Three divisional rival rookies the Bengals need to be aware of

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The Cincinnati Bengals need to be aware of these three divisional rival rookies that could turn the tide in matchups during the 2020 campaign.

At this point, fans usually know what to expect when the Cincinnati Bengals face off against one of their AFC North opponents. If it’s the Baltimore Ravens, one can anticipate heroism from Lamar Jackson and smart coaching from John Harbaugh. If the contest is against the Pittsburg Steelers, Mike Tomlin’s crew is sure to play tough and Ben Roethlisberger is all but guaranteed to use his strength to avoid sacks.

The Cleveland Browns? They’re a little less predictable than the other two, but they’ll most likely rely on Nick Chubb or Kareem Hunt to establish a dominant run game and open things up for Baker Mayfield.

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All of that said, the division collectively had outstanding draft classes. In each, there contains a prospect that can shake up the matchups the football world has grown accustomed to. If the Bengals are going to turn things around from a season ago, they’ll need to become aware of these new-comers, as they could be the difference between a notch in the win column or a loss hanging over their head.