The Cincinnati Bengals are unlikely to make the playoffs, but that won’t stop them from trying to win games in Joe Burrow’s first season in the NFL. Up next for them is a date with the Washington Football Team, who, despite their record, are still in the thick of the race in the atrocious NFC East.
Betting Preview for the Cincinnati Bengals vs Washington Football Team Regular Season Week 11 Game on November 22, 2020
Where: FedExField, Landover
When: Sunday, November 22, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Cincinnati Bengals (-1.5)
Regular Season Record: 2-6-1
As expected, Joe Burrow and the Bengals got destroyed by the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Week 10, as Cincinnati took a 36-10 loss. Burrow struggled against the Steelers’ elite defense, as he went 21 of 40 for 213 passing yards and a touchdown. He was also sacked four times for a loss of 28 yards, but at least he didn’t throw a touchdown. On the season, Burrow is ninth in the NFL with 2,485 passing yards to go with 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. A bright spot for the Bengals in the Steelers game was the performance of Tee Higgins, who collected 115 receiving yards and a touchdown on just seven receptions. If the Bengals are going to win against Washington, it will have to be because of Burrow. But as bad as the Bengals’ defense is, Washington has a tendency of shooting itself in the foot by committing errors. In fact, the Football Team are 29th in the league with 1.8 turnovers per game. Washington is also poor in covering the spread, as it is just 3-5-1 against the spread, heading into Week 11.
The Bengals, on the other hand, are 2-2 against the spread in their last four games away from Cincinnati.
Betting on the Washington Football Team (+1.5)
Regular Season Record: 2-7
Although Washington lost to the Detroit Lions, 30-27, on the road in Week 10, quarterback Alex Smith showed that he still belongs in the NFL. The veteran quarterback passed for 390 yards on 38-of-55 completions with zero touchdowns and no interceptions. Terry McLaurin led the team with 95 receiving yards on seven receptions, while rookie running back Antonio Gibson rushed for 45 yards and a couple of touchdowns on 13 carries. Smith has passed for at least 325 yards in each of his last two games, and given how he’s fared of late plus the fact that the Bengals’ secondary is missing plenty of starters, you can expect him to put up a nice performance in Week 11. The Bengals are 26th in the league with 265.1 passing yards allowed per game and 25th with 7.3 yards allowed per pass. Even Gibson can make a killing here, as Cincinnati’s run defense is allowing 133.1 rushing yards per contest — good for only 27th overall. Look for Chase Young and Washington’s pass rush to enjoy chasing Burrow in the pocket, as the Bengals have one of the worst pass protection in the league, while the Football Team are among the tops with 28 defensive sacks.
The under is 2-0-1 in Washington’s last three home games.
Washington wins, 24-21.
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