The Cincinnati Bengals will aim for a fourth consecutive trip to the playoffs and a second straight AFC North division title in 2014. Both objectives will be easier said than done, however, as the Bengals get to work in September without offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who left for the Washington Redskins. Cincy still has Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard rocking on offense, though, so they should be right back in contention with the Ravens and Steelers for the top of the division.
The rest of the Cincinnati Bengals schedule outside of the division is equally challenging, as the Bengals have some tough home games against the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. A likely rebounding Atlanta Falcons team could also pose a threat, while the Titans and Jaguars are easier matchups the Bengals should have little trouble closing out.
On the road, Cincy has some real challenges at hand, as they will travel to Houston, Indianapolis, New England, New Orleans and Tampa Bay. Their dates with the Texans and Buccaneers are games Cincy should win, with the other matchups bordering from difficult to brutal.
All 2014 Bengals Opponents
Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers
Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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