Opinion: Looking towards baseball to predict Bengals’ future

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ In the week leading up to the Cincinnati Bengals playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, I came across an interesting column from a Cincinnati-bred Boston sportswriter. The gist of the op-ed was that the Bengals/Steelers rivalry was similar to where the Red Sox/ Yankees stood more than a decade ago, with the Steelers filling the Yankees’ role of the dominate, championship-winning team in the rivalry. He argued that it felt like the Bengals would have to go through the Steelers if they were ever to achieve their goals, much like the Red Sox did by … Continue reading Opinion: Looking towards baseball to predict Bengals’ future

Bengals look to take next step and advance in January

By: David Woeltz ~Staff Writer~ For Bengals fans, 2015 brings high expectations. It has been 24 long seasons since Cincinnati was able to capture a playoff victory, and after four straight first round exits, the team is ready to take the next step. Blame has shifted from head coach Marvin Lewis, who has kept the Bengals competitive, to quarterback Andy Dalton, who has put up an abysmal one passing touchdown to five interceptions in the playoffs. Dalton signed a six-year, $115 million contract in 2014, but Cincinnati will have a team option on his contract after this season, so for … Continue reading Bengals look to take next step and advance in January