What’s new with the Cincinnati Bengals? That’s what this page is all about.
The Team Spirit OVERTIME website begins where the Team Spirit books end.
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Preview: Andy Dalton leads the Bengals into battle but with a new coach, Zac Taylor, calling the shots from the sidelines. Dalton will need more than AJ Green as a passing target, and he’ll also need Joe Mixon to repeat his great year at running back. The team did not make many moves during the off-season, so the defense will have to keep improving for Cincinnati to improve on its 2018 record.
2018 Season Roundup: The Bengals roster in 2018 looked like an emergency room. The team had to overcome injuries to key players week after week. They won six games and with a little luck could have been playoff contenders. Cincinnati’s offense played well most of the year, but the defense allowed more than 450 points. Joe Mixon, who ran for more than 1,000 yards, was among the players who picked up the slack. Other Bengals who had solid seasons included receivers John Ross and Tyler Boyd, as well as defensive stars Geno Atkins, Shawn Williams, and Carlos Dunlop.
2017 Season Roundup: The Bengals had a solid defense but struggled to score in 2017, which resulted in a 7–9 record. The combination of QB Andy Dalton and receivers A.J. Green and Tyler Kroft was the team’s main weapon. Geno Atki
2016 Season Roundup: The Bengals won just six times in 2016 compared to 12 victories the year before. They could easily have gone 12–4 again; their last five losses went down to the final whistle, and one game ended in a tie. Andy Green had a solid year at quarterback and A.J. Green was one of the NFL’s best receivers again.
December 6, 2015: Andy Dalton became just the second quarterback ever to pass for over 3,000 yards in each of his first 5 NFL seasons. Peyton Manning was the first.
September 2, 2014: Andy Dalton may not throw as often as other NFL quarterbacks, but when he does, he has two excellent targets in Marvin Jones and A.J. Green. The team’s running game, led by Giovani Bernard, is also solid. For Cincinnati, wins will be a matter of consistent defensive play. Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap anchor the defensive line, while rookie cornerback Darqueze Dennard looks like an emerging leader in the secondary.
December 29, 2013: Linebacker Vontaze Burfict had 14 tackles in a victory over the Ravens to finish as the NFL leader with 171 tackles.
September 4, 2013: After two trips to the playoffs, the Bengals seem ready to become one of the top young clubs in the AFC. Andy Dalton and A.J. Green will continue to make plays for the offense, while the Cincinnati pass rush creates chaos in opponents’ backfields. A lot of rookies figure to make an impact for the Bengals this year, including running back Giovani Bernard and tight end Tyler Eifert.
February 2, 2013: The young Bengals had a great year, going 10–6 to win the AFC North title. Receivers A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham had Pro Bowl seasons, running back Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis topped 1,000 yards, and Andy Dalton tossed 27 TD passes. Cincinnati’s season ended in the playoffs with a narrow loss to the Texans.
Summer, 2012: Young stars A.J. Green and Andy Dalton helped the Bengals surprise everyone and make the playoffs in 2011. Their teammates proved their toughness by making several great comebacks during the year. In 2012, Cincinnati must keep moving forward, especially in the passing game.
|1981||AFC Championship||San Diego Chargers||Won 27–7|
|1981||Super Bowl XVI||San Francisco 49ers||Lost 26–21|
|1988||AFC Championship||Buffalo Bills||Won 21–10|
|1988||Super Bowl XXIII||San Francisco 49ers||Lost 20–16|