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10 Bold Predictions For Cincinnati Bengals In 2014 Season

Cincinnati Bengals: 10 Bold Predictions for 2014 Season

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Cincinnati Bengals' quarterback Andy Dalton may get used to meeting Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in the preseason, regular season and perhaps even the postseason. Here are 10 bold predictions for the Bengals' 2014 season.

10. Terence Newman -- AFC North Leader in Interceptions

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10. Terence Newman -- AFC North Leader in Interceptions

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At 36 years old, Cincinnati Bengals CB Terence Newman won't top anyone's list for interceptions expected this season, but the crafty veteran is poised to put it all together for one last go-around and lead the AFC North in picks in 2014.

9. Margus Hunt -- Cincinnati Bengals' Sack Leader

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9. Margus Hunt -- Cincinnati Bengals' Sack Leader

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Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Margus Hunt is quickly developing into enough of a force of his own that the second-year AFC North strongman will surprisingly lead his team in sacks in 2014.

8. Vontaze Burfict -- NFL Leader in Tackles

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8. Vontaze Burfict -- NFL Leader in Tackles

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Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict is the wrecking ball of the AFC North, and he'll repeat as tackles leader in the NFL for 2014 on his way to earning his hefty contract extension.

7. Cincinnat Bengals: Repeat Top 5 Defense

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7. Cincinnat Bengals: Repeat Top 5 Defense

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The Cincinnati Bengals' defense finished in the top five in scoring and total yards under former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and will not a skip a beat as the class of the AFC North under Zimmer's protege, Paul Guenther.

6. Giovani Bernard -- 1,500 Yards from Scrimmage

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6. Giovani Bernard -- 1,500 Yards from Scrimmage

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Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard topped 1,200 yards from the line of scrimmage as a rookie last year and will top 1,500 this year as the biggest backfield threat in the AFC North.

5. Jeremy Hill -- 1,000 Yards Rushing and AFC Rookie of the Year

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5. Jeremy Hill -- 1,000 Yards Rushing and AFC Rookie of the Year

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The Cincinnati Bengals have hit the second-round, running back jackpot two years in a row by drafting Jeremy Hill, who will top 1,000 yards rushing on route to winning AFC Rookie of the Year honors.

4. A.J. Green -- AFC North Receiving Yards Leader

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4. A.J. Green -- AFC North Receiving Yards Leader

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Cincinnati Bengals' superstar wide receiver A.J. Green may not top his yardage total from last year, but the extremely gifted Green will still lead the Bengals and the AFC North in receiving yards.

3. Andy Dalton -- MVP of AFC North

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3. Andy Dalton -- MVP of AFC North

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No one will benefit more from the Cincinnati Bengals' upgrade in offensive coordinator via Hue Jackson than fourth-year quarterback Andy Dalton, who will finally become the most valuable player of the AFC North.

2. Cincinnati Bengals -- Repeat AFC North Title

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2. Cincinnati Bengals -- Repeat AFC North Title

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The Cincinnati Bengals have improved from last year and will claim another AFC North title on their way to the team's best chance for a Super Bowl bid since the Boomer Esiason Era.

1. Cincinnati Bengals -- Playoff Win and Super Bowl Berth

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1. Cincinnati Bengals -- Playoff Win and Super Bowl Berth

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Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton won't fumble away another postseason chance in 2014 on his way to leading his team to their first playoff win since 1991 and first Super Bowl appearance since Super Bowl XXIII.