Originally Posted by Sea Ray
Three playoff appearances in four years sounds like a long term trend to me and not just a blind squirrel finding a nut. They're not yet the Steelers or Patriots but they're not the 90s Bengals either.
All this while playing in arguably the toughest division in football. I doubt any division has placed more teams in the playoffs than the AFC North in those 4 yrs
No other, 9 in 4 years, although the NFC North might only be one back after today if the Bears or Vikings gets in. The AFC West has had the bare minimum of 4, and even one of those was an 8-8 team. And, for all the NFC East is such a tough division talk we're subjected to every year, they're likely to end up with only 5, just 1 better.