Found January 06, 2012 on This Given Sunday:
The Houston Texans might be the Cinderella team of the AFC playoff bracket, but if this weekend was supposed to be the ball, the Bengals are the party crashers that just might stay all night. No matter how good AJ Green was supposed to be, no one expected the Bengals to be here. Not after kicking out their top three playmakers of 2010 and starting over with young, unproven replacements. But here they are, and they just might have staying power.  We talked to TGS contributing writer Dave Biddle, founder of Three Way Chili, a Cincinnati sports blog here on the Bloguin network, to get his perspective on this young team's accelerated growth curve.  TGS: Andy Dalton and AJ Green might be new to the NFL playoffs, but Marvin Lewis is not. How is he preparing this team for the next level of competition?  Well, Lewis is mostly a figurehead at this point, with first-year coordinator Jay Gruden having complete control of the offense (and Gruden has been a tremendous upgrade over Bob Bra...
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