Bengals vs. Rams - 11/29/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Rams (4-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (8-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals -8 -- Over/Under: 42 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Rams and Cincinnati Bengals square off Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium.
The St. Louis Rams look for a big road victory that would snap a three-game losing streak. Case Keenum is completing 46.2 percent of his passes for 136 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Keenum is questionable with a head injury. Kenny Britt and Jared Cook have combined for 662 receiving yards and one touchdown while Tavon Austin has 31 receptions. The St. Louis Rams ground game is averaging 126 yards per contest, and Todd Gurley leads the way with 775 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, St. Louis is allowing 19.9 points and 337.5 yards per game. James Laurinaitis leads the Rams with 74 tackles, Aaron Donald has seven sacks and Janoris Jenkins has 12 pass deflections. Robert Quinn, Tre Mason and Rob Havenstein are questionable.
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The Cincinnati Bengals look to avoid losing their third straight game after starting the year with eight victories. Andy Dalton is completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 2,738 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. Dalton has five touchdown passes in his last three games. A.J. Green and Marvin Jones have combined for 1,363 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Tyler Eifert has 43 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 113.6 yards per contest, and Giovani Bernard leads the way with 565 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 18.6 points and 343.2 yards per game. Vincent Rey leads the Bengals with 77 tackles, Carlos Dunlap has 8.5 sacks and Reggie Nelson has five interceptions. Adam Jones, Darqueze Dennard and Michael Johnson are questionable.
The Bengals know they have to stop the bleeding now to have any shot of getting a top-two seed in the AFC. The Rams are good defensively, but I question if they can put up points on this motivated and aggressive Cincy defense.
Given the circumstances, I see the Bengals winning this game by double digits.