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Former Cincinnati Bengals Cris Collinsworth Praises Current Team


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Cincinnati Bengals all time leading and great receiver star Cris Collinsworth is giving huge praise to his old team, and likes their chances to go deep in the playoffs.

Collinsworth, will be calling the Sunday night game in Pittsburgh for NBC with Al Michaels. He says that this current Bengals team cam play in the Super Bowl, for the first time since he played in the big game in 1988. Wow, that’s a big statement I guess.

He said yesterday

"“If they win this week, the Patriots get beat in Miami, and they somehow hold on to that No. 2 seed.” Collinsworth said. “I don’t know any of the rest of the teams in the AFC that can come in here (Paul Brown Stadium), and beat them in a playoff game. Then you’ve got one shot, probably against Denver, to go to the Super Bowl and I don’t think you can ask for a better scenario. I’m not sure if anyone can beat Peyton Manning the way he’s playing right now, but look what Baltimore did last year in Denver. Who could have called that and  they go on and win the Super Bowl. Absolutely they have a chance. If you’ve got the No. 2 seed, you got a chance.”"

With the Broncos losing a stunner to the Chargers at home Thursday night, it opened up for the Patriots to take over the No. 1 seed as they have the head-to head win over Denver.

Collinsworth loves the move if left tackle Andrew Whitworth to guard and Anthony Collins replacing him.

It’s great that other former Bengals players are giving this team the high credentials, but they haven’t done anything yet, let’s slow down a bit.