Two winless teams will meet head on at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly this coming Sunday, as the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Which team is finally going to get in the win column? Check out our preview of this intriguing matchup below.
Betting Preview for the Cincinnati Bengals vs Philadelphia Eagles Regular Season Week 3 Game on September 27, 2020
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
When: Sunday, September 27, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Cincinnati Bengals (+6.5)
Regular Season Record: 0-2
The Bengals are experiencing growing pains with their new quarterback in Joe Burrow, but his being a rookie shouldn’t be an excuse for Cincinnati’s bad showing on the field, thus far. The Bengals, who lost to the Cleveland Browns in Week 2, 35-30, were able to move the ball all over the field, as Burrow went 37-of-61 for 316 passing yards and three touchdowns without an interception. They were even 8-of-18 on third downs and a perfect 5-of-5 on fourth downs. However, Burrow was sacked three times and had two fumbles (lost one), as his offensive line kept breaking down. His protection unit will have to do better against the Eagles. Still, it seems that Burrow will only get more effective the more he plays, so the Bengals could see him step it up anew against Philadelphia’s defense that’s allowing 32.0 points per game. Joe Mixon and the Bengals’ backfield could also find success against the Eagles’ run defense that is surrendering 2.0 rushing scores per contest.
The over is 3-0 in the Bengals’ last three road games.
Betting on the Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5)
Regular Season Record: 0-2
Like the Bengals, the Eagles are dealing with bad offensive line play, thanks to the injuries to some of its key players. Among them is Isaac Seumalo, who got placed in the injured reserve after hurting his knee in Week 2’s 37-19 home loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Wentz somehow went un-sacked in that game after getting thrown to the ground eight times by the Washington Football Team in the season opener, but he still underwhelmed, passing for 242 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions on 26-of-43 completions. Wentz isn’t a terrible quarterback and he should show why against the Bengals, who just made Baker Mayfield look good in Week 2. Wentz and the Eagles need to cut down on their errors, as the team is giving the ball away 3.0 times per game — the most in the NFL. Running back Miles Sanders could be poised to have a great game against Cincy’s run defense that just allowed 215 rushing yards to the Browns, though, Cleveland has better talent in the backfield than Philly.
The under is 7-3 in the Eagles’ last 1o home games.
The Bengals win, 31-24.
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