As per last year, I’ll be sharing projections for every team in the NFL. I use past production in specific roles for each team’s scheme to work out realistic production profiles. You can see how accurate I was in 2017 in my IDP Projection Marking series.
The Bengals have got a bad rep over the last two seasons as they struggled. But the criticism has been way over the top. The team has gone 13-18-1 in the regular season across that time, which is really not that bad. They’ve been a competitive team albeit with some major flaws.
The point of this is that the Bengals really aren’t that far away from being a good team. Certainly, on the defensive side it’s a talented group. Let’s delve into it now.