That’s because Jake Browning had two incredible games back-to-back, leading the offense to two of their best performances so far this season.
And now, Las Vegas is starting to catch on.
After being underdogs to open up against the Jaguars and Colts, the Bengals are opening up as favorites against the Minnesota Vikings.
Per DraftKings Sportsbook, the Bengals are four-point favorites over the Vikings in Week 15. The over/under is 39.5.
The Bengals (7-6) are in the 10th spot in the AFC and tied with five other teams, all with the same record.
The Vikings (7-6) are also being led by a backup quarterback. They’re coming off a defensive 3-0 win over the Raiders and have won three of their last five. They are currently holding the No. 6 seed in the NFC, but a loss would possibly open the door for the Rams, Seahawks, Saints, or Desmond Ridder’s Falcons.
Considering four of the six 7-6 AFC teams play next weekend, this game against the Vikings could have major playoff implications for the Bengals.