The Bengals finished with the NFL’s worst record in 2019 which resulted in them having the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft which they used to select quarterback Joe Burrow. Cincinnati will open their 2020 season at home against the Chargers who also drafted a quarterback in the first round of this year’s draft with the selection of Justin Herbert. In addition to the Bengals opponents in the AFC North, Cincinnati will also play against teams from the AFC South and NFC East. The Bengals have two games in primetime, both of which are against AFC North rivals.
- Week 1: vs. Los Angeles Chargers
- Week 2: at Cleveland Browns
- Week 3: at Philadelphia Eagles
- Week 4: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
- Week 5: at Baltimore Ravens
- Week 6: at Indianapolis Colts
- Week 7: vs. Cleveland Browns
- Week 8: vs. Tennessee Titans
- Week 9: BYE
- Week 10: at Pittsburgh Steelers
- Week 11: at Washington Redskins
- Week 12: vs. New York Giants
- Week 13: at Miami Dolphins
- Week 14: vs. Dallas Cowboys
- Week 15: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- Week 16: at Houston Texans
- Week 17: vs. Baltimore Ravens
Thursday Night Football: Week 2 at Cleveland vs. Browns
Monday Night Football: Week 15 at home vs. Steelers
Bengals Projected Win Total and Odds:
5.5 wins OVER +110/UNDER -130
Fun Facts from 2019:
- Cincinnati had the worst run defense in the league, leading to the most rushing attempts (504), rushing yards (2,383), and third-most rushing TDs (17) allowed.
- Their offense gave up five defense TDs, which ranked second behind the Bucs (7) and the Giants (5).
- The Bengals’ RBs scored only four rushing touchdowns (30th) while gaining only 3.99 yards per rush.
- Joe Mixon gained 430 combined yards over his first eight games on 120 touches (3.58 yards per play). Over his final eight games, Mixon more than doubled his previous output (994 combined yards on 193 chances – 5.15 yard per touches), giving fantasy owners hope that he would truly be an RB1 in 2020.
- Cinci’s offensive line gave up 48 sacks (7th most in the NFL).