Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1) at New York Giants (5-3)
|Date & Time||Monday November 14, 2016, 8:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Giants -2.5 -- Over/Under: 47
The Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants square off in a NFL game on Monday night at MetLife Stadium.
The Cincinnati Bengals look for a big road win to get back to a .500 record and remain in the AFC wild card race. The Cincinnati Bengals have lost four of their last five regular season road games. Andy Dalton is completing 67 percent of his passes for 2,349 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Dalton has one or less touchdown passes in seven of his last nine games. A.J. Green and Brandon LaFell have combined for 1,274 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Tyler Boyd has 25 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 120.3 yards per contest, and Jeremy Hill leads the way with 515 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 23.6 points and 378.5 yards per game. Karlos Dansby leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 54 tackles, Carlos Dunlap has five sacks and Vincent Rey has three pass deflections.
The New York Giants look to build on their three-game winning streak to stay in the NFC East division race. The New York Giants have lost five of their last eight home games. Eli Manning is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 2,241 yards, 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Manning has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard have combined for 1,060 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Victor Cruz has 25 receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 68.3 yards per contest, and Rashad Jennings leads the way with 168 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, New York is allowing 20.5 points and 371.3 yards per game. Landon Collins leads the New York Giants with 69 tackles, Olivier Vernon has two sacks and Janoris Jenkins has 10 pass deflections.
The Bengals are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Giants are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
I gave the Cincinnati Bengals one more chance in their London game, and they found a way to leave a matchup they controlled for three and a half quarters with a tie. It's time to admit the Bengals aren't a good football team and Marvin Lewis should be one his way out of a head coaching job. Meanwhile, the Giants continue to play decent football and have the playmakers to expose this Bengals team. Not to mention Beckham and others are those flashy type of players who live for the bright lights of primetime games. At home, I don't see how the New York Giants can lose this football game Monday night. The Bengals are simply not a good football team.