Cincinnati Bengals: Win, loss predictions for the last five games in 2019
The Miami Dolphins are 2-9, and despite the talk about tanking, have had a few stretches where they looked ok. They did manage to win two games in a row against the Jets and on the road at Indianapolis, before resorting back to form and losing 37-20 against Buffalo and 41-24 at Cleveland last Sunday.
Week 16 at Miami is one game that looked like a decider for the top overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Two wins by the Dolphins look to have scuttled the tank plans in Miami, but for Cincinnati, that may still be in play as this game is second to last on the schedule.
This will be two teams going nowhere right before Christmas, but for the loser, it’s either glass half full (draft position), or glass half empty (draft position). Same for the winner.
Having said all of that, it’s a game where Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton might be the better quarterback on the field late against the Dolphins, which given the talent on both sides of the football, isn’t saying a whole lot. He will, however, be a difference-maker in Week 16 as he powers Cincinnati to the finish line and an end of season divisional showdown with Cleveland. The Bengals win this one to move to 2-13.