Even though the Bengals have lost four of the last five games, including a one-point heartbreaker against the Texans in which they allowed T.J. Yates to make their defense look foolish in the final minutes, NFL analysts from every sports media outlet have picked the Bengals to be victorious in Week 15.
Every one of the right ESPN NFL analysts, which includes guys like Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen and Ron Jaworski, have picked the Bengals to win in St. Louis on Sunday.
Pete Prisco, of CBSSports.com, believes the Bengals will win by a score of 23-13.
It's hard to believe the Rams are the same team we saw last season. Injuries have crippled this team. The offense is horrible. Cincinnati is good on defense, and that will show up here. The Bengals have lost four of five, so they need this to have any real playoff chance. They get it.
Sports Illustrated's Peter King also believes the Bengals will win, though by a closer margin than Prisco has predicted. He thinks they'll win a close game by a score of 17-13.
This is the sorriest sentence of the weekend: I don't see how Steve Spagnuolo can save himself. Sorry because of the kind of person he is and the kind of coach. Sometimes things just don't work out.
And of course, here is your game preview courtesy of the guys from CBSSports.com.