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Cincinnati Seeking Extended Success Against NFC

Fight? What fight? The Bengals own the NFC, winning nearly 80 percent of their games over the past five years against the elder conference.

Step right up, NFC East, and see what you can do next season against the Bengals, who have mastered the art of gashing the National Football Conference.

Cincinnati has compiled a tidy 15-4-1 record for a .775 winning percentage in its past 20 games against NFC opponents.

Though dates and times for 2016 have not been set by NFL schedule makers, the Bengals know who they will be playing within the set year-to-year rotation.

Their NFC opponents are Dallas, New York, Philadelphia and defending East Division champion Washington.

Adding to the prospect of another successful venture against the NFC is the fact that the NFC East was terrible last season.

The Cowboys, Giants, Eagles and Redskins went a combined 26-38 in 2015, as former Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden's 9-7 Redskins were the only team in the division with a winning record.

The Eagles and Redskins are coming to Paul Brown Stadium in 2016. The Bengals are 18-6-2 (.731) in their past 26 home games against NFC teams.

The past 25 of those 26 home games have been played under Marvin Lewis, who is 17-6-2 in that time at home against the NFC as Bengals head coach.

This is nothing new against the elder conference. The Bengals are 29-13-2 (.682) at home against the NFC since 1993.

So, NFC East, take your best shot against the Bengals and find out what the NFC West learned last year: The Bengals are beasts against the NFC.

Cincinnati went 3-1 against the NFC, 2-0 at home, last season. The Bengals won at home against Seattle and St. Louis. They won at San Francisco and lost at Arizona.

Makes you wonder what the Bengals might do if they reached the Super Bowl again in the very near future.


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