Originally Posted by max venable
The talking-head "NFL experts" on ESPN, in their pre-season picks had the Ravens winning the division and the Steelers being the wildcard team. They agreed that The Bengals would not make the playoffs.
After Sunday's games Tom Jackson (always a Bengal supporter) and Mike Irvin had the Bengals at #3 in their "Top 5". Steve Young had them at #1.
I think everyone started off this year assuming that Carson would not start the first few games so that's why they had them low. If Carson stays healthy and gets back in his groove of last year, there is no reason why the Bengals should not be considered one of the best teams in the NFL.