Four reasons the Cincinnati Bengals will start the 2019 season 2-2
The Cincinnati Bengals open their 2019 season with a road trip to play the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle, easily the second-best team in the NFC West, will be a tough opener for the Bengals. Russell Wilson remains one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, and despite a drop in talent in recent years, he’s kept his team a playoff contender.
Week 1 is no easy trip. Cincinnati, who has questions on the defensive side of the football, will be up against a team and a quarterback who is still solid at its core. The Seahawks were a team who spent a lot of time flirting with .500 last season before finding a second wind and making the playoffs.
Seattle is a tough place to play, much less open the season. They enjoy one of the best home-field advantages and have been a consistent winner at home. Wilson, who is still at the top of his game, can practically will his team to a win. Against a Cincinnati defense who will still be looking to establish an identity, Wilson could have a big day.
This is no knock on the Bengals. A lot of teams have gone to the Pacific Northwest and come away with a loss. Look for Cincinnati to do the same.