NFL Picks And Predictions Week 16: Cardinals Vs. Bengals

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 18: Running back Bernard Scott #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates his touchdown against the St. Louis Rams in the second half of the game on December 18, 2011 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bengals defeated the Rams 20-13. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals seek to hold their claim on the AFC's final playoff spot this Saturday against the visiting Arizona Cardinals, who try to win five in a row for the first time in over 34 years.

Once challengers for the AFC North title, the upstart Bengals eliminated themselves from a chance at first place in the division thanks to a 1-4 span that included consecutive setbacks to Pittsburgh and Houston at the start of December. Cincinnati, though, got its playoff hopes back on track with a 20-13 win over hosting St. Louis last weekend, moving into a tie with the Jets for the conference's second playoff spot.

Four of the five CBSSports.com experts think the Bengals will come out victorious. All ten of the ESPN.com experts think Cincy will win the game as well.

Peter King thinks the Cardinals will eek out the victory.

NFL Quiz: What tackle has the most sacks of any defender in the NFL over the last five seasons, including playoff games? Darnell Dockett, with 31.5. Amazing, really, that Dockett (and his mates this season) haven't been more celebrated as they've made this long-shot playoff run.

To discuss things with Cardinals fans, head to Revenge of the Birds. To talk about the game with Bengals fans, go to Cincy Jungle.

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