Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/6/14
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Undoubtedly, the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-4) will be pulling for the Cincinnati Bengals (9-6) to get their tenth win of the season against the Baltimore Ravens (11-4) on Sunday. Accompanied with a Steelers’ victory over the Cleveland Browns will result in a first round bye and a home field divisional playoff game. However, if the Bengals are unable to pull out a victory then the Steelers’ attention would turn to the AFC West winner. They would be favored over both possible opponents, the Denver Broncos (8-7) and the Oakland Raiders (8-7), but a route through Mile High Stadium would be the easier of routes. The Broncos can secure the division with a victory against the Kansas City Chiefs (6-9). The main reason for this is quarterback play. Carson Palmer has been the starting quarterback in Oakland since he was acquired in week seven of the season from, coincidently, the Cincinnati Bengals. Surely, Palmer has the ability to be an elite signal caller in the NFL, but his performances have been very erratic since he was given the reigns in Cincy. With that being said, he has been able to show up big against the Black and Gold more often than not. [...]
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