Joe Burrow, Bengals go for 4-0 vs. KC in AFC title rematch
That was the same score for the Bengals’ overtime victory in Kansas City in this game last season. All-Pro Patrick Mahomes led the NFL with 5,250 yards passing and 41 TDs, helping the Chiefs reach the AFC championship game for the fifth straight season. Joe Burrow threw for 4,475 yards and 35 TDs and has led the Bengals to a 5-1 record in the playoffs over the past two seasons. With Burrow leading the way, the Bengals had the fifth-ranked passing offense in the league. Punter Tommy Townsend had an All-Pro season with a net of 45.6 yards.wftv.com
Bengals want ball in Burrow's hands with ground game stalled
Meanwhile, the Bengals' run game has become something of a side dish to the main course. His 297.7 passing yards per game was second to Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes. “We still need to be able to run the ball better," he said. He logged just one 100-yard game, picking up 153 yards and scoring four touchdowns in a Week 9 win over Carolina. He suffered a concussion in the first half of a Week 12 win over Pittsburgh and missed the next two games.wftv.com
Joe Mixon challenges NFL to coin toss over $13k fine for Week 18 TD celebration, Chad Johnson offers
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon had some fun after a trip to the end zone with a coin flip celebration during a Week 18 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Let’s have a coin toss to pay this crazy fine for expressing myself. If it’s heads I’ll pay,” he wrote. If it’s heads I’ll pay. His continued coin flip jabs came after Johnson pledged to help the 26-year-old pay the fine.wftv.com
Bengals beat Ravens to avoid coin flip, set up home rematch
CINCINNATI — (AP) — Joe Burrow threw for a touchdown and Joe Mixon ran for another as the Cincinnati Bengals took advantage of four Baltimore turnovers to beat the Ravens 27-16 on Sunday and set up a rematch in the first round of the playoffs next week. Cincinnati avoided a coin flip to determine the site of its playoff game against Baltimore, which would have come into play had the Ravens won and the Los Angeles Chargers lost later Sunday at Denver. The Bengals were unhappy with the prospect of a coin flip costing them a home playoff game and mocked the rule change with a coin-flip celebration after Mixon's TD. But rather than go all-out for the slim chance of getting a home playoff game, Ravens coach John Harbaugh ensured the Bengals will see a somewhat different team when sixth-seeded Baltimore returns to Paycor Stadium next weekend. Cornerback Mike Hilton picked off Brown on Baltimore's next possession, giving the ball to the Bengals at the Ravens 30.wftv.com
Bengals' Mixon celebrates TD with coin flip
CINCINNATI — (AP) — Joe Mixon and the Cincinnati Bengals are still flipping out over the NFL's plan to determine home-field advantage in the playoffs. Mixon referenced the NFL's decision to use a coin flip as a tiebreaker Sunday by celebrating a 1-yard touchdown run against the Baltimore Ravens by taking a coin out of his glove and flicking it. The league decided to add a coin flip to settle a potential playoff scenario after Monday night's game between the Bengals and Buffalo Bills was declared a no-contest after Bills safety Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on the field. Bengals coach Zac Taylor made it clear this week the team isn’t happy with the league changing the rules. “When a game is canceled, you turn to winning percentage to clarify everything, so we don’t have to make up the rules.wftv.com
Joe Mixon mocks NFL's AFC North playoff rule tweak with coin-flip TD celebration vs. Ravens
Joe Mixon's touchdown celebration against the Baltimore Ravens poked a little fun at the NFL's home-field advantage rule change. Taylor said the change wasn't fair or equitable to the Bengals compared to how it affected the rest of the AFC. "So, we have the opportunity to play for a coin flip that can only negatively impact us. We don't have the opportunity to play for a coin flip that positively impact us. While they may not like the rule, it would be a moot point if they beat the Ravens.wftv.com
Bengals' Joe Mixon seemingly takes issue with NFL postseason seeding changes following canceled game vs Bills
Cincinnati Bengals star running back Joe Mixon took to social media Thursday night to voice his opinion on the NFL's solution to Monday night’s canceled game against the Buffalo Bills.foxnews.com
NFL injury tracker Week 12: Cardinals QB Kyler Murray and WR Marquise Brown return vs Chargers
Kyler Murray and Marquise Brown expected to return SundayKyler Murray missed the last two weeks with a hamstring injury that he sustained against the Vikings in Week 8 and aggravated the following week against the Seahawks. Wide receiver Marquise Brown is expected to be activated off injured reserve and also play Sunday, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Joe Mixon ruled out against TitansCincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was listed as out of Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans in the team's injury report. He was injured Week 10 while taking a hit in the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This news coincides with his fellow receiver Kadarius Toney being ruled out with a hamstring injury, putting Smith-Scheuster right back at WR1.wftv.com
Burrow throws 4 TD passes, Bengals rally past Steelers 37-30
PITTSBURGH — (AP) — Joe Burrow threw four touchdown passes, three to backup running back Samaje Perine, and the Cincinnati Bengals rallied past the Pittsburgh Steelers 37-30 on Sunday. Burrow completed 24 of 39 passes for 355 yards on the day he became the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career yards passing. Pittsburgh (3-7) saw its chance of repeating the Week 1 upset it pulled off in Cincinnati in September vanish in the second half as a 20-17 lead slipped away. Burrow spent the first half picking apart the Steelers underneath. C Mason Cole (foot) did not start the second half.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 10 Analysis: Why you should keep Allen Lazard locked in lineups going forward
If you are new to this article series, I will be using my Expected Fantasy Points model to determine which players relied on volume or efficiency to produce for fantasy. In short, the two metrics that we will use each week are:Expected Fantasy Points (or xFP)Fantasy Points Over Expected (or FPOE = Actual Points - Expected Points)Why do these metrics matter? Why was he ranked outside of the top 12 in Expected Fantasy Points entering Week 9? In addition, he received a season-high 36 percent target share, leading all tight ends in fantasy scoring in Week 9. Quarterbacks: Fantasy Usage & EfficiencyLamar Jackson - Baltimore RavensIt has been a tumultuous season for Lamar Jackson.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Fact or Fluke: Regression came for these players in Week 9 — but what should we expect going forward?
In football, we tend to think about touchdown regression. We heard a lot about regression during Week 9’s games. Going forward, Mixon should reasonably be expected to average just under one total touchdown per game given his current volume. He has four single-digit fantasy point games, three with over 20 fantasy points and one 10-point game. But until we get ourselves a fantasy point per air yards league, Davis is going to be boom or bust.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Flashback, Week 9: Joe Mixon, Justin Fields lead most reliable players
Welcome to the latest edition of the Fantasy Football Flashback, where we celebrate the accomplishments of the week's most reliable players. Those who roster Joe Mixon or Justin Fields likely won their Week 9 matchup, as those two players posted the highest weekly totals of any players this season. The 26-year-old had been a disappointment on the ground entering Week 9, totaling just 432 yards and 3.3 yards per carry in his initial eight games. Fields should be close to unanimously rostered (currently at 70%) in fantasy leagues and is a trusted option going forward. The 28-year-old has been a viable RB2 for the past four weeks, going over 60 rushing yards in three of those games and amassing four touchdowns.wftv.com
Fantasy Football: Sit/Start tips for Week 9 of the NFL season
The Bears rank 28th in run defense DVOA and have the highest run rate against them this season. This week the Bears face a pass-funnel Miami defense allowing the seventh-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. 1 ranked run defense in DVOA and now leads the NFL in avoided tackle rate. This week the Packers get a much different Lions defense yielding 5.1 YPC, 13 rushing touchdowns and the third-most fantasy points to running backs this season. Meanwhile, Buffalo's defense has allowed the fourth-lowest EPA/play and is bottom-five in fantasy points allowed to both quarterbacks and running backs this season.wftv.com
Fantasy Football: Every NFL team's running back situation heading into Week 8
We’ve logged seven fantasy football weeks into the books, and all sorts of messiness and surprises at the running back position. Because of the team's offensive shape, you can consider starting both of them through the bye weeks. Denver gets a fifth Island Game in Week 8, to the delight of no one. Indianapolis ColtsThe running game has fallen apart, between Jonathan Taylor's injury and Matt Ryan's collapse. Los Angeles ChargersAustin Ekeler enjoys the bell cow life, leading all running backs in targets, catches, yards and receiving touchdowns.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Booms and Busts: Bengals hit the jackpot against Falcons in Week 7
The first NFL window on Sunday in Week 7 wasn't particularly fantasy friendly. Burrow went bananas against the Falcons, chucking for 325 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone. Ja'Marr Chase broke the game for the second straight week (8-130-2) while Tyler Boyd added 8-155-1. The Falcons don't have a bye until Week 14, but Arthur Smith could use a timeout right now. In a year with more fantasy bricks than right answers, the Falcons look like another one of the wrong-answer teams.wftv.com
Fantasy Football: Sit/Start tips for Week 7 of the NFL season
They've also allowed the most EPA/pass and the fifth-most fantasy points to outside receivers over the last month. The Browns defense ranks second to last in DVOA and has given up the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Tennessee has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks and the eighth-fewest to running backs this season. Seattle continues to be the premier fantasy matchup this year, getting the second-most yards per play and allowing the third-most. He gets a 49ers defense Sunday allowing an NFL-low 3.3 YPC and the second-fewest fantasy points to running backs this season.wftv.com
Daily Fantasy Football Week 7: Lineup building blocks and undervalued options to target
They've allowed the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Jackson stands out with no Josh Allen or Jalen Hurts on the DFS slate, and Patrick Mahomes has a tough matchup. Yet, his salary remains the cheaper of the two this week despite a much more favorable matchup. He gets a Chargers defense that had allowed the most fantasy points to running backs this season before facing Denver's league-worst rushing offense Monday night. Seattle continues to be the premier fantasy matchup this year, getting the second-most yards per play and allowing the third-most.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Six-Pack: Rhamondre Stevenson to continue to feast in Week 6
We'll have new fantasy pickups to chase in a few days; the waiver wire never takes a week off. The return of DeAndre Hopkins will obviously help Murray specifically and the team's offense generally, but that's still a week away. That's easily the highest rate in the league on such passes; in fact, only 13 other quarterbacks have completed better than 65.5 percent of their total attempts, regardless of depth. This week, he's facing a Cleveland defense that he roasted for 100 yards and two scores last November. Cincinnati won't actually face a top-10 run defense again until Week 12, so it's fair to feel cautiously/nervously optimistic about Mixon.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Week 4: Last call on Khalil Herbert and other top pickups
We can't promise to fix all your fantasy issues, but we can offer a few potentially useful adds ahead of Week 4. Below you'll find a collection of approved pickups, all of them available in at least 50 percent of Yahoo leagues. Priority adds at running backKhalil Herbert, Chicago Bears (50% rostered)If Herbert happens to remain unattached in your league, it's time to finally correct that oversight. Last season, during a four-game stretch in which Montgomery was sidelined, Herbert averaged 97 scrimmage yards and 22 touches per week. Additional wide receivers to consider: Mack Hollins (we're three games into his season and he's already reached a career-high in receiving yards; he's no more than the No.wftv.com
Oklahoma's Gundy out after saying 'racially charged' word
Oklahoma Gundy Resigns Football Oklahoma offensive coach Cale Gundy speaks during an NCAA college football media day, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, in Norman, Okla. Gundy announced his resignation Sunday, Aug. 7, after using offensive language during a film session the week prior. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Sue Ogrocki)A day after Oklahoma assistant head football coach Cale Gundy announced his resignation, the school said Monday that Gundy uttered a racially charged word multiple times during a film session last week. “Coach Gundy resigned from the program because he knows what he did was wrong,” first-year Sooners coach Brent Venables said in the statement. “He chose to read aloud to his players, not once but multiple times, a racially charged word that is objectionable to everyone, and does not reflect the attitude and values of our university or our football program. Venables said it tough to see Gundy to leave, but worse for the players to hear that word from one of their coaches.wftv.com
RB Joe Mixon, Zac Taylor clear the air about end of Bengals' Super Bowl loss
While every Cincinnati Bengals fan and player has sad and frustrating memories of the end of Super Bowl 56, running back Joe Mixon's memories are tinged with something more: regret. If the Bengals had converted on third-and-1 or fourth-and-1, it could have sent the Super Bowl to overtime and changed the entire outcome of the game. Mixon hadn't talked about how he felt being on the sidelines at the end of Super Bowl 56. Mixon, Taylor relationship is just fineWhile Mixon now feels regret at how he handled that situation, the person in charge of him actually being in the game (or not) was head coach Zac Taylor. "You absolutely should feel passionate about that situation," Taylor said via ESPN.wftv.com
Officiating in Raiders-Bengals problematic at times
(AP Photo/AJ Mast) (AJ Mast)CINCINNATI — (AP) — What mostly was a tense game between teams with long playoff droughts was disrupted Saturday by some problematic officiating. The Bengals beat the Raiders 26-19 in an AFC wild-card matchup that ended Cincinnati's 31-year run without a postseason victory. The margin was Joe Burrow's 10-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd late in the second quarter on which the quarterback barely was in bounds when he threw the ball. Players on the field for the Raiders, who haven't won a playoff game since taking the 2002 AFC championship, protested a bit — to no avail. The network's officiating analyst, Terry McAulay, believed the play should have been negated and the ball placed back at the Raiders 10.wftv.com
Burrow’s 525 yards, 4 TDs power Bengals past Ravens 41-21
Ravens Bengals Football Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) reacts after a touchdown run by Joe Mixon during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster) (Aaron Doster)CINCINNATI — (AP) — Joe Burrow threw for a franchise-record 525 yards and four touchdowns, and the Cincinnati Bengals took sole possession of first place in the AFC North with a 41-21 win over the depleted Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Ja'Marr Chase caught seven for 125 yards, and Boyd had three catches for 85 yards. The Ravens were ineffective running the ball, with Devonta Freeman leading the team with 17 yards. Mixon finished with 135 yards from scrimmage — six catches for 70 yards and 18 carries for 65 yards and a 1-yard, first-quarter touchdown on fourth-and-goal.wftv.com
Mixon runs for career-high 165 yards, Bengals crush Steelers
Joe Mixon rushed for a career-high 165 yards and two touchdowns, Joe Burrow scrambled ran for a score and passed for another one and the Cincinnati Bengals crushed the Pittsburgh Steelers 41-10, sweeping the season series for the first time since 2009.
Broncos clear RB Lindsay in return from concussion
(AP Photo/John Froschauer)Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay has cleared concussion protocol and will play against the Los Angeles Chargers. Bears: WR Ted Ginn Jr., DB Duke Shelley, RB Artavis Pierce, OL Cody Whitehair, WR Riley Ridley, LB Trevis Gipson. Seahawks: RB Chris Carson, RB Carlos Hyde, DE Benson Mayowa, CB Ugo Amadi, SS Jamal Adams, CB Shaquill Griffin. ___LOS ANGELES RAMS AT MIAMIRams: RB Raymond Calais, OL Brian Allen, WR Trishton Jackson, TE Brycen Hopkins, DL A’Shawn Robinson. Dolphins: RB/WR Lynn Bowden Jr., RB Salvon Ahmed, FB Chandler Cox, CB Jamal Perry, RB Jordan Howard, DE Jason Strowbridge.
Browns' Beckham, Washington's Collins leave with injuries
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Cleveland receiver Odell Beckham and Washington safety Landon Collins will have more tests Monday to determine the extent of what could be season-ending injuries. Collins injured his left ankle/Achilles tendon in noncontact fashion early in the second quarter. Phillips was carted off the field early in the second quarter. — Carolina left tackle Russell Okung (calf) left in the second half against New Orleans and did not return. — New Orleans offensive tackle Terron Armstead (arm) left in the second quarter and did not return.
Hurting Mayfield, Browns score late, outduel Bengals 37-34
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones after Peoples-Jones' touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)CINCINNATI – Baker Mayfield overcame a terrible start to throw for five touchdowns, including a 24-yard go-ahead score to Donovan Peoples-Jones with 15 seconds left, and the Cleveland Browns outdueled the Cincinnati Bengals 37-34 on Sunday. Nursing sore ribs, Mayfield started 0 for 5 — including an interception on his first attempt of the game. Rashard Higgins had six catches for 110 yards, and tight end Harrison Bryant had two touchdown catches. MISSING PIECESThe Bengals had lost Mixon (foot) and cornerback William Jackson III (concussion) to injuries during the week.
Packers without leading rusher Aaron Jones vs. Texans
Titans: CB Joshua Kalu, LB Derick Roberson, LB David Long Jr., OL Daniel Munyer, T Isaiah Wilson, DL Matt Dickerson. Washington: T Geron Christian, WR Isaiah Wright, DE James Smith Williams, WR Robert Foster, LB Thomas Davis, DE Casey Toohill. ___DETROIT AT ATLANTALions: QB David Blough, CB Desmond Trufant, S Miles Killebrew, OL Logan Stenberg, WR Quintez Cephus, RB Bo Scarbrough. ___GREEN BAY AT HOUSTONPackers: QB Jordan Love, CB Kevin King, S Darnell Savage, RB Tyler Ervin, RB Aaron Jones, T David Bakhtiari, DL Tyler Lancaster. Texans: WR Keke Coutee, CB John Reid, LB Peter Kalambayi, T Charlie Heck, TE Jordan Akins.
Rivers throw 3 TD passes as Colts rally past Bengals 31-27
(AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS – Philip Rivers never flinched with the Indianapolis Colts facing a 21-0 first-half deficit Sunday. He went back to work and joined MVP quarterbacks Bert Jones and Peyton Manning in the Indianapolis Colts' record book. ... Mixon left in the first half with a right foot injury but returned at the start of the second half. ... DT Christian Covington and CB William Jackson III both got hurt in the second half and returned later. ... CB Xavier Rhodes and WR Marcus Johnson also were shaken up in the second half but returned.
The Latest: Brady, Bucs roll to win, give Packers first loss
Brady threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns, including one to Gronkowski, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rolled to a 38-10 win over the previously undefeated Green Bay Packers. Brady hit Rob Gronkowski for a 12-yard touchdown with 1:02 left in the second quarter to cap the rally. It's been a tough afternoon so far for Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Dolphins had a 21-0 halftime lead after Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 147 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Board has movement in his limbs after suffering a concussion and neck injury in the team's win over Washington.
Falcons WR Julio Jones out again with hamstring injury
Jones had been listed as questionable after missing practice throughout the week with a hamstring injury. Even so, the winless Falcons’ secondary gets a boost with safeties Keanu Neal (hamstring) and Ricardo Allen (elbow) returning from injuries. ___PHILADELPHIA AT PITTSBURGHEagles: TE Hakeem Butler; RB Jason Huntley, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Alshon Jeffery, CB Avonte Maddox, QB Nate Sudfeld, DE Casey Toohill. Falcons: S Jaylinn Hawkins, WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Ravens: RB Justice Hill, WR Chris Moore, QB Trace McSorley, DT Broderick Washington, DT Justin Ellis, OL Tyre Phillips.
Mixon's 3 TDs pace Bengals in 33-25 win over Jaguars
Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Jordan Evans (50) celebrates late in the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. The Bengals defeated the Jaguars 33-25. After linebacker Jordan Evans intercepted a tipped Gardner Minshew pass, the Bengals started on Jacksonville’s 40 and got nowhere, Burrow overthrowing an open A.J. The Jags added a field goal with 8 seconds left, but the ensuing onside kick was unsuccessful. He missed a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter but converted on four others, including a 50-yarder in the second half.
Bengals receiver A.J. Green signs 1-year franchise deal
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. The Bengals used their franchise tag on A.J. Green signed his one-year, $17.9 million contract Friday after the deadline passed for agreeing to a long-term deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. The club used its franchise tag on Green, who missed all last season with an ankle injury. After nine years of Green teaming with quarterback Andy Dalton, the Bengals made a clean break following a 2-14 finish.
Vikings, Cook present NFL's latest RB contract standoff
FILE - In this Oct. 24 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Minneapolis. The Vikings have centered their offense around running back Dalvin Cook and praised him at every turn, but now the bill has come due. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, FIle)MINNEAPOLIS Dalvin Cook logged off last week from virtual team activities with the Minnesota Vikings, no longer willing to participate until he has secured a new contract. The three-year, $39 million contract Arizona gave David Johnson, who's now with Houston, might be the most realistic model. Gordon took a two-year, $8 million contract with Denver.
Dolphins vs. Bengals: How to watch, stream, listen
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins will host the Cincinnati Bengals at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Unless the Bengals win the next two games, Cincinnati will have the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. 28 has 250 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. Parker has 954 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. The total for points scored between both teams has been set at 46.5.Who does Cincinnati play next week?