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Inside the Jungle - Episode 225 - Tough Break for the Bengals

On this week's podcast we recap the Bengals loss to the Steelers. We also look ahead to Sunday's game against the 49ers, AJ McCarron's first start as a pro!

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I think it's pretty evident after last Sunday's game at Paul Brown Stadium. The best rivalry in the NFL these days is the Steelers and Bengals. I don't know if there are two teams in the NFL that have such a deep hatred of the other. I don't see this kind of vitriol between the Packers and Bears. You used to see it between Jim Harbaugh's 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. Not anymore. The Ravens have fallen off the map so fast that even games between Pittsburgh and them aren't all that fascinating. This game on Sunday was must see TV just from the talking that occurred all week. The only downside is that yet again the Steelers walked into PBS on Sunday and bullied around our Bengals. Business as usual. Now they need to get back to winning ways in Santa Clara this weekend. On to the show!

On this week's show:

Pretty psyched to have the WHOLE CREW back this week to chat on the podcast. We recapped the Bengals loss to the Steelers by offering up our best and worst from Sunday. What was your best and worst from Sunday's game? Leave your comments below!

We discussed what this team looks like now moving forward with AJ McCarron starting at quarterback for the Bengals. Will Andy Dalton's thumb be healed in time for the postseason? Would a 75% healthy Dalton be better than 100% healthy McCarron in January? Could this Dalton injury be the Bengals Brady moment from 2001 for New England? Could the Bengals possibly be that lucky? Probably not.

We also looked ahead to Sunday's game against the 49ers. This isn't the same 49ers team that recently went to the Super Bowl or appeared in back to back NFC Championship games. This team has lost it's mojo with the departure of Jim Harbaugh. Which team shows up on Sunday though is hard to guess at this point.

Plus it wouldn't be Inside the Jungle without your calls. With our new updated phone system now you can call in and be placed on hold! You no longer have to keep calling in hoping to get on the show. We love our callers! So Bengals fans get in touch and call our show during our live broadcasts!

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