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Cincinnati Bengals: 5 predictions heading into last six games of the season

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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 6: Cincinnati Bengals fans cheer on their team during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Arizona defeated Cincinnati 26-23. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 6: Cincinnati Bengals fans cheer on their team during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Arizona defeated Cincinnati 26-23. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /
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CINCINNATI, OHIO – OCTOBER 20: A Cincinnati Bengals fan wears a bag on his head during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals loss 27-17 to fall to 0-7 for the season. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO – OCTOBER 20: A Cincinnati Bengals fan wears a bag on his head during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals loss 27-17 to fall to 0-7 for the season. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals won’t go 0-16. They could, it would certainly make sense, and in all likelihood, it seems entirely plausible they never win a game this season. Having said that, there are winnable games in the last six that provide every opportunity to lock up one win.

In Week 12, a beat-up Steelers team at Paul Brown Stadium could yield a win. Also, the Cleveland Browns have been all over the board, and are inconsistent enough to cough up a defeat to the Bengals. The Dolphins are another team who is just bad enough to provide Cincinnati a victory.

Now, it’s not to say the Bengals beat all three, but of those three teams, and playing the Browns twice in four weeks, the law of averages seems to point to a win. But even with those three opponents, Cincinnati has proven over ten games that winning, even against average to below-average teams, is no lock.

In Week 11, the Bengals got close to a win when they took the Raiders deep into the fourth quarter, only to lose 17-10. Against Oakland, Cincinnati’s defense performed well enough to give Finley and the offense a chance late. Unfortunately, the rookie was ineffective all day, especially in the waning moments.

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