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Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills - 11/20/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Buffalo Bills (4-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-5-1)
Date & Time Sunday November 20, 2016, 1:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals -3 -- Over/Under: 45.5
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NFL | Buffalo Bills (4-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-5-1)

The Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals clash Sunday afternoon in a AFC NFL matchup at Paul Brown Stadium.

The Buffalo Bills look to snap a three-game losing streak to get back to a .500 record. The Buffalo Bills have lost five of their last seven games following a bye week. Tyrod Taylor is completing 60.4 percent of his passes for 1,769 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Taylor has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin have combined for 753 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Charles Clay has 29 receptions. The Buffalo Bills ground game is averaging 155 yards per contest, and LeSean McCoy leads the way with 683 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 22.6 points and 351.1 yards per game. Zach Brown leads the Buffalo Bills with 89 tackles, Lorenzo Alexander has 10 sacks and Stephon Gilmore has two interceptions.

The Cincinnati Bengals need a big home victory in order to remain in the AFC wild card race. The Cincinnati Bengals have won seven of their last 10 true home games. Andy Dalton is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 2,553 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Dalton has one or less touchdown passes in seven of his last nine games. A.J. Green and Brandon LaFell have combined for 1,351 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Giovani Bernard has 34 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 115.6 yards per contest, and Jeremy Hill leads the way with 561 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 23.3 points and 375.4 yards per game. Karlos Dansby leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 58 tackles, Carlos Dunlap has five sacks and George Iloka has two interceptions.

The Bills are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC. The Bengals are 19-9-3 ATS in their last 31 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bills are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Cincinnati and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings overall.

I continue to say the Cincinnati Bengals aren't a good football team and the bad losses continue to pile up. But the Buffalo Bills aren't any better and their secondary is sure to struggle with the Bengals offensive weapons. Also, while the Bengals do have an ugly record, they have been rather consistent at home. In a must-win game, you expect the more talented team to come out on top and that's the Bengals. The Buffalo Bills season is finished in terms of the playoffs. 

Cincinnati Bengals -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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