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NFL Week 8: Bengals open as 10-point favorites over Colts

After a crushing loss to the Steelers, the Bengals open as big-time favorites to beat the dreadful Colts on Sunday.

Wild Card Playoffs - Cincinnati Bengals v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

I don’t know about you, but I want to put the Bengals’ loss to the Steelers behind me as soon as possible.

Luckily, the Bengals have a great opportunity to get back to winning when the Colts come to town in Week 8. Andrew Luck has yet to suit up this season and likely won’t be returning to the field anytime soon following some setbacks with his shoulder. Jacoby Brissett has looked good at times in his place, but not nearly good enough. The Colts are 2-5 and look even worse than the 2-4 Bengals.

Sunday is a must-win for the Bengals (if you’re still rooting for them to win) and odds makers see the Bengals as significant favorites in this matchup. has the Bengals opening as 10 point favorites, with an over/under of 41.

Here’s a look at all of the opening odds following Sunday’s NFL action.

NFL Week 8 Opening Odds:

Colts at Bengals (-10, 41)

Dolphins at Ravens (-3, 38)

Vikings vs. Browns (+8, 38)

Bears at Saints (-9, 50)

Falcons at Jets (OFF)

Panthers at Buccaneers (-1, 44)

49ers at Eagles (OFF)

Raiders at Bills (-3, 44.5)

Chargers at Patriots (OFF)

Texans at Seahawks (-6, 43)

Cowboys at Redskins (OFF)

Steelers at Lions (+3, 44.5)

Broncos at Chiefs (-7, 44.5)

Early Sharp Action:

  • Buccaneers -1 to -2.5- Ravens -3 to -3.5

Notes from

  • Vikings haven't been greater than 7-point road favorites since 2009
  • In Week 7, Broncos were shut out for first time since 1992

If the Bengals beat the Colts, they’d be 3-4 with the Jaguars, Titans, Broncos and Browns up next (in that order) before the Steelers come to Cincinnati for Monday Night Football in Week 13.

Do you still have faith left in the Bengals?