September 10, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals center Jeff Faine (62) holds the ball during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M
Cincinnati @ Baltimore Ravens
The defending champions at this point of the year are settled in with the new team.
This will be a close game, and I give the edge to the Baltimore only for home-field advantage.
Baltimore wins, 27-21.
Cleveland @ Cincinnati
Bengals enter the game in a must-win situation to maintain the best record in the AFC.
Looking for revenge, Bengals get biggest win of the season in a 42-17 blowout.
Cincinnati @ San Diego Chargers
San Diego facing many adversities this year with coaching and management get out coached and shut down in a game that opens the eyes of the NFL as the Bengals show signs of playoffs in the making.
Cincinnati wins. 28-17
Indianapolis Colts @ Cincinnati
This marks a showdown between two teams who made the playoffs in 2012 as Wild Card teams.
The Colts take a step back in 2013, as they come to Cincinnati looking to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
The Bengals don’t play with the same amount of urgency, leading the game to be much closer than it should.
Goes down to the wire, ending in a Mike Nugent game-winning field goal.
Bengals win. 20-17
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh
The Bengals show the AFC who is boss.
Sweeping the Steelers is a huge deal to Cincinnati, and they come into Pittsburgh and do just that while clinching the division.
Bengals win. 14-10
Minnesota Vikings @ Cincinnati
At this point, Minnesota is fighting for playoffs.
The Bengals are fighting for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
This game turns out to be one of the best of the season.
Bengals win. 21-20
Baltimore @ Cincinnati
Cincinnati not only clinches the division. But they win home-field advantage in the playoffs becoming the best team in the AFC in 2013.
This game sees both teams playing their backups, as the Bengals have locked-up everything possible, while the Ravens have already clinched a Wild Card spot.
Bengals win. 14-7
Overall regular season record: 13-3