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How the Cincinnati Bengals have evolved in 2022...
With Ja'Marr Chase and Joe Mixon trending to return against the Chiefs, the Bengals are benefitting from changing their offense and a steady defense in time for the schedule to stiffen as the weather gets colder.
Victory Monday! Bengals get pivotal win over th...
Ja'Marr Chase did not make his return, but Tee Higgins came up huge in the 4th quarter after the defense kept the game close the entire way
Bengals-Titans keys to victory and playoff impl...
Ja'Marr Chase is officially questionable after being limited at practice all week as he works his way back from the hip injury that has sidelined him for 4 weeks. Plus we get into the biggest keys to victory in a game that has big playoff implications for the Bengals as they try to keep up in the crowded top of the AFC.
Ja'Marr Chase practiced Wednesday as we take ou...
Joe Burrow expects Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase to play this week against the Titans, and he returned to practice on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Simmons, Derrick Henry and the Titans pose their own challenges as the Bengals look to start stacking wins in the back half of the season.
Joe Burrow's elite timing made the offensive li...
Joe Burrow's timing was perfect against the Steelers and the offensive line wasn't quite as good as it looked live, plus discussion around Joe Burrow's batted passes, Tee Higgins' and Germaine Pratt's elite game and other thoughts from film study after Week 11.
Ja'Marr Chase will return to practice as the Be...
Cincinnati Benglas head coach Zac Taylor said Ja'Marr Chase is going to test his hip this week, and reading between the lines he may play against the Titans. Plus, Isaiah Prince is back on the 53 after the team waived Mike Thomas and more moves may be coming.
Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins, and Samaje Perine had monster games for the offense while Trey Hendrickson and the D stepped up in the second half to help the Bengals get to 6-4 and keep pace with the AFC playoff picture.
How the Cincinnati Bengals can beat the Steeler...
The Bengals lost in Week 1 due to a fluky down performance from Joe Burrow, but taking care of the ball could be a critical factor in Week 11 as the Bengals look for their first AFCN win.
The Cincinnati Bengals need their first divisio...
Will Joe Burrow and Joe Mixon get revenge after losing to their AFC North rivals in Week 1? James Rapien and Chris Carter preview the matchup in our weekly Locked On Crossover. The conversation includes T.J. Watt, Tee Higgins, a prediction for Sunday's game and so much more!
How the Bengals can win the second half with DJ...
DJ Reader is set to return from IR in Week 11, and while we wait for Ja'Marr Chase's hip to heal, we break down what the Bengals need to do to win in the second half, and what's going on at the punter position?
Cincinnati Bengals OC Brian Callahan on Joe Bur...
How has Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow played this season? What's different about his game? The guys ask offensive coordinator Brian Callahan that question and so much more in the second part of their bye week conversation.
Bengals OC Brian Callahan talks Joe Mixon, the ...
Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan joins the show for an interview, breaking down Joe Mixon's Week 9 performance, how the offensive line has progressed over the first half of the season, and how the Bengals transformed their running game midseason.
Lou Anarumo at the bye week Part 2: Revisiting ...
Part 2 of our bye week interview with Lou Anarumo includes reminiscing on signing Trey Hendrickson, how the defense has evolved over the years, and some intrasquad competition between the coaches on the basketball court
Lou Anarumo Interview Part 1: Bengals culture, ...
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo joins the show to discuss their win over the Carolina Panthers, plus he talks about their success in free agency, their culture and so much more!
All-22 takeaways that tell the story of how Joe...
Breaking down what Joe Mixon, the offensive line, and the coaches did with the run game against the Panthers in Week 9 that resulted in a historic performance.
DJ Reader remains on track to return after the ...
Dax Hill and Chris Evans are week-to-week, but DJ Reader is on track to get back after the bye. Darrin Simmons also hints at a potential punter change as the Bengals self-scout over the bye week.
Joe Mixon runs into the record books as Cincinn...
Joe Mixon and the Bengals running game was firing on all cylinders as the Bengals got a much-needed win against the Carolina Panthers, overcoming their injuries on both sides of the ball to get into the bye week with a winning record.
How the banged up Cincinnati Bengals can beat t...
The Bengals need to overcome their injuries to get to the bye at 5-4 and give themselvs a chance to recover. We break down the keys to the Bengals getting back above .500 while they wait for some key players to get healthy.
Crossover Thursday! Previewing the rebuilding C...
The Bengals need to bounce back and the Panthers looked like they might have been a nice way to ease into the bye until injuries piled up and the Panthers fired Matt Rhule. Julian Council and James Rapien break down the biggest stories and matchups that will decide the Bengals-Panthers game in Cincinnati in Week 9.
No moves for the Cincinnati Bengals at the dead...
The Bengals stood pat at the trade deadline after news that Chidobe Awuzie has an ACL tear and will be out for the rest of the season. We react to their decision to stand pat and break down the obstacles they have to overcome the rest of the season.
Cincinnati Bengals lay an egg on Halloween in C...
The Bengals were very bad in all phases against the Browns. Sending best wishes to Chidobe Awuzie after his knee injury!
How the Cincinnati Bengals can win on Halloween...
Ja'Marr Chase is avoiding the injured reserve for now as he recovers from his hip injury, but the NFL stops for no one. So we break down the keys for the Cincinnati Bengals to bring a division 'W' back from Cleveland as they take on the Browns on Monday Night Football.
Bonus Episode: Dr. Brandon Bowers breaks down J...
We get a medical breakdown on Ja'Marr Chase's injury, risk factors that require him to rest, and what his recovery might look like from Dr. Brandon Bowers.
Ja'Marr Chase's hip injury will need some time
Ja'Marr Chase reportedly is dealing with a hip fracture that doesn't require surgery. We break down the prognosis based on known reporting, how the Cincinnati Bengals offense will need to adapt, and potential moves to help replace some of Chase's production.
Crossover Thursday! A first look at MNF in Clev...
Can Joe Burrow get his first win against the Cleveland Browns? Can the Browns avoid an 0-fer October? Breaking down the biggest stories and most important matchups as the Cincinnati Bengals go to Cleveland for Halloween Monday Night Football.
How the offense exploded against the Falcons, a...
After watching the All-22, the guys are joined by Mike (bengals_sans) Santagata break down how the Cincinnati Bengals found their footing on offense, how the offensive line has continued to gel, and what Jay Tufele did that stood out as he stepped up against the Falcons.
Is the Bengals offense all the way back? Plus g...
The Cincinnati Bengals delivered good news on Logan Wilson and Trey Hendrickson's injuries on Monday, then Jake and James break down just how well the offense has performed lately and whether they're actually playing up to their potential after their best game of the season.
Joe Burrow, Bengals dominate Falcons in 35-17 v...
Breaking down how the Cincinnati Bengals put together a dominant performance against the Atlanta Falcons at home in Week 7 to move to 4-3. Joe Burrow and the passing offense is on fire, and the defense stepped up despite injuries testing depth.
Previewing Bengals-Falcons: How will the offens...
Jake thinks the offense can keep growing against the Falcons while James is somewhat more reserved in his outlook on the team in Week 7. We break down the biggest stories and things to watch as the Bengals look to get over .500 for the first time in 2022.
Crossover Thursday! Bengals try to keep the off...
The Bengals are looking to prove they're here to stay after going 3-1 in their last four games to get back to .500, while the Falcons have used a potent running game to stay in contention in the wide open NFC. How will Atlanta try to disrupt the Bengals passing offense that looks to be back on track? Can the Bengals contain the Falcons running game? We break it all down on Crossover Thursday.
Film takeaways! Using Ja'Marr Chase to his full...
Breaking down how to best utilize the Bengals' most dynamic receiver in Ja'Marr Chase and how Tyler Boyd can open things up for Chase and the rest of the offense, plus notes on the offensive line showing improvements, and assessing interior defensive line depth as injuries start to mount.
Has the Bengals offense evolved? Breaking down ...
The Bengals put Joe Burrow in the shotgun and let him cook against the Saints, and there are some clear signs that perhaps optimism is due for this team after an up-and-down start to the 2022 season.
Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase rise to the occass...
The Bengals escaped disaster with a strong finish after a rocky start, lowlighted by Trent Taylor's fumble then highlighted by Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase playing their best game of the season.
Starting fast and finding mismatches key for th...
Breaking down the keys to victory for the Bengals' Week 6 matchup in New Orleans, including finding a way to start fast on offense, keep the running game going to open up the passing game if the Saints are dedicated to preventing explosive passes, and the defense preparing for an offense with a questionmark at starting QB.
Crossover Thursday! Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chas...
The Bengals are trying to avoid a 2-4 start in the "easy" part of their schedule as Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase return "home" to Louisiana. Ross Jackson joins Jake and James to break down the biggest stories and key matchups as the New Orleans Saints host the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6.
Week 5 Film Takes: What went wrong and what wen...
Mike (@bengals_sans) Santagata joins Jake and James to discuss the challenges for the Bengals offense Week 5, what they can do differently, and what they can build on if teams continue to play soft 2-high coverage shells.
Playcalling, 2-high woes, and looking for growt...
Should Zac Taylor give up playcalling duties and focus on his role as a head coach? Breaking down the possibilities as the Bengals offense is not living up to expectations.
Bengals offense sputters to 19-17 SNF loss in B...
The passing offense continues to struggle against 2-high coverage shells and took too long to get going in another last-second loss.
Previewing Bengals-Ravens in Baltimore
After thoroughly dominating the Ravens in 2021, the 2022 Bengals will look to build on some offensive success while trying to contain Lamar Jackson for an early-season AFC North lead.
Crossover Thursday! Ravens secondary vs. Bengal...
Kevin Oestreicher joins the guys to break down the biggest stories and most important matchups as the top of the AFC North clashes in Week 5.
Joe Burrow launches a foundation, plus your mai...
Breaking down Joe Burrow's charitable foundation, plus what makes the defense tick, Cordell Volson's outlook after 4 games, vacancies on the 53-man roster, and more!
Joe Mixon speaks on the running game as the Ben...
Breaking down Joe Mixon's comments on the running game and the AFC North standings, where the season is mostly starting from 0 but the Week 1 loss stings.
Kyle Crabbs joins the guys to break down the Dolphins' defensive approach to taking on the Bengals and the challenges Mike McDaniel's offense presents for opposing defenses.
A first look at the Miami Dolphins and breaking...
Jake and James break down the impact of the DJ Reader injury with his absence expected to take him to the injured reserve. Then we take a first look at the challenges and opportunities that the Miami Dolphins will bring to Cincinnati in Week 3.
All-22 takeaways from the Bengals' win against ...
Joe Goodberry joins Jake to break down the big film takeaways from the Bengals' first win, including the offense's scheme and ability against 2-high shells, Joe Mixon and more!
Bengals get right, beat Jets 27-12
Joe Burrow and the Bengals started out hot and Trey Hendrickson was a gamewrecker as the Bengals got into the W column with an all-around controlling performance.
Bengals-Jets Week 3 Preview: Can the Bengals ge...
There are ingredients for a get-right game for the Cincinnati Bengals in their Week 3 opponent New York Jets, but they need to show that they can sieze the opportunity and start to get their season back on track.
Crossover Thursday! Will the Bengals get their ...
Breaking down the biggest stories and game-deciding matchups as the Bengals travel to New York with Locked On Jets' John Butchko.
All-22 Lessons From Week 2: Joe Burrow finding ...
All-22 Lessons From Week 2: Joe Burrow finding a balance, panic level for La'el Collins and the OL, more love for DJ Reader and looking for a pass rush
What's going wrong with the 0-2 Bengals and how...
Breaking down what's going wrong with Joe Burrow and the offense, and how the Bengals need to bounce back.
Bengals start 0-2 after 20-17 upset against the...
The Bengals offense is struggling to start the season as the team falls to 0-2 in games where they were favored by at least a touchdown. Is it time to panic?
Keys to victory for the Bengals' week 2 contest...
Breaking down the key matchups for the Bengals in Week 2, which feels more important than you'd expect most Week 2 games to feel.
Crossover Thursday! The Bengals go to Dallas to...
Breaking down the biggest stories as the Cowboys host the Bengals in week 2, including Dak Prescott's injury, and Joe Burrow and Bengals offense looking to bounce back.
What needs to improve for the Bengals in Week 2...
Jake and James break down what the Bengals need to do differently in Week 2 to bounce back from a disappointing 0-1 start.
All-22 Takeaways from Week 1 - Burrow concern? ...
Mike (@bengals_sans) Santagata joins the show to help break down all the takeaways from the All-22 film review, including Joe Burrow's struggles, the offensive line, and the defense (DJ Reader!) balling out.
Bengals drop opener to Steelers 23-20 as Week 1...
Joe Burrow turned it over 5 times, took 7 sacks, and the Bengals still should have won this one.
The Bengals have advantages on paper all over the field against the Steelers, from Trey Hendrickson against Dan Moore Jr, the Steelers putrid run defense and the Bengals' remade OL, and good skill players everywhere.
Chris Carter from Locked On Steelers joins Jake and James to break down the biggest stories and the biggest matchups between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 on 2022's first crossover Thursday.
What can we learn from the Bengals' Week 1 matc...
We break down the things we think we know about this team, then dive into the answers we're looking to start answering in Week 1 with the Cincinnati Bengals hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers to start their 2022 campaign.
Breaking down Joe Burrow's super power and Beng...
Joe Burrow's super power isn't a rocket arm or blazing speed, but his mental game sets him apart from other NFL QBs.
How Max Scharping, Devin Asiasi, and Jay Tufele...
As the Bengals new additions arrive for practice on Thursday, we break down how they could find their way into the rotation and contribute in 2022, plus Cordell Volson talked with media after being named the starter at LG, roster move updates, and a breakdown of Joe Burrow's ping pong prowess.
Bengals claim three players to provide quality ...
The Cincinnati Bengals were awarded OL Max Scharping, TE Devin Asiasi, and DT Jay Tufele on waivers on Wednesday while hosting O.J. Howard on Wednesday.
Breaking down the Bengals' initial 53-man roste...
There were just a few surprises on the Bengals' initial roster for the 2023 season, we break those down and look at other cutdown day casualties around the league that could be interesting for the Bengals.
Jackson Carman's future, Jessie Bates and roste...
Jackson Carman is likely to be a Bengal in 2022, and at just 22 years old his future is an interesting question to discuss. Plus, we break down the impact of Jessie Bates' roster exemption on flexibility for the cutdown to 53, and some potential surprises in roster construction.
53-man roster takeaways from the Bengals' prese...
With the preseason in the books, the guys break down the takeaways from the preseason as the Bengals are working on getting their initial cutdown to 53 players submitted to the league.
Aaron Donald swings helmets in a brawl in Rams-...
Breaking down the brawl as La'el Collins and Leonard Floyd had a chippy day culminating with Aaron Donald wielding Bengals helmets as weapons and practice ending early on Thursday.
Bengals-Rams joint practice takeaways
We break down the Rams-Bengals joint practice in Cincinnati on Wednesday, including Ja'Marr Chase vs. Jalen Ramsey, Cordell Volson getting all the starter reps, and Tre Flowers stepping up in Eli Apple's absence.
Jessie Bates has signed his franchise tag, and ...
Jessie Bates is back with the Bengals, and we break down what that means for Dax Hill and the defense. Plus, we answer your questions about roster battles on the depth chart as the preseason wanes and cutdown day looms.
Solomon Wilcots talks Dax Hill, Cordell Volson,...
Former Bengals DB Solomon Wilcots joins us to break down Bengals DBs, Cordell Volson's performance against the Giants, other offensive line acquisitions, and his outlook for the 2022 Bengals season.
Cordell Volson seizes his opportunity in Bengal...
Dax Hill and Cordell Volson stood out in a good way in the Bengals' second preseason game, and Volson could very well have solidified his claim to start the season at LG1 for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Matchups and Bengals to watch in preseason Game...
Cordell Volson, Dax Hill, Joseph Ossai and other young Cincinnati Bengals competiting on the depth chart will get an opportunity against the New York Giants' starters on Sunday night, we break down the matchups and players to watch and get you caught up on Thursday's practice notes.
Joe Burrow returns to 11-on-11 work and the lef...
Joe Burrow spoke to the media for the first time since OTAs and fully participated in Wednesday's training camp practice for the Bengals, plus Cordell Volson continues to get more work with the first team than Jackson Carman.
Breaking down Cordell Volson's chance to start ...
A preseason mailbag features a breakdown of whether Cordell Volson will start in Week 1, and whether he'll be ready to start at the NFL level if he does. Plus a breakdown of the WR4 competition, Zach Carter's potential year-1 impact, three safety looks, and how the championship window will evolve over Joe Burrow's Bengals tenure.
Cordell Volson may be in the lead for LG1 as co...
Cordell Volson got first team reps at training camp on Monday while Jackson Carman worked with the second and third team, plus Joe Burrow uncorked a deep ball that suggests he's feeling healthy.
Joe Burrow makes his triumphant return to train...
Joe Burrow returned to practice and looked as accurate as ever in 7-on-7s, Jackson Carman didn't practice on Sunday and the door is wide open for Cordell Volson, and re-watch updates from preseason game 1.
Bengals drop preseason opener and the LG compet...
Cordell Volson had an opportunity to really open the door in the LG competition after Jackson Carman struggled to start the preseason, and made the most of it. Kendrick Pryor and the defensive rookies stood out, Joe Burrow ran, and more updates from the Bengals first preseason action of 2022.
What to watch for in the Bengals' preseason deb...
Breaking down the main attractions for the Bengals' in their 2022 preseason debut, including the left guard battle, backup OL with a chance to shine, and young guys looking to contribute on defense and special teams.
La'el Collins cleared to practice and the offen...
The prize of the Bengals' 2022 free agent class, right tackle La'el Collins, passed his physical and was cleared from the NFI to practice on Wednesday. Plus, we have updates on Sam Hubbard, D'Ante Smith, Joe Burrow, and how the offense finally won a day of practice at Bengals training camp.
The Paul Brown Stadium era comes to an end as B...
The Bengals have sold naming rights and will play in Paycor Stadium for the next 16 years, plus we take your mailbag questions including what to watch for in preseason game 1, where depth chart shakeups may occur, and who may get extended before the season starts.
Joe Burrow ditches the cart, walks through a pl...
Joe Burrow walked himself to practice, jogged between drills, and walked through a play at Cincinnati Bengals training camp on Monday, Tee Higgins returned to one-on-ones and had two dominant reps, and the punter battle is heating up.
Joe Burrow slowly but surely progressing, Ochoc...
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is showing clear signs of improvement as he watched Bengals practice on Sunday, while the team got good news on Drew Sample, Eli Apple, and Khalid Kareem.
Bengals defense dominates padded practice #2 as...
The offensive line struggled with Joseph Ossai and Trey Hendrickson, among others, and Brandon Allen was not at his best as the Bengals' defense had a big day, while Joe Burrow was in attendance and looking improved while he watched his team practice.
Pleasant surprises at training camp, what's goi...
Breaking down the pleasant surprises among young players at Bengals training camp so far, whether Chris Evans is truly in a roster battle with Trayveon Williams, and concept art of improvements for Paul Brown Stadium that could be coming soon.
Padded practices begin at Bengals training camp...
Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd split their one-on-one reps with Chidobe Awuzie and Mike Hilton, Jonah Williams and Joseph Ossai stood out in their trench battles, and Joe Burrow may be on the longer end of the appendectomy recovery spectrum.
Joe Burrow is back (and not participating) in p...
Joe Burrow rolled into Monday's training camp practice on a golf cart and watched his teammates work, Alex Cappa took a step forward in his recovery and practice participation, and Ja'Marr Chase keeps dominating early camp practices.
Evan McPherson nails a 65-yarder on Back Togeth...
Shooter McPherson stole the show at Cincinnati Bengals practice in front of 28,283 fans at Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday, plus we update you on Joe Burrow, Mike Thomas and Jeff Gunter dodge serious injury, and Joe Mixon had a big day on Saturday.
Bengals Camp Day 2: Highlights rule the day, Co...
The Cincinnati Bengals made plenty of big plays during Thursday's practice. The guys discuss highlights from Ja'Marr Chase, Hayden Hurst, Vonn Bell, Chidobe Awuzie, and others.
2022 Bengals Camp Day 1: Joe Burrow's surgery g...
Day 1 of 2022's Cincinnati Bengals training camp is in the books. Joe Burrow's appendectomy is complete and he's heading home, the Bengals are getting healthier, and Stanley Morgan Jr. had a big day.
Joe Burrow needs an appendectomy! Plus, the ret...
Breaking down how much time Joe Burrow may miss after his appendectomy, why the Color Rush jerseys are back, and the varied and numerous fun special teams battles to watch in training camp after Darrin Simmons' comments on Monday.
Mike Brown talks naming rights, evolving his ow...
Breaking down Mike Brown's Monday comments about selling naming rights for the stadium, injury updates on La'el Collins and Alex Cappa, and indicators that Jessie Bates is going to show up, it's just a question of when.
La'el Collins and Alex Cappa on injury lists, J...
We break down La'el Collins and Alex Cappa on the NFI and PUP lists, speculate about whether Jessie Bates' attendance at Cincinnati Music Festival means he'll be at camp, and wonder what reveal is coming for "White Bengal" uniforms
2022 Cincinnati Bengals Defense Training Camp P...
The Bengals spent most of their draft picks on defensive players in 2022, and that's one of several storylines as we break down the battles, matchups, development, and scheme topics we're watching in training camp on the defensive side of the ball.
2022 Cincinnati Bengals Offense Training Camp P...
Joe Burrow is primed for another step forward coming off a healthy offseason with maturing young receivers and free agent additions to the offensive line. We break down how the offense should come together, and the intriguing training camp battles to watch for the offense.
Jessie Bates doesn't get his long-term deal, wh...
Jessie Bates and the Cincinnati Bengals didn't agree to an extension before Friday's deadline. We break down his threats to skip camp and not play on the franchise tag, what the contract offer says about the Bengals future, and react to the White Bengal announcement.
New Helmets?! Surprise cut candidates, ranking ...
We break down preferences for the Cincinnati Bengals' new alternate helmets, look for potential surprise cut candidates, rank the non-Hendrickson pass rushers, and take more of your questions in this week's offseason mailbag.
Previewing the Bengals' AFC North rivals in 2022
The AFC North remains one of the best divisions in football, so Jake and James go team by team to break down the changes, threats, and matchups that the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers bring to the table in 2022.
Joe Burrow training with Ja'Marr Chase and Just...
Joe Burrow's offseason training with Jordan Palmer included throwing to his former LSU teammates Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson last week, reports indicate Jessie Bates may skip camp, and Chidobe Awuzie plays a chess tournament.
Offseason Mailbag! What Bengals would be the be...
Your mailbag questions include what would have to happen for the Cincinnati Bengals to meet or fall short of expectations, which Bengals would be the best UFC fighters, the best matchup on the schedule, and more!