6 Reasons Cincinnati Bengals Will Be Successful in the Playoffs

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6 Reasons Cincinnati Bengals Will Be Successful in the Playoffs
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The Cincinnati Bengals can win the Super Bowl.

The NFL is known for parity, but it hasn't been too often that Cincinnati has put together a team in the past 10 years capable of lifting the Lombardi Trophy.

The Bengals were one of the hottest teams in the NFL in 2005. Then Carson Palmer went down in the playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cincinnati was never able to again reach those heights.

It's now without Palmer that the team is enjoying another period of success. In addition, his exit has set the Bengals up offensively for possibly the next decade.

When Palmer refused to play, rookie Andy Dalton took the reins, and the former TCU Horned Frog hasn't looked back. He led Cincinnati to the playoffs last year, only to lose in the Wild Card Round to the Houston Texans.

This is a different year, and the Bengals are a much-improved team.

They might not have the kind of talent that the Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons or New England Patriots have, but in a do-or-die situation Cincinnati can more than hold its own.

Here's six reasons why the Bengals can be successful in the playoffs.

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