CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 01: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals tries to avoid the defensive pressure of Cory Redding #93 of the Baltimore Ravens during the NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NFL.com revealed Week 1 picks on Friday by writers Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, and their editor "Rhino." Not one of the four contributors felt especially bold in picking the Bengals to beat the Ravens on Monday night.
Let’s hope a Bengals victory won’t seem like an upset when they have mid-season hindsight to work from. Let’s hope.