The Bengals are 3-4-1 and surprisingly, despite a losing record, are less than one game out of first place in the AFC North. The team can make a statement when they head east to take on the New York Giants in a Monday Night Football clash in Week 10. It will be the Bengals’ first nationally televised night game after their Thursday Night Football game in Week 4 was only on NFL Network. Last week’s London game against the Redskins was nationally televised, but, in the morning. So, Monday night will be the Bengals’ first real primetime, nationally televised game of the season. A win would keep the Bengals in the AFC North race, while a loss would raise further questions as to how the Bengals could be so unsuccessful with so many great players on the roster.
The odds have opened for Week 10 and the Bengals are underdogs in their matchup with the Giants. But, it’s not so bad. The Giants are 2.5 point favorites, with the point total set at 46, in BookMaker.eu’s opening odds. Typically, home teams get a three point advantage by oddsmakers, so a 2.5 point spread isn’t all that noteworthy for the Giants.
The Giants are 5-3, coming off a big division win against the Eagles at home. Every NFC East team is at or above .500 and the Giants are currently in second place in the division. The Bengals have already lost to the Cowboys and tied with the Redskins. Cincinnati will play the Eagles in Week 13 in Cincinnati to finish off their NFC East action.
Below are the Week 10 opening odds from BookMaker.eu:
Bengals at Giants (-2.5, 46)
Falcons at Eagles (-1.5, 49.5)
Vikings at Redskins (-2.5, 42)
Cowboys at Steelers (-3, 49.5)