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Andy Dalton and Bengals Fans: It’s Complicated

Infamously booed by the hometown crowd at the MLB All-Star Game in July, Andy Dalton is winning over even the most skeptical Cincy supporters by his performance during an unbeaten start. What would really seal the deal? That’s obvious

Believe in the Bengals

Cincinnati is 5-0 for the first time in Marvin Lewis’s 13-year tenure. Pessimists will still point to the franchise’s recent playoff futility, but the true measure of growth isn’t just wins and losses

Thanks for the Jeers

Bothered by boos in his own city this summer, Andy Dalton has started the 2015 season as one of the NFL’s hottest quarterbacks. Here’s why his success might carry into January. Plus, 10 things to watch in Week 5

A Sleepy Football Sunday

The games were mostly a snooze but we still learned plenty on the third Sunday of the season. Here's why a trio of surprise teams are 3-0, the AFC North might be all but over and the U-word whispers have begun in New England. Plus weekly awards, Monday night preview and 10 things I think

Peyton’s Hot Starts, Cold Finishes

Forecasting more cold-weather problems for Peyton Manning. Plus, thoughts on Bill O’Brien’s starring role on Hard Knocks, the unsung hero in Chris Johnson’s return to the NFL and RG3’s confident comments

No. 31: Odell Beckham Jr.

Since ‘The Catch,’ Odell Beckham Jr. has been swept up in the whirlwind of instant celebrity. But even as a rookie, his contributions were far greater than that single play. Beckham is poised to become the dominant force the Giants need to get back to the playoffs, as well as one of the most recognizable faces in the NFL… if he can handle the spotlight

Andy Dalton Still Hasn’t Earned His Stripes

It’s hard to pin the Bengals’ wild-card loss on their quarterback, but Dalton did little to win the game as his postseason record dropped to 0-4. As fans grow even more restless, coaches and teammates are quick to his defense

Cincy’s Goal: ‘Exorcise the Elephant in the Room’

Andy Dalton and the Bengals have played on three straight wild-card weekends, and lost every time. Opportunity No. 4 comes Sunday. A Cincinnati coach talks about all the pressure. Plus, another spotlight player and 10 more things to watch

‘This is Not a Fluke’

The Browns are 6-3 for the first time since being reborn in 1999. After Thursday night’s thrashing of the Bengals, it might be time to consider that Cleveland is for real. Plus, the Week 10 player in the spotlight and 10 things to watch for Sunday

‘I Am Going to be Here for a Long Time’

Andy Dalton on his contract extension, the art of the quarterback sneak, searching for his first playoff win (and second and third), and the biggest difference now that Hue Jackson is the Bengals’ offensive coordinator

About to Make History

Peyton Manning needs three scores to break Brett Favre’s career touchdown record, but what does that mean in the context of today’s NFL? Plus, why the Bengals-Colts matchup is a big test for Andy Dalton

The Last to Lose

Three teams—the Eagles, Bengals and Cardinals—are 3-0. Which has the best chance of being the last to fall? We ran the numbers to find out

‘The NFL Needed This’

Those were the words of Russell Wilson, after Seattle edged Denver in a thrilling Super Bowl redux. An action-packed Sunday—which included surprise teams moving to 3-0—diverted focus on the league's off-field problems, if only for a day

Mega Watt’s Mega Deal

The Texans held all the cards but did the right thing in extending superstar defensive end J.J. Watt—and paying him like a franchise quarterback

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