Week 10: @ Pittsburg Steelers
This could be the week to get everybody to buy-in. The hatred between the two franchises runs deep, especially after the Wild-Card matchup from a few years back. The Bengals now have Burrow on their side, who has the fire to lead them against their most despised rivals. Coming off a bye week, expect Cincinnati to come out swinging.
Prediction: Win, 4-5
Week 11: @ Washington Redskins
The Redskins finished with the second-worst record a year ago and didn’t have nearly as good as an offseason as Cincinnati. The Bengals should get the win and prove that they were right to take Burrow over Chase Young.
Prediction: Win, 5-5
Week 12: vs. New York Giants
The Giants made a significant investment along their offensive trenches this offseason and should find more success because of it. Of course, they also have one of the best running backs in the league in Saquon Barkley. Their defense doesn’t have what it takes to matchup against the Bengals offensive weapons though, giving Cincinnati the edge.
Prediction: Win, 6-5
Week 13: @ Miami Dolphins
A 4 game win streak? It’s certainly possible with the way the schedule is laid out. The Dolphins have made just as many significant changes as the Bengals did this past offseason but Cincinnati still possesses stars like A.J. Green, Geno Atkins, and Carlos Dunlap, while Miami traded away all of their most valuable players.
Prediction: Win, 7-5