Give CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco credit. He was one of the few experts who predicted the Bengals to win the AFC North last year. And this year, he’s predicting a repeat, perhaps even an appearance in the AFC Championship. In his Bengals camp report, Prisco makes the case why the Bengals are significantly better this season. I agree. The team re-signed its core players, added Antonio Bryant, Terrell Owens, and some impressive rookies (Jermaine Gresham and Jordan Shipley), and also beefed up the defense (Adam Jones, Gibril Wilson, and Carlos Dunlap can’t hurt). Factor in that the team was missing a lot of players due to injuries at the end of last year and you’d expect Cincinnati to be even better this time around.
Not everyone thinks that way. But Pete Prisco does. And he’s right.