Those that really know me know that my favorite sports team is the NFL‚Äôs Cincinnati Bengals. I have been a died hard Bengals fan since I was 8 years old, through the good times and the tough times (man there have been a lot). I thought I would make my regular season predictions in terms of wins and losses for the upcoming 2008 season. At this point, keep in mind it is late June as I type this and so I may adjust my predictions come August as things could change that would alter my feelings about the upcoming season between then and now.
Anyway, here are my predictions:
9/07 WEEK 1 at Baltimore – WIN
9/14 WEEK 2 TENNESEE – WIN
9/21 WEEK 3 at New York Giants – LOSS
9/28 WEEK 4 CLEVELAND – WIN
10/05 WEEK 5 at Dallas – LOSS
10/12 WEEK 6 at New York Jets – WIN
10/19 WEEK 7 PITTSBURGH – WIN
10/26 WEEK 8 Bye Week
11/02 WEEK 9 JACKSONVILLE – LOSS
11/09 WEEK 10 at Houston – LOSS
11/16 WEEK 11 PHILADELPHIA – WIN
11/20 WEEK 12 at Pittsburgh – LOSS
11/30 WEEK 13 BALTIMORE – WIN
12/07 WEEK 14 at Indianapolis – LOSS
12/14 WEEK 15 WASHINGTON – WIN
12/21 WEEK 16 at Cleveland – LOSS
12/28 WEEK 17 KANSAS CITY – WIN
*cities in all caps are home games.
There you go, I predict the Bengals finish the 08‚Äô season with a 9-7 record. Will that be enough to get them into the playoffs though? I am not sure that it will at this point since the AFC is a much tougher conference than the NFC with teams like New England, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, San Diego, Cleveland and Pittsburgh who all finished 2007 with 10+ wins. I will try to give my 08‚Äô predictions and pre-season thoughts again before the season starts!