Cincinnati Bengals: Sunday Starts a 4-Game Winning Streak

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Jun 14, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis looks on during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 14, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis looks on during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 14, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) celebrate Green
Nov 14, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) celebrate Green /

After a 21-20 loss to the New York Giants, Who Dey Nation is jumping ship. However, at 3-5-1, the defending AFC North Champions still remain in striking distance, trailing first-place Baltimore by one game in the loss column. When the Bengals return home to the Queen City, their winning streak will begin.

Well, you did it. With seven games left in the season, Bengals’ fans and media alike are done. Instead of focusing on the next opponent, it’s constant coverage of if/why/how/when/who in regards to if Marvin Lewis should remain the head coach.

What a way to encourage players, eh? The team is one game behind Baltimore in the loss column for first place and most of the media wraps it up for the year? Well, I’m here to bring you some comfort.

First, I don’t think Marvin Lewis will be fired. Second, Bill Cowher or John Gruden are not coming out of retirement to coach Cincinnati. Third (and this is the most important), this season is not over and I’ll tell you why.

This Sunday, the Bengals play host at Paul Brown Stadium, something they haven’t done since a 31-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 23rd. The opponent is the Buffalo Bills. A 4-5 club led by Rex Ryan that unfortunately falls in the same division as the Patriots and won’t break their postseason streak this season.

I think the Bengals have a marvelous shot to win this game. And I feel strong enough to predict that a win over the Bills this weekend will be the first of a four-game winning streak for our suddenly-sub-par striped warriors.

Yes, I know! Andy Dalton has been sacked 28 times. The defense is getting shredded. Coaching decisions — like the end of the first half against the Giants — are abysmal.

Regardless of all of that, I’m still confident. Here’s why:

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