The Cincinnati Bengals enter training camp this year with less uncertainty than 2012.
Most starters have returned this season, making the starting lineups rather predictable on both sides of the ball. However, there have been plenty of additions that bring a whole new dynamic to the football team.
Bringing in a high-profile veteran like James Harrison and drafting explosive playmakers like Tyler Eifert and Giovani Bernard give this familiar-looking team a much-needed face lift.
What lacked in Cincinnati last year was the amount of home-run threats and consistent play. This year, they seem to have all of the personnel necessary to make a third consecutive trip to the playoffs.
Luckily for Bengals fans everywhere, it will all be documented through the cameras of HBO's Hard Knocks.