Cincinnati Bengals: NFL 2019 - AFC North

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The Bengals are coming from another weak season when the team did not make it to the playoffs, ending with the worst AFC North campaign. The team started well with four wins in their first five games but suffered injuries the rest of the season and won just two of their eleven games remaining. Another weak campaign and locker room problems led to the resignation of head coach Marvin Lewis, who has been in office since 2003. 

Most of the team's free agency resources were spent to renew contracts with players already in the team last year. The Bengals strengthened little, with the main addition being former Bills guard John Miller, as well as the arrival of three Giants defenders, who worked with the now defensive Bengals coordinator Lou Anarumo on the New York team last year. In the draft, the team selected tackle Jonah Williams with their first round choice, but Williams was injured and will miss his freshman season. The team had ten choices in the last draft, which were spent on players from different positions of attack and defense.