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Replay not under review

Replay not under review

bengals.com Updated Dec 31, 2012
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is banking on more playoff experience meaning his team doesn't have to be a prisoner of experience. So he figures he doesn't have to say a word about last year's sa...
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  • Report card: Reedy gives Bengals B's, C's

    Report card: Reedy gives Bengals B's, C's

    cincinnati.com Dec 31, 2012
    Joe Reedy hands out grades following the Bengals' 23-17 win against the Ravens in Sunday's regular-season finale.
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  • Peek at 2013: For now, the Bengals have the 21st pick in the Ap…

    Peek at 2013: For now, the Bengals have the 21st pick in the Ap…

    bengals.com Dec 31, 2012
    For now, the Bengals have the 21st pick in the April 25-27 NFL Draft. But that can go lower if they win Saturday's Wild Card game (4:30 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in Houston. Their 10-6 record ...
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  • What I’ve Learned About The 2012 Bengals

    What I’ve Learned About The 2012 Bengals

    whodeyfans.com Dec 31, 2012
    This season is easily divided into two chapters, split at the bye week. The first was awful and better left forgotten, marred by ineffectiveness and missed opportunities. Fortunately, the second chapter has featured what would seem to be a completely di…
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  • Not the same game this time

    Not the same game this time

    whodeyfans.com Dec 31, 2012
    Last year the Bengals were happy to make the playoffs. This year they want to make a splash in the post season. On the surface it looks the same. The Bengals face the Houston Texans in Houston in the first playoff game on wildcard weekend. That is where…
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  • Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smi…

    Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2012
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
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  • Burfict up for Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Week

    Burfict up for Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Week

    bengals.com Dec 31, 2012
      VOTE HERE: Burfict for Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Week   Burfict Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been named by the NFL as one of five nominees for Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Week. ...
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  • Report: Eagles high on Jay Gruden

    Report: Eagles high on Jay Gruden

    cincinnati.com Dec 31, 2012
    Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden is among coaches the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to pursue, CBSSports.com NFL insider Jason La Canfora is reporting via Twitter.
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  • My thoughts on Wild-Card Weekend

    My thoughts on Wild-Card Weekend

    CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2012
    Uneventful Week 17? Nope. There were still playoff spots to be won, and history to be chased. And that was just one man. Peter King breaks down the wrap of the regular season.
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  • Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expec…

    Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17

    CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2012
    What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
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  • Wake-up call: Time for the next step

    Wake-up call: Time for the next step

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    The 2012 regular season is officially in the books after an ugly and (yawn) boring finish Sunday. So, what's next? Half of the division is heading to the playoffs. The Bengals (10-6) play at the Texans (12-4) on Saturday, and the Ravens (10-6) host the …
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  • Defense doesn't rest in Bengals sprint

    Defense doesn't rest in Bengals sprint

    bengals.com Dec 31, 2012
    Carlos Dunlap celebrates with fans after his 14-yard interception return for a touchdown. Just like his team during this December stretch run, Bengals left end Carlos Dunlap had enough energy to sc...
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  • Bengals-Ravens quotes

    Bengals-Ravens quotes

    bengals.com Dec 31, 2012
    BENGALS Head Coach Marvin Lewis Initial comments ... “I’m glad that’s over. That’s a difficult situation to be in. I thought our guys handled it about as well as you could handle it. It’s a tough s...
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  • I Suck at Football, Week 17: I Need a Hundred Black Coffees

    I Suck at Football, Week 17: I Need a Hundred Black Coffees

    grantland.com Dec 31, 2012
    The glamorous life of a jet-setting sports columnist, just like you pictured it: I spent the night before the Bengals' big wild-card-slot-clinching vi...
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 17 02:51

    Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 17

    Dec 31
    Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
  • Video - Houston Texans RB Arian Foster faces stiff Cincinnati Bengals defense 01:45

    Houston Texans RB Arian Foster faces stiff Cincinnati Bengals defense

    Dec 31
    Will the Houston Texans be able to get back on track in their wild-card matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals? Our experts explain why the Bengals' defense could cause trouble for the Texans.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Sn…

    Dec 31
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
  • Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17

    Dec 31
    What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
  • John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck rule

    Dec 31
    The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.