AFC North report cards through first quarter of the 2020 season

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Cincinnati Bengals (1-2-1)

The Bengals are definitely the worst team in the division and no one is surprised by that. Their mediocrity was shown last season and was fully expected heading into another year. It has been a rough go of things but the bright spot is their future with Joe Burrow.

He has shown his stripes through the first quarter of play in his rookie season. He has weapons but this is still a rebuilding team. Going forward they can build around Burrow and become a top team in this division, just not this year. The cats from Cincinnati have been in most of their games so far but struggle to finish them. Their defense is very troublesome and probably needs more work done than the offense.

The offensive line seems to be a top priority going forward because Burrow has been getting hit and running for his life during games. If they can continue to add talent and build around Burrow, then this will be a strong team moving forward and another headache for their division foes. This is another rebuilding year but they have shown some promise at points in these early games, even if their record doesn’t show that.  The Bengals currently sit fourth in the division with a 1-3-1 record.

Grade: D