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AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-7-1
3-3-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 8-9-0

2021 Passing

Pass Completions
Pass Attempts
Completion Percentage
Passing Yards
Passing Yards per Game
Touchdown Passes
Interceptions Thrown
Passer Rating
Regular Season 17 34 50.0 149 24.8 2 0 81.6

Top Brandon Allen News

  • Bengals' Brandon Allen: Scheduled for free agency

    Allen completed 17 of 34 pass attempts for 149 yards and two touchdowns across six appearances in 2021.

    Allen also logged seven carries for minus-1 yards and committed one fumble. The bulk of his NFL action this season came Week 18 at Cleveland, a spot start in which Cincinnati lost 21-16 to close out the regular season. Now scheduled for free agency after the conclusion of the postseason, Allen may have to search for his next backup role elsewhere.

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  • Bengals' Brandon Allen: Mediocre in spot start

    Allen completed 15 of 29 passes for 136 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Bengals' 21-16 loss to the Browns on Sunday. He also rushed once for three yards and committed a fumble that was recovered by the offense.

    Allen drew the start for Joe Burrow (knee) and wasn't asked to do much. The 29-year-old was able to help Ja'Marr Chase set the rookie franchise receiving yardage record and also fired a touchdown throw to Chris Evans from four yards out with just over two minutes remaining in the contest. Burrow will be back under center when the Bengals begin the postseason with a wild-card game next weekend.

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  • Bengals' Brandon Allen: Likely Week 18 starter

    Allen is expected to start Sunday's game against the Browns, while Joe Burrow (knee/finger) will be rested ahead of the postseason, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    The Bengals haven't officially ruled out Burrow, who isn't in line to start but could still be active in a backup role. Meanwhile, running back Joe Mixon (reserve/COVID-19 list) is also expected to miss the game, and the Bengals could look to hold out or limit other key starters with little on the line Week 18 in terms of playoff positioning. Allen has attempted only five passes this season, after making five starts in 2020. He guided Cincinnati to a 1-4 record in those outings while completing 90 of 142 passes for 925 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions.

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  • Bengals' Brandon Allen: Likely filling in for Burrow

    Allen is expected to serve as the Bengals' starting quarterback Sunday against the Browns after Joe Burrow (knee/finger) acknowledged that he plans on serving as the backup for the Week 18 contest, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Burrow (knee/finger) said he's healthy enough to play but nonetheless will be rested as the Bengals look to preserve his health ahead of the playoffs. Allen didn't show much in five starts last season in place of an injured Burrow, throwing for only 925 yards and five touchdowns. He would theoretically have a better group of pass catchers to work with this time around, if not for the possibility of the Bengals resting other key skill-position players besides Burrow. Of course, there's also some chance the Browns will be missing a number of key players, with quarterback Baker Mayfield (shoulder) having already been placed on injured reserve and a slew of others missing Wednesday's practice. Allen and Cleveland's Case Keenum are expected to be the starting signal-callers.

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  • Bengals' Brandon Allen: Off COVID list

    Allen was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Allen needed only four days to clear the COVID-19 protocol, but the Bengals still opted to elevate Jake Browning to the active roster, which would indicate Allen still isn't quite up to speed. Neither quarterback is expected to see any time with Joe Burrow healthy and coming off a career day in the win over the Ravens last week.

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  • Bengals' Brandon Allen: Added to COVID-19 list

    Cincinnati placed Allen on the reserve/COVID-19 list after he tested positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Allen will need to clear the NFL's COVID-19 protocols before seeing action again, and the Bengals will be left without their top backup behind starter Joe Burrow for the time being. Jake Browning will slot in as Cincinnati's No. 2 quarterback until Allen returns.

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  • Bengals' Brandon Allen: Gets garbage-time reps

    Allen played six snaps and completed one of two pass attempts for six yards Sunday in the Bengals' 41-16 loss to the Browns.

    Though starter Joe Burrow has stayed healthy this season, Allen has still gotten the opportunity to play in three of the last four games, with all of his appearances coming in garbage-time scenarios. Unlike the prior two occasions, the Bengals were on the wrong side of the blowout this time around, and Allen was merely getting reps to spare Burrow further beatings after he took five sacks earlier in the contest.

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  • Bengals' Brandon Allen: Another preseason start

    Allen is expected to start for Joe Burrow during Friday's preseason game at Washington, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Coach Zac Taylor has held out Burrow for both of the Bengals' first two exhibitions, as the second-year signal-caller still is just nine months removed from suffering a torn ACL, torn MCL and other structural damage in his left knee. In preseason Week 1 in Tampa Bay, Allen completed seven of 10 passes for 77 yards and an interception while working the entire first half. He could be in line for a similar allotment of snaps before giving way to Kyle Shurmur after halftime.

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  • Bengals' Brandon Allen: Re-ups with Bengals

    Allen signed a one-year contract with the Bengals on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Allen started five games last season after Joe Burrow tore his ACL in Week 11. The 28-year-old Allen struggled but was serviceable, completing 63 percent of his passes for 925 yards (6.5 YPA), five touchdowns and four interceptions. Burrow has said he thinks that he'll be ready for Week 1. However, there's still a long road to recovery ahead. Allen would likely start under center if Burrow needs additional time.

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  • Bengals' Brandon Allen: Dreadful against Ravens

    Allen completed six of 21 passes for 48 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in the Bengals' Week 17 loss to the Ravens.

    After putting together some valiant efforts filling in for Joe Burrow (knee), Allen fell flat in the season finale. He concluded the 2020 season having made four appearances and posting five touchdowns, three interceptions and 925 passing yards. Allen was playing the campaign on a one-year deal and will enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. Given the uncertain timeline for Burrow, the Bengals could opt to re-sign Allen to an affordable short-term deal.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Fayetteville, AR
Age: 29
School: Arkansas
Experience: 5