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Cincinnati Bengals 2014 News and Updates
9/15/14 - For the first time since 2006, the Cincinnati Bengals have started their season 2-0, holding Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan to 231 yards and a single TD pass in defeating the Falcons 24-10 last weekend. Bengals QB Andy Dalton was strong, completing 15 of 23 passes for 252 yards and a TD pass, with no interceptions and no sacks; the scoring pass being a 76-yard catch and run by Mohamed Sanu, who picked up some of the slack in the absence of A.J. Green, who departed early after aggravating a foot injury. Giovani Bernard was all over the place for the Bengals as well, collecting 90 yards rushing and a touchdown on 27 carries, along with 79 receiving yards on a team high five catches. The damage could have been much worse, as the Bengals racked up nearly 300 yards of offense but only 10 points on the scoreboard.
9/8/14 - 2014 started off in decent form for the Cincinnati Bengals, who overcame a 16-point rally by division rival Baltimore last weekend with a 77-yard bomb from Andy Dalton to A.J. Green late in the fourth quarter for a 23-16 win. Dalton completed 25 passes in 38 attempts for 301 yards, which included the TD pass to Green, who was the Bengals’ leading receiver with six catches for 131 yards. Geovani Bernard collected over 100 yards of all-purpose yardage, rushing 14 times for 48 yards and caught six passes for 62 yards. Kicker Mike Nugent staked the Bengals to a 15-0 lead in the first half with five field goals, of 49, 22, 28, 46 and 38 yards.
9/3/14 - Say goodbye to “The Law Firm.” BenJarvus Green-Ellis, formerly the featured running back for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012 and part of 2013, was released by the squad over the weekend, in order to move forward with Geovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill, the latter of whom had most of the rushing yardage – and was the leading receiver – in the Bengals’ 35-7 win over Indianapolis. Hill ran 20 times for 90 yards, and hauled in six passes for another 70 yards. Backup quarterback Jason Campbell also spent most of the time on the field, completing 13 of 16 for 123 yards and a touchdown pass. The defense (Danieal Manning’s pick-six) and special teams (a 77-yard punt return by Dane Sanzenbacher for a score) also contributed to the final score.
8/25/14 - It was a night when the starting defense for the Cincinnati Bengals showed their readiness for the season to start, as Terence Newman ran back a 54-yard pick-six for the Bengals’ only major score of the game, from a miscommunication between Arizona players Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald, en route to a 19-13 victory in the Arizona desert. The Bengals’ remaining 12 points came on field goals by incumbent Mike Nugent and rookie Quinn Sharp. Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton was 13-of-21 for 157 yards, with Mohamed Sanu and A.J. Green each hauling in five balls on the night from Dalton and Jason Campbell.
8/19/14 - Andy Dalton was a perfect eight-for-eight against the New York Jets last weekend, racking up 144 yards and a touchdown strike of 43 yards to Mohamed Sanu for the Cincinnati Bengals. Unfortunately for the Bengals, the rest of the game was not as picturesque, as the Bengals fell 25-17 to the Jets. Dalton’s other series with the starters resulted in a second TD and a field goal, yet the Bengals went into halftime up just 17-16; the remaining nine points for the Jets’ margin of victory came courtesy of a touchdown pass from backup Michael Vick, and a Cincinnati punt which was blocked out of the end zone for a safety. The Bengals visit Arizona this weekend.
8/11/14 - Whither A.J. McCarron? The news has been limited on the Cincinnati Bengals’ fifth-round draft pick from college powerhouse Alabama, mostly because he has been placed on the “active/non-football injury list” with a shoulder issue. However, the rookie has been working out “on an extended rehab throwing program” which will determine his ultimate destination this season, whether to stay on the active roster or be moved to injured reserve. According to Geoff Hobson, a writer for the Bengals team website, McCarron “appeared to have pretty good juice” in a workout held late last month. While McCarron did not throw during the team’s offseason organized activities, he did take part in minicamp several weeks later.
8/4/14 - The big headline out of Cincinnati Bengals training camp is the contract extension for Andy Dalton, which brings the veteran QB under contract through 2020. While the team did not disclose the terms of the agreements, sources around the league put the value of the extension at $115 million, of which $22 million would be paid in salary and bonuses within the first six months of the deal. The question now for the team and Dalton is, will he live up to the big payday? A common knock against Dalton has been his – and the Bengals’ – inability to win playoff games the last three seasons; although Bengals’ offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has said that Dalton’s play during these early days of training camp have been “sensational.”
7/30/14 - As training camp begins for the Cincinnati Bengals, the question arises over a key member of the Bengal backfield: How will BenJarvus Green-Ellis fit in? The Bengals have drafted running backs in the second round in the last two drafts, which points to the fact that Green-Ellis will be competing for a slot. Add to this equation that his stats have fallen over the last couple seasons, and that he’s been moved from the first unit last season to second and third team during minicamp, and the writing just might be on the wall. But not if you ask running back coach Kyle Caskey, who was emphatic in his commitment to the 29-year-old. “Nothing has been taken away” from Green-Ellis, Caskey said. “He’s a pro’s pro, he helps lead our young guys, and he helps bring them on.” One of the young guys who looks up to Green-Ellis? Second-year man Geovani Bernard, who said, “(You) can learn a lot from somebody like that.”
7/21/14 - Training camps open in roughly one week, and the Cincinnati Bengals have signed their 90th and final player this week. That player is a huge (6’5”, 360 pounds) defensive tackle by the name of LaKendrick Ross. Ross entered the supplemental draft earlier this month but was not chosen, which allowed him to become a free agent. Ross played college ball for a small college in Virginia, Virginia-Lynchburg, a member of the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association. Ross appeared in just six games for Lynchburg, recording 19 tackles (five for a loss) and four sacks. At his pro day, Ross was unofficially timed in the 40-yard dash in the 5.4-5.5 second range, and was measured as having an 83.5-inch wingspan. As of this moment, Ross is the heaviest player on the Bengals roster.
7/14/14 - File this under “Hue-isms,” Part 2. Just a couple weeks after anointing quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J. Green the best QB-WR pair in the NFL, Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson observed of himself and Dalton, “We are joined at the hip.” Jackson told NFL.com’s Mike Silver, “I’ll jump off a building with this guy, because I believe in the things he’s trying to accomplish with his career, and I think I can help him.” Dalton said of Jackson, “The first thing he said was, ‘You’re my guy. We’re gonna do this thing together. You’re the guy that’s gonna take us where we want to go.” Dalton, for his part, told Silver, “It’s exactly what I wanted to hear, and exactly what this team needs.”
7/8/14 - Could the Cincinnati Bengals fall back in 2014 after a 2013 season that saw them win their division – one of the toughest top to bottom in the league – including a highly rated offense AND defense? Some might say the Bengals will not outdo their 11-5 and top-three seeding from last year, that even the best teams fall back. Just don’t tell that to the Bengals players, who to a man will tell you an even better (12-4?) record is achievable, along with another AFC North championship. Still there’s no denying the Who Deys have their work cut out for them, especially considering it has been over 20 years since the Bengals have visited the Super Bowl.
7/1/14 - Even though in their three seasons together, they have yet to win a postseason game, Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson thinks he’s got the best quarterback-wide receiver duo in the National Football League. Andy Dalton and A.J. Green are the players in question; though clearly each has improved year over year since entering the league in 2011 – Green’s 260 catches are a league record for a player through his first three seasons – their playoff drought means the Bengals have been one and done each of those three years. Jackson told SiriusXM Radio, “I know people will fight that and say differently, but I’ve watched these guys and they have grown.”
6/24/14 - A first round draft pick last month, rookie cornerback Darqueze Dennard is getting the benefits of a veteran crew of defensive backs as he makes the transition from college to pro football, and the firmer Michigan State standout is taking full advantage. Dennard recently told the SpartanDigest blog, “Me having them to talk to after you make a mistake on the field…having guys watching and critiquing you is really helpful for me.” “Them” includes cornerbacks Leon Hall, Adam Jones, and Terence Newman, each of which was a first round draft pick in previous NFL drafts, and have at least seven seasons of pro experience, which means plenty of learning opportunities for a man expected to have a major role in the Cincy secondary down the road.
6/9/14 - With the announcement of Colin Kaepernick’s signing of a new contract recently, the subject of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s contract negotiations comes up, with the question: Can Dalton get the mega-deal he wants? The answer likely depends on how team-friendly the Bengals can make the contract – in other words, ensuring Dalton gets paid fairly for a quarterback of his stature (of course, winning playoff games would help in that), versus ensuring that the Bengals aren’t on the hook excessively dollar-wise. It remains to be seen what Dalton and his agent will come up with and how long it will take both sides to come together.
6/3/14 - Expect change in the Cincinnati Bengals offense under new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. Lots of change. At recent organized team activties (OTAs), Jackson had second-round draftee Jeremy Hill ahead of last year’s starting running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis; Giovani Bernard also took snaps as a starter as well. Observers also noted that the Bengals’ offense displayed a noticeably faster pace, variations in offensive formations, and more plays described as “unconventional”; safety Danieal Manning said the offense “did a nice little run,” then introduced a number of new shifts and motions.
5/27/14 - New Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has been speaking up a lot recently. In multiple pieces on the Pro Football Talk site, Jackson noted that the Bengals “have to be taking better care of the football” – in other words, decreasing turnovers in the face of an increased offensive tempo; Jackson has also had superlatives for incumbent starting quarterback Andy Dalton, saying that what he’s seen in recent workouts from Dalton has been “spectacular.” “He has all the characteristics I like in a quarterback,” Jackson said of Dalton – but “(Dalton) knows there are things we talk about that he needs to get better at,” like consistency.
5/19/14 - Probably the most intriguing of the draftees of the Cincinnati Bengals has to be former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron. Though he did almost nothing but win in Tuscaloosa – three BCS national championships, a Heisman Trophy runner-up, a winner of the Maxwell and Unitas awards – McCarron fell to the fifth round, where the Bengals picked him up. Incumbent signal-caller Andy Dalton, while mostly effective during the regular season, has come up well short in the Bengals’ recent playoff appearances, and many Cincy pundits consider him to be on somewhat shaky ground going into 2014 training camp. Though the team at the other end of I-71 made a considerably bigger splash in the draft with their QB selection, it will be an interesting training camp in Bengal country too.
5/12/14 – Coach Marvin Lewis is a big fan of drafting SEC players and 2014 proved no different. Three players – Jeremy Hills (LSU), AJ McCarron (Alabama), and James Wright (LSU) hail from the Conference; however, the Bengals first pick was Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard. The cornerback went No. 24 overall and was second best in his position on most draft boards; Dennard earned All-American honors and the Jim Thorpe award in his Senior season with the Spartans. The Bengals may have hit the lottery with their first pick, but so too did fans. Following the draft, Cincinnati Bengals tickets are down 10 percent in price, averaging $166 this season ($25 more than last year).
4/17/14 - The Cincinnati Bengals' four exhibition matches are set, with their preseason opener to be on the road against the Chiefs in Kansas City. They'll be back in Paul Brown Stadium to take on the New York Jets in Week 2, followed by their only televised game of preseason: a Sunday night showdown against (former Bengal) Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3 (Aug 24). The Bengals will conclude their preseason at home against Indianapolis for the 11th consecutive regional-rivalry finale; Cincinnati Bengals tickets are available for the Week 4 game, at $21 to start in the Lower Level.
2/12/14 – Phillip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers outscored Andy Dalton and the Bengals 27-10 in the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs. The AFC North Champions were unbeaten at home during the regular season but could not score in the second half which kept them from advancing further. Since, Cincinnati promoted linebackers coach Paul Guenther to defensive coordinator, hired Matt Burke as linebackers coach, and named Hue Jackson the new offensive coordinator. Can the Bengals go undefeated at home again this season and earn a franchise-record fourth consecutive playoff berth? Cincinnati has one of the easiest schedules in 2014 and in addition to divisional matchups, will host the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans from the AFC South, and the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers from the NFC South. Plus, a home game against AFC Champions Denver Broncos.
12/30/13 - If we learned anything on Sunday, it’s that the Cincinnati Bengals are unstoppable at home. They dominated the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, 34-17, taking down the Super Bowl defenders once and for all and solidifying Cincy's AFC North division title. In the last two years, Cincinnati has lost in the Wild Card Round (both at Houston), but this time things are different: Cincy has the upper hand with home field advantage, and at this point, everyone knows they may be the fiercest home competitors in the league, with a perfect 8-0 at-home record. The Bengals will take on the San Diego Chargers this Wild Card weekend, Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, for Cincinnati's chance to win their first playoff game since 1990. Cincinnati Bengals tickets are cheap! Starting at $62 and averaging at a mere $180, Bengals playoff tickets are considerably less than regular season prices we’ve seen this year.
12/23/13 - The Cincinnati Bengals clinched their third consecutive playoff appearance after routing the Minnesota Vikings 42-14, on Sunday at home. Andy Dalton had a banner day and threw for over 300 yards, thanks to his unstoppable counterpart AJ Green, who made 7 catches for 2 TDs. The Bengals are unyielding on both sides of the ball when playing at home, and can eliminate playoff hopefuls, the Baltimore Ravens, when they visit Ohio this Sunday. Cincinnati Bengals tickets offer the best deal of the week, at just $86 on average to catch one of the most dangerous teams in the league take on the defending Super Bowl champions in their last-ditch effort for a postseason run.
12/16/13 - The Cincinnati Bengals missed the opportunity to take the No.2 AFC seed and a first round bye, after losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-30. Two early blunders by special teams, one that left punter Kevin Huber with a broken jaw, got the Bengals off to a bad start and forced them to play catch-up on the road. The Baltimore Ravens (who the Bengals play in 2 weeks) now have a chance to steal the AFC North if they win their last three games—a slim chance, as Cincinnati is set to play their final two games at home where they typically thrash opponents. Cincinnati Bengals tickets are just $68 on average to see them bounce back and take on the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday.
12/9/13 - The Cincinnati Bengals crushed the Indianapolis Colts yesterday, 42-28, to take a convincing lead in the AFC North. Though the weather was miserable, Andy Dalton had a banner day, throwing three TDs and running for another to keep Cincy undefeated at home. The Bengals are on a roll: heading into Week 15, they are still two games ahead of the Ravens, and if they play anything like yesterday when they meet the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, they can clinch the division title then and there! Cincinnati Bengals tickets only $18 to get in, be there when the boys try to breach the Steel Curtain at Heinz Field.
12/3/13- The Cincinnati Bengals bested the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, arising 17-10 on the road. Overcoming a less-than-stellar Andy Dalton performance, the Bengals’ defense stymied Philip Rivers and the Chargers, holding them to their lowest scoring game of the season. The Bengals have successfully maintained their two game lead in the AFC North, but will now turn their focus to the Indianapolis Colts who are also gunning for a postseason run with a powerful QB at the helm. Cincinnati Bengals tickets for next Sunday's game against the AFC South leaders start at $43 and average at $116.
11/26/13 - Even on their bye, the Cincinnati Bengals have remained on top of the AFC North. Coming into their break, the Bengals halted a two game skid, coming up victorious against division foes, the Cleveland Browns, despite a number of turnovers and roller coaster performance by their leader Andy Dalton. The Bengals are heading into a critical December stretch, beginning with a match against the San Diego Chargers (who just toppled the Kansas City Chiefs) with hopes of extending their division lead. Cincinnati Bengals tickets are moderately priced, at $28 minimum and $96 on average in Southern California.
11/19/13- The Cincinnati Bengals have extended their lead in the AFC North, with their rout of the Cleveland Browns on Sunday (41-20). Andy Dalton had a rough start, throwing two picks to give their in-state rivals an early 13-0 lead, but that changed quickly. Though there were lots of turnovers from both sides on the rainy day, the Bengals made up for their deficit with some huge plays—Cincinnati put up 31 points in the second quarter, marking the highest scoring quarter in franchise history. The Bengals now head into their bye week with a solid hold over the division and a record-breaking game, they will return in Week 13 to play the Chargers in San Diego.
11/12/13 - The Cincinnati Bengals lost their first back-to-back games this season, after falling to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in overtime (17-20). Despite a poor offensive showing by Joe Flacco and company, Andy Dalton struggled even more, racking up 6 picks in the last two games, and going 24 of 51, 3 interceptions, 2 TDs on the day. Where Dalton goes, so do the Bengals: the quarterback’s inconsistency reflected in the team' loss, something Cincinnati will try and remedy before meeting the Cleveland Browns—an important game, if they want to maintain a big lead in the AFC North. Cincinnati Bengals tickets for Week 11 are a moderate $23 to get in and $148 on average.
11/5/13 - For just the third time in NFL history, a game was determined by a safety in overtime, and the Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Miami Dolphins 22-20. Despite a dazzling 35-yard touchdown rush by Giovani Bernard, Miami’s Cameron Wake made the game-winning play when he sacked Andy Dalton behind the goal line for the final two points, ending the Bengals four game winning streak. Not only did Cincinnati lose the hard-fought Thursday match, but they also lost their star tackle Geno Atkins for the season from a torn ACL. Still resting on a two game lead in their division, The Bengals will travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens in hopes of shrugging off the crushing loss and getting the defense rolling without Atkins. Cincinnati Bengals tickets are $200 on average.
10/28/13 - The Bengals have solidified their midseason hold over the AFC North, with their latest victory Sunday afternoon, thrashing the New York Jets 49-9 for their fourth straight win. Andy Dalton had a phenomenal game; completing a career high 5 TD passes for 325 yards, finding Marvin Jones in the end zone for four of them, likewise, receiver AJ Green finished with over 100 receiving yards. The blowout would not have been possible without the relentless Bengals defense, who effectively shut down Geno Smith’s options and picked him off twice. The Bengals will fight for another statement victory when they face the Miami Dolphins on a short week at Sun Life Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals tickets are one of the more affordable of the week, at $24 to get in and $103 on average.
10/22/13 - Hot off the heels of their Week 7 overtime victory, the Cincinnati Bengals have scored another quality win, this time, over the Detroit Lions. Again, kicker Mike Nugent booted a game-winning 54-yard field goal in the fourth with four seconds left, but the combination of Andy Dalton (135.9 QB rating) and AJ Green (155 receiving yards) has been extraordinary for the last couple weeks, and the two showed their strength over the powerhouse duo of Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson on Sunday. As seems to be the trend in Week 7, yet another injury sidelined a key player: cornerback Leon Hall tore his Achilles heel (placed on IR), leaving a possible gap in Cincinnati’s strong defense. Now the kings of the AFC North, Cincinnati will look for their fourth consecutive win to further prove their Super Bowl candidacy to hesitant critics. After all, there is still untapped explosive potential in their running game with Giovani Bernard and BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who racked up just 51 yards combined against the Lions. When they go head to head against the New York Jets at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati Bengals tickets are a moderately priced $71 on average.
10/15/13 - The Cincinnati Bengals snatched victory from an exuberant Buffalo Bills squad on Sunday. With a final score of 27-24, it took Mike Nuget’s 43-yard field goal in overtime to edge out the opposition. Although the defense faltered, allowing a rallying 14 points in the second half from the Bills young QB Thaddeus Lewis, it was an offensive field day. Andy Dalton threw for 337 yards, three touchdowns and just one interception, and receivers A.J. Green and Marvin Jones were fruitful targets for the quarterback. The Bengals are riding high on top of the AFC North as both the Ravens and Browns faltered in Week 6, however they have been riddled with penalties throughout the season, racking up 8 flags on Sunday for a total of 78 yards lost. Cincy will continue on the road into Week 7 when they square off against worthy opponents, the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
10/8/13 - The Bengals stunned the New England Patriots in Sunday’s statement 13-6 win at Paul Brown Stadium in Ohio. The Bengals defense, headed by coordinator Mike Zimmer, slayed Tom Brady, denying his team’s winning streak, and making him fall just two games short of Drew Brees’ 54-games-with-a-TD all time record, at 52. In epic fashion, with torrential rain pouring into the stadium at the close of the fourth quarter, Brady could not grip the ball on his last attempted drive and failed to make a single touchdown against the blistering Bengals defense who limited the Patriots to putting up just two field goals on the scoreboard. Next up for the Cinncinati Bengals are the Buffalo Bills who they will play next Sunday at Orchard Park in New York. Cincinnati Bengals tickets on the road are $43 to get in and $115 on average.
10/1/13 - The Cincinnati Bengals are the most recent victims of the Cleveland Brown’s surge of empowerment, losing 6-17 in Week 4. The Bengals let show their inconsistency, as Andy Dalton did not make use of the Bengals’ deep set offensive weaponry, throwing 23-42 for 206 yards, with no touchdowns and a fumble. Also showing inconsistency in their unbalanced running game, BenJarvus Green-Ellis is averaging just 2.7 yards per carry (52 carries for 142 yards) while rookie Giovanni Bernard, on the other hand, is averaging 4.6 yards per carry with 32 carries for 147 yards. For Week 5, Cincinnati is hoping to bounce back and put up a virtuous fight at home against the flaming 4-0 New England Patriots. Although the Bengals have dropped from No.6 to No.11 in ESPN Power Rankings, Cincinnati Bengals tickets are more expensive at home this week, averaging $115 a seat and $52 to get in, than they were last week on the road.
9/24/13 - It was a messy game of turnovers in Cincinnati on Sunday against Green Bay, but the Bengals came out on top in a roller coaster close featuring cornerback Terence Newman returning a fumble 58 yards for the 34-30 win. The game was one of mishap as each team gave the ball away four times, including one returned fumble for a touchdown apiece. But one thing is certain, with four sacks and two interceptions on the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, the Bengals’ defense is a force to be reckoned with. They are set to play the Browns at Cleveland, who are also coming off of a noteworthy victory against the Minnesota Vikings. Get into this game for a low $36.
Cincinnati Bengals 2014 Season
The Bengals have one of the toughest 2014 schedules in the league but will be featured in three primetime games this year: 11/6 vs. Cleveland (avg. $161) and 12/22 vs. Denver (avg. $244) will be played at The Jungle while the slated 10/5 matchup against the Patriots will be played on the road. Based on average ticket prices, the most in-demand game at Paul Brown Stadium this season will be played Dec 7 when division rivals Pittsburgh Steelers (avg. $266) visit town. In 2013, the two AFC North foes split the season-series, each winning at home. Can Cincinnati go undefeated at home for the second straight season? Secure your very, reasonable Cincinnati Bengals tickets today for an average $180 (third cheapest in the NFL). While the ‘face of the franchise’ will try to prove he is worth a contract extension, the Bengals have ensured that AJ Green will remain with the team for at least two more years.
Although the Cincinnati Bengals in-state rival, Cleveland Browns, haven't made it to the NFL playoffs in 9 seasons, it's the Bengals who've gone the longest without a playoff win — 22 years. According to USA Today, NFL teams that didn't even exist in 1991 — when Boomer Esiason led Cincinnati to its last postseason win — have 25 playoff victories. The Bengals have made it back to the playoffs, however, each of the last two seasons, losing in the Wild Card game to the Houston Texans both times.
Led by one of the top quarterback-wide receiver combinations in the NFL, QB Andy Dalton and WR A.J. Green, the Bengals offense averaged 24.4 points per game last year — 12th in the League and only a half-point below AFC North rival and Super Bowl Champion, Baltimore Ravens. In addition to Green, Jermaine Gresham, Andrew Hawkins, Brandon Tate, Armon Binns, Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Orson Charles all helped Dalton spread the field and move the ball through the air against bruising AFC North defenses. Cincinnati hasn't run the ball well, but BenJarvus Green-Ellis — not known to be a speedy, breakaway back — rushed for more than 100 yards in four out of five games between Weeks 11-15. Giovani Bernard, the Bengals second-round draft pick in April will support The Law Firm in the backfield. Gio piled up more than 2,500 yards on the ground in two years at North Carolina and earned ACC Offensive Player of the Year. Second-year offensive coordinator Jay Gruden adds Tyler Eifert at tight end, the 21st pick in this year's NFL draft. Gruden could use two tight ends much like Bill Belichick has done successfully with the New England Patriots.
While the Cincinnati Bengals offense continues to improve, its defense punishes opponents. Cincinnati's D finished 8th in points per game and 6th in yards. Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer believes he'll stop any player on any NFL team with a defense led by Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson up front; Rey Maualuga and Vontaze Burfict in the middle; and Leon Hall deep. James Harrision, an Ohio native and new Bengals addition who played nine seasons in Pittsburgh, adds even more toughness at linebacker. Harrison won two Super Bowls with the Steelers, made 5 Pro Bowls and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
Although the Bengals need to find a way to win a playoff game in 2013, Cincinnati fans will fill Paul Brown Stadium with Who Dey chants from the September home opener versus the Pittsburgh Steelers to the last home game in December against the Baltimore Ravens. Steelers vs. Bengals tickets on September 16th start at $64, with lower level 50-yard line seats on the Bengals sideline reaching $300-$600. Bengals fans waiting to see the Bengals vs. Ravens on December 29th will save 39% per ticket in the upper level compared to the Pittsburgh game. Of the eight home games, the 2013 Bengals schedule features five teams that made the playoffs last season: Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots. Cheap Bengals tickets can be found under $70 for each of the five games.