Bengals Schedule: Way too early game-by-game predictions for 2022

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end B.J. Hill (92) celebrates a sack in the first quarter of the NFL Week One game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Minnesota Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. The Bengals led 14-7 at halftime.Minnesota Vikings At Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end B.J. Hill (92) celebrates a sack in the first quarter of the NFL Week One game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Minnesota Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. The Bengals led 14-7 at halftime.Minnesota Vikings At Cincinnati Bengals /
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Week 11 @ Steelers (Nov. 20 — 8:25 EST) – Sunday Night Football

After their Week 10 BYE, the Bengals enter their fourth primetime game of the season. This one will come against the Steelers, meaning they’ll have a primetime matchup against every team in the division. That’s how good the AFC North is, folks!

While the Steelers are one of those teams that always puts together a respectable season no matter the situation (remember — They finished second in the division last season and were the only other AFC North team to make the playoffs), the tides have turned against them. The Bengals should be able to sweep Pittsburgh for the second consecutive season.

Prediction: Bengals win 42-24 (7-3)

Week 12 @ Titans (Nov. 27 — 1:00 EST)

A rematch of the AFC Divisional Round will take place in Nashville in Week 12 and Bengals fans are hoping that it ends the same way it did the last time these two teams met. As we all remember, Cincinnati miraculously won that game and knocked off the No. 1 seeded Titans.

This won’t be an easy game by any stretch of the imagination, but the Bengals defense will limit both Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry and eke out a victory.

Prediction: Bengals win 17-14 (8-3)

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