Cincinnati Bengals 2007 NFL Projection:
Last season while everyone and their brother was picking the Bengals to make the playoffs,
we cautioned that Cincinnati's strength of schedule was so tough, that the postseason might not
be in the cards.
In 2007 we're predicting a (10-6) record for the Bengals.
So, what's bad about a (10-6) prediction in 2007?
It may not be good enough to make the playoffs in the AFC.
And it certainly wouldn't be the first time in the AFC either.
In 2007 the Bengals will play six games versus teams that made the playoffs in 2006. Now that may not
seem so bad, but consider that five of these difficult contest come in the first six games on the
Bengals' schedule as follows;
Throw in the fact that this stretch of games is immediately followed by a game versus the Steelers, and then a trip to
Baltimore two weeks later, and you can see how imperative it is that the Bengals come out smoking in 2007, to avoid
digging too deep of a hole in the record department before the schedule turns to melted butter in the second half of the
season. It's a real
Jekyll and Hyde schedule
for the Bengals this season.
One other point is that if you throw in the game at Miami week 17, then the Bengals will play 5 contests against
teams that surrendered less than 300 points last season (Baltimore twice of course). And for the record
six teams that fall into that category;
New England, N.Y. Jets, Baltimore, Miami, Jacksonville, and Chicago. As you can see,
most of them are in the defensively
Don't get us wrong. We think the Bengals are a tough team to beat on any given Sunday, and they
should get their fair share in wins in 2007. But even with a predicted record of (10-6) it may not
be enough to make the playoffs in 2007.
On the other hand, if the Bengals's secondary can step up in 2007, that could put the team over the top
and into the playoffs.
View weekly free NFL game picks below for the 2007 Cincinnati Bengals.
In the grid below are FootballLOCKS.com's preseason made straight up, non point spread NFL
projections for the 2007 Cincinnati Bengals, displayed as predictions of which
games were likely to be won and lost. Note these were preseason NFL predictions
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