NFL Sportsbooks Ruling Out Bengals this Sunday
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Other than the New England Patriots, the Green Bay Packers were online NFL betting favorites to win the title this season. But after watching Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense struggle to keep up with the Atlanta Falcons, most NFL sportsbook players have begun to feel that Green Bay might just be a little bit overrated. But in that game versus Atlanta, the Pack didn’t get blown out and considering the multitude of injuries that they had to contend with that day, Green Bay didn’t actually fare that bad. After all, they only lost by 10 points and that’s with 2 turnovers on the day. Nevertheless, this weekend, the Pack will have an opportunity to win back some of their doubters when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Green Bay Packers – Sunday, September 24th
When: 4:25 pm ET
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Cincinnati Bengals +9 (-110) 46 (-115) +322
Green Bay Packers -9 (-110) 46 (-105) -408
The Bengals had high hopes for the 2017 season. After failing to make the playoff cut last year, Cincinnati still felt like they had the makings to be a competitor in the AFC North. But at 0-2 the Orange & Black is having a hard time measuring up against the likes of the Baltimore Ravens or Pittsburgh Steelers. Instead, Cincinnati much closer resembles the Cleveland Browns – the franchise that has long held the title of the worst team in the NFL.
It’s no mystery as to what’s holding the Bengals back: an offense that simply cannot score. The Bengals are dead last in the NFL in scoring, averaging a mere 4.5 points per outing. If you can’t even put up 5 on the scoreboard, how do can you even expect to finish the online NFL betting season with a winning record. Nevertheless, Cincinnati will do all it can to invade Lambeau Field and edge out their first win of the season.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers are heavy favorites this Sunday and considering that they’ll get the home field advantage, no one should bet against Aaron Rodgers this Sunday. Especially when considering how off the quarterback has been lately. If Eli Manning or Cam Newton hit a slump you’d expect the troubles to continue. But this is Aaron Rodgers: the greatest thrower of the football the NFL has ever seen. Rodgers has turned the ball over 3 times in the past 2 weeks and you can be certain that #12 has this in mind better than anyone.
It goes without saying that Rodgers will be taking out his anger on Cincinnati’s secondary this Sunday. The Bengals may currently be No. 1 against the pass, but we’ll have to see how far they dip in the rankings after they square off against Rodgers this Sunday. The Pack may have to deal with some injuries, but Cincinnati is the perfect team to face banged-up.