The Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles will play against each other on Thursday night. Scheduled for kickoff at 8:20 PM EST this game can be seen on NFL Network.
So whats the spread in the Bengals and Eagles game? The Bengals are 4 point favorites against the Eagles. The over/under for this game is 45 points.
Last week the Bengals lost a close one to the Dallas Cowboys at home. That loss snapped a four game win streak. How much momentum that will take from the Bengals playoff run will be answered on Thursday night. At 7-6 the Bengals find themselves needing wins in order to claim one of the AFC’s Wild Card spots.
Offensively the Bengals are a middle of the pack team. They rank 14th in passing, 14th in rushing and 11th in points per game with 24.7. The Bengals defense is 11th in the NFL allowing 21.5 points per game.
Philadelphia’s season has been over for weeks. Nick Foles has been inserted in as the teams quarterback but without DeSean Jackson or LeSean McCoy he is not running an NFL caliber offense. Still the Eagles were able to put up 381 yards though the air last week while proving to be a thorn in the side of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The running of Bryce Brown took a step back last week as the rookie managed just six yards rushing on 12 carries, after topping 150 yards the previous two weeks. He also has fumbled the ball three times during those two contests.
Its unfair to look at the Eagles cumulative numbers since there has been such a large turnover on offense. In the four games that Foles has started at quarterback the Eagles have averaged 21 points per game. For the season their total is a little lower at 18.5. Defensively the Eagles rank towards the bottom of the league allowing 26.2 points per game.
Will the Eagles fly at home and win their second in a row? Will the Bengals