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Victory Monday! Cincinnati Bengals thrash Balti...
Joe Burrow's Bengals thrashed the Ravens in their house on their way to Zac Taylor's most impressive win yet in Cincinnati, Jake and James break down the highlights
Keys to beating the Ravens for first place in t...
James catches you up on injury news from Thursday's practice, then Jake joins and the guys break down the keys to beating Baltimore, from Joe Burrow taking a step forward against Wink Martindale to the defense finding a way to contain Lamar Jackson
Hakeem Adeniji and Khalid Kareem are making their way back from injured lists, and we talk with Locked On Ravens about the interesting matchups coming up as the Bengals visit Baltimore in Week 7.
Week 6 All-22 Takeaways as the Bengals prepare ...
The All-22 is always instructive, and Mike (bengals_sans) Santagata, Jake and James break down the notable themes against the Lions and project how those themes will play out against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7.
Week 6 lessons, players rising up the depth cha...
Revisiting Sunday's blowout for some takeaways and lessons learned, then Jake and James talk about Chris Evans and Trey Hill's potential ascension on the depth chart, take a tangent to discuss Whitney Mercilus as a midseason FA fit, and hit some Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase stats.
The Cincinnati Bengals proved that tigers are better than lions in a road thrashing of Detroit's depleted roster
Keys to beating the Detroit Lions: Put on a show
Jake and James update you on the injury concerns at right guard, Joe Mixon's DNP on Thursday, and the disastrous state of injuries for the already low-talent Lions before previewing the game. If the Bengals are a good football team, this should be a get-right week for all three phases.
Fixing the Bengals offense & crossing over with...
Injury news is generally positive for Joe Mixon and Joe Burrow on Wednesday, then Jake is joined by PFF's Seth Galina to expand on what will take the Bengals offense to the next level. We wrap up with James and Matt Dery's crossover Thursday, where you'll find out how Penei Sewell is doing in Detroit.
Week 5 All-22 Takeaways: What's wrong with the ...
Mike (bengals_sans) breaks down the issues with the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive scheme
Joe Burrow's throat is OK, and evaluating coach...
Joe Burrow and Jessie Bates are OK according to Zac Taylor, but Jackson Carman and Samaje Perine will head to the COVID list and Trae Waynes pulled his hamstring again.
Gameday Reaction: Bengals grasp defeat from the...
We break down the Bengals' frustrating loss in Paul Brown Stadium where there were some good performances, but ultimately the team let a win slip through their fingers against a good Green Bay Packers team.
Keys to beating Aaron Rodgers - Let Joe cook!
Injuries aren't trending in the right direction on Thursday's practice report, and Jake and James discuss the keys to the Cincinnati Bengals winning as home underdogs against the visiting Packers.
Crossover Thursday! A big test for the Bengals ...
James gets you caught up on a ton of injury news from the Bengals' first practice of the week after their mini-bye from Thursday Night Football, then Jake is joined by Locked On Packers host Peter Bukowski to talk about the Packers-Bengals matchup, and where both teams will be tested in Week 5.
Midweek Mailbag! PBS atmosphere, Burrow vs. Her...
In our midweek mailbag James and Jake discuss their event at the Blind Pig, the atmosphere at PBS for TNF, extending Jessie Bates as a piece of a great defense, and some comparisons between Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert, and A.J. Green and Ja'Marr Chase
Positive injury update and Bengals-Jaguars film...
Zac Taylor delivered a very encouraging injury update in his Monday press conference, and Mike "Bengals Sans" joins us with observations from All-22 film review
Identifying Cincinnati Bengals areas for improv...
Jake and James break down areas for improvement for the Bengals, including first quarter offense, second down offense, and discuss Jackson Carman's second start
Victory Friday! Bengals 24 - Jaguars 21
The Cincinnati Bengals move to 3-1 after a thrilling second half comeback against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The first half was rough, but the Bengals found their footing on both sides of the ball in the second half to clutch out the W.
Bengals-Jaguars TNF Preview + Crossover
Jessie Bates and Tee Higgins are out and Chidobe Awuzie is doubtful, we talk about the potential impact of those injuries on the Bengals' Week 4 matchup against the Jaguars, talk keys to the game, and hear from Locked On Jaguars' Tony Wiggins on how Urban Meyer's team is progressing from its 0-3 start.
Joe Burrow Showing Improvement, Ja'Marr Chase S...
Cincinnati Bengals Film Review: Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase and the Offensive Line
Jackson Carman re-watch notes, and injuries pil...
Injuries to Jessie Bates and Chidobe Awuzie have made the secondary thin, we get you notes from theJackson Carman rewatch, and discuss the trap game potential as heavy favorites in Week 4.
Victory Monday! Bengals 24 - Bad Pittsburgh Tea...
Instant reaction to the Bengals' resounding victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, complete with effient offense, dominant trench play, takeaways, and even a little luck.
Keys to Steelers Week and matchups to watch in ...
Jake and James break down the keys to victory for the Cincinnati Bengals road trip to Pittsburgh, and cover the key matchups on both sides of the ball.
Crossover Thursday: Steelers Week #1
T.J. Watt and Ben Roethlisberger on the injury report, but we all know they're going to play, plus Zac Taylor and Joe Burrow press conference notables, and Chris Carter from Locked On Steelers tells us how things are going for the Bengals archrivals
Bengals Film Review: Week 2 OL Report Card, Bur...
Mike (bengals_sans) joins Jake and James as we break down the All 22 from Week 2 in Chicago
Moody Monday Mailbag! 2nd Down Plagues Bengals ...
Xavier Su'a-Filo might have an injury that propels Jackson Carman into the starting lineup, and Jake and James take your questions in the Monday Mailbag.
The defense settled into a great football game after an opening-drive touchdown for the Bears, but Joe Burrow and the Bengals offense couldn't capitalize on their opportunities and turn it over 4 times in a row en route to a disappointing Week 2 loss.
Bengals at Bears: Keys to victory, key matchups...
The Bears are the Vikings in many ways, but Justin Fields is a wildcard in Week 2. We talk keys to victory, the key matchups on both sides of the ball, and James predicts a winner for Week 2!
Joe Burrow Progress Report and Week 2 Crossover
Jake and James dive into the details of Joe Burrow's Week 1 performance before taking a first look at the Chicago Bears, Wednesday's roster moves, and catching up with Locked On Bears host Lorin Cox on all things Andy Dalton
Jake and James dive into the Week 2 mailbag, getting into how loud Paul Brown Stadium was on Sunday, how high the alert level is for Trey Hopkins, dissecting 4th down decisionmaking, and more!
Week 1 Takeaways with Bengals_Sans: Defensive s...
Bengals_Sans joins Jake and James to break down observations from re-watching Sunday's game with a focus on the trenches and Joe Mixon's success in the wide zone.
Victory Monday! Bengals 27 - Vikings 24
The Bengals won a one-score game in Joe Burrow's return to action in 2021's premier at Paul Brown Stadium. Jake and James break down the game, fourth down decisions, and takeaways after Evan McPherson delivered the game-winning kick with time expiring in the extra period.
Bengals-Vikings Preview: Keys to victory and ma...
Jake and James break down 4 keys to the Bengals' success on Sunday against the Vikings, then dive into critical matchups on both sides of the ball as Joe Burrow and Zac Taylor try to get off to a strong start in year 2.
Crossover Thursday with Locked On Vikings
Luke Braun joins Jake and James to break down what's going on with Mike Zimmer's Vikings in Minnesota.
Week 1 Mailbag: James predicts the season week-...
James goes through every week on the Bengals schedule to predict wins and losses, and we answer the first mailbag questions of the 2021 season.
Bengals work the deep ball, '21 captains named,...
Ja'Marr Chase and Zac Taylor addressed the media on Monday and discussed the deep ball and drops, the Bengals named their new captains, Mike Daniels is back with the team, and we discuss some of the threats facing a Trae Waynes-less defense in Week 1.
Joe Goodberry shares his optimistic outlook for...
Joe Goodberry joins Jake and James to share his reasons for optimism for the 2021 iteration of the Cincinnati Bengals. He has high expectations for the offense to carry the load.
Biggest Storylines for the 2021 Cincinnati Bengals
Jake and James break down the biggest storylines and questions facing the Cincinnati Bengals in 2021, from the coaching staff answering questions, to Joe Burrow finding the deep ball, and figuring out the pass rush, we break it all down!
Bengals claim two, cut two, and fill out the pr...
The Cincinnati Bengals claimed a corner and edge defender on waivers, unexpectedly cut two wide receivers (who we expect will be back with the team), and filled out their practice squad Tuesday. Jake and James break it all down.
Cincinnati Bengals Initial 53 Man Roster Review...
Jake and James break down the biggest surprises and guys who remain on the roster bubble as the Bengals cut down to their initial 53. Waiver claims and veteran cuts will come next as Zac Taylor and Duke Tobin shape their team for Week 1 against Minnesota.
Bengals trade Billy Price for B.J. Hill, we tal...
Jake and James break down the Cincinnati Bengals trade of Billy Price for interior defensive lineman B.J. Hill and the ripple effect that might have on the cutdown to 53 players on the roster.
Bengals 26 - Dolphins 29: The preseason closes ...
Joe Burrow took 3 snaps to start the game, Brandon Allen bounced back, and players fighting for roster spots made their final auditions in Cincinnati on Sunday.
Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase close out camp on ...
Joseph Ossai likely out for the year, Trae Waynes hurt his other hamstring, Darrin Simmons weighs in on the special teams focus for preseason game 3 as the Bengals look for the final 53, and Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase close out open camp practices with a strong performance.
Joe Burrow will suit up! Plus, OL starters all ...
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor says Joe Burrow will get a few reps against Miami in the team's preseason finale on Sunday. He also told us who will start a guard and center, and Ja'Marr Chase had another nice day of practice.
53-man roster projection challenges and a disap...
Jake and James break down the 53-man roster locks and bubble guys who have a complicated path to making the team, and discuss the likeliest next Bengal to make the Hall Of Fame
Ja'Marr Chase and the offense bounce back, and ...
Ja'Marr Chase didn't drop a pass and had a very nice practice Monday, as did Joe Burrow and the rest of the offense. Plus, we hit starter re-watch notes from the WFT game, including high praise for DJ Reader and the Bengals' starting tackles.
Joseph Ossai outlook with Dr. Brandon Bowers, N...
Dr. Brandon Bowers discusses Joseph Ossai's injury outlook after reports of meniscus surgery are coming, Noah Spence signs to backfill edge depth, the Bengals make 5 cuts, and we discuss Ja'Marr Chase's rocky Sunday practice while the team is mostly healthy heading toward the regular season.
Bengals 13 - Washington 17: Bengals drop presea...
Jake and James break down preseason Week 2, featuring a rough night for Ja'Marr Chase and Brandon Allen and encouraging signs from Jackson Carman and Cam Sample
Bengals to watch in Preseason Week 2, a workout...
Noah Spence worked out for the Bengals, and Carl Lawson had a sad injury for the Jets. We discuss how those things may impact the Bengals, and what we're watching in Preseason Week 2
Chidobe Awuzie shines again, Joe Burrow wants t...
Wednesday concluded training camp for the Cincinnati Bengals, and Jake and James discuss the position battles yet to be decided as the team prepares to face Washington in Week 2.
Joe Burrow hits Da Bomb, starting OG competitio...
Joe Burrow's most impressive throw of camp and draws Lou Anarumo's praise, four competitors shake out for the starting guard jobs, and we discuss how Jamal Adams' deal may impact the Jessie Bates negotiations
Burrow and Chase go for 3 TDs, and film review ...
Ja'Marr Chase had his best day of practice as Joe Burrow continues to look comfortable, and Mike Santagata joins Jake and James to discuss schematic and player-specific takeaways from re-watching the Bengals' preseason debut
Bengals 19 - Buccaneers 14: Bengals win their N...
Instant reaction to the Bengals' first preseason game: Standouts, OL takeaways, and surprises from the end of the depth chart
Jessie Bates' unhappy comments about contract negotiations Thursday cast doubt over his extension, but there's a preseason game coming and Jake and James break down what to watch for in preseason week 1.
A lot of positives, and one lingering concern a...
David Harrison from Locked On Bucs joins the guys to set expectations for preseason week 1, and Jake and James recap a lot of positive notes from Wednesday's practice, while remaining concerned about the interior OL
Joe Burrow stringing together comfortable pract...
Jake and James discuss another steady, positive practice for Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase, and the Cincinnati Bengals offense, some flashes from newcomers on the defensive line, interior OL concerns hanging over the team, and the report that Jessie Bates and the Bengals are not close.
Bengals initial Depth Chart surprises
Jake and James discuss the surprises and noteworthy player placements on the Cincinnati Bengals initial depth chart of the 2021 season. It lines up with what we've observed in training camp, and includes a few surprises and we discuss the questions facing the roster. We wrap up with notes on some rookies, including how concerned you should be about Ja'Marr Chase
Big Burrow Bounceback - The Bengals QB had a ni...
Jake and James break down Joe Burrow's bounceback weekend, with two solid practices in a row in front of fans on Saturday and Sunday. We also discuss OL depth concerns, injury updates, and positive news on Evan McPherson.
Training Camp Mailbag! Should Joe Burrow play t...
Jake and James answer your questions as Cincinnati Bengals training camp takes a day off, ranging from whether Burrow should play in preseason games, depth OL targets, and the TE3 battle.
Adding context to Joe Burrow's camp performance...
Jake and James break down some of the reasons for the offensive "struggles" early in Bengals training camp, get you notes from Wednesday's practice, and update injury status as some guys get rest going into the off day
Pads On! Bengals defense continues its winning ...
Jake and James break down the Bengals first padded training camp practice of 2021, and the defense continues to consistently beat up a struggling offense.
Bengals defense dominates again in prelude to p...
Joe Burrow's Cincinnati Bengals offense hasn't found its footing yet as the defenes continues to win the day before pads are donned for Tuesday's training camp practice.
Joe Burrow's ups and downs early in camp vs. th...
Jake and James cover Joe Burrow's uneven days early in camp and why they're nothing to worry about yet, Frank Pollack and Brian Callahan's comments on the offensive line, and some noteworthy defenders
Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Report: Vetera...
Jake and James bring you the latest updates from Bengals training camp with notes on Joe Burrow's connection with Ja'Marr Chase, veterans suiting up on the first team OL, Austin Seibert's kicking competition results, and Jessie Bates extension talk
Training Camp Day 1: Joe Burrow the Greek God f...
Jake and James break down Day 1 of the Cincinnati Bengals 2021 training camp, featuring Joe Burrow's return to action along with several other comeback players, updates on Ja'Marr Chase and Jackson Carman, and kicker talk after Evan McPherson has a solid start
Bengals Camp Roster Battles, and takeaways from...
Jake and James walk through some of the compelling Cincinnati Bengals camp roster battles and things to watch as training camp is set to open, and react to Mike Brown's comments in his first media appearance since 2019
Joe Burrow FULLY CLEARED (so are Trey Hopkins a...
Jake and James update you on the news from Mock Turtle Soup day, most notably that Joe Burrow has been fully cleared and will participate in 11 on 11 per Zac Taylor
Bengals OC Brian Callahan talks offense ahead o...
Callahan provides insight into Joe Burrow's ACL recovery and quarterback skill progression, expectations for the revamped offensive line, Joe Mixon's growth as a pass protector and receiver, and more!
Emergency Podcast! Bengals extend Sam Hubbard f...
Jake brings you a quick reaction to Sam Hubbard's new contract extension, from financials to leadership and on-field strengths
Lamont Gaillard claimed, Ring of Honor class an...
The Cincinnati Bengals claimed center Lamont Gaillard after Arizona waived him on Wednesday, announced their inaugural Ring of Honor class, and Jake and James take your questions in the last pre-training camp weekend mailbag.
Jacques Patrick Joins the Show, Plus Joe Burrow...
Jacques Patrick joins the show, plus Joe Burrow's health and more
Discussing Jordan Matthews' potential fit in Ci...
Jake and James discuss the Bengals' potential interest in Jordan Matthews, the PFF "select a trio" comparison between the Browns and Bengals, and the Bengals soliciting your opinions for content
Elizabeth Blackburn does an AMA, and ESPN isn't...
Jake and James talk about Elizabeth Blackburn's newest fan engagement work on Reddit and Bengals.com, then get into ESPN's future power rankings that are very skeptical of the Bengals in 4 out of 5 categories.
DJ Reader Deep Dive with Bengals_Sans
What's the value of a run stuffer in the modern NFL? Where does DJ Reader line up? How does he add value that a typical run stuffer might not?
Weekend Mailbag: Joe Burrow's culture, defensiv...
Weekend Mailbag: Joe Burrow's culture, defensive line rotation, Joe Mixon's 3rd down role, and fond memories
ESPN's top 10 lists, Tee Higgins a future "stud...
Joe Mixon lands in ESPN's top 10 running backs, Tee Higgins could be a future WR1, and we talk about the events coming up for fans at training camp.
Joe Mixon deep dive
Jake and Mike take a deep dive into running back value, the Bengals' running game, and Joe Mixon's abilities as a pass blocker, receiver, and runner
Weekend Mailbag! Building an AFCN Offense, last...
We build an AFC North offense picking 1 skill guy from each team, then answer your mailbag questions including Bengals players on their last chance, Ossai/Sample sack expectations, and projecting next year's offseason needs
Jessie Bates Deep Dive with Bengals_Sans
Jake and Mike take a deep dive into the Jessie Bates conversation, including his strengths as a player, and the limitations and benefits of elite single high free safety play
Expectations for the Bengals' Skill Players, Tr...
Expectations for the Bengals' WRs, Trae Waynes' potential and more in an Independence Day Mailbag
Weekend Mailbag with listener guest ACWHEELS10!
Adam (ACWHEELS10) joins Jake and James for a segment, we take a look at The Athletic's Bengals Fan survey, and answer questions in this weekend's mailbag
Jessie Bates top 25 under 25, TE-U, and reviewi...
Jessie Bates makes some top 25 under 25 lists, Drew Sample and CJ Uzomah are learning from the greats at Tight End U, and we review the Bengals remaining cap for 2021 and look ahead to 2022
Lance McAlister on Joe Burrow, Zac Taylor and t...
Lance McAlister Gives His Expectations for the 2021 Bengals, Joe Burrow and more
Discussing DeCastro's free agent fit, and a Wee...
Is David DeCastro a fit for the Bengals? Alternate helmets, a funny mailbag gets into scouting reports and coney eating contests, as well as questions about Zac Taylor's skills and the tight knit locker room
OL Optimism from Callahan, Identifying Playmake...
James is hyped for new Bengals big men in new Bengals jerseys, we discuss Brian Callahan's optimism for the offensive line, and whether the defense has a gamewrecker
Jungle to the Hall and Offseason Program Recap
Bengal Jim, Willie Anderson and a bunch of Bengals fans visited Canton over the weekend, and then we wrap up the offseason program with our biggest takeaways and questions moving forward.
Weekend Mailbag! Position group tier list, Dari...
We dive into your mailbag questions, including putting each of the Cincinnati Bengals' position groups into tiers, discussing Darius Phillips' role in 2021, Joe Mixon's anger with the NFLPA, and revisiting Joe Burrow's stance on Cincinnati chili.
Minicamp Breaks Early: Burrow remains on target...
Minicamp ends for the Cincinnati Bengals after one day as Zac Taylor praises vaccination rates, Joe Burrow remains locked in and on-target for Week 1, and Hakeem Adeniji is likely out for the season.
Minicamp Expectations: Joe Burrow, 11-on-11s, t...
Jake and James talk through their expectations for the Cincinnati Bengals' minicamp, focused on Joe Burrow and the trenches
James and Jake split the mailbag this week and answer the best questions we got after Week 3 of OTAs
OTA Observations Week 3: Burrow goes deep
The Bengals emphasized the deep ball on Tuesday, Joe Mixon was praised for blocking, and comparing the Bengals' OTAs to other teams around the league
Weekend Mailbag! Uncertainty the theme in proje...
Weekend Mailbag! Uncertainty the theme in projecting the defense, can't-lose players, ranking Bengals WR, and more
Mina Kimes Talks Joe Burrow, the Bengals' Offen...
Mina Kimes weighs in on Joe Burrow and the Bengals' O-Line
Joe Burrow velocity encore in OTAs Week 2, CJ U...
Joe Burrow's velocity was the talk of the town after the Bengals wrapped their open practice in week 2 of their OTA program
Bengals Fantasy Focus with Hayden Winks from Un...
Underdog Fantasy's Hayden Winks joins the show to take a deep dive into the Bengals 2021 fantasy outlook
Weekend Mailbag: A new safety, breakout candida...
The Cincinnati Bengals signed a new safety for depth and special teams, and we take your questions about who the breakout candidates are, which newcomers will have the biggest impact, concerns about Ja'Marr Chase's hands, and more
OTA Observations, Jessie Bates extension with a...
James gives his observations from OTA practice #1 and Jake reacts, before we talk about Jessie Bates' extension in a world with a rising salary cap, and the Bengals new waiver claim LB
Joe Burrow is back, participates on day one of ...
Joe Burrow didn't waste any time getting back to work, showing up for the first OTA and grabbing the spotlight and the headlines as he threw to receivers as a participant in day 1 of the Cincinnati Bengals' OTA program.
Bengals OTAs Begin: Top Storylines for Week 1
We break down some of the top "things to look for" as the Cincinnati Bengals begin their 2021 offseason program on Tuesday, then talk about PFF's offensive line rankings for 2021
Ring of Honor voting begins, re-examining the M...
Mike Brown spoke to Dan Hoard about the Ring of Honor ahead of voting, and diving back into the complicated idea of adding Morgan Moses
Weekend Mailbag! Morgan Moses, Cicadas, Breakou...
Morgan Moses is now a free agent who would make sense for the Cincinnati Bengals to pursue, then we take mailbag questions about breakout candidates, position battles, breakout candidates, and more!