Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Carlos Dunlap (96) celebrates during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati Bengals and NFL fans alike have seen it a lot over the past decade: A team gets hot late in the season, the momentum lasts throughout the postseason, and they end up winning the Super Bowl. The Bengals are starting to get hot, and the timing is impeccable.
Now, as we all know, the Bengals are a lot like a light switch, on and off again. Worst team in the league one week, and the best team in the league next. It all goes with the play of Andy Dalton.
Yes, he has been like a roller coaster this year, but his peaks have been like Mount Everest. But he has lead the Bengals to another playoff berth, making it three-straight for the Jungle Cats.
When is the last time that happened? Never. No QB in Bengals history has done this. Not Kenny Anderson, not Boomer Esiason and not Carson Palmer, yet people still want to doubt the guy.
The Bengals won the AFC North, but people will still say that he sucks.
The Bengals can possibly wrap up a #2 seed, but people will still doubt him.
Why, I have no clue, because I don’t like looking at single game stats. Sure, he has had some awful games and some awful throws this year, but he has also had the two best games of his career in my mind, and those two games weren’t even close.