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Cincinnati Bengals: 4 surprises in the AFC North

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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 23: C.J. Uzomah #87 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 23: C.J. Uzomah #87 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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The Cincinnati Bengals have what looks to be a schedule that won’t prove easy, especially in a dramatically improved AFC North. But don’t buy the conventional wisdom that it’s the Cleveland Browns and everybody else.

To look at the schedule for the Cincinnati Bengals is to wonder how in the world do you improve over the 6-10 train wreck that was the 2018 season. Further, in an AFC North that looks to have maybe the best quarterback talent in the league, wins may be hard to come by.

At the moment, the Cleveland Browns are the team that many have taken a shine to. It’s fair, given the quantum leap they took last season. However, Baker Mayfield will have a lot to prove in a sophomore season where all eyes will be on him.

For the Bengals part, hope is a new head coach flips the fortunes not just for Cincinnati, but for quarterback Andy Dalton. If that isn’t intriguing enough, you could have a Pittsburgh Steelers team suddenly drama free, and looking to get back to the postseason.

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In Baltimore, the Ravens are all in on quarterback Lamar Jackson. After the Joe Flacco years, it’s on Jackson to keep the ball rolling for a team who showed some serious flashes.

However you slice it, the North provides something of a coin-toss between four teams who could surprise their fans in any number of ways.

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