Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/10/12

Many people outside of the "Bengals bubble" scoff at us when we believe that the team will be serious contenders again in 2012. We know that the team laid a good foundation through the last two drafts and they received massive praise for their haul again this year. The nay-sayers point to the inability of the Cincinnati to string together back-to-back solid seasons, as well as the ever-vague "they're still the Bungles" excuse.

Well, various writers at NFL.com have been on the Bengals bandwagon since last week's draft festivities concluded and Steve Wyche believes that they're serious contenders this year.

In his column discussing the AFC Division races, Wyche dissects each 2011 division winner and their biggest possible threat to unseat them, based on the offseason. He first speaks on the reigning division champs, the Baltimore Ravens...

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