Green Bay Packers vs. Cincinnati Bengals: brutally honest preview

jermichael finley vs. redskins

For the third straight week, the Green Bay Packers will face off with a 2012 playoff team.

This time around, it’s the Cincinnati Bengals – coming off a short week – who welcome the Packers to Paul Brown Stadium for the first time since 2005.

Both of these teams were pegged as serious contenders in their respective conference which begs the question; could this be a preview of this year’s Super Bowl?

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Chicago Bears vs Cincinnati Bengals: Brutally Honest Preview


The Chicago Bears season will be here in just five days. Think about all the things we focused on to not get bored since the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup (Sharknado, Kate Middleton, the Packers Eddie Lacy being fat/not fat/looking fat in a picture, the drunken escapades of Johnny Manziel, Miley Cyrus, Jay Cutler wearing an ’80s t-shirt….etc.

We did this because baseball here in Chicago was even more pathetic than it usually is. And we just couldn’t think about baseball during the summer drought period so we…well, Chicago Bears football is here, that’s what matters.

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Bears OG Kyle Long, meet Bengals DT Geno Atkins

Geno Atkins

When the Chicago Bears rookie lineman Kyle Long looks up on the line of scrimmage Sunday, there is a good chance he will see Geno Atkins staring back.

Long has done more than enough to earn the start at right guard in week one, but the level of competition he faced in the preseason was below average. In roughly three quarters against the starting defenses for San Diego and Oakland, Howie’s son did indeed look like a pro. Both teams did not take advantage of Long’s rookie mistakes, including the giving away of where he was going pre-snap.

Geno Atkins will have no problem reading rookie mistakes.

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NFL pundits embracing Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl pick idea


A couple days ago I made the Cincinnati Bengals my Super Bowl Champs pick for 2013. And I’m not the only one embracing the Stripey Wotsits as your next NFL champs. Other league pundits are talking about this idea, if not agreeing with it.

Maybe the Cincinnati Bengals are the sexy 2013 NFL champs prediction. Like Sarah Jones level sexy.

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2013 NFL Season Predictions: Super Bowl Champion Bengals!



Making predictions for the Super Bowl on February 2nd today on August 27th. Yes, you got to love it. That’s why I’m all about the Cincinnati Bengals as your Super Bowl champion. When you make NFL divisional and Wild Card picks before even the 4th preseason game…well that’s bold.

Look for these to be about as accurate as my NFL mock draft. So don’t take this with a grain of salt. How about a whole truckload of salt. Well, time is a wasting so let’s jump right to the predictions.

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Bengals icon Cris Collinsworth has colorful take on drug issues


Drugs dude! It’s always an eye-catching topic.

Illegal drugs are a topic that makes for good copy. Cris Collinsworth also makes for good copy. He played his entire NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals and although he made three Pro Bowls, and went to two Super Bowls, he may be a better announcer than player. After his retirement as an NFL player, Cris Collinsworth began a broadcasting career as a sports radio talk show host on Cincinnati station WLW. Initially, he was a guest host for Bob Trumpy (also a Bengals alumnus), but took over the show full-time as Trumpy accepted more television assignments. He then became a reporter for HBO’s (now Showtime’s) Inside the NFL in 1989.

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Cincinnati Bengals “Hard Knocks” debuts tuesday


The Cincinnati Bengals will provide an all-access look at a NFL training camp in Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals. The first sports-based reality series begins its five-episode eighth season, TUE, AUG. 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), on HBO. Other hour-long episodes debut subsequent Tuesdays at the same time, culminating in the Sept. 3 season finale.

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Cincinnati Bengals officially new team of HBO Hard Knocks


HBO Sports, NFL Films and the Cincinnati Bengals coalesce when Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals debuts August 6th. The first sports based reality show kicks off its five-episode eighth season that Tuesday night at 9 PM CDT on HBO. Hour-long episodes debut subsequent Tuesdays, with an encore every Wednesday at 10:00 p.m CDT.

The Cincinnati Bengals Hard Knocks ends on Sept. 3.

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All 32 NFL logos translated to British English


Cheerio Pip pip! What a right good post we have upcoming. It’s quite rare we devote an entire offering to the entry of another digital outlet, but this is a rare aesthetic achievement we’re referring to. All 32 NFL logos translated from American English to British English. The NFL logos are graphically converted as well.

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AFC North NFL Draft: sizing it up (Update)


So how did the AFC North do in the 2013 NFL Draft?

Well, I don’t believe in doing draft grades right when the draft is over- talk to me in a few years, then we’ll see how these picks panned out.

You can’t grade them right away; watch ‘em play actual NFL football first! I pay as much attention to NFL Draft immediate grades as I do to live blogging or live game discussion threads.

Because Twitter is better than live blogging and discussion threads combined. Period.

That’s said, let’s review what the AFC North did in rounds 1-3.

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2013 NFL Mock Draft: 4-25-13 FINAL


Our 2013 NFL mock draft is updated for the final time. Lots of changes. And we are a Chicago based website, so check out our latest analysis of the Bears draft prospects for all 7 rounds. And our Bears “Hindsight Draft.” By the way, Hollywood is filming a movie about the NFL Draft at this year’s draft in New York City. I guess they understand how much us sports bloggers obsess with this topic during the month of April.

Here’s our 2014 NFL mock draft

And go here for the top NFL Draft related Twitter hashtags, @mentions and search topics.

By the way, here’s our 7 round mock for 2013 And of course, our NBA mock drafts: 2013 and 2014. Yes, we’re nerrrrrrrrds. Your hunch is correct.

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Full 7 Round 2013 NFL Mock Draft FINAL


Happy NFL mock draft day!

This 2013 NFL mock draft is a reader submission from an author who wishes to remain anonymous. This is not my 2013 NFL mock draft, but this is a very comprehensive NFL mock draft as it covers all seven rounds. As always we encourage debate, and reader comments are very much welcome. Especially if you have a NFL mock draft of your own and would like to compare it up against this NFL mock draft.

Like I say on my own, detailed first round NFL mock draft. You’re free to say “this sucks because x, y, z,” but if your comment is simply “this sucks.”

Then I have to say “hey, thanks for coming!”

And check out our NFL mock draft of all 7 rounds for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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