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NFL Week 5: Bengals open as favorites to beat the Bills

The Bengals are favored to win the team’s first game back at home since Bill Lazor took over as offensive coordinator.

Buffalo Bills v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals are favored to win the team’s Week 5 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. That, according to who had the Bengals open as a one point favorite and have now moved the home team to two and a half point favorites.

The 1-3 Bengals are coming off their first win of the season over the Cleveland Browns while the Bills are 3-1 and just impressively beat the Atlanta Falcons in their new stadium.

Coming into the season, the Bengals weren’t expected to be as bad as they have been and the Bills weren’t expected to be as good as they have been. But, the NFL is often unpredictable and this game could be an interesting one in the Queen City. The Bengals will be chasing the team’s second win before heading into a Week 6 bye.

Oh, and don’t forget the Bengals lost to the Bills last year in the same game in which both A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard were lost for the year due to season-ending injuries. That should give the Bengals some motivation to win on Sunday.

Below are the opening odds, followed by some changes that have already been made since Sunday afternoon as well as some notes on the action.

Week 5 NFL Opening Odds

Bills at Bengals (-1, 38.5)*

Patriots at Buccaneers (+4, 54)

Chargers at Giants (-3, 43.5)*

Jets at Browns (-1, 39.5)*

Jaguars at Steelers (-8.5, 44.5)*

Titans at Dolphins (OFF)

49ers at Colts (OFF)

Cardinals at Eagles (-6, 45.5)

Panthers at Lions (-3, 43.5)

Seahawks at Rams (OFF)

Ravens at Raiders (OFF)

Packers at Cowboys (-2.5, 53.5)

Chiefs at Texans (OFF)

Vikings at Bears (OFF)

Early Sharp Action:

  • Giants, -3 to -3.5
  • Bengals, -1 to -2.5
  • Browns, -1 to -1.5
  • Steelers, -8.5 to -9

Notes from

  • This week marks the 20th straight regular season game (23 including playoffs) the Patriots have been favored.
  • This week marks the first time in 11 home games that the Browns are favored. The last time came against San Francisco on 12/13/15. The 0-4 Browns host the 2-2 Jets in Week 5.