Sure, it might be a complete abberation, but Cincy has managed to win its last two games at Lambeau against the Packers and home yesterday against their longtime rivals the Steelers respectively. Next week, Marvin’s crew heads to Cleveland to face the Browns who look like…well, like the Bengals typically look.
Should Cincy come out of Cleveland with a win, it sets up a week five match-up of AFC North frontrunners in Baltimore. And if the Ravens stumble in Foxboro next Sunday (again, assuming Bengals over Brownies), it would be a battle of 3-1 teams with a chance for the Bengals to take control of the division outright. Whudda thunk it, right? One thing is certain — the Ravens at M&T will be a real taste to show if Cincy is worth talking about this season.
Was this win over the Steelers a psychological turning point? The Cincinnati Enquirer asks that very question:
The Bengals beat the Steelers Sunday, 23-20, with a final drive
pretty enough to hang on a wall. Maybe it broke down some unseen, ever present, psychic barrier that has blocked this franchise’s path out of purgatory for a long time
Path out of purgatory. Makes you feel for their fans a bit. Maybe this is the first step towards the light. For now, at least, who dey think gonna beat dem Bengals?
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