Bengals Jets Betting – Deep Jets Show No Mercy Against Bengals
There wasn’t much to be happy about for coach Marvin Lewis in a 34-3 beating at the hands of Detroit, and the biggest thing was that he got reps for quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J. Green, who figure to be the face of the rebuilding project that is going on in Cincinnati. Dalton looked a little tentative under center, but that is to be expected of a rookie who wasn’t even supposed to start, but since owner Mike Brown is calling Carson Palmer’s bluff on retiring unless he is traded, Dalton will be the man. Rey Maualaga looked comfortable at linebacker after making the move to the middle, racking up five tackles and the Bengals are going to need him a lot this season.
Dantay Moch fractured his foot against the Lions and joins fellow linebacker Keith Rivers on the sidelines, and even though Moch is a rookie, the Bengals are going to miss him in terms of depth and Rivers was slated to be a starter, so that puts more pressure on a unit that wasn’t that great to begin with. The Bengals obviously have a lot of work to do on offense and specifically with Dalton, who doesn’t have great physical attributes, but he proved himself to be a winner at TCU. It’s just going to take some time for him to develop and build an understanding with Green.
Why Bet On New York Jets
This should mark the preseason debut of Plaxico Burress, who signed with the Jets after spending two years in prison for shooting himself in a club. Burress was brought in to be a possession receiver and to use his size in the red zone to give quarterback Mark Sanchez a big target. The Jets should also look to see what they have in rookie Greg McElroy, as Mark Brunell certainly isn’t getting any younger and the Jets need a backup for Sanchez. The Jets are also loaded with depth on both sides of the ball, so they should be able to run some aggressive schemes to throw at the Bengals, especially with their defense. Watch the middle of the defensive line as the Jets look to replace Shaun Ellis.
NFL betting players know that the Jets were trying to bolster their secondary by attempting to sign cornerback Nmandi Asomugha, but they settled on re-signing Antonio Cromartie, and you have to wonder if he’ll be a problem throughout the season. Cromartie may be feeling a little underappreciated, but he should also realize that the Jets are grooming his replacement in Kyle Wilson, who had a solid rookie year in the NFL. After those three, the Jets are weak at the corners, but not every team can also claim to have three very good-to-excellent cornerbacks, so that isn’t that big of an issue.
How It Will Play Out
The Jets should be the NFL betting favorites at home, and they’ve won four of their last five regular-season games against the Bengals, with three of those games going over the posted total. Again, it’s always tough to forecast how these teams will fare as you don’t know how long the starters will play for, especially this year with the lockout. Lewis stated that he wanted to use Dalton a little more than usual because he needs reps, and he’ll get a test against the Jets.
New York is much deeper than Cincinnati and their backups will be able to manage the game much better after the starters leave. The Bengals will play with more fire after getting blown out by Detroit, but they’ll still come up short. Bet on the Jets in your online betting picks.
Bengals Jets Betting Pick – New York Jets