When I left those places, I did so with the idea that both would have good football teams, would be in the playoffs, and quite possibly could push for a lot more.
Two weeks in, I think I could be right.
The Bengals are 2-0 and disposed of the Atlanta Falcons and their high-flying offense in grand style on Sunday. The 2-0 Cardinals beat the New York Giants on the road without Carson Palmer, which is really telling.
Any time you can win a road game with Drew Stanton, that's a good sign.
The Bengals are up to the second spot in my latest Power Rankings, with Arizona right behind at No. 3.
Some will scoff at the Seahawks sitting behind those two -- I already got hit on Twitter by several correctly saying I would put Arizona ahead of Seattle -- but I think Arizona has earned that spot.
If the Cardinals can beat the 49ers this week, more will agree.
We are two weeks in and there are seven unbeaten teams left in the league. Two of those are the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Texans. And we wonder why it's so tough to try and get a gauge on this thing.
Do we have any idea?