Yes, I’m supposed to be on vacation. But since what I do isn’t really work, it’s easy while otherwise on vacation to bang out a 1,500-word preview for one of the surprise teams in the league last season.
The Bengals overcame all expectations last season, making it to the playoffs despite finishing third in their division. This year, the enter the campaign at No. 15 on the PFT Preseason Power Rankings.
This year, they start in the lower reaches of the top half of the league. Chances are they’ll move up or down. For now, it’s up to you to let us know whether No. 15 is too low or too high of a place to start.