Cincinnati Bengals spoil Manziel's NFL debut

CLEVELAND - They chased him. They taunted him. They made him look scared.The Cincinnati Bengals dismantled Johnny Manziel.Woe, Johnny.Manziel spent his first NFL start being tormented and taunted by Cincinnati defenders...

Cincinnati Bengals' playoff victories have been rare

...four games dropped the Texans to the third seed. It has them in the exact same spot as a year ago, hosting the Cincinnati Bengals in a wild-card playoff game Saturday.The Texans wasted little time this week lamenting their missed opportunities...

Hearst goes to Cincinnati Bengals

...Hearst, the running back drafted third overall in 1993 by Phoenix but waived Tuesday, was claimed Wednesday by the Cincinnati Bengals. Hearst gained 1,070 yards last season, and will serve as insurance for 1995 No. 1 overall pick Ki-Jana Carter...

Browns dominate rival Bengals

...The Cleveland Browns took full advantage of Andy Dalton's off-target showing Thursday night, dominating the Cincinnati Bengals en route to a 24-3 victory in their AFC North showdown.The game marked the first since 1986 that the intrastate...

Bengals wrap up playoff spot with win over Broncos

CINCINNATI - Dre Kirkpatrick returned a Peyton Manning pass for a touchdown to snuff out a Denver rally and the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Broncos 37-28 on Monday night.Denver had the ball, down 30-28, when Kirkpatrick picked off Manning...

Palmer's status unclear with season approaching

CINCINNATI - Bengals coach Marvin Lewis declined to say Sunday whether Carson Palmer will play in Cincinnati's next preseason game, leaving the quarterback's...

Bengals sign draft choice Mann

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals signed fifth-round draft choice Maurice Mann to a three-year contract Wednesday. Terms weren't disclosed. Mann, a wide...

Falcons notebook

FLOWERY BRANCH - The sad-sack Cincinnati Bengals had hoped Derrick Brooks would be a half-step slow when Tampa Bay visited Cincinnati last week. The best linebacker on a unit...

Coslet quits as coach of Bengals

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals coach Bruce Coslet quit Monday, a day after his team lost its third game in a row and second straight without scoring a point...

O'Donnell benched as Justin gets first start

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals benched quarterback Neil O'Donnell on Wednesday and gave third-stringer Paul Justin a chance to show what he can do. Coach...