Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the regular season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
This was the first season since 2010 that the Bengals did not make the playoffs. It was a hard-fought season as they finished the year winning just three of their last eight games, causing them to finish third in the AFC North Division. Key injuries to both the offense and defensive units were one of the major reasons why the Bengals couldn’t break through threshold and win enough games to make the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year.