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Evaluating Zac Taylor's strengths and areas for...
Coach Matt Minich joins Jake and James to discuss Zac Taylor's strengths and areas for growth after the Bengals locked him up through 2026
"Extend Jessie Bates", Mike Brown's legacy, new...
Mike Hilton and Logan Wilson are on team "extend Jessie Bates", and the family may have to change their ways to get the deal done. Plus, James Bettcher joins the staff and Jake and James recap their Super Bowl week in LA.
Mike Brown wants to "help" Burrow, minor coachi...
The weekend mailbag returns as the offseason has arrived on the Locked On Bengals Podcast. Jake Liscow answers your questions, while Mike Brown is ready to "help" Joe Burrow and the Bengals are making some position coaching moves.
Zac Taylor earns an extension and previewing th...
The Cincinnati Bengals announce a 4-year extension for Zac Taylor, we break down the pros and cons and then dive into a preview of the Bengals free agent decisions.
Super Bowl LVI Film Takeaways
Mike (bengals_sans) talks with Jake and James about some of the film takeaways from a frustrating Super Bowl re-watch
Day-after Super Bowl heartbreak therapy
In the difficult aftermath of a Super Bowl loss, Jake and James revisit just how close the Bengals were to pulling it out despite their flaws, and the things that made this year and this team special.
Heartbreak for the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI
Jake and James recap a tough loss for the Bengals in the Super Bowl
Mina Kimes, Trey Wingo, and Domata Peko weigh i...
Jake and Mina Kimes talk Super Bowl matchups, James and Trey Wingo talk trends, and Domata Peko is stoked for the Bengals
Super Bowl LVI Game Preview - Bengals keys to b...
Jake and James break down the biggest keys for the Bengals to win Super Bowl LVI, and James gives his prediction for the Bengals final football game of the 2021 season.
Solomon Wilcots, Andrew Hawkins, and Mike Renne...
Jake and James talk with Solomon Wilcots, Andrew Hawkins, and Mike Renner about the Bengals improbable run to the Super Bowl and the matchups that will decide the game.
Super Bowl LVI Crossover: Talking LA vibes and ...
Jake and James cross over with Travis Rodgers from Super Bowl radio row. We discuss the Joe Burrow clutch gene, some underheralded Rams to watch for, and some of the key matchups for the Bengals to bring home the Lombardi.
Bengals arrive in Los Angeles, plus Sam Monson ...
We've got an update from radio row as the Bengals have arrived in Los Angeles, plus we chatted with PFF's Sam Monson and The Athletic's Robert Mays about some of the key matchups facing the Bengals in the Super Bowl.
Film Takes: How the Bengals can beat the Rams
Jake and James are in Los Angeles for Super Bowl Week. We preview the week of content before chatting with Mike (Bengals_sans) Santagata about takeaways from film review that tell us how the Bengals can beat the Rams.
First Look at the Bengals Super Bowl LVI oppone...
Jake and James take a first look at the Los Angeles Rams as the Bengals gear up to travel to LA to prepare for Super Bowl LVI.
BONUS CONTENT! Whit talks potential career fina...
Los Angeles Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth talks facing his former team in the big game, plus Cincinnati Bengals' star Joe Burrow discusses his offseason communication with the front office and how it impacted their decision to take Ja'Marr Chase in the NFL Draft.
Talking Bengals-Rams Superbowl LVI with Mo Egger
ESPN 1530's Mo Egger joins the guys to reflect on the Bengals drafting Ja'Marr Chase over Penei Sewell, and the path the Bengals have taken to the Super Bowl.
The Growing Legend of Joe Burrow and seizing th...
The Bengals have to figure out how to practice with a snowstorm coming through Cincinnati before they head to L.A. next week, injury updates, the Bengals' mindset for Super Bowl LVI, and the best narratives leading up to the big game.
All-22 Takeaways from the Conference Championships
Joe Burrow's pocket presence was elite against the Chiefs, the passing offense is changing to hide protection issues, and Lou Anarumo's adaptability has been crucial in the playoff run.
Lou Anarumo is a mad scientist, and Joe Burrow ...
Lou Anarumo cracked the code to confuse and stop Patrick Mahomes in the second half in the AFC Championship Game, and Joe Burrow continues to deliver in the clutch.
The Cincinnati Bengals are going to the Super Bowl
The Cincinnati Bengals are the AFC Champions after coming back from an 18-point defecit to beat Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in Arrowhead by a final score of 27-24.
Keys to winning the AFC: Protect Burrow, don't ...
Jake and James break down the Bengals keys to victory in their AFC Championship rematch with the Kansas City Chiefs
AFC Championship Crossover: Previewing Chiefs-B...
Jake and James are joined by Chris Clark from Locked On Chiefs to discuss how the AFC Championship Game will be different from Week 17 as the Bengals and Chiefs face off in a rematch for a spot in the Super Bowl
How the Bengals can run it back against the Chiefs
Mike (bengals_sans) joins Jake and James to discuss protecting Joe Burrow, a potential plus matchup with an aggressive defensive coordinator, and containing Patrick Mahomes
The Bengals have to run it back against the Chi...
Joe Goodberry joins Jake and James to reflect on the Bengals playoff journey and discuss the Chiefs matchup
DJ Reader hype, adapting to crowd noise, and re...
Jake and James reflect on the Bengals' divisional round victory, including what Burrow and Taylor can learn from hostile environments, dealing with the offensive line, and how the defense led by DJ Reader showed up when they were needed most.
The Cincinnati Bengals are going to the AFC Cha...
Eli Apple batted a Ryan Tannehill pass in the air, Logan Wilson caught it, Joe Burrow hit Ja'Marr Chase to get into field goal range, and Evan McPherson delivered the Bengals to the AFC title game.
Bengals-Titans Game Preview: Keys to victory an...
Joe Burrow is ultimately the key to the Bengals playoff run, but football is a team game and there are many important matchups and X-factors in Saturday's divisional round. Jake and James break it down.
Trey Hendrickson upgraded to full, and crossing...
Trey Hendrickson was full-go for the Bengals on Wednesday, Zach Kerr joins the Bengals interior defensive line, we talk Derrick Henry, and then cross over with Tyler from Locked On Titans to discuss how Tennessee will approach the game.
How the Bengals can beat the Titans in the play...
The Titans have a good running back, a play-action passing offense, and a solid defense. Mike (Bengal_Sans) Santagata joins Jake and James to talk about how the Bengals match up with their second round playoff opponent.
First look at the Bengals matchup with Tennesse...
With Trey Hendrickson's outlook questionable as he works through concussion protocol and no Larry Ogunjobi, Jake and James talk with Joe Goodberry about some early keys to the Bengals matchup with the Titans
It wasn't a dream! Reflecting on the Bengals' p...
Jake and James reflect on the Bengals postseason drought-ender. Evan McPherson is in the Bengals recordbooks as a rookie, Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase remain superlative, and Zac Taylor shares a special moment with fans.
VICTORY SUNDAY! The Cincinnati Bengals break th...
Jake and James react to the Bengals first playoff win since 1991, led by Ja'Marr Chase and Joe Burrow in a strong first half, and a gutty defensive stop to seal the game.
BONUS CONTENT! Darrin Simmons on Burrow's "It" ...
James Rapien breaks down Darrin Simmons' comments on Burrow's "It" factor, and Ted Nguyen chats with Jake Liscow about how the Raiders have changed since Week 11
Keys to beating the Las Vegas Raiders... again
Joe Goodberry joins Jake and James to talk keys to victory as the Bengals prepare for the Raiders on Wildcard Weekend.
Tee Higgins foot injury update and Crossover Th...
James has the details on what's going on with Tee Higgins' foot injury that landed him on the injury report on Wednesday, then we cross over with Q from Locked On Raiders to talk about everything going on with the Bengals' first round opponent.
How the Bengals can beat the Raiders in the pla...
Mike (bengals_sans) Santagata joins the show to discuss film lessons from Week 11's Bengals victory in Las Vegas that reveal how Cincinnati can break the playoff drought.
Breaking down the Bengals Path to the Super Bowl
The Bengals got their guys back from the COVID list, and we react to the Raiders as a first-round opponent
Ja'Marr Chase runs into the recordbooks as the ...
As a rookie, Ja'Marr Chase has already had one of the greatest receiving seasons in Bengals history and playoff football will return to Cincinnati next weekend.
Who will play and what's at stake for the Benga...
Both teams in the Bengals' Week 18 contest will be diminished and playing for pride, but the Bengals can still use this game to develop certain aspects of their game and get ready for the playoffs.
Joe Burrow will not play Week 18, Joe Mixon and...
Joe Burrow is getting a week off to rest and recuperate in lieu of risking injury in a game with questionable meaning in Week 18 in Cleveland with the division locked up.
All-22 Takeaways: How Burrow & Chase dominated ...
Mike (bengals_sans) Santagata joins jake and James to break down how Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase played at such a high level against the Kansas City Chiefs, how worried to be about the offensive line, and how the defense adapted against the high-powered Chiefs offense
Joe Burrow for MVP, Ja'Marr Chase for All-Pro, ...
Ja'Marr Chase makes his case for All-Pro recognition, Joe Burrow is making a late-season MVP push by playing at an elite level, and we review the obscure and likely seeding scenarios for the playoffs.
VICTORY MONDAY! The Cincinnati Bengals clinch t...
The Cincinnati Bengals are AFC North Champions after walking off against the Kansas City Chiefs with a 34-31 victory. Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase are those dudes.
Keys to Victory: Can Burrow and the Bengals com...
Keys to victory include letting Burrow cook and executing against a solid defense, finding swing plays where the ball bounces the Bengals' way, and the Joe Burrow factor as the Bengals play the home underdog role in Week 17.
Crossover Thursday: First look at the Chiefs, t...
We cross over with Locked On Chiefs to get our first look at what turned their season around as they've rounded into form.
All-22 Takeaways: How can the Bengals continue ...
Mike (bengals_sans) Santagata joins the show to break down the All-22 lessons learned from the Ravens game, including Joe Burrow's development, pass protection issues, and what the Bengals can try defensively against the Chiefs.
Let Joe Cook - The playoff recipe for the Cinci...
Brandon Allen tested positive for COVID, but Joe Burrow is, for now, in the clear. We break down the COVID protocols we're watching this week then dive into Joe Burrow's emergence as one of the best QBs in the NFL, and talk playoff scenarios for Week 17 and 18
Bengals run back the blowout, beat Baltimore 41-21
Joe Burrow set records as the Bengals blew out the Ravens to put themselves in "win and you're in" territory with meaningful January football on tap
Can the Bengals run back a blowout against Balt...
Jake and James break down the keys for the Bengals to come out on top in their second matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, who surely will come prepared with a new approach after getting thumped in Week 7.
Jake and James break down the Pro Bowl selections for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2021 along with a few notable snubs, then dive into this week's crossover with Kevin Oestreicher who breaks down the depleted Ravens roster.
Charting the Bengals' Path to the Playoffs
Linebackers are in a precarious situation and the Bengals will be going with limited depth into their last 3 of the season. We talk about their path to the playoffs and whether Zac Taylor has the experience to win close games and get to the playoffs.
All-22 Takeaways: Weapons get clamped by Fangio...
Mike (bengals_sans) Santagata and Jake break down the film takeaways from Bengals-Broncos, including Vic Fangio's secondary playing a great game and Joe Burrow doing a good job game managing, first down runs, OL performances, DJ Reader's impact, and how the Bengals will cope with another LB injury.
Back into first place! Bengals beat Broncos 15-10
A strong defensive performance, long field goals, and a big Tyler Boyd touchdown gets the Bengals over the finish line in Denver to get to 8-6 and back atop the AFC North as of Sunday night
Reiff to IR, Chido to COVID/IR - How the Bengal...
Monitoring Joe Burrow and Other Injuries and a ...
Health Updates on Burrow, Hendrickson and Reiff, Plus a Look at the Broncos
Film Review: The Best of Joe Burrow, Analyzing ...
The good, the bad and the ugly from Sunday's loss to the 49ers in our weekly film review
Will Taylor Learn? Is Joe Burrow a top 2 QB? An...
Zac Taylor took accountability for his decisionmaking in overtime, and now the question is whether he'll learn the right lessons.
Bengals blow opportunities, lose 26-23 to the 4...
Zac Taylor's seat may be warming up after a series of blown opportunities, self-inflicted mistakes, and coaching miscues cost the Bengals a chance to sneak a win out against the 49ers.
Keys to beating the Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers...
It's cliche, but a hot start and winning the turnover battle will make it so much easier for the Bengals to beat the 49ers to get their 8th win of the season.
Crossing over with Locked On 49ers: Bengals Wea...
Eric Crocker and Brian Peacock join Jake and James to discuss the 49ers' season to date, Jimmy G's chaos, who you should know about, and we discuss the most intriguing players in Week 14's matchup.
All-22 Takeaways: Linebacker without Logan Wils...
Mike (bengals_sans) joins Jake and James to look at the future of linebacker for the Bengals with Logan Wilson looking at an extended absence, we look at Joe Burrow's pocket management against LA, and try to project the matchups to watch for the Bengals against the 49ers
Injuries could have been worse, Joe Burrow was ...
We discuss the injury updates from head coach Zac Taylor on Monday, where we learned that the injuries could have been a whole lot worse than they are, discussed some of the most impressive plays from Joe Burrow's gritty performance on Sunday, and look at Ja'Marr Chase's frustration as his production has fallen off.
Sloppy! Bengals lose 41-22 in a mistake-filled ...
Injuries and turnovers dominated the discourse in Paul Brown Stadium as the Bengals couldn't keep the ship right long enough to scrape out a W against the visiting Chargers
Keys to beating Justin Herbert and the Chargers...
If the Bengals can play with a lead against the Los Angeles Chargers, the game gets a whole lot easier.
Brekaing down the injury outlook for Trey Hopkins, Riley Reiff, and a number of other Bengals who didn't practice on Wednesday, the increasingly versatile offense and team winning multiple ways, and crossing over with Locked On Chargers to talk Justin Herbert and Brandon Staley's defense.
Steelers blowout film takeaways: Run game growt...
Mike (bengals_sans) joins Jake and James to break down the takeaways from the All-22 review against the Steelers, including how the Bengals run game is evolving and getting better in scheme and individual play, how the defense confused Big Ben, and offensive adjustments to defenses taking away Chase
Riley Reiff injury update, OL praise, and meani...
Riley Reiff's ankle needs monitoring as the Bengals prepare for Joey Bosa and the Chargers, but the OL and coaching staff deserve praise for how they've performed coming out of the bye week. We also look at the Bengals' positive playoff odds and the huge importance of the last 6 games on the schedule.
Bengals crush Steelers 41-10, complete season s...
Joe Mixon, the offensive line, and the defense dominated all day against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Bengals put an exclamation point on their season sweep of a division rival.
That's Money Mac to you, a Stanley Morgan shout...
Jake and James discuss some of the keys to the game for the Bengals against the Steelers coming up on Sunday, acknowledge James' W for "Money Mac", some love for Stanley Morgan, and cross over with Chris Carter to discuss Steelers Week #2!
Bengals-Chargers doesn't get flexed, and it's S...
We discuss the NFL's decision to flex Patrick Mahomes instead of Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert, then get into Steelers Week 2, where the Bengals have an opportunity to show that Joe Burrow has brought in a new era of Bengals football against their division rival.
Bengals vs. Raiders All-22 Review: Offensive ad...
Mike (bengals_sans) Santagata and Jake break down the Bengals-Raiders All-22, including the offensive passing attack, adjustments in the second half in the run game and pass protection, and what the defense did well to containthe Raiders offense.
Victory Monday! Bengals 32 - Raiders 13
The Bengals were in a close game until pulling away in the 4th quarter, but controlled the tempo and outcome of the game with an important workmanlike road win to get to 6-4.
Containing Darren Waller and getting off to a f...
The Bengals are heading to sin city to take on the Las Vegas Raiders, and Jake and James are here to preview the game and break down the key matchups for the Bengals to come home with a win. Derek Carr has some weapons, and the Bengals tackles need to handle Maxx Crosby and Yannick Ngakoue
Crossover Thursday! A look at the 5-4 Raiders +...
We cross over with Locked On Raiders as we dive out of the bye week back into real football games, and cover Zac Taylor's updates about Hakeem Adeniji and Eli Apple retaining their starting spots out of the bye week.
Double digit wins or bust? Midseason mailbag an...
Jake and James discuss the Bengals additions on the depth chart, then get into your questions in a midseason mailbag, including whether anything less than 10 wins would be a failure in 2021.
Bates talks bye week benefits, and we talk post...
Jessie Bates spoke to the media today about getting his mind right during the bye week, and Jake and James break down some of the major differences in his 2021 from his 2020. We also talk news updates and post-bye week outlook and questions for the Bengals to answer.
Brian Callahan midseason review part 2 - Protec...
The conclusion of our interview with Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan covers the decision to start Hakeem Adeniji at right guard, managing Trey Hopkins' recovery and protecting Joe Burrow, and gets into the overall scheme of the offense with Frank Pollack's wide zone changes.
Brian Callahan reviews the Bengals' offense at ...
Brian Callahan joins the Locked On Bengals podcast to review all things offense over two episodes. In part one, we talk about Joe Burrow's growth, tight window throws, and all of the Bengals' offensive weapons.
Joe Goodberry joins Locked On Bengals for a mid...
Joe Goodberry joins Locked On Bengals for a midseason review - Joe Burrow optimism, the Ja'Marr Chase impact, what needs to change on the defense, and a prediction for the rest of the year.
Zac Taylor joins Locked On Bengals for a bye we...
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor joins Jake and James on the podcast to discuss how he handles losses, how the offense has evolved, how they'll self-scout during the bye week, and why the team remains confident going into the second half of the season.
All-22 Takeaways: Identifying the positives and...
Jake and Mike Santagata (bengals_sans) take a look at the All-22 from the Bengals Week 9 loss to the Browns, finding positives (Jonah Williams, scripted plays, Germaine Pratt!) and areas for improvement.
Bengals melt down against Browns, drop to 5-4 a...
Jake and James react to the disappointing Battle of Ohio that saw the Bengals melt down after a promising first drive turned disastrous, setting the tone for the rest of the game.
Battle of Ohio 2021 Part 1: Keying in on Myles ...
Vernon Hargreaves III and Hakeem Adeniji join the Bengals' 53-man roster, and Jake and James preview the keys to the Bengals beating the Browns in the first meaningful Battle of Ohio in a very long time.
Crossover Thursday! Bengals preparing for a bat...
Jeff Lloyd from Locked On Browns joins Jake and James to discuss the OBJ drama and the battered Browns after Jake and James set the stage with Wednesday's injury report and Browns HC Kevin Stefanski's "desperate" mentality for a win.
Bengals make no trades, fall in power rankings,...
The Cincinnati Bengals didn't make any moves at the trade deadline, adhering to 30 years of history. The did, however, fall in the power rankings and playoff odds simulators after losing to the Jets, and we discussed the fall and the increased importance of Week 9 against the Browns.
Will the Bengals make a move to reinforce the t...
Jake and James preview the trade deadline and discuss some names that may be available to bolster the trenches, then we get into the All-22 with Bengals_Sans and identify where things went wrong for the Bengals' loss in New York.
Embarrassment in New York: Bengals 31, Jets 34
The Bengals go to New York and lay an egg and lose with a disaster on defense against the Jets' offense led by Mike White. Is it the worst loss in Zac Taylor's tenure in Cincinnati?
Keys to keeping it up against the New York Jets...
Jake and James break down the keys to the Cincinnati Bengals visit to the Meadowlands, including Joe Burrow taking care of the ball, the interior offensive line standing up to an area of quality on the Jets defense, adapting to potential gameplans designed to slow down Ja'Marr Chase, and finding turnovers on defense.
Bengals crack the Power Rankings top 10 - but a...
Quinton Spain veteran presence'd Jackson Carman into shape, Khalid Kareem's return to action, examining the Locked On NFL Power Rankings, and crossing over to get a look at the disarray of the New York Jets.
All-22 Takeaways: Bengals level up against the ...
Mike (bengals_sans) Santagata joins Jake and James to break down how Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase, and Lou Anarumo leveled up against the Baltimore Ravens by showing new skills and schematic ideas.
Joe Burrow's Bengals Have Arrived
The national media has hopped on the Bengals bandwagon, and Jake and James break down the updated playoff odds and some of the reasons to believe in this team
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