Going back to my childhood I've always liked the Cincinnati Bengals. I think it was the unique helmets that first peaked my interest in the team as a little guy. Being from Texas not many people understood how I could root for a perinnial loser. Well 2014 is the year of the Tiger!
I'll start with a draft I did on one of the draft simulator websites. Granted I don't think Dixon will fall that far in the first round but if he did they should grab him. The Bengals need some depth at positions and I see them grabbing a CB, G or C, S, and a couple of prospects at WR. Obvioiusly the 3rd pick with Garappolo is the one that would get people talking. A little competition at the QB position should elevate the passing game.
The Bengals open with Baltimore in Baltimore. I see them making a statement right out of the gate. Win 28-13WIN 28-13
The Bengals host their first game of the year at home and take out the Falcons in a high scoring aerial battle. Bengals Win 38-35
The Titans come to town in week 3. The Bengals take advantage of a team without direction. Huge blowout win for the Bengals. Win 31-9
After a bye week the Bengals still don't get it done in New England. It's a valiant effort but Tom Brady and crew prove to be too much. Loss 24-13
The Cats battle it out in what proves to be a defensive game. The Bengals pull it out in overtime with an interception return for a TD by Adam Jones. Win 15-9
The Bengals head to Indy in week 7. Andrew Luck and company have the Bengals number this week. Following a tough overtime win from week 6 the Bengals fall to the Colts in a turnover filled game to forget about. Loss 7-24
The Ravens come to Ohio looking for revenge only to find the Bengals peaking mid season. The Bengals shut out the Ravens with Margus Hunt blocking 2 field goals in the game. Win 14-0
The Jaguars face the Bengals in Cincinnati and get a good ol' fashion butt whooping. The Bengals offense looks like a well oiled machine as they roll over the kittens from Jacksonville. Win 42-17
The Bengals host the Browns in Cincinnati week 10. The Browns, struggling with injuries at the QB position, elect to run the clock out with 2 minutes left on the clock down a mile. Win 48-10
The Bengals travel to The Big Easy only to have Adam Jones get into an altercation on Bourbon Street the night before the game. Drew Brees and the Saints catch the Bengals on an bad week with some controversy. Loss 7-28
Houston, still nursing injuries, has no answer for Andy Dalton and A.J. Green. Win 28-10
The Bengals travel to Tampa Bay on a roll. Bernard/Green/Dalton bring the triple threat to the Bucs and cruise to a win. Win 24-13
The Bengals close out 3 home games in a row with wins
Bengals over Steelers 17-3
Bengals over Browns 28-12
Bengals over Broncos 35-33
Having secured home field advantage through the playoffs the Bengals rest their starters in the final game with the Steelers. Loss 21-3
Bengals 2014 record 12-4 with home field advantage.