Bengals, Steelers both transitioning heading into divison battle

Two teams undergoing significant midseason change and turmoil meet on Sunday afternoon when the Cincinnati Bengals host the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bengals (5-5) have followed four straight wins with two losses, including a painful 34-20 setback in Baltimore on Nov. 16. The loss to the AFC North rival Ravens was not only costly in the standings, but it was also devastating to Cincinnati’s playoff chances, as franchise quarterback Joe Burrow was lost for the season

Banged-up Ravens, Bengals meet for vital division clash on TNF

Two teams reeling from Sunday losses at home will try to regroup and claim a key AFC North win when the division-leading Baltimore Ravens host the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. The Ravens (7-3) blew a golden opportunity to put more distance between themselves and the Steelers, Browns and Bengals, losing leads of 17-3 and 31-17 at home to Cleveland in a 33-31 loss. The setback snapped a four-game win streak. Cincinnati (5-4) also had

Bengals put win streak on line against Texans, C.J. Stroud

The football world will be watching this week to see what rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud can do for an encore as his Houston Texans visit the red-hot Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon. Last week, the rookie quarterback out of Ohio State led the Texans (4-4) past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 39-37, authoring a game-winning, six-play, 75-yard drive that took all of 40 seconds, capped by a 15-yard touchdown pass to rookie receiver Tank Dell. Stroud

Bengals, Bills brace for emotional game in Cincinnati

Two of the top contenders in the AFC reunite for the first time since January when the Cincinnati Bengals (4-3) host the Buffalo Bills (5-3) on Sunday night. The game marks the return of Bills safety Damar Hamlin to Cincinnati. On Jan. 2, Hamlin went into cardiac arrest and was resuscitated on the field after making contact with Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. The game, which Cincinnati led 7-3, was postponed before it was ultimately canceled.

Skidding 49ers might be without Brock Purdy for Bengals’ visit

The San Francisco 49ers, who captured the first five games of the season to extend their franchise-record, regular-season winning streak to 15, are suddenly riding a two-game skid as they face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers (5-2) are coming off a 22-17 road loss against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. The offense was again led by running back Christian McCaffrey, who totaled 96 yards from scrimmage and two

Joe Burrow, shaky Bengals visit Cardinals

The Cincinnati Bengals had Super Bowl aspirations and expectations coming into 2023. They are now fighting to keep their season afloat and not watch it circle the drain. The Arizona Cardinals are in full rebuild mode, coming off a blowout loss in San Francisco. The teams meet Sunday when the Cardinals (1-3) host the Bengals (1-3) in Glendale, Ariz., as the Bengals begin a three-game stretch against NFC West opponents. Cincinnati is looking to bounce