Originally Posted by Livinginthe past
The Bengals aren't in the same class as the Steelers at this time.
However, if they were to beat the Steelers I would consider them genuine contenders for the SB.
you really think so? i think sd, pitt, and indy are the ones who have a realistic chance of knocking off the pats. if you look at all recent superbowls all teams except the giants and panthers knocked on the door in the playoffs for a while before they broke through. phili, oak., st louis, tampa, ravens, tenn., all had playoff experience. if cinci or another unexperienced team were to make itr i think it would be a blowout. nevertheless if it came down to cinci vs. the steelers east (pats.) in an afc game i would be rooting for the bengals. i wouldnt put $$$ on them though