The Bengals had been written off just two weeks ago, when they were slogging their way through four straight losses that had cynics everywhere saying same `ol Cincy.
How things can change after just a couple of victories.
The first came against the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, the kind of win that causes people to start paying attention. The second came Sunday, a 28-6 rout of the woefully inept Kansas City Chiefs that has thrust Cincinnati right back into the playoff hunt.
Especially with four straight upcoming games against marginal competition.
''We felt like we gave a couple of games away,'' said Andy Dalton, who threw four TD passes against the Giants and accounted for three more against the Chiefs.
''We had a four-game losing streak. We should have played better during that stretch. But now we've got momentum, and we've got to keep it going. We've had two great wins, full-team wins with everybody doing their part, and we've g...