Cincinnati Bengals: Not time to worry

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Oct 9, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis on the sidelines against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 9, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis on the sidelines against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
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The rest of the schedule

The Bengals grueling first six weeks of the schedule concludes this Sunday. Fans knew going in that it would be a tough start to the season with four of the first six contests on the road, and four against teams with 10-plus victories from a season ago.

But after a visit to Foxborough this Sunday, the Bengals’ final 10 games offer a great chance to rebound. See for yourself:

  • Week 7: vs. CLE
  • Week 8: vs. WASH (London)
  • Week 10: @ NYG
  • Week 11: vs. BUF
  • Week 12: @ BAL
  • Week 13: vs. PHI
  • Week 14: @ CLE
  • Week 15: vs. PIT
  • Week 16: @ HOU
  • Week 17: vs. BAL

Looking at that schedule, it’s possible for the Bengals to go on a run to win double-digit games and make a sixth trip to the postseason. Even more so if they can pull off a win over the Patriots this week to move back to .500.

Seven of the final 10 games are against teams that currently hold a winning record. However, Pittsburgh at home seems like the toughest matchup, and that’s a team Cincinnati lost to by one possession back in week two.

Going forward, the Bengals could very well pull off five divisional victories. If they can do that, just three wins in their other five contests would give them a 10-6 mark — and that’s only assuming they lose at Gillette Stadium this week where they are 8.5-point underdogs according to Vegas.

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