The Bengals have made it to the playoffs for two straight years following the 2012 season, which is something that they hadn't done in 30 years. That's the good. The bad is the fact that in those two straight seasons they havent been able to win a playoff game as they were defeated by the Texans in Houston both years. The next step for the Bengals is obviously to get over that hump and win a playoff game. Defensive tackle Domata Peko doesn't think the team is far away. In fact, he just thinks it will take the addition of one or two more players.

"Our division is tough," he says after watching another Super Bowl title cut through the AFC North. "We're right there in the AFC North. We're on our way. We're a couple of players away. It seems like we could be (in the Super Bowl) doing that, too. I'm really excited to see what we do this offseason. We get some draft picks and we're on our way. We've got a bright future."

The Bengals are set at several positions, especially the defensive line and especially if they can re-sign a few key free agents. The defensive line, led by Peko's fellow defensive tackle, Geno Atkins, was once again the strength of the team in 2012 and led the defense that ushered the Bengals to their second straight playoff berth. Re-signing Michael Johnson will go a long way to keep that defensive line in tact.