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  • Burfict's words give Rey lift in Bengals win

    Burfict's words give Rey lift in Bengals win

    ESPN.com Updated 54 minutes ago
    CINCINNATI -- Hours before Sunday's game, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict let Vincent Rey in on his secret to success: get to the ball on the first play. "It'll settle you down," Rey said, relaying the injured Pro Bowler's messag…
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  • Tuesday night film examines Paul Brown's role in integration of…

    Tuesday night film examines Paul Brown's role in integration of pro football

    bengals.com 1 hour ago
    The EPIX original documentary Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football premieres Tuesday at 8 p.m. on EPIX with Bengals founder Paul Brown at the center of one of football’s most riveting st...
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  • Bengals have Mo (re) plays up their sleeve

    Bengals have Mo (re) plays up their sleeve

    bengals.com 15 hours ago
    Wide receiver Marvin Jones may take his first snap under Hue Jackson in the Bengals next game. USA Today maybe be bannering the Bengals as the best team in the NFL. Peter King may be phoning And...
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  • Marv Jones, Burkhead to return to practice for Pats

    Marv Jones, Burkhead to return to practice for Pats

    bengals.com 20 hours ago
    Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed Monday that wide receiver Marvin Jones and running back Rex Burkhead are going to return to practice when the Bengals begin preparing for the Oct. 5 Sunday...
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  • T. New hosts literacy fundraiser

    T. New hosts literacy fundraiser

    bengals.com 24 hours ago
    Bengals cornerback Terence Newman hosts his Steaks and Stripes charity fundraiser Monday night at the downtown Cincinnati Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. The 7 p.m. event benefits Newman’s Legends for Li...
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  • Ken Whisenhunt sticking with Jake Locker

    Ken Whisenhunt sticking with Jake Locker

    profootballtalk.com Sep 22 (yesterday)
    Quarterback Jake Locker played poorly for the second straight week as the Titans fell to the Bengals, leading to postgame questions for coach Ken Whisenhunt about whether or not he contemplated making a move to Charlie Whitehurst in an attempt to rally …
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  • Defense has last word as Bengals streak to 3-0

    Defense has last word as Bengals streak to 3-0

    bengals.com Sep 22 (yesterday)
    The Bengals defense muscled to another vintage Paul Brown Stadium effort as it continues to stack quarterbacks like firewood in the longest home winning streak in franchise history.
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  • The Grand Slam: Cardinals clinch playoff spot, Pirates get clos…

    The Grand Slam: Cardinals clinch playoff spot, Pirates get closer to wild card

    yahoo.com nytimes.com ESPN.com Sep 22 (yesterday)
    For the 11th time since the 2000 season, the St. Louis Cardinals are heading to the postseason. Despite falling 7-2 to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday night, the Cardinals were able to enjoy a playoff berth for the fourth straight season and 27th time in …
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  • Throwback Sunday: Running back Giovani Bernard mixing it up ins…

    Throwback Sunday: Running back Giovani Bernard mixing it up inside.…

    bengals.com Sep 21 (yesterday)
    Running back Giovani Bernard mixing it up inside. Could it be any giddier in Bengaldom? Andy Dalton just became the first quarterback in Bengals history to catch a touchdown pass. Wide receiver M...
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  • Bengals expect to be healthier after bye

    Bengals expect to be healthier after bye

    ESPN.com Sep 21 (yesterday)
    CINCINNATI -- And now, the Cincinnati Bengals breathe. After a month of training camp and the preseason and three weeks of the regular season, the Bengals get to collect their thoughts these next 14 days as they go through their bye week. More important…
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  • Andy Dalton's TD catch from Mohamed Sanu shows Bengals' new com…

    Andy Dalton's TD catch from Mohamed Sanu shows Bengals' new complexity

    CINCINNATI -- When the ball left Mohamed Sanu's right hand, two words immediately popped into his head. "Oh [expletive]." After trying to sell the play of the Cincinnati Bengals' 33-7 win Sunday over the Tennessee Titans by pretending he was a…
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  • Titans at Bengals Postgame Quotes

    Titans at Bengals Postgame Quotes

    bengals.com Sep 21 (yesterday)
    Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals Postgame quotes 09/21/2014
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  • Quick hits: Bengals miffed; Sanu sighs; E-Man runs show; Good h…

    Quick hits: Bengals miffed; Sanu sighs; E-Man runs show; Good health beckons

    bengals.com Sep 21 (yesterday)
    The Bengals got a whiff of some things the Titans said last week on Twitter about Cincinnati not yet getting hit in the mouth this season with the suggestion the Titans planned to change that Sunda...
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  • Titans shooting themselves in the (kicking) foot

    Titans shooting themselves in the (kicking) foot

    profootballtalk.com Sep 21 (yesterday)
    The Titans aren’t playing horribly, but their special teams are keeping them from keeping it close against the Bengals. They just committed a holding penalty in the end zone for a safety while trying to punt, giving the Bengals a 12-0 lead. This comes a…
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  • Burfict inactive for Bengals with concussion

    Burfict inactive for Bengals with concussion

    ESPN.com bengals.com Sep 21 (yesterday)
    CINCINNATI -- When he was declared doubtful on Friday's injury report, it seemed clear Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict would end up missing the second game of his career Sunday when the Tennessee Titans visited. Hours before the Week 3 til…
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  • Rookie diary: media play

    Rookie diary: media play

    bengals.com Sep 21 (2 days ago)
    (Another installment of running back Jeremy Hill’s rookie diary. After his break-out game last week against the Falcons, people are discovering he’s at home in front of the camera.) I don’t see ...
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  • Video - Game Balls: Bengals vs. Titans 02:18

    Game Balls: Bengals vs. Titans

    Sep 21
    Bengals reporter Coley Harvey's game ball goes to offensive coordinator Hue Jackson for the way he called another creative game. Titans rookie RB Bishop Sankey gets the nod from Paul Kuharsky with 10 carries for 61 yards.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Titans-Bengals Recap 02:52

    Sunday Blitz: Titans-Bengals Recap

    Sep 21
    Jim Basquil and Merril Hoge break down the Bengals' 33-7 win over the Titans.
  • Video - Bengals Rout Titans To Reach 3-0 00:50

    Bengals Rout Titans To Reach 3-0

    Sep 21
    Giovani Bernard scored twice and Andy Dalton caught a touchdown to help the Bengals beat the Titans 33-7.
  • Video - Frasier Takes Lead For Reds 00:14

    Frasier Takes Lead For Reds

    Sep 21
    Third baseman Todd Frazier hits a home run as the Reds take a 2-1 lead over the Cardinals.

Sports Columnists

  • The Week 3 Mailbag

    Sep 23
    I want to lead the Mailbag this week with a quick comment on Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti’s news conference Monday afternoon, where he addressed the thoroughly reported ESPN story that questioned his organization’s response to the Ray Rice crisis. The m…
  • Safety In Numbers

    Sep 23
    As you watch football week to week, you see new things crop up and wonder if they are trends or simply the result of teams playing the game with different lineup combinations. Necessity was the mother of invention in Arizona this year, with defensive co…
  • All signs pointing upward for Chicago Bears, now 2-1 after beating New Yor…

    Sep 22
    At 2-1 after beating the New York Jets on the road, Chicago is winning now ... and could well get good later, Michael Wilbon writes.
  • 'The NFL Needed This'

    Sep 22
    The adrenaline was still flowing for Russell Wilson an hour after a game that was supposed to be high drama, and actually was. “The NFL needed this game,” Wilson said. After another week of off-field hell for the NFL, Wilson won’t get any argument from …