People that follow football closely will tell you that it doesn't matter who you play, it's when you play them.
Injuries have decimated the Seahawks secondary, and their quarterback situation for Sunday's game still hasn't been decided. An injury to Tarvaris Jackson meant that Charlie Whitehurst took most of the first team snaps during practice this week.
I had originally predicted the Bengals would lose to the Seahawks this week. My thought was that they are traveling out west, where odd things happen and it's just about the right time for the team to implode. Plus, Seattle is historically a tough place for road teams to get wins.
However, this is shaping up to be a very favorable matchup for a Bengals team that is hoping to improve to 5-2 and take over first place in the AFC North.
Here at six important matchups to watch as the action unfolds on Sunday.
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