With the bye week over and the Bengals back to work in preparation for Sunday, it's time to look at the matchup that will play out at Qwest Field, and what the Bengals need to do in order to get out with the W.
While some fans may be predicting a cake-walk over a Seattle team that flat-out stunk against the Cleveland Browns last week, it will certainly not be as easy going for the Bengals as they might think.
This road game in Seattle will prove to be pivotal in defining the 2011 squad going forward. With momentum on their side, and a conveniently timed bye week, the Bengals locker room is oozing with positivity.
A loss to the dismal Seahawks could go a long ways towards putting a large dent in the renewed confidence of this Cincy team, but on the flip side of that coin, a resounding win could start this team on a roll.
So as always, here's five keys to a Cincinnati Bengals victory.