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Don't sleep on Raiders

A slew of offseason moves have the Oakland Raiders in position to turn the tables in the very winnable AFC West.

By Josh Kirkendall | July 13, 2010; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Can you depend on Ben?

This Cincinnati Bengals fan has seen enough troubled athletes pass through town to realize, it's time for the Steelers to move on.

By Josh Kirkendall | March 12, 2010; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (1)

Roll over, Cincy

Bengals shouldn't tip their hard to the Jets.

By Dan Parker | January 1, 2010; 03:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Janet Jackson would be proud

Roger Goodell wants to rule the NFL with an iron fist.

By Chris Richardson | December 21, 2009; 03:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rules are rules

Some "tributes" were more about poking Goodell in the eye than in truly honoring Henry's memory.

By Jason Maloni | December 21, 2009; 01:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Won't happen

Roger Goodell fines players a lot for a lot of things, but he knows public relations.

By Dave Goldberg | December 21, 2009; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Let it go, Goodell

Typically, I get tired of the antics of overpaid, spoiled athletes and would encourage Goodell to fine them. Not this time.

By Dawn Knight | December 21, 2009; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Have a heart, NFL

Leave the fines alone for a week.

By Matt Loede | December 21, 2009; 10:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

Where's the harm?

Sometimes rules should be set aside for extenuating circumstance, especially when the harm is non-existent.

By Josh Kirkendall | December 21, 2009; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

The enigma of Chad Ochocinco

As long as he's acting like a good teammate, I don't care about his choice of hats, last names, or whatever social media tool he's taking full advantage of.

By Chris Richardson | December 12, 2009; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (1)

Ochocinco-san, get funnier!

Throwing on a poncho and sombrero after a TD catch makes me yawn. That's all you got, Amigo?

By Jason Maloni | December 11, 2009; 02:12 PM ET | Comments (2)

Assessing Ochocinco's antics

Weigh in on Chad Ochcocinco's endzone celebrations and Roger Goodell's fines.

By Reader Poll | December 11, 2009; 01:36 PM ET | Comments (10)

Hurts the Bengals

The Bengals are having their most successful season in years, but their leading receiver keeps reminding them that he has other things on his mind

By Michael Oriard | December 11, 2009; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (7)

Grow up, 85

Thank you, Chad. The kids love it, kids being defined as folks under 25. Many adults have had enough.

By Dave Goldberg | December 11, 2009; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (5)

Team Killer

Anytime you have an individual who spends so much time working on their showmanship it negatively affects the football team.

By Dick Vermeil | December 11, 2009; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (4)

Happily Extreme

In the world of Planet Chad there is no happy medium.

By Joe Reedy | December 11, 2009; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (1)

Bengals, maybe

The Bengals may play the Jets again next Sunday in the playoffs, so going all out to win might not be their best option.

By Dan Parker | December 1, 2009; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bubble's already burst

The playoff picture appears to be pretty well set, but I'm wrong more often than I'm right. So, look for change.

By Dave Goldberg | November 30, 2009; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFL's David and Goliath

As opposed to vilifying the Bengals for turning the corner this year they should be commended and hopefully emulated by other teams.

By Peter Schaffer | November 18, 2009; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Who dey meet LJ

Larry Johnson: count your blessings and please, fall quietly in line.

By Jason Maloni | November 17, 2009; 07:02 PM ET | Comments (3)

"Evil" Bengals are good for game

Police activity aside, the league always needs a bad boy image team for people to root against.

By Dan Levy | November 17, 2009; 06:34 PM ET | Comments (1)

Low risk, some reward

I don't foresee this signing as a return to the Bengals of old, when arrest records polluted half the roster.

By Doug Farrar | November 17, 2009; 05:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bengals earn stripes

Much like Larry Johnson, the team will look to leave its old reputation far behind.

By Josh Zerkle | November 17, 2009; 05:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

LJ risk too high

The Bengals are in no position to be rehabilitating anybody's image.

By Sean McCann | November 17, 2009; 03:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Good luck Cincinnati

If he would just play football and not act like an idiot, this would even be a good idea. Unfortunately, Johnson doesn't just play football.

By Dawn Knight | November 17, 2009; 03:36 PM ET | Comments (2)

Cinderella cats

Fans and the NFL should be encouraged that the Bengals and Larry Johnson are proving that parity is alive and well.

By Josh Kirkendall | November 17, 2009; 03:09 PM ET | Comments (1)

Winning pardons all

If Larry Johnson produces, or at least doesn't get in the way of the Bengals winning, he'll be forgiven.

By Dave Goldberg | November 17, 2009; 03:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Shocking: Belichick's Call or Bengals'

Cincinnati Bengals embarrass Pittsburgh Steelers or Bill Belichick's fourth down gaff in New England Patriots loss to Indianapolis Colts, which was more shocking?

By Reader Poll | November 16, 2009; 07:22 AM ET | Comments (6)

Follow Cedric Benson

If Larry Johnson takes responsibility and finds a genuine desire to chance, then he has the talent to find a renaissance.

By Josh Kirkendall | November 11, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

He's not Cedric Benson

I don't know if Larry Johnson has had the "man in the mirror" moment where he realizes that a lot of his wounds are self inflicted.

By Robert Littal | November 11, 2009; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Playoff Picks

With Pittsburgh and Baltimore in their division, the Bengals' luck is the most likely of the current division leaders to run out.

By Sean Moroney | November 5, 2009; 09:32 AM ET | Comments (1)

10,001 simulations and guess who's out

The Cardinals are the current division leader least likely to make the playoffs.

By Paul Bessire | November 4, 2009; 06:14 PM ET | Comments (1)

The bad luck Bengals

If franchises are somewhat branded by an identity, then the Bengals' is of a team perennially beset by misfortune and miscalculation.

By Jim McCormick | November 4, 2009; 04:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Don't count on Cards

The only team currently leading their division played in last season's Super Bowl and, coincidentally, is the only team that won't play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

By Jamie De Giorgio | November 4, 2009; 03:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bengals Are Most Vulnerable

Playoffs may be more than the Bengals are capable of.

By Doug Farrar | November 4, 2009; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

No one safe but Saints, Colts, Vikes

The two divisional leaders I have the least faith in at this point are in the West -- NFC West's Arizona and AFC West's Denver.

By Rob Rang | November 4, 2009; 09:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Not buying the Bengals

The Bengals have disappointed so many times that you're just waiting for them to collapse.

By Gene Wang | November 4, 2009; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (9)

Not in the Cards

The one division leader that I don't see making the playoffs is the 4-3 Arizona Cardinals.

By Shawn Zobel | November 4, 2009; 09:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Which leader isn't playoff bound?

Vote now on the current division leader that will be out of the picture come playoff time.

By Reader Poll | November 4, 2009; 09:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Middle Class Still Rules

Just give it some time, and the class system will sort itself out.

By Jamie De Giorgio | October 9, 2009; 12:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

Expect a Football Fatality

I believe Palmer is right. One day the NFL will experience a death on the field

By Josh Kirkendall | September 9, 2009; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

The Quick and the Dead

With the speed of today's players, it is not out of the realm of possibility that a death could happen in a game.

By Joe Reedy | September 9, 2009; 08:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Keep Talking 85

Nothing can stop him from tweeting from the locker room, but a talkative 85 is good for Marvin Lewis and the Bengals.

By Joe Reedy | July 10, 2009; 02:12 PM ET | Comments (1)

Ochocinco Bigger than Bengals

If the league decides to change course and allow handheld devices on the bench during regular season games, it would be disastrous.

By Josh Kirkendall | July 10, 2009; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Be a Twit

High profile figures can't use such tools frivolously.

By Jason Maloni | July 10, 2009; 09:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's All in a Name

It seems most people wish Twitter was called something else.

By Dan Levy | July 10, 2009; 09:22 AM ET | Comments (1)

Catch Before You Tweet

With Houshmandzadeh gone, Chad needs to buckle down, lose the attention deficit, and become the defender's nightmare he used to be.

By Doug Farrar | July 10, 2009; 08:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Language Barrier

Do we envision supportive tweets from the league's most loquacious 140-character author?

By Jim McCormick | July 10, 2009; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Trick or Tweet

I would hate to see Twitter turn the NFL into the XFL.

By Peter Schaffer | July 10, 2009; 08:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Once Benign Now Malignant

Give me 2007 Chad Johnson any day. You can keep 2009 Ochocinco

By Jason Maloni | June 22, 2009; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Joke's on Ocho

The bad news for Mr. Ochocinco is that, in the end, he'll be remembered more for his antics than anything he did on the field.

By Doug Farrar | June 22, 2009; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

He's a Team Killer

Anytime you have an individual who spends so much time working on their showmanship it negatively affects the football team.

By Dick Vermeil | June 22, 2009; 09:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Too Much Ego

Chad Ocho Cinco needs to remember, that it is a privilege and not a right to play in the NFL.

By Peter Schaffer | June 22, 2009; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Team Distraction

His flaw, if one can call it a flaw, is that he has an obsessive nature to bring attention to himself.

By Josh Kirkendall | June 22, 2009; 09:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

But He's Fun to Watch

If you think the NFL is as much entertainment as it is sport, then it's hard to fault SeƱor Eightfive.

By Emil Steiner | June 22, 2009; 09:27 AM ET | Comments (2)

Housh Would Be a Catch

T.J. Houshmandzadeh is the big, physical presence on the outside Philadelphia has lacked since parting ways with Terrell Owens.

By Gene Wang | February 27, 2009; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (2)

Big Dawgs to Pound

Romeo's team will finally emerge from its Shakespearean tragedy otherwise known as the last quarter of a century - and then some.

By Zach Leibowitz | September 2, 2008; 09:34 AM ET | Comments (3)

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