Oct 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) hands off to running back Matt Forte (22) during the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati @ Chicago Bears
*Chicago breaking in a new coach this year in Mark Trestman.
* Bears relying on a running game against a tough Bengals squad is a bad option.
* Defense ready to feast on a turnover-prone Jay Culter.
*Good game overall that goes down to the wire. Bengals win 17-10
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati
*Pittsburgh losing big play-makers in off-season in James Harrison, Mike Wallace and Casey Hampton.
*Replacing them with rookies and journeymen.
*Bengals win big on Monday Night football. 28 – 13
Green Bay Packers @ Cincinnati
Aaron Rodgers losing his biggest play makers.
Greg Jennings & Donald Driver. Pack defense without
Playmaker Charles Woodson.
Bengals win. 24-7
Cincinnati @ Cleveland Browns
Cleveland making key signings in the offseason combined with another solid draft has Browns optimistic for once.
Game is squished between more high-profile games against Bears, Steelers and Patriots, leading Bengals to overlook a young Cleveland team hungry for wins.
Browns surprise Cincinnati and hand them their first loss of season.
Cleveland wins. 17-14