Last Season: 10-6, 3-3 division Playoffs: Lost to Houston in first round Stat Leaders: QB Andy Dalton (3,669 YDS, 27 TDS, 16 INTS); RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (1,094 YDS, 6 TDS); WR A.J. Green (1,350 YDS, 11 TDS); LB Vontaze Burfict (127 TACKLES, 1 SACK) The Buzz: Andy Dalton showed great improvement from his rookie season, leading the Bengals to a spot in the playoffs. He could take another big step forward after the team acquired a slew of new offensive weapons, including receiver Cobi Hamilton, tight end Tyler Eifert and running backs Giovani Bernard and Rex Burkhead. Last season's top rusher, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, is still on the roster as well, giving the Bengals a deep stable of run options. Receiver A.J. Green thrived as Dalton's top target and should be healthy by the time the regular season begins. If receiver Mohamed Sanu returns to full strength, he'll another huge asset for the offense. Sanu ran the wildcat well at Rutgers and tossed his first touchdown pass in the NFL on a trick play before he caught his first pro touchdown reception. Cincinnati boasts a top-10 defense that should only get better after adding James Harrison. Luck Factor: If this young team stays healthy, lucky Cincinnati fans likely will be celebrating another playoff appearance.
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