AFC North Round-Up: Cincinnati Bengals

BALTIMORE - NOVEMBER 20: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens scores touchdown #2 against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on November 20, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens lead the Bengals 14-7 at the half. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

In many ways, the 2011 Cincinnati Bengals reminded a lot of Baltimore Ravens fans of the 2008 version of the Ravens. After a poor prior season, an offensive overhaul with a new rookie QB resulted in surprising a lot of people and making the post-season.

The Bengals continued to appear to be on an upward climb as they had a great draft and will have a full off-season that QB Andy Dalton and WR A.J. Green did not have the benefit of last year as rookies. Our SB Nation sister-site on the Bengals, Cincy Jungle, has some great content, a ton of traffic and excellent contributors.

Here is a bunch of links to stories on the Bengals that might be of interest to Ravens fans:

Bobbie Williams Is Now A Baltimore Raven: Their loss is our gain, right?

Gil Brandt Ranks The Bengals No. 15 In First Power Ranking Of The Year: Behind both the Ravens and Steelers!

NFL Debate: Are The Bengals The Most Improved Team This Offseason? Did they really take the first-round draft pick we coveted?

In Case You Missed It, The Bengals 2012 Schedule Is One Against Familiar Faces: Especially their MNF opener in Baltimore!

The Must-Watch Bengals Games Of 2012 And Their Storylines: Guess what games are #1 (and #3)?

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