Denver Broncos (2-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday September 25, 2016, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals -3 -- Over/Under: 41
The Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals meet Sunday afternoon in a marquee AFC matchup at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Denver Broncos take the road for the first time this season and hope to build on their four-game winning streak. Trevor Siemian is completing 67.8 percent of his passes for 444 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Siemian has three interceptions on 59 career pass attempts. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders have combined for 226 receiving yards on 17 catches while Virgil Green has seven receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 141 yards per contest, and C.J. Anderson leads the way with 166 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Denver is allowing 20 points and 293 yards per game. T.J. Ward leads the Broncos with 13 tackles, Von Miller has four sacks and Aqib Talib has one interception.
The Cincinnati Bengals make their home debut where they’ve won 10 of their last 14 regular season games. Andy Dalton is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 732 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Dalton has at least one touchdown pass in 13 of his last 15 games. A.J. Green and Brandon LaFell have combined for 348 receiving yards and one touchdown while Giovani Bernard has 11 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 51.5 yards per contest, and Jeremy Hill leads the way with 53 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 23 points and 357 yards per game. Karlos Dansby leads the Bengals with 21 tackles, Geno Atkins has one sack and Adam Jones has one interception.
The Broncos are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games on fieldturf and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bengals are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 13-4-2 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Broncos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The Broncos defense has proven its the best in the league and that unit will travel, which gives them a chance to beat anybody any given day. However, this will be Siemian's first road game of his young career and the Bengals defense isn't too shabby either. The Bengals are very stingy at home and have done well in these physical type matchups in recent memory. Assuming Dalton plays, I give the edge to the Bengals at home given how well they play at Paul Brown Stadium.