Cincinnati Bengals: Win, loss predictions for the last five games in 2019
Now that Andy Dalton is back at quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals, how much can he improve upon an 0-11 record in December?
As the calendar begins to turn to December, the 0-11 Cincinnati Bengals enter Week 13 with a new/old quarterback. Veteran Andy Dalton is back under center after a failed three-game audition of rookie Ryan Finley. Finely, who clearly struggled in three games against Baltimore, Oakland, and Pittsburgh is back on the sidelines for the rest of the season, as Dalton looks to be in mop-up for the balance of the year.
With five games remaining, and the Bengals in a prime position to land the No.1 pick, jittery fans may feel a sense of insecurity. December has some teams that Cincinnati can and will fare well against. How well remains to be seen.
For most, the consensus is that with Dalton at quarterback, the Bengals may have beaten Pittsburgh and possibly even the Raiders. It’s possible but in no way certain. Fans, even his most vocal supporters, shouldn’t forget that Dalton got the ball rolling by getting Cincinnati to 0-8. Meaning that there is still no guarantee for a better return.
As for Zac Taylor, he’s made an absolute mess of things in Cincinnati. His benching of Dalton was one message quickly changed by bringing him back. Either Taylor is terrible at evaluating where Ryan was in his game, or he lacked the courage to see the change through.
So, with five left, it’s a brand new ballgame in Cincinnati. With Washington within reach of that top pick, and facing a potentially tougher schedule than the Bengals, anything is possible.