The Cincinnati Bengals march into a crucial week 14 showdown with the Dallas Cowboys riding a four-game winning streak and the AFC North still in play. While the Cowboys are an inconsistent bunch at 6-6, their talent still poses a massive threat at home. However, if Andy Dalton and co. can keep building on their momentum, they could easily be sitting at 8-5 at the end of the week. And if all goes well and Baltimore falls to the Redskins, they could be a mere game behind the Ravens, with a week 17 date with Baltimore looming.
Clearly this one comes with a lot of baggage and hype on both sides, so it’s no surprise that it’s Cincy’s most expensive home game. Oddly enough, despite the severity of this game, this is actually the Cowboys’ cheapest game of 2012. After dropping 9% this week, the average price for Bengals vs Cowboys tickets is down to $149/seat, 42% above the average price of Cincinnati Bengals tickets this season. On the low end, fans that want to be there in person on Sunday can get in to Paul Brown Stadium for as low as of $52.
In a season of streaks that saw the Bengals win three, drop four, and win the past four, week 14 will play a critical role in deciding exactly what kind of team this year’s version of the Bengals truly is. The fact that it comes against a desperate Dallas team with their season hanging in the balance only adds to the build up. Tony Romo and the Cowboys are a legitimate threat to Cincy’s playoff chances, but will be another solid piece to their 2012 resume if they can take care of business as they’ve done the past several weeks.
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