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He Is Now the Highest Paid Player in NFL History

Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals scores 5-year contract for $275M

(Newser) - Joe Burrow is now the reining king of the NFL in one respect: The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback has signed the richest contract in league history, reports ESPN . The 26-year-old scored a five-year deal for $275 million, per USA Today . The contract bests that of a fellow quarterback, Justin Herbert of...

Cincy Mayor: Yeah, I Deserved Being Called a 'Jabroni'

Aftab Pureval responds to Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce's slam

(Newser) - Cincinnati's mayor engaged in some trash talk ahead of the Cincinnati-Kansas City AFC championship Sunday night. After the game—won by Kansas City—a Chiefs star gave it right back to him. "Hey, I've got some wise words for that Cincinnati mayor," tight end Travis Kelce...

AFC Championship Game Will Be a Rematch

Cincinnati Bengals play Kansas City Chiefs in AFC championship game Sunday

(Newser) - Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals threw a big wrench into the highly anticipated travel plans of the Buffalo Bills, their fans, and perhaps even the NFL offices. Burrow threw two touchdown passes and Cincinnati’s defense swarmed Josh Allen on a snow-slicked field in a 27-10 win Sunday to...

This Was the Craziest Play of the NFL Weekend

Bengals return a fumble for a playoff record 98 yards in the 4th quarter in their win

(Newser) - Most of the NFL playoff games over the weekend were close—like this hard-to-believe comeback —and one play in particular stood out. It came during the fourth quarter of the Baltimore Ravens-Cincinnati Bengals game Sunday night. With the score tied at 17, the Ravens were on the Bengals' 2-yard-line...

NFL Makes 'Difficult, but Necessary, Decision' on Game

Meanwhile, Hamlin has reached a recovery 'turning point'

(Newser) - When Damar Hamlin woke up Wednesday evening after two days of sedation, the first words he wrote down to a nurse were: "Who won the game?" The 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety was referring to the matchup Monday night between his team and the Cincinnati Bengals where he'd collapsed...

'While You Pray for Damar Say One for Tee Higgins, Too'

Messages of support come pouring in for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver who hit Bills' safety Hamlin

(Newser) - Prayers are pouring in from across the country for the Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin, but also for the man who tackled him immediately before his heart stopped. The Cincinnati Bengals' Tee Higgins was seen leaving Paycor Stadium with his arm wrapped around his mother after Hamlin was taken to...

NFL Player Gets CPR on Field; Game Is Suspended

Buffalo's Damar Hamlin suffers serious injury, listed in critical condition

(Newser) - (This summary has been updated with new details.) Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field and was administered CPR before being driven away in an ambulance during Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, which was suspended for the night after the injury. The NFL later...

Joint NFL Practice Ends in Helmet-Swinging Brawl

'Emotions run high,' Bengals coach says after fight

(Newser) - A brawl between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams put an early end to their joint practice session Thursday, with Rams star Aaron Donald repeatedly swinging a helmet at Bengals players before being thrown to the ground. Players threw fists and helmets during scuffles leading up to a final...

Rams Win Super Bowl on Late TD Drive

Los Angeles beats the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20

(Newser) - In a venue built for champions, the Los Angeles Rams carried off the crown jewel: a Super Bowl trophy, per the AP . It took a precise 79-yard drive capped by Cooper Kupp’s 1-yard touchdown reception with 1:25 remaining for a 23-20 victory Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals to...

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Super Bowl Hasn't Seen a Bigger Underdog in 23 Years

Bengals, who will play the Rams, were 200-1 longshots before the season began

(Newser) - The early favorites to win Super Bowl LVI are the Los Angeles Rams. Odds-makers have made the Rams a 3.5-point favorite against the Cincinnati Bengals after each team advanced to the championship on Sunday, reports ESPN . By chance this year, the game will be played at the Rams' home...

Joe Burrow Was First Pick in Unusual NFL Draft

Virtual event had relatively few glitches

(Newser) - The Cincinnati Bengals selected Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow of LSU with the first pick in an unprecedented virtual NFL draft . The biggest drama on this night wasn’t who was going to be the No. 1 pick—Burrow sewed that up a long time ago—or how the top...

Should Bengals, Browns Fans Qualify for Medical Pot?

Ohio board will actually consider the question

(Newser) - Live in the state of Ohio? Suffer from lupus, insomnia, or being a Cincinnati Bengals or Cleveland Browns fan? You could soon qualify for a medical marijuana prescription, even for the latter "condition"—if the State Medical Board of Ohio approves its inclusion on the "eligible" list,...

The Longest Current Playoff Drought in Major Sports Is Over

What's eluded Buffalo Bills for 17 years is now theirs: wild-card spot after 22-16 win against Miami

(Newser) - The Buffalo Bills already had the record for the most consecutive Super Bowl appearances , with nary a win. On Sunday, what SBNation calls "one of the NFL's longest-suffering franchises" broke its most recent record: the longest current playoff drought, not only in the NFL, but in any of...

'Impossible' Meltdown: Steelers Win a Crazy One

Bengals self-destruct in epic fashion

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to Denver. The Cincinnati Bengals are heading to another long offseason after a meltdown as ugly and ill-timed as it was complete. Chris Boswell kicked a 35-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining as the Steelers somehow pulled out an 18-16 victory in a AFC...

Bengals Help Player Afford Kid's Cancer Treatment

Team cuts Devon Still, re-signs him to practice squad

(Newser) - After missing training activities with the Cincinnati Bengals in the offseason, Devon Still says he understands the team's decision to cut him from the squad last week. But in what Fox Sports calls "arguably their greatest move of the season," the team has re-signed the defensive tackle...

Another NFL Cheerleader Suit: Bengals Pay Peanuts

Alexa Brenneman says she made $2.85 per hour during the 2013 season

(Newser) - Another cheerleader is suing an NFL franchise for paying her what amounts to peanuts. Alexa Brenneman of the Cincinnati Bengals' Ben-Gals squad says she earned just $2.85 an hour during the 2013 season, her first. Her suit, filed Tuesday, notes that's nowhere close to Ohio's $7....

NFL Cheerleader Pleads Not Guilty in Sex Case

Sarah Jones accused of sleeping with high school senior

(Newser) - The captain of the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleading squad and her mother both pleaded not guilty today to charges in a sex abuse case, the Kentucky Enquirer reports. Sarah Jones, 26, is accused of having an affair with a 16-year-old football player at a high school where she once taught—her...

California Pot Shipment Traced to NFL Players: Feds

House was set up as part of a 'distribution' network: investigator

(Newser) - A 2.5-pound shipment of high-grade pot was traced from Northern California to the Kentucky home of a Cincinnati Bengals football player, according to investigators. Wide receiver Jerome Simpson and teammate/offensive lineman Anthony Collins were both at Simpson's home during the special delivery, said federal narcotics agents, who allegedly...

Woman Sues Bengals After Drunk Fans Fall on Her

Says vendor should have stopped serving, pegs medical bills at $20K

(Newser) - A Cincinnati Bengals fan—though maybe not anymore—is suing the team and everyone else responsible for alcohol sales at Bengals games for injuries sustained when two drunk men fell on her, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Rebecca Dunn says the fans' tumble broke her nose and index finger, bruised her...

Ocho Cinco Slapped With $25K Tweet Fine

Player fined '2 Bugatti payments' for in-game tweets

(Newser) - Chad Ocho Cinco has been fined $25,000 for giving fans 140-character updates during preseason games last Friday. The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver sent his 1.1 million Twitter followers two messages during his team's 22-9 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. The league fined him for possession of an electronic...

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