Rummaging through the internet to bring you latest news about the Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL so that you don’t have to do it – this is your Who Dey Dish for Saturday, November 14.
"The Bengals field about 10 players who have a chance at making the Pro Bowl, while only J.J. Watt looks like a potential Pro Bowl candidate for the Texans (although he’s all but a lock at earning a fourth straight trip to Hawaii). Will this matchup be dictated by the play of each team’s star players, or will the role players in Cincinnati and/or Houston step up and make some game-changing plays? Only time will tell."
"In many ways, the Bengals haven’t recovered from his departure. Not to say they don’t have a deep group. They certainly do. But the 1-2 combo of Joseph and Leon Hall, particularly in 2009 when they shared the PFWA Bengals MVP award, was devastating. Since, a rotation of Nate Clements, Terence Newman, Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick all have stepped into the spot, hoping to recreate the the stability those two provided."
"“Last year I only had him for a day or two,” linebackers coach Matt Burke said. “Honestly, the biggest thing for me – I’m happy for him. It’s been a long road. It’s been a few years, really, up and down and all this stuff happened. I give the kid credit for staying steady and pushing through it. That’s a hard mental road to go through. And he’s come out the other end, knock on wood.”"
"“The combination of large crowds and good football weather always leads to a larger-than-normal last-minute crowd arriving at the security checkpoints,” said Bengals spokesman Bob Bedinghaus in a Friday evening news release. “Add to this the excitement of Monday Night Football, and the risk of missing kickoff increases for fans who have not planned accordingly. The stadium manager has added staffing and additional lighting where possible to help alleviate long lines, but a key element will be fans making the decision to arrive in plenty of time."
"Clowney returned to practice Wednesday but did not participate Thursday and Friday. He continues to receive treatment from the team’s trainers and medical staff in the hopes that he can recover in time for the primetime matchup against the undefeated Bengals."
"According to the National Eye Institute, about 8 percent of men are red/green color blind and that was a huge issue for Thursday’s game because the Bills were wearing all-red and the Jets were wearing all-green.The NFL admitted on Friday that when the league was putting the “Color Rush” uniforms through the testing phases, it forgot to account for color-blind fans."
"After Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews scored the game-winning touchdown on Sunday night in Dallas, he exuberantly threw the football into the stands. That’s an NFL no-no.The NFL has confirmed that it fined Matthews $5,787 for throwing the ball into the stands."
"Despite an obvious hesitation from head coach Mike Pettine, who declined to tell reporters who his starter would be on Friday and who seemed to prefer a healthy Josh McCown, Manziel will take the field against the division-rival Steelers. This, from NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, citing a source with knowledge of the team’s thinking.Manziel made his second start of the season last Thursday against the Cincinnati Bengals, going 15-of-33 (45.45 percent) for 168 yards and a touchdown. Per usual, his effectiveness declined sharply once his ability to navigate the pocket was taken away."