Coming off a 20-0 loss in Paul Brown Stadium, the Cincinnati Bengals have an opportunity to put it all behind them on Thursday Night Football in Week 2.
The Texans are actually coming off a similarly disastrous loss after falling 29-7 to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 at NRG Stadium.
Quarterback Tom Savage didn’t even make it through the first half of the Week 1 outing before being benched for rookie Deshaun Watson. The Texans allowed 10 sacks in Week 1 to the Jaguars, so the Bengals’ front seven should be on a mission to terrorize Watson on Thursday.
BookMaker.eu has the Bengals as 3.5 point favorites to beat the Texans and if Week 1 was any indication, this is likely to be a low-scoring game. The Bengals ended 2016 with the Texans in Week 16 and Ravens in Week 17 and open 2017 with the Ravens in Week 1 and Texans in Week 2. The Bengals beat the Ravens and lost to the Texans in those games last season, so hopefully the Bengals can reverse the fortunes and beat the Texans in Week 2 after falling to the Ravens in Week 1.
NFL Week 2 Opening Odds:
Texans at Bengals (-3.5, 40)
Titans at Jaguars (PK, 43.5)
Browns at Ravens (-7, 41)