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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Video: Why Bengals will miss the playoffs

By Jamison Hensley


Damien Woody and Marcellus Wiley break down why the Cincinnati Bengals will miss the playoffs.

This is part of ESPN's two-week series on five teams that could make the playoffs that didn't last year and five teams that made the playoffs last year but won't this season.

I actually like the Bengals' chances of returning to the playoffs this season. On paper, they're a better team than the one that lost to the Houston Texans in the wild-card round. But this is a franchise that hasn't put together back-to-back winning seasons since 1981-82.