Re: 2013 Bengals Discussion (Part 3)
One thing to consider, the path through the Super Bowl is going to lead through cold weather cities. I don't expect Indy to do much down the stretch and can see the Bengals getting the 3 seed in the AFC. From there the games would be played in Cincy, Denver, NE and then a SB in NYC. Ugly, smash mouth games may be how they are won in January and February.
I was able to catch the 2nd half but it sounded like the Bengals offensive play calling was pretty poor in the 1st half. Sometimes Gruden gets into a rut and the play calling really suffers. What I do like with the current staff is they seem to make the proper adjustments at half.
On the defensive side, holding Rivers and co to 10 points is a pretty impressive performance. Burfict probably won't, but should get consideration for defensive POY in the NFL. Guy is a beast on the field.