2019 has been a miserable season for the Cincinnati Bengals, who are just 1-13 on the season.
However, there could be light at the end of the tunnel as a loss Sunday would secure the top pick in the NFL draft for the Bengals.
The problem is, the opponent the Bengals will play is also fighting for the top pick. Sunday, the Bengals will travel south to take on the 3-11 Miami Dolphins, who currently hold the fourth pick in the draft.
However, Miami did lose to the New York Giants a week ago who hold the second pick, and with the Giants and Redskins who hold the third pick as of now set to square off this week, a Dolphins loss could propel them within just one game of the top pick if they fall to the Bengals Sunday.
As awful of a season it’s been for Cincinnati, they have played much better of late. Three weeks ago, they secured their first win of the season with a 22-6 home victory over the New York Jets. Last week, they played the defending world champion New England Patriots tight for a full half before eventually falling 34-13.
With the Bengals playing better and Dolphins coming off a 16 point loss to the woeful Giants, there’s a good chance the Bengals win this Sunday.
Then, they’ll take on a reeling Cleveland Browns team who seems to have multiple players such as Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. checked out.
If the Bengals rally and finish the season 3-13 and the Dolphins, Giants or Redskins also lose out, the Bengals would not grab that elusive top overall pick, and any hopes of Heisman trophy quarterback and Ohio native Joe Burrow would be put to bed.
However, if the Bengals lose just one more game, the first pick will belong to Cincinnati for the first time since 2003 and the fourth time in team history.
Will the Bengals secure the number one pick? Or will they end up picking elsewhere within the top five? Voice your opinion in the poll below.
Will the Bengals secure the first overall pick?
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