NFL Week 12, 2019: 20 Bold predictions to consider

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18. Bengals finally win first game of 2019

Frustration doesn’t even begin to describe what this season has been like for the Cincinnati Bengals since the team enters Week 12 still in search of that first win in 2019.

Back in the offseason when the Bengals decided to take a risk on Zac Taylor as their new head coach, the whole intention was to help the offense reach new levels.

Unfortunately, this has been far from the case for Cincinnati, and the fact that Andy Dalton has already been benched over the last two games in favor of rookie Ryan Finley shows just how rough things have been for the Bengals.

With only six games to go, the last thing Cincinnati wants to do is end up on the wrong side of NFL history by going the entire season without winning a single game, meaning the pressure is on during this final stretch.

After keeping things closer with the Oakland Raiders than most football fans expected, the Bengals will look for another shot at earning that first win with the Pittsburgh Steelers coming to town.

The Steelers will rightfully be viewed as the favorites to win in this one, but since rivalries tend to sometimes bring out the best in teams on top of the desperation, the Bengals shouldn’t be ruled out in this AFC North battle.