Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Bengals on verge

As astounding as this scenario might sound to long-time Bengals fans, there could be some champagne corks popping in the home locker room at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday.

A Bengals win against the Browns coupled with a Steelers loss to the first-place Chicago Bears would clinch the AFC North Division championship for Cincinnati.

The Bengals, who beat the Steelers 38-31 on Sunday, are prohibitive favorites to defeat the Browns.

Although it is rather unlikely that Pittsburgh would lose a fourth consecutive game, especially at home in Heinz Field, a victory by the Bengals would reduce the "magic number" to one in pursuit of their first division crown in 18 years.

It was announced yesterday that ticket orders for a potential Bengals home playoff game at PBS are now being placed. Remarkable.

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