The Bengals Have One of the NFL's Toughest Schedules This Season

The 2021 slate is tough for Cincinnati no matter how you slice it.

CINCINNATI — The Bengals plan on being competitive in 2021 after five straight losing seasons, but taking a big leap forward might be easier said than done. 

Cincinnati has one of the toughest schedules in the entire league. 

Some look at winning percentage from the previous season when determining strength of schedule. Others look at win totals. We're going to do both. 

The Bengals' 17 opponents have a combined win total of 150.5 according to BetMGM. That's the fourth-highest in the NFL. 

Cincinnati's opponents combined for a .529 winning percentage in 2020, which is tied for the sixth-highest in the league. 

Check out the win totals and opponents winning percentages for all 32 NFL teams below.

Win Totals Courtesy of BetMGM (from hardest to easiest)

  1. Steelers (153)
  2. Raiders (152)
  3. Lions (151)
  4. Bengals (150.5)
  5. Texans (150)
  6. Bears (149)
  7. Ravens (148)
  8. Saints (148)
  9. Washington (148)
  10. Cardinals (147.5)
  11. Chiefs (146)
  12. Rams (146)
  13. Vikings (146)
  14. Packers (145.5)
  15. Giants (145.5)
  16. Jets (144.5)
  17. Chargers (144)
  18. Patriots (144)
  19. 49ers (143.5)
  20. Falcons (143)
  21. Titans (143)
  22. Bills (142.5)
  23. Panthers (142.5)
  24. Browns (142.5)
  25. Dolphins (142)
  26. Cowboys (141.5)
  27. Broncos (141.5)
  28. Colts (141)
  29. Jaguars (141)
  30. Eagles (141)
  31. Buccaneers (141)
  32. Seahawks (137.5)

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Here's a breakdown of opponents' winning percentage from 2020 for all 32 NFL teams.

1. Pittsburgh Steelers: .574 

2. Baltimore Ravens: .563 

3. Chicago Bears: .550

4. Green Bay Packers: .542 

5. Minnesota Vikings: .531 

T6. Detroit Lions: .529 

T6. Cincinnati Bengals .529 

8. Las Vegas Raiders: .526 

9. Cleveland Browns: .518 

10. Los Angeles Rams: .515 

T11. Seattle Seahawks: .511 

T11. Kansas City Chiefs: .511 

T13 Arizona Cardinals: .507 

T13 Tennessee Titans: .507 

T15 Houston Texans: .504 

T15 Washington Football Team: .504 

17 Los Angeles Chargers: .493 

18 Jacksonville Jaguars: .491 

19 San Francisco 49ers: .489 

19. New York Jets: .489 

19. New England Patriots: .489 

22. New Orleans Saints: .483 

23. Buffalo Bills: .478 

23. Indianapolis Colts: .478 

25. New York Giants: .474 

26. Carolina Panthers: .472 

T27. Denver Broncos: .471 

T27. Miami Dolphins: .471 

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: .465 

30. Atlanta Falcons: .454 

31. Dallas Cowboys: .452 

32. Philadelphia Eagles: .430

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