Even with that last loss to the Jets, the Bengals are far ahead of where most thought they would be preseason.
The Bengals are eight games in and have a 5-3 record. Before the game against to the Jets, the Bengals were in first place in the entire conference.
Zac Taylor is only one win away from matching his combined total from his first two years as the Bengals’ head coach. With a win against the Browns on Sunday, he would have his sixth win of the season.
In 2019 and 2020, Taylor went a combined 6-25-1 for a .203 winning percentage. This season, the Bengals have a .625 winning percentage.
How many more games will the Bengals win this season?
The Bengals have remaining games against the Browns, at the Raiders, against the Steelers, against the Chargers, against the 49ers, at the Broncos, against the Broncos, against the Ravens, against the Chiefs, and at the Browns.
For the first time in a while, there are no games on the schedule that are sure losses. The Browns and Raiders are going through some locker room drama. The 49ers and the Broncos are still finding their identity. The Chiefs don’t look like the team that went to back-to-back Super Bowls. The Bengals have already defeated the Ravens and the Steelers this year. The biggest threat to the Bengals is the Chargers, but even that game could go either way.
The good news is that the Bengals played a lot of away games already, so they have a lot of home games left on the schedule.
If the Bengals win another 63 percent of their games, then that means they will finish with six wins in their last ten games, for a final record of 11-6. That’s a division-winning level record.
It’s very easy to see the Bengals finishing with a winning record. All they would have to do is win four of their next ten games, and they would finish 9-8. The playoffs are not the hope anymore—they are the expectation.
So how many wins do you think the Bengals win finish with this year?
How many more wins will the Bengals get this year?
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3 or fewer