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New England Patriots vs Cincinnati Bengals 12/15/2019 Game Analysis, Picks and Preview
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New England Patriots vs Cincinnati Bengals 12/15/2019 – The New England Patriots (10-3) are stepping on the Cincinnati Bengals (1-12) in what others view as a mismatched game. Best betting websites are having difficulty convincing people to wager on the underdogs. The Patriots have cemented their status as a league leader, while the Bengals are well-known cellar dwellers.
New England Patriots vs Cincinnati Bengals 12/15/2019
New England Patriots
New England Patriots are emerging from a recent shocker. They were unexpectedly beaten by the Kansas City Chiefs with a 23-16 scoreboard. QB Tom Brady was not in his element. He registered only 19/36 and 169 air yards. Despite his downcast game, he still managed to throw in a TD and an interception. RB James White rushed through 6 carries for a measly 33 yards. Julian Edelman was the top receiver, with 8 receptions worth 95 yards.
The Patriots played well, but they lacked their dominant flair. The team resorted to the rush tactic for only 22 out of 62 plays. Aside from the strong opposition, the Patriots also wanted to make sure their throws are converted into points. However, they were already at a huge disadvantage in the tale of the yards alone. The Patriots secured 278 yards, but their opponent fared much better at 346. The yardage gain discrepancy was caused by the opponent’s higher numbers in yards covered by rush attempts.
The Patriots tried to answer back by tightening their defensive line, but they weren’t successful. The opponent still connected 65% of their throw attempts. The Patriots conceded an alarming 29 rush attempts. This was the pivotal factor that led to the opponent’s sudden surge in points.
Players to watch:
T. Brady QB (13 GP 316 CMP 522 ATT 60.5 CMP% 3437 YDS 6.6 AVG 266.8 YDS/G 59 LNG 19 TD 7 INT 24 SACK 169 SYL 51 QBR 86.5 RTG), S. Michel RB (13 GP 189 ATT 653 YDS 3.5 AVG 26 LNG 2 BIG 6 TDS 50.2 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 42 FD), J. White RB (12 GP 59 ATT 241 YDS 4.1 AVG 32 LNG 1 BIG 1 TDS 20.1 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 13 FD 12 GP 62 REC 83 TGTS 539 YDS 8.7 AVG 3 TD 59 LNG 7 BIG 44.9 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 450 YAC 27 FD).
The Bengals crashed down on the Cleveland Browns but were soundly put down with a 27-19 scoreboard. QB Andy Dalton was going for 22/38 with 262 air yards. He didn’t register any TDs but notched an interception. RB Joe Mixon led the rush attacks, carrying the ball 23 times. He accumulated 146 yards and capped off the game with 1 rushing TD. The best receiver was Tyler Boyd. He notched 5 catches for a total of 75 yards.
The Bengals were on hyper-aggressive mode, plugging in 27 first-downs. They also rushed for 31 out of 72 plays. The Bengals accumulated 451 yards. They had a huge yardage gain advantage over their opponent, who only clocked in 333 yards. However, the Bengals weren’t able to take advantage of superior coverage. Their accuracy in garnering points was sorely lacking.
The Bengals had exemplary throw defense. They limited their opponents to only a 46% completion rate. However, they weren’t able to stem the tide of their opponent’s rush attacks. 27 rush attempts still got through, and the opponent was able to make those count. The Bengals better work on their scoring accuracy.
Players to watch:
A. Dalton QB (10 GP 248 CMP 413 ATT 60 CMP% 2757 YDS 6.7 AVG 281.5 YDS/G 66 LNG 10 TD 9 INT 32 SACK 216 SYL 34.9 QBR 78.9 RTG), J. Mixon RB (13 GP 206 ATT 789 YDS 3.8 AVG 30 LNG 2 BIG 3 TDS 60.7 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 43 FD), G. Bernard RB (13 GP 43 ATT 136 YDS 3.2 AVG 25 LNG 1 BIG 0 TDS 10.5 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 8 FD).
New England Patriots vs Cincinnati Bengals Betting Numbers
New England Patriots
Patriots are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games.
New England Patriots vs Cincinnati Bengals Betting Picks
The top sportsbook has computed a probable endgame score of 22.6 against 19.7. New England will win by a surprisingly narrow margin. The losing team will cover the spread, with a total going over.