Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
Call me crazy, but I think this team will exceed expectations and win 6-7 games. My thought is in 2009 they were an 8-8 team that got lucky more often than unlucky and went 10-6. Last year they were a 7-9 team that was more unlucky then lucky and went 5-11. I think they're less talented this year than last year, but the correct base to judge from is a team that "should" have gone 7-9.
Vegas has the over/under at 7.5 wins. They've got a very easy schedule this year, and I wouldn't be shocked if they win 7 or 8 games. The defense played well towards the end of last year. The offense loses Palmer, but they also lose Bratkowski. If Jay Gruden can bring some magic to the offense, I wouldn't be at all shocked if the Bengals have a decent season, more due to a weak schedule than a good team though.