The Bengals were the biggest surprise in the league last season, finishing with a 10-7 record, which was good enough to win the AFC North and advanced to the Super Bowl, where they lost to the Los Angeles Rams. This season, they are hoping to return to the Super Bowl and win their first Super Bowl title.
Cincinnati Bengals Season Preview
The Bengals had one of the best offenses in the league last season, averaging 27.1 points per game, which was seventh in the league. But they struggled defensively, giving up 22.1 points per game, which was 17th in the league.
Quarterback Joe Burrow, whose rookie season was cut short with an injury, completed 70.4 percent of his passes for 4,611 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions, which was impressive considering he was playing behind an offensive line that gave up 51 sacks during the regular season.
The Bengals upgraded their offensive line in the offseason. Signing former New England Patriots OL Ted Karras, former Dallas Cowboys OL La’el Collins, and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive guard Alex Cappa. While drafting former North Dakota State tackle Cordell Volson.
With running back Joe Mixon and receivers Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd coming back. Expect Cincinnati’s offense to be better than it was last season.
The Bengals also improved their defense through the draft, using five of their six picks on defensive players. Former Michigan safety Daxton Hill and former. Nebraska safety Cam Taylor-Britt are expected to see a lot of action this season.
With the Bengals addressing their needs in the offseason. Expect them to be better than they were last season. Which is bad news for their opponents. Their Super Bowl 2023 odds is currently at +800, which is the second best in the league.