Bengals offense seeking explosions
Paul Dehner Jr, CBS Sports
The Bengals receivers only have one reception of longer than 23 yards in the past five games.
“We've left a lot of plays out there on the field,” offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. “We miss a throw there, we drop a pass there, we miss a block here, whatever. You add all those up, if everybody has one time where they screw up, it's a lot. It's kind of been that way throughout.”
Atkins: Announcing his presence
Geno Atkins has become the player Ndamukong Suh was supposed to be when he was drafted, and is the standout DT from that draft despite Suh and Gerald McCoy both becoming major forces with their best seasons this year. Atkins is simply on another level.
Atkins: The most dominant player you don't know
Joe Reedy, for The Sporting News
Solomon Wilcots remembers the first time he saw Geno Atkins in a Bengals uniform during training camp in 2010.
“I’ve been around a lot of talented defensive linemen including Tim Krumrie. In terms of talent and the mindset and impact this guy is a difference maker,” said Wilcots, a former Bengals defensive back and now an NFL analyst. “Marvin (Lewis) had been hoping for a lot of years for this type of three-technique player. He got the people to understand the player he is.”
Bengals post biggest attendance gain in NFL
Cincinnati Business Courier
The Bengals’ sellout crowd Sunday for the regular-season wrap-up, a 23-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens, pushed the season attendance to 489,504. That’s an average of 61,188 per game, a 24 percent increase from last season. The Bengals averaged just more than 49,000 fans a game in the 2011 season.
Schaub isn't ready for primetime
The message is that, for whatever reason, Schaub isn’t stepping up when the Texans step on to the big stage. That doesn’t bode well for the Texans come January, especially since Schaub has no playoff experience of his own.
Bob Costas profiles JJ Watt
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