Found December 06, 2011 on Fox Sports Ohio:
At midseason, the Bengals were 6-2 and had hopes of contending for their second AFC North title in three seasons. After a brutal stretch of four straight division games, however, their playoff hopes now rest on winning a wild-card spot. With a 35-7 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday, the Bengals are 7-5 and in a four-way tie with the Titans, Jets and Raiders for the AFC's second and final wild-card position. Cincinnati has a better conference record than the other three teams. Cincinnati likely needs to go 3-1 or 4-0 to secure a playoff bid. The Bengals should be favored at St. Louis (Dec. 18) and at home against Arizona (Dec. 24), but they figure to be an underdog in the season finale against Baltimore (Jan. 1). The swing game might be this week's home contest against AFC South leader Houston. "We still have opportunities to take care of business, but if we would have won (Sunday), we would have controlled things better," coach Marvin Lewis said. "We don't ...

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