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Cincinnati Bengals: 3 big reasons they could go 0-16

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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 06: Trent Sherfield #16 congratulates Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals after a touchdown during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 06: Trent Sherfield #16 congratulates Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals after a touchdown during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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Could the Cincinnati Bengals really end the 2019 NFL season without winning a single game? Given their best shot at a win ended in a 26-23 loss at home to the Arizona Cardinals, 0-16 is now a real possibility.

Heading into Week 6, the Cincinnati Bengals look to be treading some troubling waters. As players like A.J. Green and John Ross remain on the sidelines, hopes for a sudden resurgence look slim to none. Worse, they have a schedule that could, at the very least, keep them winless through October.

After that, however, it’s anyone’s guess as to when and against whom they score the first victory. The Bengals looked to be in a prime position to beat a young and inexperienced Arizona Cardinals team. Fans saw Week 5 as something of a turning point game. The thought being a win at home would serve as a springboard to better times.

How’s that thought process working out for you Bengals fan?

The pragmatist will look at the balance of October and concede a win isn’t likely. A road game at Baltimore, home against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and then a road trip to London to play the Los Angeles Rams. A bye week to open November might be the best week of the Bengals season if they enter it 0-8.

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As for the rest of the 2019 season, finding wins will be tough. If, and I say IF they move Green or he remains on the sideline for any number of reasons, the lack of a bonafide playmaker all but insures the Bengals don’t win a game this season.

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