The Cincinnati Bengals have a comfortable two game lead in their division with four games to go in the season. That means if they finish the season 2-2, they’d probably still be in contention for the division crown, they’d be tied with the Ravens if they ran the table on their final four games.
That has the Bengals feeling a bit relaxed and potentially confident heading into a tough match against the Indianapolis Colts, because they’re in control.
“We’ve done some really good things this year and put ourselves in a good position,” Dalton said, via the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. “We’re in control of the division, and we kind of control our own destiny from here on out. That’s how you want it. We’ve just got to keep up what we’ve been doing, which is playing like we have been.”
While the Bengals have made it to the playoffs, they’ve done so as a Wild Card seed. That means playing on the road. By winning the division they’d host their first game in the playoffs.
“The first goal every year is to win your division,” Dalton said. “We’ve made the playoffs the last couple of years as a wild-card seed, so we really have had the mindset of going out and winning the division this year.”