Bengals hire 3 assistant coaches, continue youth movement
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals hired Jemal Singleton from the Raiders on Monday to serve as their running backs coach, part of their latest moves to fill out Zac Taylor’s staff.
They also added Joey Boese as strength and conditioning coach, and hired high school coach Doug ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — After 16 years without a playoff win under Marvin Lewis, the Bengals decided to try something different. But they had to wait more than a month before hiring Zac Taylor as their next coach in hopes of ending a long streak of futility.
Taylor’s already been in town enough ...
ATLANTA (AP) — Quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor isn’t allowed to talk about what will happen next week after the Los Angeles Rams’ trip to the Super Bowl is over and the Cincinnati Bengals hire their next head coach.
Brian Flores, the New England Patriots’ unofficial defensive coordinator, ...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Making the most of a second chance, Don Martindale has done an impressive job assembling and directing the top-ranked defense in the NFL.
Combining an aggressive array of blitzes with bold coverage in the backfield, Martindale has added his name to the long list of ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Former Broncos head coach Vance Joseph will interview for Cincinnati’s job this week as the Bengals begin their search for Marvin Lewis’ replacement.
Joseph will be in Cincinnati on Thursday and Friday to talk to owner Mike Brown and members of the front office. The ...
Broncos kick off coaching search with Chuck Pagano
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway’s search for his fourth coach in six seasons began with former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, a native of Boulder, Colorado, on Wednesday.
Elway fired Vance Joseph after he went 11-21 in two seasons. Joseph is interviewing for the Cincinnati Bengals’ ...
Next Bengals coach inherits roster ready for big change
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown must decide whether to bring in another newcomer to coach his team, or return to his pattern of trusting someone he already knows well.
Whoever gets the job will inherit a roster on the cusp of significant change.
DENVER (AP) — Every year, while a dozen NFL head coaches are preparing their teams for the playoffs, nearly as many coaches are called into their general manager’s office and told they’re fired for not being one of those dozen coaches who are preparing their teams for the playoffs.
Sean Payton despises the term “Black Monday.” And he’s one of the coaches who always survives it.
Six head coaches were fired as the NFL season concluded, four of them on Monday. Two, Mike McCarthy in Green Bay and Hue Jackson in Cleveland, didn’t even make it that far.
Saints coach ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The surprise isn’t that Marvin Lewis is gone, but that it took so long for the Bengals to make the change.
Lewis arrived in 2003 and elevated one of the NFL’s most forlorn franchises to respectability, but couldn’t take it to the next level. He was fired Monday after his ...
Bengals clinch last place, adding intrigue to Lewis’ fate
CINCINNATI (AP) — A lackluster showing in Cleveland consigned the Bengals to last place for only the second time in coach Marvin Lewis’ 16 seasons and added another twist to Cincinnati’s futile and fan-alienating season.
A 26-18 ...
Bengals clinch last-place finish with 26-18 loss to Browns
CLEVELAND (AP) — Marvin Lewis spent about 60 seconds summing up his team’s latest loss. Hue Jackson was nowhere to be found.
At this point, there’s not much left to say — the Cincinnati Bengals are a mess.
A last-place mess.
By losing for the sixth time in seven games, the ...
Eliminated Bengals have 2 games before coaching decision
CINCINNATI (AP) — A win over equally downtrodden Oakland ended the Bengals’ five-game losing streak, but it couldn’t prevent them from being eliminated from the postseason for a third straight year.
Their final two weeks will amount to playing it out before addressing the franchise’s ...
Bengals end 5-game losing streak, beat Raiders 30-16
CINCINNATI (AP) — An entire month had come and gone without even one win, leaving the Bengals in their deepest drought since 2010.
Joe Mixon provided just enough to give the sparse crowd a reason to cheer at the end of their final home game.
Mixon ran for 129 yards and
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon had one of the best games of his career in yet another Bengals loss — making it seven of their past eight, and counting. He sees no reason to slow down even as another season slips away in Cincinnati.
“Right now, we are down but we ain’t out, so that’s how I’m ...
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Bengals’ hopeful season has crashed into last place
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeff Driskel was better in his second NFL start. Joe Mixon ran for more than 100 yards. A historically bad defense held its own after a rough start.
With all that, the Bengals still couldn’t get the one thing they really need.
“Need a win, and everything’s better,” ...
CINCINNATI (5-7) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (9-3)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Chargers by 14 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Bengals 5-7, Chargers 7-5
SERIES RECORD - Chargers lead 20-15
LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Chargers, 20-15, Sept. 20, 2015
LAST WEEK - ...
Bengals keep getting shredded as season slips away
CINCINNATI (AP) — The desperation was evident when coach Marvin Lewis fired his defensive coordinator and installed himself in the role the rest of the way.
Another season was slipping away. There was no more time to lose.
“Game day will be different for me,” Lewis said three weeks ...
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 ...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — While the Browns relaxed during the bye week, their fired former coach went back to work.
Hue Jackson’s got a new gig.
And this strange season in Cleveland will take another odd turn Sunday when the Browns face the Bengals and Jackson, who somehow survived an 0-16 ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Head coach Marvin Lewis fired the defensive coordinator and installed himself in a dual role. Bengals players talked about their trip to Baltimore as a pivotal moment in the season, almost a last-stand opportunity. They wound up getting run over.
Bengals seek answers after loss to Ravens drops them to .500
BALTIMORE (AP) — A once-promising season is spiraling dangerously out of control, and the Cincinnati Bengals can’t even agree on the proper path to turning themselves back into a postseason contender.
There’s no doubt that the defense has to get better. Yet the offense hasn’t exactly been ...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Flacco’s sore right hip means Ravens coach John Harbaugh may have to wait until Sunday before deciding who to start at quarterback in a pivotal game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The joy shows on Marvin Lewis’ face. The Bengals coach is back to doing what he loves — running a defense.
Can his return to his football roots save his team from another ignominious season? Will the 16th-year head coach get burned out doing two demanding jobs? And can he ...
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 ...
Hue Jackson back in Cincinnati, helping to run defense
CINCINNATI (AP) — Hue Jackson needed only a few weeks to land another job in the place where he’s always welcomed.
The Bengals hired Jackson on Tuesday as a special assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis as he tries to resurrect Cincinnati’s historically bad defense. Jackson was
CLEVELAND (AP) — Hue Jackson’s timeout from coaching didn’t last long.
Fired last month after a brutal run with the Browns, Jackson will rejoin Cincinnati’s staff under Marvin Lewis, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press on Monday night.
Jackson, who was ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Marvin Lewis got the Bengals’ head coaching job because of his reputation for defensive excellence. He’s now in charge of trying to resuscitate a historically bad unit and pulling Cincinnati’s season back from the brink.
The Bengals fired defensive coordinator Teryl ...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says he broke a blaring fire alarm in visitor’s locker room at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown stadium and that he intends to ensure the repairs are paid for.
Payton says it would be “a little sensationalist” to say he “destroyed” the fire alarm and ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The black stool rested upside-down in A.J. Green’s locker — not a site the Bengals wanted to see coming out of their bye week .
Green was getting his injured right foot examined on Monday while his teammates ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — With their defense unable to stop anybody, the Buccaneers fired their coordinator and got a better showing — and a slump-busting win — the next time out.
The Bengals won’t be doing anything so drastic, even though they’ve got significant issues that came to the forefront ...
Bengals’ challenge: Get over yet another prime-time meltdown
CINCINNATI (AP) — Marvin Lewis went to sit in his chair and realized someone had lowered it. The chair didn’t cooperate as he struggled to get it to a comfortable level.
“I guess that’s what happens when you get beat up,” the Bengals coach joked.
Beat up, and then some.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marvin Lewis flipped on tape of the Kansas City Chiefs this week and saw Tyreek Hill moving all over the field, Kareem Hunt bulldozing for first downs, Travis Kelce making acrobatic catches, and Patrick Mahomes delivering the ball to all of them.
Then he was asked ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Marvin Lewis routinely shows his Bengals players video of egregious conduct from around the league as a way of trying to keep them in line. Exhibit A would be their game last December against the Steelers.
The Bengals were penalized 13 times for a club-record 173 ...
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 ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Since blowing a late lead to the Steelers during their first-round playoff loss in the 2015 season, the Bengals have been known for coming up short at the end of close games.
A young defense with a knack for turnovers is changing Cincinnati’s style.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis knew that linebacker Vontaze Burfict was back when he felt his feet leave the floor.
Burfict, who has been suspended repeatedly in his career, rejoined the team after completing a ...
Bengals run defense stumbles in 31-21 loss to Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals had limited their first two opponents to 141 rushing yards. That made what happened in their third game all the more surprising.
Christian McCaffrey ran for a career-best 184 yards and the Panthers piled up 230 yards on the ground and got two ...
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 ...
Bullock perfect on kicks, gets 2-year extension from Bengals
CINCINNATI (AP) — While Minnesota and Cleveland changed kickers after only two games, the Bengals gave Randy Bullock a two-year contract extension for his perfect start.
He’s made every field goal and extra-point attempt, helping the Bengals remain unbeaten.
The seventh-year kicker ...
CINCINNATI (2-0) at CAROLINA (1-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m., ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Panthers by 3
RECORD VS SPREAD — Cincinnati 2-0, Carolina 1-1
SERIES RECORD — Tied 2-2-1
LAST MEETING — Bengals and Panthers tied 37-37, Oct. 12, 2014
LAST WEEK — Bengals beat Ravens ...
Dalton throws 4 TD passes, leads Bengals over Ravens 34-23
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton has turned into a big pain for the Baltimore Ravens.
He threw four touchdown passes on Thursday night — three of them to A.J. Green — as the Cincinnati Bengals got ahead big and held on for a ...
Ravens, Bengals back together after last season’s thriller
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton came to the line on fourth-and-12 from the Baltimore 49-yard line.
He knew it could be the final play of the Bengals’ losing season — and maybe of Marvin Lewis’ coaching career in Cincinnati, too.
The 70,507 fans at M&T Bank Stadium were on their ...
Bengals overcome mistakes, hold on for 34-23 win at Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marvin Lewis expects his defense to play aggressively.
It also comes with a danger — as the Cincinnati Bengals found out Sunday.
They overcame the first-quarter ejection of safety Shawn Williams and three more personal foul calls during the season opener to hold ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — For the second year in a row, the Bengals lost a backup quarterback in the final preseason game.
Matt Barkley’s left knee was injured by a low hit after he threw a pass during Cincinnati’s 27-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night, giving Jeff Driskel the ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals celebrated their 50th season last year, finishing 7-9. They’re reaching back into history again for a bit of nostalgia, honoring their 1988 Super Bowl team — the last one to do anything noteworthy in the postseason.
Owner Mike Brown remembers those giddy days ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals and their coach, Marvin Lewis, don’t like major changes.
Neither does Teryl Austin, which makes him a good fit as the team’s new defensive coordinator.
“We wanted to stay within our structure,” Lewis said Thursday during Austin’s introductory ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals have hired Teryl Austin as defensive coordinator.
Austin spent the past four seasons as Detroit’s defensive coordinator, but his future was in doubt after the Lions fired coach Jim Caldwell
CINCINNATI (AP) — When Bill Lazor looks at the Bengals’ playbook, he sees the imprint of three coordinators. He’s getting a chance to try to pull it all together and resurrect the NFL’s least-productive offense — a shocking statistic for a talented unit.
Coach Marvin Lewis’ first big ...