September 30, 2022
It was an exciting night at Paycor Stadium as the Cincinnati Bengals looked to knock the Miami Dolphins from the ranks of the undefeated.
In a sea of white, the Bengals, with their "White Tiger" look, saw their defense come up big as Vonn Bell had two interceptions while Joe Burrow and the offense came up with some big plays highlighted by the biggest play so far this season on a Tee Higgins 59-yard touchdown strike in a one-on-match-up against Dolphins Pro Bowl cornerback Xavien Howard.
This game saw all three phases step forward as rookie Jeff Gunter blocked a Jason Sanders 52-yard field goal attempt.
After the game, Dave Lapham joined Dave Berk on In The Trenches presented by First Star Logistics to give his thoughts as the Bengals move to 2-2 on the season.
September 29, 2022
In Week Four of the NFL season, the Cincinnati Bengals return to Paycor Stadium with a lot of excitement surrounding the game.
Not only will the Bengals be wearing their special color rush alternate uniform "White Bengal" combination, but each endzone will also have a unique look as well. Add in the 2022 Bengals Ring of Honor Ceremony and the fact the Dolphins are the only remaining undefeated team in the AFC, and you can see why Cincinnati will be hyped on Thursday night.
The Bengals come in after earning their first win of the season against the New York Jets last Sunday, and the short week makes this an even harder match-up.
The Dolphins are coming off a hard-fought win over their AFC East rival, the Buffalo Bills, in extreme heat conditions that could have lingering repercussions.
The match-up also puts two of the top young quarterbacks, both taken in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, with Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow being the overall number one pick and Tua Tagovailoa going to the Dolphins with the fifth pick of the draft.
Here are my Keys To Bengals Victory, Miami Dolphins edition, presented by First Star Logistics.
September 25, 2022
The Cincinnati Bengals earned their first win of the 2022 season with a 27-12 victory over the New York Jets on the road.
With great performances on both sides of the ball, Dave Lapham gave his postgame thoughts on the win as Logan Wilson, Trey Hendrickson, and Jessie Bates III make huge plays on defense. At the same time, the offense struck fast behind the arm of Joe Burrow and his big three receivers, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, and Ja'Marr Chase, along with some old fashion power running to close the game with Samaje Perine and the Bengals offensive line.
What did Lap talk with Dave Berk about before boarding the bus to head back to Cincinnati on In The Trenches presented by First Star Logistics?
September 24, 2022
In Week Three of the NFL season, the Cincinnati Bengals will travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets, who are coming off a come-from-behind win over the Cleveland Browns.
The Bengals and Jets have met each other 28 times, including two postseason games, with the Jets leading the match-up with 18 wins to the Bengals 10.
Last season, the Jets came away with a 34-31 win over the Bengals as backup quarterback Mike White went 37-of-45 for 405 yards and three touchdowns. This game will see another backup quarterback face the Bengals. However, the backup, Joe Flacco, owns a Super Bowl he won with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Bengals come to New York banged up as right tackle La'el Collins and tight end Hayden Hurst are both listed as questionable. Linebacker Germaine Pratt is listed as doubtful after not participating in practice on Friday.
Can Joe Burrow put the past two weeks behind him and return to the form he showed last season?
Will the offensive line show why ownership invested big money to protect Burrow?
Has cover two become Burrow's kryptonite this season?
Dave Lapham In The Trenches, Keys to Bengals Victory, New York Jets edition, is presented by First Star Logistics.
September 23, 2022
When Dave Lapham and Solomon Wilcots sit down to talk football, you know your time will be well spent. The latest In The Trenches presented by First Star Logistics brings the two former Cincinnati Bengals together again to discuss the Bengals 0-2 start, below average play of the team, and what needs to be done to right the ship.
Did Joe Burrow and the Bengals hit the perfect storm that caused their poor start when many felt they'd be one of the top teams in the AFC?
Listen to find out...
September 22, 2022
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo returns to In The Trenches presented by First Star Logistics to look back at last week's loss to the Cowboys and this week's opponent, the New York Jets.
Will the Bengals get on the winning side for the first time this season?
Will Joe Flacco have another big game?
Coach Anarumo breaks it down.
September 21, 2022
Cincinnati Bengals assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons returns to In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics, to discuss the rough start to the 2022 season as the Bengals lost Clark Harris in Week One against the Pittsburgh Steelers for the season.
With Mitch Wilcox forced into emergency action against the Steelers, Simmons and the Bengals had built a trust level with college undrafted free agent Cal Adomitis, and the Bengals were able to ride out the storm until Week Two against the Dallas Cowboys.
Simmons talks about the season's first two games and looks at Week Three opponent, the New York Jets.
September 16, 2022
In Week Two of the NFL season, the Cincinnati Bengals will travel to Jerry World to take on the Dallas Cowboys, who are also smarting after falling 19-3 to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Cowboys lead the series with nine victories and four defeats, with the first match-up coming in 1973 and the last, a 30-7 Cowboys win over the Bengals, as former quarterback Andy Dalton led the Cowboys with 185 yards passing and two touchdowns.
Joe Burrow was already out for the season when these two teams squared off in December of 2020, and now he's coming off his worst game as a pro.
Both teams need a win to get their season headed in the right direction, and there are several key areas the Bengals must address if they want to have a happy flight back to Cincinnati on Sunday night.
Here is my Dave Lapham In The Trenches, Keys to Bengals Victory, Dallas Cowboys edition, presented by First Star Logistics.
September 15, 2022
The multi-talented D.J. Reader may be in his seventh NFL season, but he still feels like that kid back in North Carolina when it comes to lacing up his cleats, putting on the pads, and playing football.
The Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle knows the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers didn't go the way the team and fans expected, but knows Week Two brings a new week, new opponent, and new expectations when the Bengals travel to Dallas and AT&T Stadium, AKA Jerry World, to take on the Cowboys, a team he grew up on as his mother was a huge fan.
Reader returns to In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics, to discuss several topics as he and the Bengals get ready for another NFL showdown.
September 14, 2022
If you missed our YouTube Live Stream on Tuesday, Sept. 13th, 2022, here is your chance to listen to the entire stream as Dave Lapham takes questions about the Bengals after their loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and with the Dallas Cowboys up next.