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  1. BlitzFritz

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    If Cinn beats Pitt this Sunday, Bengals can lose to Ravens and still win wild card. Ben-Jarvis would return to Foxboro!

    Not unthinkable the way Roethlisberger has been playing lately.

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    Not gonna happen. Bengals are chokers. Seems like they always have a chance to knock off the Steelers and Ravens, yet they repeatedly don't.
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    Do we need a new thread for this? Pats will either play the Steelers or Bengals.
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    So I have spent WAAAAAAAY to much time on the playoff machine. It's actually possible for us to play Miami in the wild card game, we would have to lose to them week 17 (among other things). Realistically though the thing that seems pretty set is Indy will get the 5 seed which means their finale against the Texans won't mean anything to them. That will severely reduce our chances of getting the bye if they don't win that. I know, I know it's a long shot for the bye but hey it can still happen!
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    The Bengals have a very good defensive line. It would be an interesting story line for the BJGE vs Patriots run D if it did eventuate.
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    Not necessarily. We could play Ravens. If Balt, Pitt and Cincy all end up at 9-7, Steelers win the division. Pitt needs to beat Cincy and Cincy needs to beat Ravens. Ravens will lose to the Giants this week making this a decent possibility. They are in free-fall and I would personally love the rematch at home.
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    Really? I didn't know Miami was still mathematically alive... that's a shocker to me.
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    And we could also play Ravens if Cincy wins out and Ravens lose out. So honestly if Ravens lose this week, they could very well be the six seed. All that needs to happen is them losing next two. They have only clinched a playoff berth (due to Cincy and Pitt playing each other this week), not their division. Not by a long shot.
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    Exactly, every big game Cincy has had against Pitt (home or away), they've "shat the bed". Heinz field makes this even more probable. If we get the 3-seed, you can bank on the Steelers visiting Foxboro and that matchup scares the "shat out of me". No way do I want to see a motivated Steeler team looking to pay amends for past heart breaks. Nope DON'T WANT !
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    I will admit that I wouldn't be thrilled about that possibility either.

    The Steelers are getting Ike Taylor back soon, he was seen at a local sushi restuarant this afternoon without any noticable limp or walking boot. His return will be within the next couple of weeks for sure.

    At any rate, their pass defense is much better with Taylor in there than without him, and they are a team who could certainly come to Foxborough and play the Pats tough.

    I'd much rather play Cincy or even Indy if it fell that way.

    The problem is that no matter how you look at it, they are set up for a few very tough games in a row.
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    I was thinking the same thing. Regardless of how the Steelers are playing, they always seem to find a way to knock off the Bengals.
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    Yes, the Chargers do have some letdowns (most notably their playoff loss to the Pats in 2006 and the Jets in 2010), but they do have some quality playoff wins against Peyton in his prime (2007 and 2008).
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    Exactly if once a choker always choker...I have a feeling week 17 against the Dolphins might not be an important game for our Pats. I want no PART of Pittsburgh in week 1 on the Playoffs. They will be the most Dangerous low seed in the AFC. The have won the SB going that route before no thanks.
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    No to mention, Andy's had the toughest time out of all rookie QB's drafted last year being in a division where he has to face both Pittsburgh's and Ravens' defenses twice a year.

    Something tells me this year could be different for the Bengals. Pittsburgh just doesn't look very good to me.
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    could happen?


    playing with the scenarios the bengals seem most likely to me



    nothing about the potential 1st round matchups scares me


    going to denver doesn't scare me, either....


    the grind of 3 games before the SB and potential injuries is my biggest concern



    could they lose? sure......but i still think they are the best team in the AFC right now (assuming a healthy gronk & dennard)
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    I would be surprised if this were the case. I think more likely than not, we'll get Balitmore.
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    i actually expect baltimore to lose to cinci
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    I'm still hopeful for Denver choking away the bye back to us. But if I were to guess right now I think we'll be hosting the Steelers in a 3 vs 6 game on wild card weekend. One of the worst case scenarios for us this year if Ben is back to full health, they are a dangerous team. Steelers, @ Broncos, @ Texans would be a tough road in what was thought to be a weak AFC but if it's meant to happen it will.

    In 2004 we faced an amazing gauntlet of teams and made through it with ease. In 2007 with what was thought to be one of the historically great teams we faced a much easier path IMO and barely won the AFC games, then lost to a wild card team. So it all comes down to us being at or near full strength and playing our best ball when it counts. Hopefully if the 2 seed can't be reached we are smart with our injured players and take advantage of clinching the division so early.
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    Part of me doesn't mind facing tough defenses - it will be good preparation for the teams we could face next: denver, houston, and SF.
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    i would not actually be suprised to see cinci win out......steelers out of the playoffs


    past history is past history....gotta go with what we're seeing on the field


    pitt's running game is inconsistent at best.....their D is not what it used to be.....they laid a major egg last week

    and b'more is beat up and sliding fast......


    cinci isn't dominant.....but they are built to win this time of year
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    And What happens when we get Beat up? They just walk right over us. Listen to your other half.
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    I'd say Pitt or Baltimore are more likely. I give Cincy 1 in 4 odds of beating Pitt in Pitt Sunday. If the Bengals lose. they are out. Thus their game against the Ravens the following week will mean zilch to them, while for the Ravens, winning would mean a home game to start the playoffs. Look for Pitt to be here wildcard weekend - all they have to do after beating Cincy is beat Cleveland. And I agree with previous posters, Pitt's the last team I was hoping to see.
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    cinci can lose this week and still take the 6 seed (bmore loss to giants, beat bmore in week 17, pitt loss to cle)
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    This would be a realistic scenario except for the last one- not sure Pitt loses to Cleveland.
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    its still possible


    i'm not sure pitt wins another game......i could say the same for b'more


    they could both win out, too



    we'll know in about 10 days
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    Before you make Bold Predictions...you should check to see when have Cincinnatti and Cleveland won a important game.:rolleyes: If you are a bettors man i hope you are playing with house money if not you're just.: :deadhorse:deadhorse:
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    i look at how the teams have played the last 4 games....that's the only history that truly matters....the steelers have lost 3 of 4 (4 out of 5 even)...including a loss at cleveland

    b'more has lost 3 straight, and is one OT win away from 4 straight....they are decimated with injuries

    cinci has won 3 of 4 (and actually 5 of 6) and is built to win late in the year



    the old NFL saying is you're only as good/bad as your last 4 games...."they've never won a big game" is nonsense......if you think cinci can't win out, you haven't been paying attention


    this isn't the same Pitt team we've gotten used to over the years.....this isn't even the same B'more team we saw earlier in the year.....both are a mess with injuries and coaching turmoil....
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