Dec 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) dives for a touchdown during the fourth quarter while defended by San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Season Might be on the Line Thursday


Okay, the 4-game winning streak is over. The playoff chances of the Bengals are starting to look a little thinner, especially if the Steelers win Sunday. A loss Thursday night to the Eagles might send the Bengals home packing for the offseason early. It seems to me that reality might have set in for this organization. When the Steelers got crushed by San Diego Sunday, all the Bengals had to do was win.

Win, and you are now the 6th seed. Win, and you control your destiny. Win, and you can do something that hasn’t been done in thirty years in Cincy. Then the Bengals go out and blow a 9 point 4th quarter lead. You can blame a couple of things. You can blame it on a lot of bad calls by the officials, like the personal foul on safety Reggie Nelson. You could also blame the numerous dropped passes and interceptions. Whichever you choose to blame, put it in the past. Concentrate on this game Thursday at Philadelphia. You do that and you will win. You do that and you still have a chance. You do that, and you can make


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