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Peter King: Megatron the headliner, but history was made all over Week 16The Bengals have done something this year that hadn't been done since Boomer Esiason was a junior at Maryland.Share TweetThere will be no Ray Lewis Watch this week. The Pro Bowl linebacker has already been ruled out of Sunday's regular-season finale at the Cincinnati Bengals, coach John Harbaugh said after the 33-14 victory over the New York Giants. This confirms a report…Share Tweetcincinnati.com Dec 23, 2012Joe Reedy revisits his pre-game keys to a Bengals' win against the Steelers at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field.Share TweetReggie Nelson PITTSBURGH - Forget Marvin Lewis, Andy Dalton and all of Bengaldom. It turns out that Josh Brown, who put the Bengals into the playoffs on the wings of a 43-yard field goal Sunday wit...Share Tweet
Bengals waiting on No. 3 seedWith the 9-6 Bengals safely tucked into the AFC's sixth seed and hosting the 10-5 AFC North champion Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium in Sunday's 1 p.m. game that means nothing but draft position, Cinc...Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012Since becoming a starter during his rookie year in 2001, 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith has never given up his spot in the starting lineup. For 185 consecutive games, Smith has been in the starting lineup for the Bengals or Niners. That run ends o…Share TweetVS. POSTGAME QUOTESDECEMBER 23, 2012 BENGALS COACH MARVIN LEWIS Opening statement:I told them thanks for bailing me out, plain, flat, and simple. I make decisions to try to win the game ...Share Tweet
Bengals defense spearheads defining winPITTSBURGH -- The Cincinnati Bengals delivered a defining moment in franchise history Sunday when they clinched their second consecutive playoff berth on the soil of their fiercest division rival. "It's a big win for the city of Cincinnati," c…Share Tweet» Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis came into the postgame press room with a pretty big smile on his face. "I thanked my team for bailing me out," he said, referring to some of his second-half decis...Share TweetRyan Freel, a former Major League Baseball player known for his fearless play but whose career was cut short after eight seasons by a series of head and other injuries, was found dead Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff…Share Tweet
"Hallelujah, Holy Shit! Where's The Tylenol?": Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Dec 23, 2012We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from London Fletcher losing his lunch to sad Tom Brady. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Share TweetThe Bengals are playoff-bound and the Steelers aren't. Cincinnati's 13-10 win was a tour de force performance by maybe the NFL's most off-the-radar defense, says Don Banks.Share Tweet
Cook starts; Adam Jones activePITTSBURGH - For the third straight game Josh Brown undertook the kicking duties for the Bengals in their bid to secure a playoff spot Sunday against the Steelers. The Bengals also opted to give c...Share TweetPITTSBURGH - With a playoff berth on the line Sunday at Heinz Field, the Bengals got the brilliant defensive effort they needed with two hellacious red-zone stands in the third quarter that kept t...Share TweetCLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians' pitch to bring Nick Swisher "home" worked.Share TweetThree of the four teams in the AFC North are still in the playoff hunt. Here's a look at the postseason scenarios: BALTIMORE RAVENS Can clinch the AFC North with a win over the Giants, or a tie with the Giants along with a Bengals loss at Pittsburgh CIN…Share Tweet
Big Ben's Big Error: The Bengals not only secured their playoff berth,…The Bengals not only secured their playoff berth, but they eliminated the rival Steelers along the way. Ben Roethlisberger's late INT led to the game-winning FG in Cincy's 13-10 win.Share TweetThe Steelers can stay in the playoff hunt with a win today, but it'll have to come against the rival Bengals, who can clinch their own postseason berth with a victory. Follow the action here.Share TweetAfter what was certainly “a lot of thought,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is letting Rashard Mendenhall out of the doghouse. The pending free agent running back, who was suspended after bailing on his team the week before, will be active for today’s gShare Tweet
Sunday Breakdown: Week 16Dec 23Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down key plays from week 16 including Andrew Luck to Reggie Wayne and Andy Dalton to A.J. Green
Sunday Blitz: Bengals-Steelers RecapDec 23Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Bengals' 13-10 win over the Steelers.
Bengals postgame press conferenceDec 23Bengals react following game with Steelers
Bengals Upend SteelersDec 23The Bengals secured a second straight postseason berth with a 13-10 win over the Steelers.