NFL Picks: Philadelphia Eagles vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction Week 3 9/27/20
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Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -6.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bengals and the Philadelphia Eagles meet in week 3 NFL action from Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Cincinnati Bengals will still be hunting for their first win of the year after falling to 0-2 on the year after a 35-30 loss to the Cleveland Browns in their last game. Joe Burrow has thrown for 509 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception on 61.9% passing while Joe Mixon has rushed for 115 rushing yards. Tyler Boyd has a team-high 11 catches on 13 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown. A.J. Green has 8 grabs on a team-high 22 targets for 80 yards this year. Defensively, Vonn Bell and Josh Bynes each have 16 total tackles while Jessie Bates has 15 total tackles and Germaine Pratt has 14 total tackles with a team-high 9 solo tackles this season.
The Philadelphia Eagles will also be looking for their first win of the year after falling to 0-2 with a37-19 loss to the Los Angeles Rams last time out. Carson Wentz has thrown for 512 yards, 2 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 58.8% passing while Miles Sanders has rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown. Dallas Goedert has a team-high 12 catches on 17 targets for 131 yards and a touchdown while DeSean Jackson has 8 grabs for 110 yards this season while sitting 2nd on the team with 16 targets. Defensively, Nathan Gerry has a team-high 17 total tackles with 2.5 tackles for a loss while Avonte Maddox has a team-high 12 solo tackles on the year.
Cincinnati is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss. Philadelphia is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games as a home favorite while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 games following a loss. Cincinnati is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I’m having a hard time backing a side here, as Cincinnati’s looked good, but Joe Burrow’s done his best work through two games in garbage time with the game out of reach. On the other hand, Philadelphia’s been awful through their first two games and the Eagles aren’t a team I’m trying to get behind either. I suppose I’ll take the Bengals and the points as Cincinnati has shown potential in the underdog role and the Eagles just shouldn’t be laying points in any scenario right now.