There are no easy answers to the Bengals playoff fate, but here are some of the things you can do to fix it: 1.
Put your money where your mouth is.
This is the first year in which the Bengals have lost their first three playoff games.
The Bengals’ next three games are against the Browns, Raiders and Packers.
They’ll have to come out of the gate on the right foot if they want to make it out of this one alive.
They’re not the most exciting team to watch, but their offense is a dangerous weapon in the postseason.
If they’re able to keep the pressure on and stay on the field, Cincinnati can get the job done.
Play it safe.
If you’re playing your cards right, don’t get too attached to the game plan.
The playoffs are a grind, and a gameplan won’t get you anywhere.
Take it day by day, and try to keep an eye on the numbers, because the Bengals are the first team in the past decade to win at least two playoff games in three straight seasons.
Keep the faith.
The best thing you can say about the Bengals right now is that they’re one of the most consistent teams in football.
The only reason they didn’t get past the first round of the playoffs last year was because they didn toted the ball way too much.
But they’ll need to show some consistency down the stretch if they’re going to stay afloat.
It’s easy to get caught up in how this game is shaping up, but the Bengals won’t be the first NFL team to make the playoffs in three consecutive seasons.
The Browns, Steelers and Patriots all did it twice.
It won’t happen again.
And the Packers are only the second team since the merger in franchise history to make that feat.
Get the ball to the quarterback.
The key to the Steelers gameplan will be to use the run and run a lot.
It can help if they’ve got one of their running backs who can run like they’re in a run-heavy offense.
But it’s also a smart play if they need to move the ball in the passing game.
Look to keep them on their toes.
The Steelers have been getting more and more creative on offense over the past couple of years.
This team is going to run the ball, and if they don’t, they can be forced to make plays in the secondary.
The defense can’t make it easy on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but he’ll have plenty of time to throw.
Take advantage of the run.
Pittsburgh has one of America’s best defenses in the NFL.
The Ravens have a very good running game, but they’ve been burned by the run over the last two years.
That’s going to change this season.
The Bills are going to try to force Roethlberger into throwing, and he’ll get a little help from running back Marlon Mack, who will be a big help if the Bengals want to take the next step.
Don’T forget about the quarterback situation.
The Colts are a very talented team, and they’ll have the help of running back Frank Gore, who has the makings of one of football’s most dominant running backs.
The Seahawks have an underrated offense, but there are still questions about whether or not Marshawn Lynch can lead this team to another championship.
The Bears are also going to want to keep their hands to themselves, which will limit their chances of being able to score in the fourth quarter.
Get rid of the running game.
The Eagles have one of our better offenses in the league, but a lot of the playmakers are gone.
Even if LeSean McCoy plays his best football, he’ll need a few more touches to have a meaningful impact on the game.
Make sure you have a quarterback to throw to.
The Broncos are the only team in NFL history to win four Super Bowls in three different years, and Denver has one more quarterback to win a ring.
The Vikings are the most obvious choice, but it’s a matter of whether or a good quarterback will get the team to the postseason in three years.
Stop trusting the numbers.
The numbers don’t tell the entire story.
A lot of teams are getting off to a slow start this season, and it’s going out of style.
The Giants, Vikings and Eagles are going down to the wire in the NFC North, and the Ravens and Steelers are trying to get back into the playoff race.
The Chargers, Rams and Panthers are all still playing for a playoff spot, but with the Chargers out of town for the season, the Panthers are going into the offseason with the belief they can get to the Super Bowl.
Don’s Week 1 picks.
The Panthers have a tough schedule, so you might want to get a couple of picks on their upcoming slate.
For now, here are my top picks for the week: 1) The Saints: The