Historical nugget puts Bengals’ Super Bowl chances in interesting light

The Cincinnati Bengals are back in the AFC title game, this time after beating the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round to set up a rematch with the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

Conventional wisdom says the Bengals have a good shot at winning that game for a few different reasons. And oddsmakers have already shifted the line to actually favoring the Bengals in the odds department.

But what about an interesting historical slant?

As noted by NFL on CBS on Twitter, the Bengals are one of the handful of teams that have won both a road and home playoff game in consecutive seasons.

The other notable examples all won the Super Bowl in the second season.

There’s a debate worth having about correlation here, of course, but it’s nothing if not interesting to see:


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Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire