Originally posted on WhoDey Revolution  |  Last updated 11/26/11
Right now, the Bengals have a fairly good shot at making the playoffs. According to the projection models at Football Outsiders and Advanced NFL Stats, both of which take into account teams' current records and how many more games they're likely to win, the Bengals are the clear favorite for the second wild-card spot in the AFC. This is probably more a testament to the pathetic year the AFC is having than to the Bengals' strength as a team, but still, they find themselves in a position none of us thought they'd be in this (or even next) season. Moreover, the Bengals finally have a likeable group of players and coaches. Virtually every major contributor -- Andy Dalton, Jay Gruden, Mike Zimmer, AJ Green, etc. -- works hard and focuses on football, resulting in them leading this rebuilt team to instant success. Us fans are proud to root for them, and can anticipate their even greater effectiveness in future years. And yet, Paul Brown Stadium continues to not be sold out (except for when
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