The Cincinnati Bengals are in the midst of a major overhaul, but will it be enough to stay competitive in the AFC North?
After winning the division in 2013 and 2015, Cincinnati has finished no better than third place in the division over the last three years, including a last-place finish this past season.
That’s because the division has become far more difficult to navigate, especially with the rise of the Cleveland Browns.
In a recent FanPulse survey, fans voiced their opinion on who they’re most confident in when it comes to the race for the AFC North. Only eight percent of fans believe Cincinnati should be favored to win the division in 2019.
The Browns have done a great job of parlaying their strong finish last season into a big offseason that saw them land Odell Beckham Jr. Coupled with the Pittsburgh Steelers losing Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, while the Baltimore Ravens also lost a wealth of key defensive players, Cleveland by far has the most momentum going into next season.
But divisions aren’t won in March. They’re won throughout the offseason, and there’s still plenty of time for the Bengals to improve the roster and compete for a division title next season.
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