As they ready for 2017, talent still isn't an issue with the Cincinnati Bengals. The question, as always about this team, is whether they can get out of their own way and find a path to go somewhere in the postseason? And will the offensive line be able to offer quarterback Andy Dalton the necessary time in the pocket to get the ball to a skill group that is deep and dangerous? Marvin Lewis has coached this team since 2003, and he's led the Bengals to ??? AFC North titles and seven postseason appearances.
But they still haven't won a single postseason game under his direction. After a 6-9-1 showing in 2016, Lewis could be living on borrowed time in the Bengals don't bounce back strongly.
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Cincinnati Bengals Regular Season Schedule
For the first time in nine seasons, the Bengals will begin a season with home-field advantage playing host to the division rival Baltimore Ravens and then the AFC South champion Houston Texans in their first two games before hitting the road.
Getting off to a good start could be vital to coach Marvin Lewis, coming off a 6-9-1 season and in the last year of his contract. Stumbling out of the gate could severely hamper his job security.
What Are The Cincinnati Bengals Standings
This is where you can check out and keep up to date on the Cincinnati Bengals standings in the AFC North, and this division figures to be a three-team race to the finish line.
The Bengals, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers have all won division titles over the past five seasons and it wouldn't be a suprise to see any of them finish on top, nor would it be shocking to see all three teams qualify for postseason play.
One thing you have to give the Bengals during the 2016 NFL season - they were consistent across the board in their poor performances. Cincinnati was 6-9-1 straight up and against the spread, and 6-10 against the total. They were especially bad on the road (2-6, 2-5-1, 2-6).
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This Cincinnati Bengals team is loaded with offensive weapons. Dalton is an MVP-caliber quarterback. Receiver A.J. Green is capable of gaining 1,000 yards and scoring double digits in touchdowns. But it all comes down to discipline for a team that has yet to prove they can keep their cool when things get heated. Until the Bengals mature, the chances of them going far remain slim.
The Bengals are 0-2 in Super Bowl play. They certainly aren't the only NFL team to be winless in multiple Super Bowl appearances - talk to the Minnesota Viking and Buffalo Bills, who are both 0-4 - but they are the only team to lose both of their Super Bowls to the same team.
The Bengals first qualified for the Super Bowl in 1981, losing Super Bowl XVI 26-21 to the San Francisco 49ers. Seven years later, the Bengals were back in Super Bowl XXIII and lost again, this time by a 20-16 count against the same 49ers.
Two years later, the Bengals throttled the Houston Oilers 41-14 in an AFC wildcard playoff game. They haven't won a postseason game since, going 0-8.