Cincinnati Bengals

Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium | Coach: Marvin Lewis
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th134.2 (6th)213.8 (21st)
Defense22nd116.3 (20th)243.0 (20th)

Schedule

Sun Sep 7
W 23 - 16at BAL
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Sun Sep 14
W 24 - 10ATL
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Sun Sep 21
W 33 - 7TEN
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Sun Oct 5
L 43 - 17at NE
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Sun Oct 12
37 - 37CAR
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Sun Oct 19
L 27 - 0at IND
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Sun Oct 26
W 27 - 24BAL
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Sun Nov 2
W 33 - 23JAC
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Thu Nov 6
L 24 - 3CLE
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Sun Nov 16
W 27 - 10at NO
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Sun Nov 23
W 22 - 13at HOU
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Sun Nov 30
W 14 - 13at TB
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Sun Dec 7
L 42 - 21PIT
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Sun Dec 14
W 30 - 0at CLE
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Mon Dec 22
W 37 - 28DEN
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Sun Dec 28
L 27 - 17at PIT
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Sun Jan 4
L 26 - 10at IND
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Standings

AFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Pittsburgh11-5-04-2-0
Cincinnati10-5-13-3-0
Baltimore10-6-03-3-0
Cleveland7-9-02-4-0
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Bengals sign defensive tackle Pat Sims
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

The Bengals signed veteran defensive tackle Pat Sims, the team announced on Thursday. 

Sims returns to the Bengals after spending the past two years in Oakland. Sims was a third-round pick in the 2008 draft by Cincinnati and spent his first years with the Bengals. 

Sims recorded 25 tackles and one pass deflections in 2014. He started two of the 16 games he appeared in. He started all 16 games for the Raiders in 2013, posting 54 tackles and two sacks. 

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Bengals' Lewis doesn't rule out bringing back Jermaine Gresham
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Free agent tight end Jermaine Gresham may still return to the Bengals, coach Marvin Lewis said. 

Meeting with the media Tuesday, at the NFL Owners Meetings, Lewis said Gresham had been talking to defensive end Michael Johnson, who returned to the Bengals after spending a year in Tampa Bay. 

"I had a premonition that this would occur with Jermaine," Lewis said, per Bengals.com, "because Jermaine is a homebody and they all watched what happened with Michael."

"He’s a man of many, many, many, many, many, many, many moods," Lewis said. "But one he’s consistent with is, 'I’m loyal to you, coach.'"

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Marvin Lewis: Bengals' back-up QB job is AJ McCarron's to lose
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

AJ McCarron will be the Bengals' back-up quarterback at the start of 2015, Marvin Lewis told the media on Tuesday. 

In a media appearance at the NFL Owners Meetings, Lewis said that the team may bring back last year's number-two quarterback, Jason Campbell, but he said the job is McCarron's to lose.

"AJ McCarron has everything that you want in a quarterback, a successful quarterback in the NFL,' Lewis said, per Bengals.com. "We’ll have some additions to the position that AJ will compete with and we just have to go forward that way."

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Bengals owner Mike Brown still has confidence in Andy Dalton
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Bengals owner Mike Brown is confident the team has found a quality quarterback in Andy Dalton, reports Cincinnati.com.

"Andy is a good quarterback," Brown said.

Along with the Bengals, Brown said other teams consider Dalton a quality quarterback as well and that he would benefit from good players around him.

"He is the style of guy who can function best when he has a good group around him," Brown said. "He needs that. Maybe he needs it more than some, but they all need it. There is no quarterback that goes out and has success without good players in the mix."

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Bengals consider using franchise tag on A.J. Green as 'fallback' option
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green can become a free agent after the 2015 season if no long-term deal can be worked out, but Bengals owner Mike Brown said they will consider using the franchise tag on the Pro Bowl wide receiver, reports Cincinnati.com

"It's a difficult test for us, but we do have the fallback if we need to of using the franchise tag," Brown said. "So, that's one option."

Brown added that it will be expensive to retain Green using the tag and they will have other potential free agents to lock up as well.

"We don't know yet where we are going to end up but we have tried to prepare ourselves for it some by holding back on cap expenditures this year which can be rolled over into next year," he said. "That will give us a little bit more potential to make deals."

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