Cincinnati Bengals

AFC North

B-

Overall Team DVOA

15.6% 12th

The Bengals notched the first victory in a season opener of Zac Taylor's head coaching career, a 27-24 OT thriller over Minnesota that was decided on the final snap of the fifth period. They were in the upper half of the league in total DVOA, reflecting a game that they mostly controlled before attempting in true Bengals fashion to give it away. But a fumble and a key fourth-down conversion late in overtime set up the game-winning field goal, only the third one-score victory in Taylor's 33 games in charge. 

--Robert Weintraub

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 1

Total DVOA
15.6%12th
Offense
12.8%12th
Defense
5.3%19th
Special Teams
8.1%4th
Weighted DVOA
15.6%12th
Unadj. Total VOA
21.3%9th
Future Schedule
-11.9%31st
Past Schedule
8.9%14th

2021 Season Projections

Mean Projection
7.5 wins22nd
Projected Schedule
1.9%5th
Projected DVOA
-8.2%24th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
26.6%22nd
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
7.6%22nd
Win Super Bowl
0.8%23rd
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
26.6%22nd
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
7.6%22nd
Win Super Bowl
0.8%23rd

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Football Outsiders Almanac 2021