Looking ahead to the 2012 season and assessing the state of the Bengals, it seems that there could be a couple different threats that this franchise could face in the near future. These variables could wind up being the undoing of the Bengals during the upcoming season if they are not prepared to face them. There are plenty of NFL pundits out there who are predicting the Bengals to be a major factor in the AFC North and possibly in the playoffs. But, until the season is at hand, there are some outstanding questions that remain in Bengaldom. These could very well be the roadblocks for the Cincinnati Bengals.