Originally Posted by Sea Ray
I think the Bengals are in the thick of it although they do need to beat the Ravens/Steelers once or twice. The Jets are the main competition and they didn't look too good last night
If the Ravens are in the drivers seat for the division on the last week of the season, I wouldn't be shocked if Ray Rice and Joe Flacco are rested, giving the Bengals a chance to make it as a WC.
As for the Steelers, for whatever reason the Steelers almost ALWAYS play well in Cincinnati. However, the Bengals almost ALWAYS play the Steelers well in Pittsburgh. Of course, we have a rookie QB going into the Steel City with the uncertainty of our top receiver.
I think its entirely possible to get swept by the Ravens and Steelers but still make the playoffs at 10-6. Just have to win the rest of the games with Houston being the toughest and hope for some breaks.