Bengals expect to be without top cornerbacks against Jaguars
CINCINNATI (AP) — The winless Bengals expect to be without their top two cornerbacks when they host Jacksonville, the latest challenge for a defense that's given up at least 490 yards in half of...
Bengals fall apart every which way in home opener
CINCINNATI (AP) — Turns out that the Bengals' solid showing in Seattle was more of a mirage.
Given a chance to show they're a team on the upswing, the Bengals imploded every which way Sunday...
Green has ankle surgery, expected to miss Bengals’ opener
CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green had ankle surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss the start of the season, another significant setback for the Cincinnati Bengals' offense.
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 need a linebacker, but what if a QB is there?
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick looked around the locker room on the first day of the Bengals' voluntary workouts and noted that not all that much had changed.
Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard stays on 1-year deal
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Darqueze Dennard chose to stay with the Bengals on a one-year deal Monday, keeping Cincinnati's starting cornerback group intact.
Bengals aim to limit Browns’ Mayfield after historic game
CINCINNATI (AP) — The previous time the Bengals tried to stop Baker Mayfield, he set a Browns rookie record with four touchdown passes in little more than half a game. He also gave a cold shoulder to his former head coach while leaving the field.
The Bengals are looking for anything positive at the end of another bad season. Containing Mayfield on Sunday would qualify.
Bengals’ season unravels more with 24-10 loss to Broncos
CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green took a couple of steps, tried to cut and crumbled to the ground, grabbing his right foot. He was carted off the field, along with the Bengals' hopes of a late-season recovery.
Young Bengals trying to end Steelers’ domination of rivalry
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick knows what it's like to think that victory is only a few seconds away, only to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for another improbable win, and run off the field as thousands of their fans twirl towels in the stands.
Many of Kirkpatrick's teammates haven't been on the sideline for those blow-to-the-gut finishes, which might work to the Bengals' advantage on Sunday as they revisit a rivalry that's more of a horror story for Cincinnati.
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."
Bengals’ Kirkpatrick & Falcons’ Jones resume Alabama rivalry
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick got to see receiver Julio Jones' rare abilities during practice at Alabama.
They've never gone head-to-head in the NFL, which is about to change on Sunday in Atlanta when they're paired again in a nostalgic rematch.
Keep on dancing: 95-year-old woman shows Bengals CB how
Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick attended a "tailgate" party at a nursing home in suburban Loveland before Cincinnati's 34-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens. A 95-year-old woman stole the show and made for a popular video.
95-year-old woman challenges Bengals cornerback to dance-off
LOVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A 95-year-old woman appeared to best a Cincinnati Bengals player in a dance battle at a tailgate party ahead of the NFL team's home opener.
WLWT reports nursing home resident and Bengals fan Irma Shafer challenged cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick to a dance-off Thursday afternoon. The two jammed to "The Next Episode" by rap mogul and record producer Dr. Dre.
WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio home owned by a Cincinnati Bengals player has been searched and a man living there arrested and charged with marijuana trafficking.
FANTASY PLAYS: Playing key matchups to win a fantasy title
Welcome to Week 16 — time to win a fantasy championship.
You already have a good idea about your starting lineup, but some pretty big names suffered serious injuries in Week 15. If you have shares of Antonio Brown, Rex Burkhead or Davante Adams, you still have serious lineup decisions to make.
The Vikings face a Bengals team missing all three of its starting linebackers and both of its regular starting cornerbacks. The Vikings should be able to shake off a loss against the Panthers, beat Mike Zimmer’s former team and claim a division title. Prediction: Vikings 27, Bengals 13.
Depleted Bengals put center T.J. Johnson on injury list
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals put center T.J. Johnson on injured reserve Saturday with an injured chest muscle, the latest setback to a team already depleted by injuries. They signed running back Jarveon Williams off their practice squad.
Cincinnati (5-8) plays at Minnesota (10-3) on Sunday. The Bengals will be missing both starting cornerbacks — Adam "Pacman" Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick — along with three starting linebackers, including Vontaze Burfict.
Bengals CB Pacman Jones goes on injury list
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals put cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season with a groin injury.
Jones is one of at least six starters who isn't expected to play Sunday against the Bears (3-9) at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals (5-7) suffered significant losses at cornerback during a 23-20 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night, when Jones got hurt while making an interception.
Bengals don’t want to become Browns’ first-and-only
CINCINNATI (AP) — Nobody wants to be the Browns' first-and-only.
Last season, it was the San Diego Chargers. They went to Cleveland and lost 20-17 in the second-to-last game of the season, the only team the Browns would beat.
There were tears of relief in the Cleveland locker room. The stunned Chargers were speechless.
Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell just embarrasses Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick with stiff-arm
Dre Kirkpatrick, meet Le'Veon Bell.
Bell, the Steelers' all-world running back, abused the Bengals cornerback after catching a short pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter. Bell juked a couple of Bengals players and then aggressively stiff-armed Kirkpatrick to the ground.
It was like Kirkpatrick was a gnat Bell was swatting away.
Bengals Preview Capsule
CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-9-1)
New faces: WR John Ross, RB Joe Mixon, LB Kevin Minter, K Randy Bullock.
Key losses: LT Andrew Whitworth, RG Kevin Zeitler, CB Adam "Pacman" Jones (suspended by NFL for first game), LB Vontaze Burfict (suspended for first three games).
Bengals get long-awaited 32-14 win over listless Eagles
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick put on a Bengals hat that he got from a young fan on his way off the field, enjoying the moment.
For the first time in 42 days, it was fun again in Cincinnati.
The Bengals put together their best all-around game of the season on Sunday, beating the Eagles 32-14 . The offense scored on its first six possessions — something Cincinnati hadn't done since 2009 — as Cincinnati sent Philadelphia to its most lopsided defeat of the season.
Cardinals, Panthers, Bengals, Packers _ UGH!
The season wasn't supposed to go like this for the Cardinals and Panthers , Bengals and Packers . They combined to go 50-14 in 2015, all of them making the playoffs.
This season, heading into Green Bay's Monday night visit to Philadelphia, they are an ugly 15-26-2.
Maybe all of that losing is overlooked when the Browns are 0-12 and the Niners are 1-10, having dropped those 10 after winning their opener. It shouldn't be.
Latest Bengals loss shows they haven’t solved big problems
CINCINNATI (AP) — The defending AFC North champions had a bye week to regain their confidence, fix their problems and go after another title that's tantalizing close.
Instead, the Bengals opened the second half of their season with all of the same issues and now one less chance to save their season.
Bengals fortunate to be in the chase after bad start
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick thought back a few weeks to when the defending AFC North champions were in a predicament. He decided that the Bengals are very lucky to be coming out of their bye week with a chance of winning the title again.
"The football gods have kind of given us a second chance at this thing, and we've just got to take full advantage of it," Kirkpatrick said.
Vontaze Burfict active for Bengals’ game vs Dolphins
CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict was active Thursday night for the Cincinnati Bengals' game against the Miami Dolphins.
Burfict was suspended by the NFL for the first three games because of illegal hits. He was added to the roster Thursday morning.
Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring) and tight end Tyler Eifert were inactive. Eifert returned to practice on a limited basis last week after recovering from ankle surgery.
Jets sputter in red zone in 23-22 loss to Bengals
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets kept getting close to the end zone.
Most of the time, though, Cincinnati kept them out — and it was the difference in the Bengals' 23-22 victory in the season opener Sunday.
"We've got to score touchdowns," Fitzpatrick said. "We got down there plenty. Credit the Bengals. They've got a good red-zone defense."