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Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Report

The Bengals are hungrier than ever after four-straight one-and-dones. Can a now-healthy Geno Atkins and Tyler Eifert lift Cincinnati over its playoff hump?

What It Takes To Build a Super Bowl Contender

Brandon Browner explains what made his Seahawks and Patriots teams so special, and George Iloka dissects what’s kept the Bengals from winning in the playoffs (don’t blame Andy Dalton). Plus, the reaction to Jordy Nelson’s lost season and training camp observations

One Team, 25 Years On

In 2011, Sports Illustrated conducted a first-ever comprehensive survey of football's long-term effects on an entire NFL roster. We polled the former members of the 1986 Bengals, whose physical and psychological conditions a quarter century later ranged from near complete normalcy to near total disability

Extra Points: How the PAT Could Change by This Fall

The 32 teams are near unanimous in believing the point after touchdown needs to change. Precisely how is another story. The details of a compromise that goes to vote in May. Plus why the Saints own the draft, and eight coaches on the spot

Projecting the NFL Draft: AFC North

Throughout draft season, our NFL film-study maven Andy Benoit and college football know-it-all Andy Staples will break down the needs of all 32 teams and suggest which prospects would be the best fit. This week, we focus on a division in which three of the four quarterbacks are being scrutinzed about their long-term viability. (Rest easy, Flacco)

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

The Final Over/Under

A college stats professor charts NFL wins, comparing all 32 teams to Vegas and statheads predictions going into the 2014 season

The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit - Week 17

Andy breaks down all the Week 17 action, with analysis on why Russell Wilson is stealing quarterback critics’ hearts, what the Lions will do against the Packers, how the Bengals will defend the Steelers and which coaches deserve and don’t deserve to be fired

Game 256: Inside the NFL’s Week 17 Decision

The NFL had three choices of games to conclude the 2014 regular season—Detroit-Green Bay, Carolina-Atlanta and Cincinnati-Pittsburgh. Here’s the explanation for why more than just football went into the final selection

Why the AFC North is Football’s Crown Jewel

A year ago, the NFC West was put on a pedestal as the NFL’s best division. But the aggressive, intelligent and opportunistic teams in the AFC North are changing the discussion. (You just have to ignore Manziel’s performance last Sunday)

The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit - Week 14

Andy previews the Week 14 action, discusses coaches on the hot seat, and has an in-depth conversation with Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes

A Controversial Choice to Stay the Course

Brian Hoyer remains the Browns’ starting quarterback. Is Mike Pettine making the right decision? The film from last week’s game against the Bills says no

Week 13 Twitter Mailbag

Should the Bills stick with coach Doug Marrone? What's wrong with Colin Kaepernick? And are the Bengals a legitimate contender? That and more as Peter King answers your Twitter questions