"They (the Bengals) only lost to San Francisco by 5!" Actually, they lost by 14. Everyone loves to point to that 'weak' win by SF. Fact is, Michael Crabtree scored a TD on what was the most obvious bad call of the season, and the Niners got nothing for it. Then the 49ers intentionally took a safety in order to run out the clock, creating the illusion of "8 points" by Cincinnati, when really they just kicked 2 FGs, and that's all they did. It was a home game for them, and they were not good.
Cincinnati had a 6-3 lead in the 4th quarter. San Francisco wasn't good.