The odds makers have pegged the Bengals as a 3 point dog to the Bears. A (estimated) tie in team strength gives the home team a 3 point line for field advantage. Seems fair given that the Bengals have not proven yet the worth of their new talent and tend to start slow. However, what I am truly puzzled with: WhatIf Sports projects the final score as Chicago 30 and the Bengals 16. A whipping by 14 points?? Supposedly their software runs simulated games. My "simulation" says Cincinnati 27 and Chicago 13.