With training camp a little over a month away, the Cincinnati Bengals enter the 2010 season looking to defend their AFC North title.
It won't be easy.
It's been 28 years since the Bengals recorded back-to-back winning seasons, but Cincinnati has made enough key off season moves to be considered playoff contenders once again. Not only were they successful in free agency by signing Antonio Bryant, but they also added key players to the passing game by selecting Jermaine Gresham and Jordan Shipley in the 2010 NFL Draft.
There's no debate — when it comes to whether or not the Bengals have it what it takes to go the distance in 2010, its just a matter of how each game plays out for them.
Returning to the playoffs won't be easy, as they have the fourth toughest schedule next season. After surprising the NFL world last season by winning the AFC North, they are clearly capable of doing it again.
Here's a game-by-game prediction for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010.