Re: Bengals Predictions
The way I see it this is essentially the same team that last year went 8-8 against a tougher schedule. I break down the positional improvement like this:
QB: Same, maybe slight improvement
OL: Same, lot of turmoil last year and it appears this year will be the same
WR: Same, losing Henry hurts but he was in and out, Tab Perry and hopefully Chatman should help overcome the loss
TE: Same, not much depth but this has never been a strength
So the offense is the same as last year
DL: Unfortunately the same, another year of experience for Peko and Geathers may bring a slight improvement.
LB: Same, young, inexperienced, with potential
DB: Can't be worse, Jackson is healthy, if Joseph and Hall are as advertised this could be the one position that is an upgrade.
Slighty better defense.
Given an easier schedule and the basically the same team we should see at least a game improvement:
NEW ENGLAND- L
Kansas City- L
NEW YORK JETS- W
SAINT LOUIS- W
San Francisco- W
I foresee a rough start and an easy finish (you've got to love those last four games). My prediction is 10-6.