Had we gotten into the playoffs with Kansas making that field goal, how far have we had gone ? I think at times we would have beaten the bengals and I bet there were Bengal fans happy they didn't have to play the steelers in the playoffs. Maybe they don't feel that way now since they lost to the bolts but, probably prior. I really would have liked to seen Kansas go all the way. They are talking that alex smith does not have the pedigree to win championships or that he is a quarterback of the upper crust like brady, rivers, brees and luck. I've got news for these talking heads, you put up 44 points on the board and lose, it's not your quarterback or offense that has let the team down. I know their defense put up 6 points but still. Getting back to the bengals coach not so marvelous marvin, he is suffering from the marty ball and cowher cud of not being able to win the big ones. Yep, cowher eventually won a super bowl but I tell you this, his playoff losses really ate away at my heart and I was happy that he moved on and that we got tomlin. Tomlin was the correct guy to be the shot in the arm this team needed at the precise time. I believe he allowed Lebeau to do more things, he didn't have favorites at that time or probably not now neither. I am upset that he didn't put some more influence upon arians but that's water under the bridge. I just wish Tomlin could have his guys more prepared at the start of the season instead of playing catch up as we have in the past.