AP sources: Bengals agree to deals with Cappa, Karras
The Cincinnati Bengals went right to free agency for their biggest area of need, agreeing to contracts with a pair of offensive linemen on Monday. People with knowledge of the deals confirmed to The Associated Press that the Bengals reached agreements with Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Alex Cappa and offensive lineman Ted Karras, formerly of the New England Patriots. The 27-year-old Cappa, who allowed just one sack last season for the Bucs while protecting Tom Brady, agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal.news.yahoo.com
Local coaches make their Super Bowl LVI picks
Super Bowl LVI featuring the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams kicks off today. While 60 minutes on Sunday will determine a winner, here’s how a few local football head coaches think about this year’s Super Bowl matchup. DONNA NORTH HEAD COACH JUAN CUEVAS“The storyline with Stafford being with the (Detroit) Lions having those down years and now having the opportunity to win a Super Bowl is awesome. With the Rams, there was a general thought they could win the Super Bowl when the season started; the Bengals weren’t in that conversation and had a great run through the playoffs. It would add to the list of Texas high school quarterbacks who have won a Super Bowl along with (Patrick) Mahomes, (Drew) Brees and (Nick) Foles and keep representing our great state and Texas Football for what it is…KING!”myrgv.com
OPINION: The greatest game you need to see
To say that this season has been wild would be an understatement of nearly criminal proportions. The NFC was a juggernaut, and the AFC was weaker than in years past. Teams swapped the #1 seed in both conferences like a game of hot potato. After starting the season 7-0, the Arizona Cardinals finished 11-6 and...trinitonian.com
By the numbers, Bengals and Rams look like a perfect match
The Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams look evenly matched. Joe Burrow of the Bengals was the second-highest-rated passer in the National Football League (NFL) during the 2021 season. Cooper Kupp of the Rams caught an unbelievable 145 passes (the second most in NFL history) for 1,947 yards. The Rams’ defense was ranked 17th among the NFL’s 32 teams for yards allowed per game with 344.9. That may be a problem for the Bengals, because the Rams have Aaron Donald.washingtonpost.com
Bengals top Chiefs 27-24 in OT to clinch Super Bowl trip
Evan McPherson kicked a 31-yard field goal in overtime after Joe Burrow kept his cool while leading a furious second-half comeback to get the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl for the first time in 33 years with a 27-24 victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game.
Bengals hold on, finally win in playoffs, 26-19 over Raiders
Joe Burrow led an efficient offense that scored on six drives, including two of his touchdown passes, and rookie Evan McPherson made four field goals as the Cincinnati Bengals finally advanced in the playoffs with a 26-19 win over Las Vegas in Saturday’s wild-card game.
Mixon runs for career-high 165 yards, Bengals crush Steelers
Joe Mixon rushed for a career-high 165 yards and two touchdowns, Joe Burrow scrambled ran for a score and passed for another one and the Cincinnati Bengals crushed the Pittsburgh Steelers 41-10, sweeping the season series for the first time since 2009.