Bengals are headed to the Super Bowl

Cincinnati edge out Kansas City at AFC Championship game By Joe Clark, Sports Editor The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in overtime on Sunday afternoon in the AFC Championship game, clinching the team’s third trip to the Super Bowl, the first since 1989. Cincinnati trailed 21-10 at the half after trailing 21-3 earlier in the game. Right before halftime, cornerback Eli Apple tackled Chiefs’ wide receiver Tyreek Hill short of the goal line to keep Kansas City from taking an even bigger lead. That play seemed to shift the momentum of the game, as Cincinnati stifled KC … Continue reading Bengals are headed to the Super Bowl

Opinion: An homage to Bengals from a proud fan

By Julia Lankisch, Staff Writer Ever worn a jersey and gotten laughed at? Well, that’s a pretty common experience for Bengals fans. We’re a sad bunch, watching our team lose year after year and doing our best to fend off the doubters. The past 31 years, which is how long it’s been since Cincinnati football won a playoff game, have been tough to stick out. That’s about one-and-a-half times the entire lives of most Xavier undergraduate students. To add insult to injury, there’s always just enough talent to lead us into thinking we can make something happen. Carson Palmer led … Continue reading Opinion: An homage to Bengals from a proud fan

Thrills in store for Bengals season

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ As the fall semester kicks off, NFL football looms right around the corner, a season Bengals fans in Cincinnati anticipate each year. There are obviously important inter-division games against the likes of the Ravens, Browns and Steelers, but let’s look at the other games on the Bengals’ schedule this year that could prove to be just as, if not more, important. Week One: Bengals vs. Jets Week 1 is obviously an important step. Teams are now through the preseason and are gauging how the team is faring and who is best suited to play where. … Continue reading Thrills in store for Bengals season