The Bengals walked in tonight with the door open for the second seed in the AFC playoffs.
But not only are they not looking playoff-ready, they aren’t looking competitive.
The Steelers are handling the Bengals, 27-7 at halftime after running out to a 21-0 lead.
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been sharp so far, hitting 14-of-17 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown.
But the story has been the Bengals special teams miscues, allowing a pair of Pittsburgh touchdowns as a result of punts, and losing punter Kevin Huber to a broken jaw in the process.