Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson (93) and defensive end Wallace Gilberry (95) cause Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) to fumble during the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
The defense over the past two games have allowed for 569 yards through the air but only 154 yards on the ground. That is a much different picture than what the Bengals offense has been able to produce in both wins. The Bengals have outscored their past 3 opponents 100-58 all while having a strong defensive presence, plus the past two games have been a better offensive performance on the field.
In their final 3 games, the Bengals will face a 5-8 Steelers team looking to play spoiler, a 3-9-1 Vikings team that is struggling, and a 7-6 Baltimore team could be playing for the final wildcard spot. If the Bengals sweep all three games, they will be 12-4. The only two other times the Bengals have been 12-4, were in 1981 and 1988, which were the years the Bengals lost in the Super Bowl to the San Francisco 49ers.
If the Bengals win out, they will be in the conversation for making a legitimate run at the team’s first trip to the Super Bowl in 25 years.
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