The Cincinnati Bengals watched their superstar quarterback Joe Burrow hit the ground hard and end up having to be carted off in Week 11.
It was a brutal blow to a franchise that fans thought had finally started to round the corner. With several winnable games left on the schedule, they will welcome the Giants to Paul Brown Stadium in Week 12.
Now 2-7-1, the Bengals will open up as four-point underdogs according to BetOnline, and the feeling is that betting against the Bengals may be easier than better on them.
They’ll enter the week with Ryan Finley as their quarterback. One reason, despite having a struggling offensive line, they were able to move the ball was that Joe Burrow knew how to get it out quickly.
He made the offense perform at a high level with his elusiveness and instincts. Burrow had 34 pass attempts and no sacks against Football Team. Finley came in, had ten attempts and was sacked four times.
The Bengals, with Finley at the helm, didn’t score a point. That’s why, although they’re playing Daniel Jones and have a reasonably decent defense, feel like far more than four-point underdogs.
That said, the Giants will be without Saquon Barkley, who tore his ACL within the first month of the season. This will likely be one of the most unattractive football games in Week 12, but there’s still money to make if Finley and the offense can move the ball.
NFL Week 12 Odds
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· New York Giants (-4) at Cincinnati Bengals
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