Defensive lineman Domata Peko was chatting with Bengals teammates in the trainers' room on Monday when someone pointed out a stunning fact.
At the season's halfway point, Cincinnati is tied for best record in the American Conference.
Peko knows it sounds crazy, but the Bengals (6-2) have set themselves up for a playoff run in the second half. Yes, they're talking playoffs in Cincinnati, which has been there only twice in the last 20 years.
The next four games will tell a lot. The Bengals play Baltimore (6-2) and two games against Pittsburgh (6-3) in the next four weeks as the AFC North race gets very interesting.