Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a Week 3 roundup for the Cincinnati Bengals in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 18
Current contract situation: Under contract through the 2023 season
Higgins did not receive a long-term deal this offseason, and one seems to be unlikely. Cincinnati could be looking at giving Higgins a one-year franchise tag for 2024 and exploring its options. The tag is projected at $23 million according to overthecap.com. The Bengals could pay that amount to keep Higgins for one more year or see if they can find a team willing to trade for a top receiver. Higgins has amassed more than 3,000 receiving yards in his first three seasons combined. -- Ben Baby
NFL.com -- Rank: 12
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Updated: Thursday, September 7th
Instead of projecting an outright winner and loser in all 272 regular-season games, I've assigned a win probability to each team in every game and totalled them up.
With that said, here are our early AFC North projections for each team including their win total.
1. Cincinnati Bengals - Projected Wins: 10.34
The Bengals have one of the league's best offenses — top seven in scoring in back-to-back seasons — and it all begins with Joe Burrow. Although Burrow sustained a calf injury early in camp, he says he is "ready to go" for Week 1. Cincinnati has a talented trio of receivers with Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd. Both Chase and Higgins eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark last season, and they are arguably the two most talented receivers in the division. Joe Mixon is back after accepting a paycut, and the team upgraded its offensive line by signing Orlando Brown Jr. in free agency. In other words, it should be business as usual for Burrow & Co.
Safeties Jessie Bates III and Vonn Bell had eight of the team's 13 interceptions last season, but both departed via free agency in March. Former first-rounder Dax Hill will take on an expanded role, the team signed Nick Scott in free agency and drafted Jordan Battle in the third round. In addition, the Bengals have a talented cornerback room with Chidobe Awuzie, Cam Taylor-Britt (potential breakout candidate), Mike Hilton and second-round rookie DJ Turner. With Trey Hendrickson, DJ Reader and Logan Wilson anchoring their front-seven, the Bengals should have a strong defense in 2023.
From 1990-2020, the Bengals won only one playoff game (Wild Card round against the Houston Oilers in 1990). During that span, their playoff record was 1-8. Since then, however, they have gone deep into the postseason losing in the Super Bowl two seasons ago and in the AFC Championship Game last year.
Continue reading our 2023 NFL Predictions: AFC North
Our Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.
Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Joe Burrow: Does any team have as talented of a trio as the Bengals do with Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd? Burrow's rookie season (2020) ended prematurely after sustaining a torn ACL, but he has a 69.3% completion rate, 69 touchdowns (6.1 TD%) and 8.1 yards per attempt average over the past two years. Returning to practice after missing roughly a month, Burrow (calf strain) is on track to play Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns.
MORE: Continue reading our 2023 Fantasy Football Projections: Cincinnati Bengals
Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2023.
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET) / Tickets|
|Week 1||Sun., Sep. 10||at Cleveland Browns||L 3-24|
|Week 2||Sun., Sep. 17||vs. Baltimore Ravens||L 24-27|
|Week 3||Mon., Sep. 25||vs. Los Angeles Rams||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 4||Sun., Oct. 1||at Tennessee Titans||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 5||Sun., Oct. 8||at Arizona Cardinals||4:05 PM / Tickets|
|Week 6||Sun., Oct. 15||vs. Seattle Seahawks||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 8||Sun., Oct. 29||at San Francisco 49ers||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 9||Sun., Nov. 5||vs. Buffalo Bills||8:20 PM / Tickets|
|Week 10||Sun., Nov. 12||vs. Houston Texans||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 11||Thu., Nov. 16||at Baltimore Ravens||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 12||Sun., Nov. 26||vs. Pittsburgh Steelers||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 13||Mon., Dec. 4||at Jacksonville Jaguars||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 14||Sun., Dec. 10||vs. Indianapolis Colts||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 15||Sun., Dec. 17||vs. Minnesota Vikings||TBD / Tickets|
|Week 16||Sat., Dec. 23||at Pittsburgh Steelers||4:30 PM / Tickets|
|Week 17||Sun., Dec. 31||at Kansas City Chiefs||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 18||Sun., Jan. 7||vs. Cleveland Browns||TBD / Tickets|
Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)
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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule by position:
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Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Cincinnati Bengals Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Cincinnati Bengals from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Cincinnati Bengals:
30. Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas
28. Ja'Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas
ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)
28. Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU
MORE: Continue reading our 2024 Cincinnati Bengals Mock Draft Roundup
The table below are all of the 2023 NFL Draft picks selected by the Cincinnati Bengals.
|2||60||D.J. Turner II||CB||Michigan|
|7||246||D.J. Ivey||DB||Miami (FL)|
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