Round table: Winning the AFC North

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Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) runs the ball while being tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

“Is anything short of winning the AFC North now considered a disappointment?

 

Gutternsake

For the record, a true Bengals fan looks is predisposed to seeing disappointment in a variety of shades, not just black and white.  That being said, not necessarily.  The Bengals do not have a cream puff schedule remaining, especially in December.

Also, the Bengals really haven’t experienced any major losses to injury this season (knock on wood).  There is a lot of football left in the season, and nothing should be taken for granted this early.  The goal for this season was to win a playoff game, and that hasn’t changed.  So if the Bengals limp into the Wild Card game and get it there, I’m still fine with that.

The only new disappointment I’ll stake at this point will be if the Bengals do not sweep the AFC East with only Miami and New York left on the schedule.

 

 

Dustin Merrit

I say yes, when you look at this roster top to bottom it is far and away the most talented in the division. In my opinion if they don’t win the division it’s on the coaches first and the players second because the personnel/scouting department has done their job. Baltimore and Pittsburg won’t be retooling for long and Cleveland is building something.

I think this is why many fans are anxious about getting the most out of this season. It will also be a disappointment because if this team has to go to KC, NE, DEN, it will be another first round exit unless they show stronger on the road then they have up to this point.

 

Chris Setters

Yes. With the way we’ve seen the North struggle against other teams this season it would be a huge disappointment if we can’t win the division with what is no doubt our most talented team in a long time.

 

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