Re: Bengals-No Longer A Patsy
I think any team that starts out 3-0 within the division and is 4-1 overall (losing on a prayer play) has to be considered legit and a contender. Sure, week 5 is not a determination of who is going to be in the Superbowl, but right now the Bengals found a way to beat all of us in the AFC North, so they are the best team. The Steelers weren't the number one team going into the playoffs last year, and the Ravens weren't number one going into the year they won the Superbowl. But give at least a little respect to a team that has put it together for the first 5 weeks and is looking very tough.
Everyone here is "one play here, one play there" from being 5-0 or 0-5. The Ravens missed 2 passes to Clayton in the past 2 weeks to pick up their 2 losses. The Steelers lose on a last minute play vs the bungles and win with one of the best kickers missing 2 easy FGs agains the Titans. Everyone could have a different record, but in the end only the scoreboard matters.
Here's to kicking the Bengals ass in Cincy and getting the two best teams in the AFC North back on top!