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This is as bold as it's going to get—but hear me out. I certainly make a valid argument.
For starters, take a look at the AFC North. You have two of the most dominant teams in the NFL over the years in the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. But they have two major weaknesses: One, they're both dealing with their share of injuries, and two, their defenses are aging.
With that being said, the Cincinnati Bengals don't have those problems. They're young and filled with talent—it's just a matter of if they can pull together and learn from their experience from a year ago.
The Bengals, led by Andy Dalton, shocked the NFL a year ago, posting a 9-7 record that was good enough for the final Wild Card spot. Granted, the team fell short against the Houston Texans in the Wild Card round, but still making the playoffs in a year where the roster saw a huge turnover was quite impressive.
Cincinnati is going to continue getting better in 2012 and will take advantage of Pittsburgh's and Baltimore's holes as they look to achieve their first divisional crown since 2009.