Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Date and Time: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 1 p.m. ET
Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Week 11 NFL Odds at BookMaker.eu: Bengals -3, 47
Bills vs. Bengals TV Coverage: FOX
The Bills enter this Week 11 tilt fresh off a bye. Last we saw them, they partook in one of the more thrilling games of the season at Seattle where they fell to the Seahawks 31-25 in a game that was marred by some really questionable officiating. Regardless, the defeat pushed the teams losing streak to three straight, and with it now looking up at both Miami and New England, a win here is of utmost importance.
Tyrod Taylor is the benefactor of the league’s No. 2 ranked rushing attack with LeSean McCoy and company racking up 155 yards per game. With the Bengals conceding a shade less than 117 yards per game on the ground, Shady and Mike Gillislee will likely be called upon numerous times in this contest. Still, Taylor will have to show up as well, and after the Bengals just allowed Eli Manning to throw for 240 yards and three touchdowns, he should have some success throwing the pigskin as well.
It simply isn’t working in Cincinnati. It’s time upper management wiped the slate clean and brought in an entirely new coaching staff. I came to this conclusion watching the Monday nighter in New York. With the game still well within reach in the late stages of the game, the Bengals were called for a delay of game penalty that prevented them from moving the chains. Marvin Lewis was repeatedly seen saying “My bad, my bad.” Yeah Marvin, your bad!
Do you think Bill Belichick or Pete Carroll would allow something like that? Heck, I saw Jason Garrett running up the sideline calling a timeout last weekend to avoid a penalty. The Bengals take on the persona of their coaching staff. Andy Dalton is as care free as it gets. Heck, A.J. Green was seen talking to ESPN on air personalities with a smile on his face moments after Cincy lost a game it certainly could have won. This team won’t be seeing a penny of my money the remainder of this season. If they beat me, so be it! I’ll get them in the end.
These teams played to a 34-21 final in Buffalo that went the way of the Bengals last season. Cincinnati covered the game as 3 point road favorites with Andy Dalton going off for 243 yards passing and a 3:0 TD/INT ratio. Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard combined for 106 yards rushing, while McCoy and Manuel were limited to a combined 112 total rushing yards.
Cincinnati has won and covered each of the last three meetings dating back to 2011 with all three games combining to go over the closing total. In fact, each of the team’s last seven meetings played to high scorers with an average of 57 points per game put on the board.
Bills vs. Bengals Free Picks
After watching the Bengals trip and stumble their way to yet another defeat much like we’ve seen so many times from this franchise, I want absolutely nothing to do with this team moving forward. Buffalo has at least shown a spark in two of its last three defeats, while the Bengals have only a win and cover against the Browns on the NFL odds at BookMaker.eu to their name in their last five games. Put a fork in Cincinnati, it’s way overdone! Look for Tyrod and company to come up with a big win to ultimately put the Bengals disappointing season on life support.
Bills vs. Bengals ATS Pick: Bills +3 at BookMaker.eu
Bills vs. Bengals Score Prediction: Bills 33 - Bengals 27