Join us for Bengals Line!
Special guests: AJ Green and Devon Still
Who: Lap, me and Bengals players
What: Bengals Line
When: Monday night, 6-9pm
Where: Holy Grail Banks
Why: To talk Bengals, hear from the players, win cool prizes, enjoy great food and drinks.
I believe the Bengals will hand out autograph tickets, prior to the start of the show.
I will forward that info if/when I get it.
Final: Bengals 42 Colts 28
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 08: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
*9-4 with 3 games to go....3rd seed....hold tiebreakers over Pats and Colts.
*Patriots scored 13 points in 30-seconds to beat Browns 27-26 and prevent Bengals from grabbing 2-seed.
*Bengals 6-0 home. Undefeated at home in 1973, 1982 (4-0 strike), 1988. Undefeated at home this year: Bengals, Seahawks, Broncos, Saints, Patriots.
*3 straight winning seasons 1st time since 1975 (11-3), 1976 (10-4) and 1977 (8-6). 2nd time franchise history.
*Nice to see O put D on shoulders for a change.
*42, 41, 49 Bengals points three consecutive games at PBS, a franchise record.
*Bengals 3 games of 40+ points at home is a franchise record for a season.
*Last time Bengals scored 40+ three times season: 1981...41 at Balt, 40 at SD, 41 at Cleveland.
*Colts 2nd least penalized team this year...but 2 killer personal fouls Sunday....penalties led to 5 first downs for Bengals.
*AJ/Marvin 8 TD catches each. Last time 2 Bengals had at least 8 TD catches same season: TJ 12, Chad 8 in 2007.
*Dalton better head-to-head QB rating than Luck, Ben, Brady, Rodgers, Stafford and Rivers.
*Neither team committed turnover...neither team had a sack.
*Paging Robert Mathis, paging Robert Mathis.
Home: 6-0, 63%, 14 TD, 5 INT, 98.9 rating
Road: 3-4, 61.2%, 11 TD, 11 INT, 80.0 rating
*Andy: 24 of 35, 275 yards, 3 TD/Green, Jones, Gresham, TD run, QB rating: 120.5
*Dalton last 6 quarters: 33 of 48 (69%), 424 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT
*Big game/bad weather win for Andy.
*Bengals 6 plays 20+ yds…(29,29,28,22,22,20)…ties 2nd most of (Green Bay)…most 7 vs Buf.
*A do-it-all day for Gio. 12 rushes 99 yards, 4 catches 49 yards….148 total yards.
*Bengals rushed 35 times/155 yards (4.4) and passed it 35 times.
*Nice answer after Colts cut 21-14...60 yard drive....Andy to Gresh, 28-14.
*Andy to AJ, TD, 35-14, like taking candy from a baby.
*Andy 5 for 5 start, got AJ/Gresh involved. Connected with 7 of 9 players targeted.
*Marvin Jones 29-yards on beauty from Dalton, TD...8th. Great extension MJ.
*Jones: 3 catches/4 targets, 60 yds, TD…previous 3 games: 4 catches/12 targets, 23 yds, 0 TD.
*10 plays/83 yards, TD, opening drive...Dalton 6 of 7.
*4th and Goal TD? BJGE, I'll take it. 14-0.
*Dalton: 21 of 32, 288 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT combined 2nd half SD/1st half Indy.
*BJGE TD run, 21-0.,...9 plays/80 yards start 2nd half
*6 of 12 on 3rd down.
*I think this Whit at LG thing might just work.
*0 sacks three games row? Dalton 92 consecutive pass attempts w/o sack. Last sack :21 left 4th vs Baltimore.
*How valuable are Anthony Collins and Mike Pollack?
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 08: A.J. Green#18 of the Cincinnati Bengals catches a touchdown pass during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
*excellent 3rd down: 2 of 10
*Bengals allowed 4 TD passes Sunday. Had allowed 4 TD passes in previous 5 games combined.
*Big 3 and out after offense gave 28-14 lead.
*Reggie Nelson/Adam Jones miss Rogers by not wrapping, 69 yds, 21-7.
*really weak effort/6 missed tackles=19-yard TD pass Luck to Brazill, 21-14.
*Luck 1st visiting QB to throw multiple TD since Peyton Manning, November 4, last year.
*Brandon Thompson nice deflection on screen.
*Adam Jones 3rd down PBU twice in 1st QT.
*3rd down pressure Gilberry forced incompletion.
*Beauty deflection Reggie Nelson on what looked like TD pass
*Vinny 3rd down coverage vs Fleener forces incompletion
*Iloka out with head injury. Newman out knee injury. Trouble.
*Huber 59 yard bomb, 30 yard not bomb, 70 yard rocket....2 touch backs entering game/2 touch backs Sunday.
*Why did Tate run ball out? Then returned next KO 44-yards...
*Tate 43 yard PR...blocks JK and Alex Smith.
*Dre delivered again.
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 08: Adam Jones #24 of the Cincinnati Bengals pumps up the crowd before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Don't sleep on the Bengals. They are for real.— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) December 9, 2013
When it comes to knocking off Broncos, Bengals better suited than Patriots
The Sporting News
The Bengals have the run defense to contain the Broncos, and the pressure package to get to Peyton Manning, much bigger assets than what New England and Indianapolis have to offer in that matchup when there’s more on the line on the road.
Current playoff picture: 3 Bengals hosting 6 Ravens
Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com: Time for the offensive line to take a bow. They had their third straight game without a sack, rolled up 4.4 yards per rush on 38 carries on Sunday and left tackle Anthony Collins helped blank a star rusher for the third time in his third start of the season as Andrew Whitworth moved to left guard.
Joe Reedy, Enquirer: Andy Dalton just might be the Billy Joel of NFL quarterbacks. As we have seen during his two-plus seasons in Cincinnati no one go to extremes as much as he does.
Paul Dehner Jr, Enquirer: Andy Dalton and the Bengals offense of October returned with the first home game of December. With Good Andy in tow Cincinnati amassed its most impressive offensive output in nearly a month throwing and running all over the Colts.
Peter King, SI: 7. Cincinnati (9-4). Tough call, where to put the Bengals right now. This is probably the best Cincinnati team since the Boomer Esiason days. Andy Dalton, with three games to go, is 25-16 in the touchdown-to-interception ratio; last year he was 27-16 for the season. The difference? He should throw for 4,000 yards this year for the first time, thanks to Marvin Jones giving him a legitimate second option at receiver.
Jeff Triplette explains review of BJGE TD
Kevin Goheen, Fox Sports Ohio: Winning this division isn’t enough. There has to be an attitude that comes with the winning that will propel them to a deep postseason run. The Bengals seem to have it.
Joe Kay, AP: A disputed call went the Bengals' way — not that they absolutely needed it. Getting Andy Dalton back in form was quite enough.
Coley Harvey, ESPN: What it means: The Bengals are finally showing the football world that they are who many of us in the preseason thought they would be. Now that the end of regular season is almost here, the Bengals are preparing for a postseason run by flexing their muscles against teams they have to beat. Following last week's seven-point win on the road at San Diego, this weekend's dismantling of a division leader proves that they ought to be taken seriously during the postseason.