Jerome Bettis was always a thorn in the side of the Bengals while he was enjoying a hall-of-fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as the St. Louis Rams. He After retiring following the 2005 season, he’s since become an NFL analyst, and despite his Steelers roots, he’s labeled the Bengals as the team that has improved the most within the AFC North:
The question mark in the division is the Steelers. How will they perform? Will they be able to run the football? Will the defense be able to stay intact? They’ve got some questions that need to be answered, so right now if I had to step out of my body and give a prediction I’d say the edge goes to Cincinnati, then Baltimore, then Pittsburgh, then Cleveland.
And in case you missed this touching moment at the ESPYs this past week:
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) July 18, 2013