Right now, the Cincinnati Bengals are ranked sixth in the AFC playoff picture. The Steelers are in 10th place with a record of 7-7, behind the Bengals, who have an 8-6 record.
The Bengals still have to play the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns in the regular season. Both of these teams are ahead of the Bengals in the playoff race. The Browns are ranked fifth and the Chiefs are ranked third.
For the sixth spot, the Bengals are ahead of the Indianapolis Colts because they have played each other more times.
It's getting close to the NFL playoffs. With only one month and four weeks left in the regular season, Week 18 comes around quickly. Fourteen of the 30 teams still in the game are trying to get in a good spot to be division winners or wild-card contenders.
The Bengals still have a chance to make the playoffs, but they have a long way to go. To have a chance at making the playoffs, they need to win their last two games against the Chiefs and the Browns.
They will have a hard time because both the Chiefs and the Browns are good teams. The Bengals will have a good chance of making the playoffs, though, if they can win these two games.
So far, the Bengals' season has been good. They've had some great wins over tough teams. The Ravens beat them in Week 5, the Raiders beat them in Week 9, and the Chargers beat them in Week 12.
Running back Joe Burrow has led the Bengals' attack this season. He has thrown for over 3,500 yards and 25 scores. The Bengals' defense has also been very good. Trey Hendrickson at defensive end and Chidobe Awuzie at CB have stood out.
If the Bengals make the playoffs, they'll be scary. Their attack can score quickly and their defense can stop opponents. The Bengals' blend of seasoned leadership and youthful skill might make them a postseason threat.