Originally Posted by SteelSD
Good job by the Bengals offense today, but that defense is a sieve of the highest order and showed it against a vanilla offense. If they can't figure out how to actually stop someone, it's going to be a short playoff appearance.
Which is, in fact, better than NO playoffs. The Bengals need a dominate DT to really make that defense go. A guy who can penetrate and plug up the middle, occasionally getting pressure on the QB. The double teams alone, on a player like that, would free up the edge rushers.
Looking at the teams that will make the playoffs this year in the AFC, the playoffs are going to be all offense.
Kansas City/San Diego/Pittsburh/Jacksonville
I think the wild cards and the Patriots are going to be the teams to watch. If the Patriots get some players back on D, they could make a run. Injuries are the real question mark for New England and all of the potential wild cards. Can they get healthy enough
I think Denver has the best shot to beat the Colts, but can Jake Plummer win the big one?
The winter is going to be a little warmer this year.