By BARRY WILNER
AP Pro Football Writer
Nearly everyone expected a tight race for the AFC North title, which also could carry a playoff bye with it. Not many of those prognosticators would have cited the Bengals as being in the division mix. Yet, if they win at Baltimore on Sunday, the Bengals (4-2) will be tied for the top spot with the Ravens (5-1), and looking back at Cleveland and Pittsburgh. How did this happen? Cincinnati not the Bungles in 2021?