breather piece from PFT of course picks the Steelers. Rosenthal claims in two weeks, the Bengals will feel "like Charlie Brown after Lucy has pulled away his football again."
The NFL Network's Charley Casserly states, "Bengals bound to miss playoffs."
Jason Smith, also from the NFL Network, says neither the Bengals nor the Steelers will make the playoffs.
Adam Rank from the NFL.com blog believes the Steelers are too strong to fold.
Dave Dameshek also from the NFL.com blog is the only talking head to give the Bengals any credit or any chance of making the post season. He claims the Bengals are better than the Steelers but believes the Steelers will beat the Bengals this coming weekend. He also says the Bengals will take the Ravens in the last game of the season, yet will probably miss the playoffs in 2012. Ending his prediction with, "Sorry, Bengals; you're out. Chin up, though. You're a lock to win the division next year."