How To Bet On Bengals Eagles – Eagles Find New Life at Expense of Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals @ Philadelphia Eagles – Thursday December 13, 2012 8:20PM
The NFL betting experts are going to second guess lame duck Eagles’ head coach Andy Reid until he is officially fired when the 2012 season ends. Should Reid have seen what he had in rookie quarterback Nick Foles earlier in the season? He certainly had his chance as Foles stepped in a few times in relief of the oft-injured Michael Vick. Thanks to Foles, the Eagles were on the right side of an exciting game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week 14. Foles should deliver again in week 15 against the Bengals, but it is way too late for the Eagles to salvage a playoff run, or salvage Reid’s job.
There was something about the Bengals’ week 14 loss to the Cowboys that will never sit well with Bengals’ fans or the betting websites. It was the kind of game that Cincinnati has been winning all season and that the Cowboys has been losing. But in week 14, Dallas turned the tables on Cincinnati and pulled out a last-second one-point win over the Bengals. The Bengals’ defense almost seemed to give up in the loss, and that is something that has not been seen from Cincinnati since Marvin Lewis took over as head coach. Fans should expect more fire from the Bengals in this game, but it may wind up with the same results.
Why the Eagles Will Win
Despite not having wide receiver Desean Jackson or Lesean McCoy in the line-up, and despite the Eagles gaining less than 100 yards on the ground for the entire game, Philadelphia came out with a purpose and got a convincing win over Tampa Bay. The sports betting experts are not ready to say that the change at quarterback was the catalyst for the win, but it certainly looked like it helped. All the Eagles need to do is carry that momentum into this home game against Cincinnati and this should be another Philadelphia win.
Why the Bengals Will Win
The Cincinnati Bengals has been teetering on the brink of falling out of the AFC playoff race all season long. The soul-crushing loss to the Cowboys in week 14 is not going to help the Bengals as it travels into another emotionally-charged situation. If the Bengals can get back to doing the things it does well, then it can win this game. But that could be a lot to ask from a team that is still reeling from its most recent loss.
The Bottom Line
Philadelphia Eagles’ fans know that the end of head coach Andy Reid’s time in Philadelphia is coming, and few of those fans are going to change their minds based on the team’s recent good fortune. However, this could also be Michael Vick’s last season in Philadelphia as well, and that has everything to do with the way Nick Foles has been playing.
Pick: Philadelphia Eagles