The Cincinnati Bengals destroyed the 5-1 Baltimore Ravens in Week 7. It was a mighty win in which the Bengals flexed just how improved they collectively are.
Coming off a 24-point win on the road against Baltimore, the Bengals will look to keep their spirits high when taking on the one-win Jets. While fatigue could set in, there’s no reason to believe a setback is brewing.
With superstar quarterback Joe Burrow taking on a defense ranked 29th in points per game, the Bengals should be able to find the end zone. After all, Burrow is the only player in the NFL with multiple touchdowns in each game this season.
Along those lines, he should get help from rookie receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who is coming off his first 200-yard performance and will be getting an “easier” matchup than Ravens corner Marlon Humphrey.
As for the Jets, they’ll come in short-handed, without No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson playing. An MRI confirmed a sprained PCL for Wilson who is expected to miss several weeks.
His backup is Mike White. White had 202 yards and 2 interceptions against the Patriots earlier this season. That said, they don’t have a run game to lean on either, rankings dead last in rushing yards per game.
Against a stout Bengals defense that gave up just 17 points to the Ravens, the Jets are not expected to have much of a chance, but again, this is the NFL.
Upsets happen. No one expect the Lions to put up a fight against the Rams last week. Looking back, no one would’ve expected the Bears to beat the Bengals in Week 2. That said, do you think the Bengals are primed for an upset?
Can the Jets upset the Bengals?
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