Cincinnati Bengals had one of their best overall season in franchise history going 11-5 and winning the AFC North division. The playoffs were where they took a turn back into their past of not performing up to their talent level. Most of the blame was giving to starting quarterback Andy Dalton who is being compared by many as a Tony Romo clone. Dalton is great in the regular season, but can't win come playoff time.Hopefully several new faces especially on offense can help them advance in the playoffs.
The Bengals had a Top 10 offense and defense in 2013 and with success sometimes comes takeaway. Both offensive and defensive co-ordinators were hired as head coaches in the off season. Hopefully the systems will remain the same on both sides of the ball with minor adjustments. The offense needs to establish the run a little more to take pressure off of Dalton while the defense needs to keep starters healthy and become stouter against the run. Head coach Marvin Lewis and the front office have done a great job in bringing in very good talent throughout the depth chart. Hopefully some of these new additions can help the Bengals advance further in 2014. See list below.