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Why the Bengals can make a run at the Super Bowl


1 year ago...

The Green Bay Packers were 10-6 after the regular season, and has just barely squeeked into the playoffs - needing the tiebreaker rules to get them in over the Giants & Buccs, who had similar records. The Packers made a wildcard run with 3 straight road wins all the way to the Super Bowl, and then upset the favored Steelers.

3 years ago...

The Arizona Cardinals were only 9-7, and made the playoffs only because the AFC West was so terrible that season. They were 3-7 outside of their terrible division that season. But Arizona made a run all the way to the Super Bowl and came within a late TD pass to Santonio Holmes from winning.

4 years ago...

The Giants were a 10-6 and a wildcard team who lost their last game and looked like a candidate for an early playoff exit. They won 3 straight road games to make it all the way to the Super Bowl before facing the 18-0 Patriots who were supposed to destroy them. The Giants won.


So looking at this year.....

The Bengals are 9-7 and have backed their way into the playoffs thanks to an 0-3 collapse by the Jets & Carson's Raiders not winning when they needed to the most. The Bengals have 3-straight road games looming in their future if they can win their games, and will be heavy underdogs in each game.

But 3 of the last 4 Super Bowls have been populated by a road warriors and wild card teams who weren't supposed to be there - so why not the Bengals?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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