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Bengals open as underdog vs Jaguars in NFL Week 9

The Bengals have their work cut out for them in Jacksonville.

Cincinnati Bengals v Jacksonville Jaguars Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals will be an underdog when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 9.

That was a statement few thought would ever be made coming into the 2017 season. Assuming that Andy Dalton, A.J. Green, Vontaze Burfict, Geno Atkins and most of the roster was healthy, this was a game even the biggest Bengals detractors chalked up as a win.

However, the Jaguars have been one of the NFL’s biggest surprises at 4-3 coming out of their Week 8 bye. That includes wins over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens.

Speaking of, those three teams have all beaten the Bengals, so it only makes sense for them to be underdogs at Jacksonville. The early games lines for Week 9 have Cincinnati being a 4.5-point road underdog by Barring some unforeseen losses for Jacksonville during practice this week, the Bengals will almost certainly be an underdog when Sunday comes around.

Here is a look at all of the early odds for the ninth week of the NFL season.

NFL Week 9 Opening Odds