Originally written July 10, 2012 on This Given Sunday:
Yesterday we took a look at teams that need to win the Super Bowl in the very near future, or it won't happen at all. As those teams' Super Bowl window closes, a handful of other teams are just coming into their own, and those are the teams I'd like to focus on today. Cincinnati Bengals The Bengals' rise in the AFC North may coincide almost perfectly with the fall of both the Ravens and Steelers. While I don't expect either of the Bengals' division rivals to fall to the bottom of the NFL barrel, I do expect a fall off on their part in the next couple of years. Combine their fall with the Bengals youth movement and the drafting of their franchise quarterback, Andy Dalton, and you have a scenario suited almost perfectly for the Bengals to win their division consistently over the next five years. Denver Broncos When you don't have a window, make one. That seems to be the mindset of John Elway. The Broncos weren't going to win a championship with Tim ...
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