While it was a major win over the AFC South-leading Colts, it was not always pretty. But the team as a whole, especially quarterback Andy Dalton, showed immense improvement from just a week ago.
The win bodes well for Cincinnati as it preps for the playoffs. This was not just an important win over a team they could meet again, as the Bengals showed positives on both sides of the football in adverse weather sure to translate well to postseason play.
Here is a look at a few of the biggest takeaways from Cincinnati's win.