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Bengals score 27 straight points for 27-17 win over Dolphins

CINCINNATI (AP) — Sam Hubbard had missed on his attempt to get Ryan Tannehill.Next thing he knew, the ball was flying right toward him and there was nobody between him and the end zone.The rookie had an improbably easy time completing Cincinnati’s big comeback.Michael Johnson returned an interception for the tying score, and Hubbard went […]

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Bengals’ Andy Dalton back in comfort zone in new offense

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals knew drastic changes were in order after they finished last in the league in offense and Andy Dalton suffered through his worst season since he was a rookie.They changed the playbook, bolstered the offensive line and decided to set Dalton loose.One month into the season, he’s back in a comfort […]

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Look who leads the AFC North: those 2-0 Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — A few hours after a Thursday night loss to the Texans left them 0-2 last season, the Bengals made a decision that amounted to reversing field. They fired coordinator Ken Zampese and elevated Bill Lazor to interim leader of the offense.One year later, the offense is a whole lot different. Following Lazor’s […]

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Ravens, Bengals back together after last season’s thriller

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton came to the line on fourth-and-12 from the Baltimore 49-yard line.He knew it could be the final play of the Bengals’ losing season — and maybe of Marvin Lewis’ coaching career in Cincinnati, too.The 70,507 fans at M&T Bank Stadium were on their feet, cheering for one more defensive stop […]

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Dalton throws 4 TD passes, leads Bengals over Ravens 34-23

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton has turned into a big pain for the Baltimore Ravens.He threw four touchdown passes on Thursday night — three of them to A.J. Green — as the Cincinnati Bengals got ahead big and held on for a 34-23 victory that left them alone atop the AFC North.It’s an unaccustomed spot […]

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Bengals aim to cut down on defensive penalties vs Ravens

CINCINNATI (AP) — Safety Shawn Williams lowered his shoulder and hit Andrew Luck in the head as he was tackled, drawing an ejection.End Carlos Dunlap went for Luck’s legs and got a penalty for roughing the passer. He was flagged again when he landed hard on the quarterback after taking him down.The Bengals’ defense spent […]

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Ravens can’t recover from Bengals’ dominant 1st half

CINCINNATI (AP) — By the time the Ravens figured out what they needed to do, they were too far behind and their streak of five straight Thursday night wins was tottering.A second-half comeback wasn’t nearly enough as the Cincinnati Bengals held on for a 34-23 victory, riding a dominant start led by Andy Dalton’s four […]

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Bengals LB Preston Brown inactive vs Ravens

CINCINNATI (AP) — Preston Brown is inactive for the Bengals’ Thursday night game against the Ravens, leaving Cincinnati without two of its top linebackers.Brown hurt his right ankle during an opening win at Indianapolis on Sunday and had been listed as questionable. The Bengals also are missing linebacker Vontaze Burfict, suspended for the first four […]

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Ravens-Bengals could be significant in AFC North

Considering what happened in the rain at Cleveland last Sunday, the rugged AFC North looks like it will be wide open.So Thursday night’s visit to Cincinnati by Baltimore takes on an extra bit of importance, even in mid-September, after the division-favorite Steelers stumbled and bumbled to a 21-21 tie against the Browns.The Ravens were all […]

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Mixon it up: Bengals 2nd-year RB is focus of new offense

CINCINNATI (AP) — When the Bengals raised the curtain on their new offense, Joe Mixon was front and center.The second-year running back was the focus of Cincinnati’s redesigned offense on Sunday, getting all but one of the carries and finishing second in receiving. A 34-23 win at Indianapolis showed a different focus in coordinator Bill […]

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