The San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals square off on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium with both teams trying to get back on the winning side. This inter-conference game provides both teams with an opportunity to climb into the playoff picture.
The critical third game will see one of these teams go over .500 and help themselves in their playoff push. While the game is an early season matchup, the importance cannot be stressed to these fanbases, with both believing their team is superior to the others.
So let's delve deeper into this matchup, starting with the visitors on Sunday, the 49ers.