1. Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals have been the worst team in the league all season, managing only one win heading into a week 15 matchup with the Miami Dolphins. As stated earlier, the Dolphins, despite struggling all season themselves, prove to be too much for the Bengals and hand Cincinnati a loss in week 15, bringing the Bengals into their week 16 matchup with a 1-14 record and solidifying the top pick in the 2020 NFL draft.
The outcome of the week 16 matchup between the Bengals and Cleveland Browns will have no implications on the top draft spot, as the Bengals will already have it locked up coming into the final week.
That said, the way the Browns have underperformed this season, coupled with the fact that players like Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry have asked other teams to trade for them, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Browns lose yet another game that they should win. Therefore, the prediction is a Bengals win against their in-state rivals.
With the win over the Browns, the Bengals end what has been a dismal season, with an overall record of 2-14. They will receive the first overall pick in the draft and will likely select LSU quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and Ohio native, Joe Burrow.