Cincinnati Bengals: your new Super Bowl favorite

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It seems early to already be down to just one undefeated team in the AFC, but the Bengals are playing like they could maintain that storyline well into November.

They’re led by a defense who is hungry for more. Aside from the Ravens making a game of it late during the fourth quarter, the Bengals have been almost untouchable. That defense is suffocating opposing quarterbacks and running attacks; while the offense continues to play simple, efficient football.

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Chicago Bears Predictions: Week Two

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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

‘Joestradmaus’ still has the magic touch. The Bengals put up three more points than I predicted, but cut a guy a break; at the end of the day, the Bears still won.

Charles Tillman and the gang managed to corral the one-man wrecking crew known as A.J. Green before things got too far out of hand, and the offense showed some promising signs as they dug out of a late double-digit deficit to start the Trestman Era on the right foot.

But this week’s contest against the Minnesota Vikings doesn’t just feature a one-man wrecking crew, it features a deity cleverly disguised as a human who snacks on Bears defensive play calls as if they were Jolly Ranchers.

This week, I’ll tell you why ‘Purple Jesus’ Adrian Peterson will continue his reign of terror at Soldier Field, and why the Bears will still come out winners in the end.

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Chicago Bears Predictions: Week One

Chicago Bears Predictions

It’s that time of year again, folks; time for “Joestradamus” to bust out the crystal ball and make Chicago Bears predictions for 2013.

Remind me to have my legal people to look into getting “Joestradamus” trademarked, I think I’m onto something here.

Last year in my prediction series, I correctly called the first eight Chicago Bears predictions en route to a 7-1 start. Things got a bit sketchy in the third quarter when I called for three more victories while the Bears were only able to eek out one.

Let’s also not mention that I never predicted the final four games of the season…

But fear not! I’ve been inspired by the news of J’Marcus Webb signing with the Vikings to find my prime predicting form from the first half of last season.

Without further ado, I give you my first installment of my annual foray into clairvoyance.

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2012 Fantasy Football Preview: QB

As the NFL season gets closer every day, so does your fantasy draft. The Sports Bank fantasy football previews conclude with the quarterback position.

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Cincinnati Bengals 2012 Fantasy Football Preview

Cincinnati may not be the prettiest of cities these days, but that doesn’t mean the Bengals aren’t anticipating a successful year on the gridiron. The Bengals are a young and upcoming team who can easily surpass the 21.5 points per game (18th in the league) they scored last season and realistically compete with the rest of the AFC North which doesn’t look nearly as lopsided as it has in the past decade.

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2011 Fantasy Football Awards (Week Nine)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America’s favorite game is back and The Sports Bank has you covered with the best and worst of what was Fantasy Football Week Nine

Just when you thought the RB position was back, QB’s came roaring back with six of the top ten fantasy performances this week.

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2011 Fantasy Football Awards (Week Six)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America’s favorite game is back and The Sports Bank has you covered with the best and worst of what was Fantasy Football Week Six.

The game of fantasy appears to be returning to normal as running backs ruled again in week six with three of the top five performances coming from the RB position.

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Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

It’s the second week of bye weeks, but this one likely hurts fantasy owners more than last week. The likes of Chris Johnson, Ryan Mathews and Philip Rivers will all be on your fantasy bench this week, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of quality options. There are a few runners who will impress this week and are still available on waiver wires, and a couple passers who you should keep your eye on. In today’s rankings, we’ll break down the top fantasy football quarterbacks and running backs.

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2011 Fantasy Football Awards (Week Four)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America’s favorite game is back and The Sports Bank has you covered with the best and worst of what was Fantasy Football Week Four.

I’m officially donning 2011 one of the weirdest fantasy years ever as some very surprising players made the awards this week (just look at Honorable Mention for MVP if you don’t believe me).

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2011 Fantasy Football Awards (Week Two)


America’s favorite game is back and The Sports Bank has you covered with the best and worst of what was Fantasy Football Week Two.

The quarterbacks continued to flash their brilliance, but it was the week of the receiver as three of the five top spots in fantasy went to those with the soft hands. After two weeks, we’re left asking ourselves if the running back position is the most important in fantasy anymore?

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Fantasy Football Studs, Duds & Sleepers: AFC North

With the NFL lockout finally behind us, football fans can finally turn our attention from the courtrooms and onto the field, where it belongs. In the coming weeks, I will rank the fantasy studs, duds and sleepers for each division. Today, the AFC North gets some time under the microscope.

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NFL Preseason Week One: Biggest Winners and Losers

The first week of the preseason produced many surprising standouts on some teams and left much to be desired for others. Some winning teams emerged along with players who experienced real personal wins through their outstanding performances. Other teams bombed badly with players expected to do much better flopping and fumbling their first chances to impress fans on the public stage this year.

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