Orson Charles had no idea that the
Bengals hadn’t won a playoff game in his lifetime. Yet, it’s true. The
Bengals rookie tight end was born Jan. 27, 1991 — just three weeks after
the team’s 10-7 victory over the Houston Oilers on Jan. 6, the
franchise’s last playoff victory.
In 14 years since Major League Baseball introduced expanded playoffs, the baseball postseason stands apart from other sports and especially from its own regular season. In no other sport is the regular season less instructive about how the playoffs will develop.