We've seen this the past four years: the Bengals look great, and then fall apart in the postseason. But they're different this year. Really. And it begins with the play of Andy Dalton, who finally looks comfortable running Cincy's offense.
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The Bengals have reportedly signed Andrew Whitworth to a one-year deal.
Bengals rookie Jake Fisher rumbled for a 31-yard catch. Fisher is an offensive tackle.
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Geno Atkins, after a down 2014, is 'ruining practice' at Bengals camp. That's great news for a D that struggled last season and terrible news for opponents.
It's now or never for the Peyton Manning era Broncos in 2015. The title window is also closing fast for Drew Brees in the Big Easy and Marvin Lewis in Cincy.
After falling completely out of the 2012 draft, Vontaze Burfict has emerged as one of the most feared middle linebackers in the NFL. He's coming off microfracture surgery, however, which could open the door for another talented but troubled linebacker to seize the spotlight.
The Cleveland Browns might be closing the gap but no one filled holes better than Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta, earning the Ravens an "A" on the 2015 NFL Draft test.
The Miami Dolphins made the big splash in free agency with the signing of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and could see Georgia's Todd Gurley as the perfect draft day follow-up. Meanwhile if Philip Rivers is to remain in San Diego, protecting him with Wisconsin's record-breaking Melvin Gordon could be the key to success in the AFC West.

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