Last season was a good sign for the Bengals after continual injury in previous years the Bengals where finally able to put a halfway healthy team together and get a playoff berth.
One of the main problems last season was the lack of weapons Carson Palmer had to operate with. But the Bengals addressed the problem thoroughly in the off-season by adding free agent WR Antonio Bryant and then in the draft by adding WR Jordon Shipley, TE Jermaine Gresham and Kansas WR Dezmon Briscoe.
They also added Florida DE Carlos Dunlap, Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee, Georgia DT Geno Atkins, Texas LB Roddrick Muckelroy, East Illinois OT Otis Hudson and Iowa State OG Reginald Stephens.
The Bengals got good value with each of their picks in the draft, which after a couple of years could pay off well. They didn't lose many players in the off-season opposed to last year where they lost a lot of good players.
Prediction: They may have had a good off-season but most of the progress they made in the off-season was through the draft which as many know take a while to pay off. I think they may start strong but I don't think they will be able to last all season. Plus another thing against them is a fairly hard schedule. So they have a descent season but won't be able to pull of the playoffs again.
Predicted Record: 7-9