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BigRob
10-19-2011, 07:44 PM
By my estimation these are the teams in contention for the 2 Wildcard spots for the AFC:

Bills
Jets
Raiders or Chargers
Bengals
Steelers
Titans or Texans

We'll get in with a 10-6 record, but we could also be on the outs with a 10-6 record depending on the tie breakers. Lots of teams still in the running.

hawaiiansteel
10-19-2011, 07:50 PM
By my estimation these are the teams in contention for the 2 Wildcard spots for the AFC:

Bills
Jets
Raiders or Chargers
Bengals
Steelers
Titans or Texans

We'll get in with a 10-6 record, but we could also be on the outs with a 10-6 record depending on the tie breakers. Lots of teams still in the running.


since the Steelers are going to win the AFC North, shouldn't you also include the Ravens in your list? :tt2 :ratsuck

BradshawsHairdresser
10-19-2011, 08:01 PM
If we win the next 3 games, we'll be in the driver's seat! :tt2 :tt2

Here's hoping Tomlin and Co. figure out how to solve some of our problems. :D

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
10-20-2011, 08:30 AM
If we don't beat the Raven's and sweep the Browns & Bengals...We won't be winning the division. It really is as simple as that. Not to mention the Patriots & a trip to the 49ers are still on the schedule...There is nothing easy about making the playoffs ahead of the Steelers. The above scenario is 9 wins. So even if you put an L in against the Pats & 49ers...Do you see this team as 12-4? They better take care of the division because I see no less than 11 wins for a wild card in the AFC.

hawaiiansteel
10-31-2011, 02:16 AM
The Bengals are not going away

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 30, 2011

http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/a-j-green.jpg?w=154

A lot of preseason power rankings suggested the Bengals might be the worst team in football. We heard the term ď0-16? mentioned once because of the teamís perceived lack of talent.

Instead, the Bengals are heading into November on a four-game winning streak at 5-2. They are one of the best stories in the NFL.

Cincinnati beat Seattle 34-12 Sunday in a game that was still in doubt with under five minutes remaining. The game was typical in many ways for this yearís Bengals team: The final result was greater than the sum of its parts.

The Bengals defense chased Charlie Whitehurst from the game early. They gave up a lot of yards to Tarvaris Jackson, but made the key stop or forced a turnover when they needed to.

Cincinnati sacked Seattle 4 times, had seven tackles for loss, and hit Seattle quarterbacks 12 times. A long punt return from Pacman Jones set up the teamís first touchdown, and Brandon Tate took a punt return back for a score to put the game out of reach late.

The offense didnít do a lot, but Bernard Scott ran for 76 yards and A.J. Green had 63 yards and a touchdown.

Sure, the Bengals havenít exactly beaten the leagueís best. Their five wins are against the Browns, Bills, Jaguars, Colts, and Seahawks. Thatís not the point.

This was a franchise expected to be a pushover this year. This was a team that usually wouldnít win in in a place like Seattle when Carson Palmer was running the show. (This was their first win on the West Coast since 2003.)

The Bengals are 5-2 and have a winnable game against the Titans next week. They have a rookie quarterback, a rookie star at wide receiver, and a rookie offensive coordinator.

They will be playing meaningful games with playoff implications deep into December.

Thatís a win for the 2011 season, no matter what happens from here.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... oing-away/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/10/30/the-bengals-are-not-going-away/)