Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/16/12
After a surprising season in which the Cincinnati Bengals shocked the league, appearing in the playoffs when many predicted them to be competing for the first overall draft selection, the Bengals are a confounding team to project in 2012. Granted, Andy Dalton and A.J. Green will continue to develop as a dynamic playmaking combination, but questions remain about Green’s supporting cast of receivers, holes in the secondary of their top-10 defense, and improvement in the offensive line. If Marvin Lewis continues building upon the success with a roster full of his guys, look for a new contract allowing his power within the organization to grow. That, however, will be a tall order for a season in which the Bengals play the NFC East in addition to two matchups each against the Steelers and Ravens. Who will help take the pressure off A.J. Green? Although many pundits believe that the Bengals need to target free agent Braylon Edwards due to a largely unproven receiving corps, Cincinnati...
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