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Roundtable: Defining a Successful Cincinnati Bengals Season

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Dec 1, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko (94) signs autographs for fans prior to the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Sean McMahon

The Bengals need a playoff win. Three years in a row where they go to the playoffs is definitely a milestone, one that has not been done by the Bengals ever before. But, personally, I have never been alive when the Bengals have won a playoff game.

I am 21, about to be 22, and this team needs to win a playoff game, not just for themselves, but the young fans.

Scott Bantel

Win a game in the playoffs – it is that simple. The Bengals (and Marvin) have raised the bar on what is accepted as success. After making the playoffs 3 of the last 4 years and being expected to make the playoffs this year, simply getting to the playoffs is no longer enough – nor should it be.

The fans would rather an 8-8 season with a win or two in the playoffs than a 12-4 season and another first round exit. I am in the club that feels anything less than a win in the playoffs should cost Lewis (and Gruden) their jobs.

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