January 4, 2014 |
Being labeled the biggest, baddest team on the block doesn't matter much in the NFL playoffs. Since realignment in 2002, only twice has a No. 1 seed in either conference gone on to win the Super Bowl: New Orleans in 2009 and New England in 2003. Just as many No. 6 seeds have lifted the Lombardi Trophy during that span: Green Bay in 2010 and Pittsburgh in 2005. This is especially meaningful to the sixth-seeded San Diego Chargers, who know firsthand that a gaudy regular-season record isn't all it's cracked up to be. They open the playoffs as a seven-point underdog Sunday at Cincinnati, where the Bengals have not lost this season.
December 19, 2013 |
The NFL has fined Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin $25,000 for the illegal block he put on Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber on Sunday. “Huber, he's a punter. And the key is he's defenseless throughout the down,” NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino told the NFL Network. “So even though he's pursuing the play, he still gets defenseless-player protection. You can't hit him in the head or neck, and you can't use the crown or forehead parts of the helmet to the body.” Huber suffered a broken jaw and a cracked vertebra in his neck.
December 17, 2013
Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber suffered a broken jaw and a cracked vertebra in his neck on a blindside block during a 68-yard touchdown return by the Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown in the first quarter Sunday night, according to a report by ESPN. Huber was hit by the Steelers' Terence Garvin . Huber, also the team's holder for place kicks, will be placed on injured reserve, the report said. ESPN said the block by Garvin is under review by the league. Referee Ed Hochuli's crew did not penalize Garvin for the hit that left Huber bleeding on the ground for three minutes before he was helped from the field.
December 17, 2013 |
Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber probably will be known as the guy who got his jaw broken and a vertebra cracked on national TV from here on out. The cool thing about Huber is he seems fine with that. On Monday afternoon - less than 24 hours after Terence Garvin of the Pittsburgh Steelers ended Huber's season with one of the most brutal hits most of us will ever see in a football game - the Cincinnati native changed his Twitter avatar to a photo of that devastating play.
November 1, 2013 |
An MRI test on Friday confirmed that Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, leaving the AFC North leaders without another star player on defense. The All-Pro lineman got the leg bent under him while trying to make a tackle during the first half of a 22-20 overtime loss at Miami on Thursday night. The medical staff initially thought he'd torn the ligament, and the test a day later in Cincinnati confirmed it. The Bengals (6-3)
September 23, 2013 |
Adam "Pacman" Jones is in trouble with the law again. The Cincinnati Bengals cornerback was cited for disorderly conduct early Monday morning by the Ohio State Patrol, according to a Cincinnati Enquirer report. Jones has had at least four separate run-ins with Cincinnati authorities since October 2010, and at least seven other arrests since entering the NFL as a first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2005. According to WCPO in Cincinnati, in the latest incident, Jones was cited after a Dodge Durango he was a passenger in was pulled over on State Route 145. The report said the driver, Tishana F. Holmes, 33, was pulled over for driving 60 in a 45-mph zone, refused a field sobriety test, and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.