Cincinnati Bengals 2020 schedule predictions: Picking every game

Zac Taylor, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)
Zac Taylor, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images) /
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Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Weeks 9-12

27. 55. Final. 9. 56

The Bengals hate a few teams, but the animus they have with the Pittsburgh Steelers cannot be denied. When these two teams play, it gets ugly in a hurry. And when the Bengals make their annual trek to the Steel City, it will be an ugly loss for Cincinnati. Pittsburgh will clean the Bengals’ clock more than a few times. Joe Burrow looks really bad in this game. Steelers, 27-9.

56. 20. 58. Final. 18

If this game was played a Paul Brown Stadium, there is a good chance the Bengals would have won it. With the game on the line, a Joe Mixon fumble recovered by defensive end Chase Young helps set up a game-winning field goal for the Washington Redskins. Washington misses on the first attempt, but was iced. It’s right through the uprights on the second. Redskins, 20-18.

24. 31. 28. 56. Final

This is a game the Bengals can’t lose if they want to build positive momentum by any stretch of the imagination. They will devise a game plan to slow down Saquon Barkley when they take on the New York Giants, hoping second-year quarterback Daniel Jones can beat them with his arm. He won’t and the Bengals will get a narrow victory over the G-Men at home. Bengals, 28-24.

34. 56. 37. 59. Final

This game features two of the worst teams in football from a year ago. It was a race for the worst record in football for a while there, but one the Bengals “beat” the Miami Dolphins to. With Joe Burrow taking on Tua Tagovailoa for the first time as professionals, Miami wins a shootout at Hard Rock thanks to a game-winning field goal as time expires. What a game it was. Dolphins, 37-34.