NFL Predictions for 2010 Season: Cincinnati Bengals

August 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Since winning a division title in 2005, the Cincinnati Bengals were on a downhill slope.  They were finally able to climb back up the mountain last season, winning the AFC North with a 10-6 record. They were especially impressive against divisional foes, recording a perfect 6-0 mark in their league games. Unlike the 2005 team, the 2009 team won with its defense. The Bengals only allowed 301.4 yards per game last season to rank No. 4 in the NFL in total defense. Their scoring defense was also impressive. The Bengals gave up just 18.2 points per game in 2009 (No. 6 in the NFL).
The defense will remain the strength of this team, but the hope is that the additions of Antonio Bryant and Terrell Owens will help the offense catch up. The Bengals only averaged 19.1 points and 309.1 yards per game last season.
Offense: I think it's safe to say the Bengals would not have been playoff-bound had it not been for a breakout season by running back Cedric Benson. The Chicago Bears' cast...

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