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Open Field
Andy Dalton Still Hasn’t Earned His Stripes
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
By Robert Klemko
Game Plan
Cincy’s Goal: ‘Exorcise the Elephant in the Room’
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
By Peter King
Open Field
Why the AFC North is Football’s Crown Jewel
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)
By Robert Klemko
Tuesday Mailbag
The Week 13 Mailbag
The Week 13 Mailbag
The Rams-St. Louis police-Ferguson saga takes another turn, but bottom line: Players should be allowed to express themselves. Plus, answering questions about Mike Tomlin's job security, Jim Harbaugh rumors and playoff reseeding
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Super Bowl Sneak Peek
Super Bowl Sneak Peek
Two months from today in Glendale, we could do worse than getting a rematch of Sunday’s Packers-Patriots showdown. Here’s how Green Bay won. Plus the Ray Rice fallout, the Rams-Ferguson controversy and why now is the time for the Browns to start Johnny Manziel
By Peter King
Game Plan
‘This is Not a Fluke’
‘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
By Peter King
Game Plan
Pressure’s on, Patriots
Pressure's on, Patriots
New England is a mess offensively, and one of the NFL's most formidable defenses comes calling Sunday night. Will the Bengals embarrass the Pats? Plus, the Week 5 player to watch and 10 things to keep an eye on Sunday
By Peter King
On Further Review
‘Football is Full of Heart’
‘Football is Full of Heart’
One minute, Devon Still was preparing for his 4-year-old daughter’s dance recital. The next, the Bengals defensive tackle was at a hospital, learning that she had cancer. Here is their heart-wrenching story and how others are rallying to help
By Peter King
10 Things I Think I Think
10 Things I Think I Think: The Preseason
10 Things I Think I Think: The Preseason
Why the three first-round rookie quarterbacks should sit, and why a QB drafted much later might be the best of the rookie bunch. Plus, the tales of three rising defenders: a star in Tennessee that is worth every penny of his new contract, a physical freak emerging as a force in Cincinnati, and a misfit in Philly who needs be rescued from the wrong scheme
By Greg A. Bedard
Deep Dive
Bengals Preview: New Staff, Same Stars
Bengals Preview: New Staff, Same Stars
After three straight playoff appearances, the Bengals lost their offensive and defensive coordinators to head coaching jobs. But adjusting to a new staff is secondary to the development of their young players, specifically QB Andy Dalton
By Andy Benoit