Cincinnati Bengals

AFC North

F

Overall Team DVOA

-24.7% 30th

The Bengals attempted to solve their never-ending crisis on the offensive line this offseason the way they address all of their problems: by half measures. Choosing Ja'Marr Chase instead of Penei Sewell with the fifth overall pick in the draft gave the Bengals what could be one of the league's best receiving corps, but it left them to cobble together solutions along the line out of second-tier free agents (Riley Reiff) and mid-round draft picks (Jackson Carman, D'Ante Smith). Joe Burrow is more likely to endure 50 sacks and risk another major injury than 40 touchdown passes to Chase, Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins. Even if Burrow does stay healthy enough to air it out, it will likely be while playing catch-up, because the Bengals defense looks no better on paper than last year's model.  – Mike Tanier

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 17

Total DVOA
-24.7%30th
Offense
-18.2%29th
Defense
9.1%27th
Special Teams
2.6%9th
Weighted DVOA
-23.7%30th
Unadj. Total VOA
-27.0%30th
Pythagorean Wins
5.128th
Schedule Strength
-1.3%20th

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