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One Step Closer To Playoffs

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  1. Number 1 Fan says:

    Bill,

    Great read. This also assumes the Ravens beat the teams they are supposed to. They have struggled against a bunch of terrible teams to this point.

  2. Eric says:

    Good stuff, although I personally won’t concede any of the 3 remaining games with Baltimore or Pittsburgh as automatic losses. The Bengals lost last week because their defense was sleepwalking in the first quarter. Despite that, they had two different shots to tie in the fourth. The Bengals always play the Ravens tough–they seem to have their number much of the time. Flacco is getting exposed a bit, Ray Lewis is out, and they’ve already laid eggs in games with Jacksonville, Tennessee, and Seattle–all teams the Bengals handled. I see the Bengals winning at least one of the two Raven games, and I won’t concede defeat in Pittsburgh either. The Bengals usually play the Steelers tougher at Heinz field.

    At any rate, it’s good to see that the path ahead for the other playoff contenders looks rough. I think if they can just make the dance, they’ll be better than the Palmer versions in 05 and 09.

    1. Bill says:

      I’m not writing off the remaining three games against Pittsburgh and Baltimore. I’m just saying that even in such a scenario, the math could still work.
      The Bengals have faced some pretty tough defenses already and done alright. Dalton will be better now that he has seen Pittsburgh once. It will be a tough game this week, and either team can win it.

  3. Nate says:

    As a long-suffering Bengals fan, I get worried any time it seems that they’ve secured something. Anything. I’ll let things play out, but I do think they should make the playoffs. We’ll see though, the Hall injury last week shows that anything can change week-to-week.