4 realistic goals for Joe Burrow in 2022

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Lead the Cincinnati Bengals back to the postseason

This one is realistic and is now the standard. If the Cincinnati Bengals miss the postseason after making the Super Bowl, that would be an extreme letdown regarding this team’s capabilities, age, and experience now. Ultimately health will be the biggest and most important thing for the team to have continued success.

Joe Burrow doesn’t seem like the player to lay an egg after not accomplishing his goals. The anticipation, if healthy, is that the Bengals should come out with plenty of motivation and drive to prove the ones who continue to say it was a fluke wrong.

Cincinnati has a much more difficult schedule than last season based on the win percentage of opponents from last year, so the path back may be more arduous, but this team is battle tested. They’ve proven that on multiple occasions.

After the BYE week to the end of the season is when people will truly see what this team is about. After that, they have one of the most strenuous stretches of games to end the season if all the teams live up to their respected expectations. From Week 11 to Week 18, they play the Steelers, Titans, Chiefs, Browns, Buccaneers, Patriots, Bills, and the Ravens. Four out of the eight games are on the road.

However, their final two games vs. Buffalo and Baltimore are both at home, which could be two vital and must-win games. We will have to see how the season develops and how these teams end up, but it is not a bad bet to say the Bills, Ravens, and Bengals are three of the better teams in the AFC from a roster perspective.