Predicting the Bengals next five games after 3-3 start

What will the Bengals' record be a little over a month from now?
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Week 10 vs. Houston Texans

When the 2023 schedule was announced, this was certainly the tough portion of the schedule but a lot of people were at least relieved that there was a "layup" game against the Texans. The Texans are not a layup now, however.

The Texans have the same record as Cincinnati right now and have definitely blew past people's expectations for them this year. C.J. Stroud has been tremendous so far early into his rookie year and he's a big reason for why the Texans have been exceeding expectations.

The good news for the Bengals is that they'll get this game at home and should be fairly big favorites over the Texans. Still, this will definitely be a trap game, as the Texans have given opponents all they can handle to this point.

Things could obviously be much different by the time this game actually rolls around but right now, the Texans should be a formidable opponent. That being said, the Bengals are the better team and should win this game.

Prediction: Bengals win 30-20