Andy Dalton

Eagles opponent film study: Finding an advantage with ACE formation, 12 personnel

Jan 19,2018<p>Going against a defense like the Vikings requires finding the slightest edge on offense. Doug Pederson will be tasked with finding a way to defeat one of the most physical and stingy defenses in the NFL.<p>It’s going to take a group effort to get points on the board against Minnesota. But …

Mike Zimmer

For NFL Giving, Warrick Dunn Is a Model

Warrick Dunn has been retired for nine years. It’s interesting that, even though he is one of 31 men to rush for more than 10,000 yards in NFL …

NFL

Free Agency 2018: Bengals’ decision on Tyler Eifert will be crucial

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 4: Tyler Eifert #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals catches a pass over the defense of Rodney McLeod #23 of the Philadelphia …

NFL

What matters more to the Browns in their QB search, size or accuracy? -- Bud Shaw's Spinoffs

CLEVELAND, Ohio - It's January. Some years that means it's the beginning of mock draft season.<p>Not this year. In Cleveland it's been mock draft season …

Shaquille O'Neal

Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown explains why Marvin Lewis is back as head coach

CLOSE<p>Marvin Lewis became the Cincinnati Bengals head coach in 2003. Lewis’s tenure with the Bengals was the second longest in the NFL in 2017. Here …

Marvin Lewis

NFL’s new pay-it-forward trend sees Vikings fans donate $200k to Saints punter Thomas Morstead’s foundation

This is our favorite thing in the NFL.<p>The NFL isn’t necessarily known for bringing out the best in its fans. The 2017 season brought a new trend of generosity that may change that.<p>The latest example raised over $200,000 to benefit children who are undergoing treatment for serious illnesses in …

Sports

Ravens defensive coordinator Martindale welcomes 2nd chance

Don Martindale wondered if he would ever get a second chance to be an NFL defensive coordinator after his one-and-done disaster with the Denver …

Sports

Matt Ryan extension is Falcons’ main focus this offseason

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports<p>Reigning NFL MVP Matt Ryan did not have a tremendous 2017 campaign. His Atlanta Falcons team fell short in its hopes of …

NFL

Bill Lazor: John Ross “gets to decide what he’s going to be”

Wide receiver John Ross didn’t do anything to live up to his draft status as a rookie, and the Bengals aren’t giving the ninth overall pick a pass …

NFL

Steelers duo named to Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had some pretty good drafts the past few seasons, and their 2017 NFL Draft was certainly par for the course.<p>For the …

Juju Smith-Schuster

Three ways the Cincinnati Bengals can get to the Super Bowl in 2018

Cincinnati Bengals mailbag: Three ways the Bengals can get to the Super Bowl in 2018, can they do it with A.J. Green, and offensive line questions.

Marvin Lewis

3 major keys to a Cincinnati Bengals turnaround in 2018

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 29: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates with fans after the Bengals 24-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts …

NFL

San Francisco Giants: Rivalry with Dodgers Should Follow New Trend

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 11: Jeremy Affeldt<p>The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the most storied rivalries in all of …

San Francisco Giants

How The Steelers' Playoff Loss Created A Windfall Of Charitable Contributions

The community that is NFL football fans is a real, caring, albeit gloating, bunch.<p>Cincinnati Bengals fans are showing that with their dollars. After their rival Pittsburgh Steelers fell in a playoff upset to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Bengals fans have been donating to the Blake Bortles Foundation. …

Blake Bortles

AJ McCarron: I wanted that opportunity to be traded to the Browns

Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron was nearly traded to the Browns, but the trade fell through when the proper paperwork wasn’t sent to the …

NFL

How the Bills can take advantage of AFC's future quarterback problem

Looking forward, does the AFC have a quarterback problem?<p>Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers have been the class of the conference for …

Jameis Winston

Buffalo Bills will have competition for top quarterbacks in 2018 NFL Draft

The Buffalo Bills are among a large group of NFL teams that could be looking for a starting quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft. With a new offensive …

Buffalo Bills

Two Minnesota fans left the Saints-Vikings game early

<i>The Checkdown's daily collection of football culture stories for January 16, 2018. This is The Extra Point.</i><p><b>1. Yet another testament to why you should</b> …

Stefon Diggs

Pay it forward: Bengals fans donate to Jags QB Bortles' charity

Filed under: News, Sports, News<p>When the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17, paving the way for the Buffalo Bills to reach the playoffs, thankful Bills fans showed their appreciation by donating to Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton's charitable foundation.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink | …

Cincinnati Bengals

Baltimore Ravens: What the Ravens Need to Focus on This Offseason

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 3: Quarterback Joe Flacco<p>The Baltimore Ravens’ season ended in disappointment with the team missing out on the playoffs. …

Joe Flacco

Playoff trends, new coaches

Bengals beat writers Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski look at what trends Cincinnati can derive from this weekend's playoff games including a direct …

Derive

Why Steelers Need To Fire DC Keith Butler

In the wake of the <b>Pittsburgh Steelers</b>‘ 45-42 divisional round failure against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a fine line must be walked between making …

DeShone Kizer

Thankful for Steelers Exit, Bengals Fans Are Donating to Blake Bortles' Charity

Shortly after Andy Dalton's 49-yard fourth quarter touchdown pass beat the Ravens and sent the Bills to the playoffs, thankful Bills fans started …

NFL

In Paul Alexander, Cowboys hope fresh ideas bring more results

FRISCO, Texas -- In all of his years as owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones had not made a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals …

Dallas

Lessons Miami Dolphins must learn from NFL’s conference championship teams

The NFL’s conference championship matchups are set, so optimistic Miami Dolphins fans have begun lying to themselves.<p>The final four this postseason …

Adam Gase

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott is the real deal

At the conclusion of his weekly television show on October 10th, 1994, Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy stepped in front of a small crowd assembled …

Buffalo Bills

NFL players react with shock to the Stefon Diggs TD that beat the Saints

The last-second, 61-yard touchdown that Stefon Diggs scored to help the Vikings reach the NFC title game didn’t just stun the Saints and millions of TV viewers. It left other NFL players in their own states of shock, as they shared their reactions on social media.<p>Many current and former players …

Stefon Diggs

NFL Mock Draft 2018: Updated picks and order after Divisional Round

Wild Card Weekend is now behind us, which means it’s time for some more teams to look ahead to the NFL Draft.<p>Even if your team is still in the …

Minkah Fitzpatrick

NFL reacts to Mike Zimmer and the Vikings stunning with over Saints

Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings will be playing in the NFC Championship game after one of the most memorable finishes of an NFL game in recent …

George Iloka

10 things I’m absolutely overreacting to after 2017 SEC bowl season

Let’s start with something I’m not overreacting to: Alabama’s quarterback situation.<p>Four days before the national title game — four days before Tua …

College Football