The Bengals have a major test this week against the Saints, a game in which virtually no one is picking Cincinnati to win.
Between the Saints being the league’s hottest teams and A.J. Green being out this week, this may be turn out to be the hardest game for Cincinnati to win this season, and that’s saying something after the Week 7 debacle in Kansas City.
Still, even if the Bengals lose this week, they could remain in great shape for a playoff berth if they get help from other teams.
Here is a look at the biggest games taking place this weekend and who Bengals fans should be working for.
You don’t need Captain Obvious to figure out why this game matters to the Bengals, who are still within a half-game of the division lead.