The Cincinnati Bengals are 6-2. Wait, that's not right.
THE CINCINNATI BENGALS ARE 6-2!!!
Really, let that sink in. This is a team that finished with the NFL's fourth worst record last year. Their head coach was potentially on his way out after another losing season, their Pro Bowl quarterback was sitting out at the threat of retiring and their best defensive player left for Houston in free agency.
How the hell are the Bengals winning? It's something new each week. The schedule hasn't been incredibly difficult, but Cincinnati is winning when it matters, and that's all you can ask. Rookies Andy Dalton and A.J. Green have been exceptional and underrated offensive and defensive lines are proving to be the difference in close games.
A second half slow down could be expected once Cincinnati gets into their division schedule, but the fast start should be acknowledged and rewarded.