2. Cincinnati Bengals
Last season’s loss to the Steelers in the wild card game in one of the wildest melt downs in NFL history seems to have had a lasting effect on this team. They never caught the fire they did a season ago, and injuries to key players on offense like A.J. Green seem to be holding them back. At 4-7-1 they are still in the mix in the AFC, but would need to win out and then hope for some help to get to the postseason. They still have the two top teams in the division in the Ravens and Steelers to play, but one loss each to these two teams have them very much behind the 8-ball.