Cincinnati Bengals: Week 15 loss of Historical Significance

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Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) carries the ball as New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont

If the Baltimore Ravens can knock off the New England Patriots at home this Sunday, and improve to 9-6, then next Sunday, Baltimore at Cincinnati could very well be for not only the division, but the two seed in the AFC playoffs.

Before we get ahead of ourselves, the Bengals can only control what is in front of them. As Marty Schottenheimer always said, “One play at a time.” It is fun, however, to think about a Baltimore at Cincinnati winner-take-all finale, because in order to be the best, they have to beat the best.

Right now, the Ravens are the defending world champions and are heating up quickly. If history has anything to do with it then these next two weeks the Bengals need to either put up or shut up. Put up and storm the gates, possibly winning the AFC North and even a two seed, or shut up and go home, not deserving of a playoff berth.

It’s all up to the men wearing the orange and black now, and betting on them at home has been a sure thing.

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