Laurel Pfahler, Dayton Daily News

Laurel Pfahler

Dayton Daily News

Cincinnati, OH, United States

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NFL Draft Day 3: Bengals finally add to offense in fourth round

The Cincinnati Bengals opened their third day of the NFL Draft with a pick on the offensive side of the ball. → Read More

Bengals re-sign veteran long snapper

The Cincinnati Bengals are bringing back their veteran long snapper for the 2022 campaign. → Read More

First Four: Texas Southern advances for 2nd straight year

Texas Southern has advanced out of the NCAA First Four for a second year in a row. → Read More

Bengals use franchise tag on Bates

Jessie Bates will remain with the Cincinnati Bengals at least one more year. → Read More

Bengals fill openings on coaching staff

The Cincinnati Bengals coaching staff is staying mostly intact after the team’s Super Bowl run this past season. → Read More

Bengals face some tough decisions with own free agents

The Cincinnati Bengals addressed their defense through free agency the last two offseasons. Now, they have a chance to upgrade a few key positions with some of the contracts that are expiring. → Read More

After run to Super Bowl, Bengals turn attention to draft, free agency

A Super Bowl run extended the longest season in NFL history and made for a shorter offseason this year, but the Cincinnati Bengals’ scouting department has been busy looking ahead to the 2022 roster build while the coaches remained focused on finishing 2021. → Read More

Burrow expected to recover from sprain

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee, coach Zac Taylor confirmed Wednesday, and he’s expected to come back healthy after some “much-needed rest.” → Read More

Bengals extend Zac Taylor’s contract through 2026 season

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed head coach Zac Taylor to a contract extension through the 2026 season, the team announced Wednesday morning. Terms were not announced. → Read More

Bengals confident after missed chance in Super Bowl: ‘We will be back’

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson stood in the tunnel watching some of his favorite artists perform in the halftime show at Super Bowl LVI while the rest of his team sat in the locker room reviewing adjustments they could make from the first two quarters. → Read More

ANALYSIS: Late penalties, pass protection issues and other key takeaways from Bengals’ Super Bowl loss

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Another Super Bowl, another heartbreak. The Cincinnati Bengals lost their third Super Bowl in much the same fashion as their other two and will have to wait at least another year for the franchise’s first NFL championship. → Read More

Bengals defense ‘rattled’ on Rams’ game-winning drive

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Chidobe Awuzie said the L.A. Rams had the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense “rattled” on their late game-winning drive in Super Bowl LVI. Penalties that helped the Rams push forward might have played a part in that, but the Bengals struggled with their up-tempo offense in the final five minutes. → Read More

Rams’ pass rush batters Burrow, Bengals

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has faced pressure before and overcome. With less than a minute left and Aaron Donald coming at him, he almost completed a pass to Samaje Perine for what would have been a fourth-down conversion. → Read More

WATCH: Bengals take lead in second half of Super Bowl LVI

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Joe Burrow went deep to Tee Higgins on the first play of the second half, and the second-year wide receiver shook off L.A. Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey for an open lane to the end zone, giving the Cincinnati Bengals their first lead of the game Sunday in Super Bowl LVI. → Read More

Rams rally to top Bengals in Super Bowl LVI

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- The Cincinnati Bengals bid for their first title came up agonizingly short Sunday in Super Bowl LVI. → Read More

Super Bowl LVI: Rams’ Beckham Jr. leaves game with injury

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- L.A. Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham had to be helped off the field with less than four minutes left in the second quarter of Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, after he went down with what appeared to be a knee injury. → Read More

Super Bowl LVI: Key moments in Bengals’ storybook season

Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor points to the Week 11 win in Las Vegas as the critical turning point for this season. Others say it happened much earlier than that. → Read More

Super Bowl LVI: How these Bengals were built

During the midst of a winless start through the first 11 games of Zac Taylor’s first season with the Cincinnati Bengals, the first-year coach delivered a message to a doubting fanbase, promising to “get this thing right.” → Read More

From hot seat to Super Bowl: Bengals coach Zac Taylor enjoying the ride

LOS ANGELES -- Zac Taylor never really had time to process what happened in the first Super Bowl he coached in. About eight hours after the L.A. Rams lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII to end the 2018 season, Taylor was on a flight to Cincinnati to complete his hire as the Bengals’ 10th head coach in franchise history. → Read More

Super Bowl LVI: Quarterback matchup, teams’ connections, other storylines to watch

LOS ANGELES -- Veteran center Trey Hopkins felt the excitement of the Cincinnati Bengals run to the Super Bowl everywhere he went in the weeks leading up to the team’s departure for Los Angeles. → Read More