Every single team in the NFL has key games.
That is, they have games that are more important than others and hold higher meanings.
It is no different for the Cincinnati Bengals. Fresh off an incredible 2011 season that saw them make a stunning postseason appearance, the Bengals have a lot to prove in 2012.
Are they for real? How much work still needs to be done? Will A.J. Green and Andy Dalton suffer the dreaded sophomore slump?
In any case, there are certain games that—in order to be taken seriously—the Bengals must win in the 2012-13 season.
These five slides highlight those games.