The Cincinnati Bengals were my pick to win the AFC last year, and to their credit, they did make me look good for awhile. Unfortunately, they lost in the first round of the playoffs for the third year in a row. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that they reached the postseason for the third year in a row. And they look very likely to make it four. This franchise is not the punchline that they used to be. Cincinnati has truly turned the corner. To finally make it back to the Super Bowl, and win it (third time the charm?) they’ll need Andy Dalton to not be Andy Dalton.Follow paulmbanks