Remember me Reset Password


Bengals Know They Have A Huge Opportunity In Front Of Them

Posted by Stan Simmons on 2/4/2014 4:49:19 AM

The Cincinnati Bengals know that if they keep winning, they will force the New England Patriots to keep winning in the race for a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.

Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Sunday, December 15

Betting line: Bengals -2.5

Why Cincinnati Will Win

The football betting dynamics of this game are complicated, but the Bengals should be given a very good chance to win. First, one must appreciate where this team has come from.

Cincinnati was 6-4 a few weeks ago and seemed to be once again in line to be the kind of team that slipped into the playoffs with a 9-7 record but didn’t do anything with the opportunity. The Bengals haven’t won a playoff game in over 20 years. They have not advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs in that same period of time. This is a franchise that has historically fallen short when given a chance to establish itself as one of the two or three best teams in the AFC. The Bengals have often owned a great deal of talent, but they have not been able to translate that talent into results, and this is why a cloud has hung over the franchise for so long. The Bengals were a consistent team in the 1980s, making the Super Bowl under two different coaches, Forrest Gregg and Sam Wyche. Ever since Wyche left, though, Cincinnati hasn’t been the same, and so when this team fell to 6-4, the outlook didn’t appear to be too promising.

Yet, in the past three weeks, the Bengals have looked legitimately good. Cincinnati’s defense and special teams made lots of big plays in wins over Cleveland and San Diego. Then, this past weekend, the offense came alive in a 42-point display against the Indianapolis Colts. The Bengals are almost certain to be a top-three seed in the AFC, and they have a very real chance of catching the New England Patriots for a top-two seed and a first-round bye. If New England loses one of its three remaining games, the Bengals could pass the Patriots for a first-round bye, thereby getting to the divisional round of the postseason. This is something past Cincinnati teams wouldn’t have done. The Bengals just might be turning the corner.

Why Pittsburgh Will Win

The kinds of points that support a given betting play are often complex, but in this case, the biggest reason to bet on the Steelers is simply that the Bengals are going to have a tough time affirming themselves as one of the AFC’s top teams. Can Cincinnati overcome its history and avoid a single stumble during the stretch run of the season? Pittsburgh might be out of the playoff hunt, but this is a home game, in the division, at night. The Steelers will want to spoil Cincinnati’s season if they can’t go to the playoffs themselves.

Who Will Win

For a bettor, this is a hard game to size up, but Cincinnati’s emergent consistency is really hard to overlook at this point. Take the Bengals, even though the Steelers are likely to push them.

NFL Betting Pick: Bengals -2.5

Get the latest inside skinny on the NFL’s week 15 lines at the foremost authority for betting on the web.



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top