the best all-around athlete on the Bengals.
"Nice," Driskel said in response. "But I don't know about that."
Driskel gets long-awaited chance when Bengals host Broncos
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeff Driskel headed directly from the practice field to the podium in the media room and headed for Andy Dalton's usual seat. In countless ways, the third-year quarterback has entered a new frontier.
Until last Sunday, he'd never gotten into a game because of an injury. He's practicing with the Bengals' starting offense this week for the first time all season.
Bengals’ Andy Dalton out for season with thumb injury
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton is out for the rest of the season with an injured thumb on his passing hand, another significant blow to a Bengals team that has fallen apart in the past month.
Dalton reached for a fumbled ball and had someone land on his right hand during a 35-20 rout by the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Cincinnati's fifth loss in its past six games.
Mayfield has 4 TDs, Browns rout Bengals 35-20 for road win
CINCINNATI (AP) — As the touchdown passes quickly piled up, Baker Mayfield felt like he was back at Oklahoma leading his team to another freewheeling win.
His new team — the Cleveland Browns — are starting to feel a bit like it's the good old days, too.
Dalton hurts thumb as Bengals’ spiral continues
A season that started with promise for the Cincinnati Bengals continued its spiral when quarterback Andy Dalton injured his right thumb in a 35-20 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Dalton was hurt on his passing hand while trying to recover a shotgun snap that sailed over his head in the third quarter and didn't return. After the injury, Baker Mayfield threw his fourth touchdown pass of the game to give the Browns a 35-7 lead.
Bengals drubbed by Browns 35-20 as free fall continues
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis exuded confidence when he fired his defensive coordinator and assumed leadership of the NFL's worst defense. All he's gotten is two more losses that have essentially scuttled Cincinnati's fading hopes.
The Bengals are free falling, with no sign of slowing down. And now their starting quarterback is hurt, too.
Hue Jackson back with Bengals in unscripted coaching role
CINCINNATI (AP) — Hue Jackson was talking to reporters outside Paul Brown Stadium when quarterback Andy Dalton yelled at him that practice was about to begin.
Just like old times.
The former Bengals offensive coordinator is back in town, though this time dabbling in the other side of the playbook — well, mostly. How that part plays out is an interesting subplot as the Bengals (5-4) make one final push to save their at-risk season.
An unusual coaching arrangement for desperate times.
Bengals pick off Winston 4 times for 37-34 win over Bucs
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals had four interceptions, six sacks and a late 18-point lead. They needed all of it — and every last second on the clock as well — to salvage a win that was more relief than anything.
Jessie Bates returned Jameis Winston's fourth interception for a touchdown Sunday, and the Bengals overcame Ryan Fitzpatrick's late rally for a 37-34 victory that left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a question at quarterback.
Bengals’ offense in skid heading into midway point
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals' redesigned offense had quite an opening month, putting up yards and points at a far better rate than in the past two seasons.
With opponents getting a better idea of what they're doing, Andy Dalton and company have sputtered in the past three games.
Bengals struggle to keep up with high-flying Chiefs in loss
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals knew that with a banged-up defense facing the NFL's highest-scoring offense, there was a good chance they'd have to simply outscore the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
Mahomes torches Bengals for 4 TDs as Chiefs roll, 45-10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 358 yards and four touchdowns, Kareem Hunt finished with three scores and the Kansas City Chiefs rebounded from their first loss by throttling the Cincinnati Bengals 45-10 on Sunday night.
Mahomes was 28 of 39 with his only big mistake an underthrown interception, though the Chiefs (6-1) were already so far ahead of Cincinnati (4-3) by that point it didn't really matter.
Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict activated after 4-game suspension
CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict is back on the Cincinnati Bengals' active roster after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancer policy.
He's glad to be back, even doing some work with special teams. He watched his teammates pull out a 37-36 win at Atlanta last Sunday on Andy Dalton's touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 7 seconds left in regulation.
Tyler Boyd emerges as Bengals’ top receiver in 3rd season
CINCINNATI (AP) — Tyler Boyd watched some of the Bengals' worst moments from the sideline, unable to contribute to the NFL's least-effective offense. The receiver turned those moments into something better when he got another chance.
Bengals 3-1 in challenging start, Dolphins trying to regroup
CINCINNATI (AP) — The first month shaped up as the Bengals' most daunting, with three road games in the first four. The offense and defense were getting accustomed to new systems. And then the injuries began.
Running back Joe Mixon tore knee cartilage. Center Billy Price tore a foot ligament. Linebacker Preston Brown sprained an ankle. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended all month for another NFL policy violation.
Bengals’ Andy Dalton back in comfort zone in new offense
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals knew drastic changes were in order after they finished last in the league in offense and Andy Dalton suffered through his worst season since he was a rookie.
They changed the playbook, bolstered the offensive line and decided to set Dalton loose.
One month into the season, he's back in a comfort zone and producing as well as ever.
Bengals don’t flinch, beat Falcons on Dalton’s late TD pass
ATLANTA (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals had no reason to panic when they trailed the Atlanta Falcons by five points with about four minutes remaining.
That was plenty of time for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and his top targets, Tyler Boyd and A.J. Green.
Dalton's 13-yard touchdown pass to Green with 7 seconds remaining capped an impressive drive that lifted Cincinnati to a 37-36 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Falcons defense keeps coming up short at the end
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are making a bad habit of collapsing in the final moments of games.
They were at it again in Sunday's 37-36 loss to Cincinnati, allowing Andy Dalton to complete a 13-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 7 seconds remaining.
"It's like just taking your heart and ripping it out," defensive end Vic Beasley said. "It's tough, but it's just part of the game. It's why we play the game. We play the game to win, but sometimes that's how it ends up."
Dalton’s late TD pass to Green lifts Bengals over Falcons
ATLANTA (AP) — Watching from the Cincinnati sideline, Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick couldn't stop smiling as he watched Bengals receivers Tyler Boyd and A.J. Green shred the Atlanta Falcons' secondary on the game-winning drive.
"They went crazy," Kirkpatrick said. "Watching them do what they do puts big smiles on everybody's faces. This is what it's about."
Dalton, Bengals to test Falcons defense hit hard by injuries
ATLANTA (AP) — Defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel described safety Ricardo Allen's season-ending torn Achilles tendon as "another devastating blow" to the Atlanta Falcons' defense.
NFL player, once part of human trafficking, has huge game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end Efe Obada exploded off the corner, bolted past Bengals tight end C.J. Ogbuehi and crashed into quarterback Andy Dalton for his first career sack and a 10-yard loss.
He screamed to his teammates, "They don't know me! I'm from London! They don't know me!"
Dalton, Bengals look to stay unbeaten against Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Bengals have their offense revving in high gear.
Cincinnati has put up 34 points in back-to-back games to open the season, although quarterback Andy Dalton said they haven't played a perfect game.
"We left some stuff out there," Dalton said. "We can definitely improve and get better. (But) if we're saying that and scoring 34 points, that's a good thing."