With just two full weeks of NFL action having taken place, there's still a lot of football left to be played before anyone is crowned Super Bowl champions.
However, the Bengals have shown that they're as strong as any contender in the AFC through two weeks, at least when they're healthy.
With Tyler Eifert, Marvin Jones, AJ Green and Kevin Zeitler all dealing with injuries that have and/or will cause them to miss games, the Bengals' already convincing 2-0 start would look even better had all those guys be healthy. That's not even accounting for Geno Atkins and Leon Hall, who are coming off season-ending injuries last year, and it's clear neither is back to playing their best football yet.
That said, injuries are something every team deals with, but if Cincinnati can stay fairly healthy going into the playoffs, they look like a team ready to compete with the AFC's best for a spot in he Super Bowl at Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.
That's what Adam Jones said this week after helping shut down the high-flying Atlanta offense.
"They came in as the number one offense and we held them to 10 points and it probably should have been three," said Jones. "We all have stuff that we have to work on, but if we just keep getting better every week and guys stay healthy, we have a good chance to be in Arizona."
Again, it's a big "if", but if the Bengals can stay healthy, this could be their best chance to make a Super Bowl run.