The Cincinnati Bengals are hosting the Miami Dolphins in NFL Thursday action. The game is scheduled for an 8:25 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on the NFL Network. The NFL Odds for the game have the Bengals favored by a touchdown to pick up the win at home.
Total: 44.5 points
Miami finally got a win last weekend, but they had to go to overtime with the Cleveland Browns to do so. Cincinnati is also 1-2 on the season, meaning the team that loses here on Thursday night will be in a tough spot with a 1-3 record.
Ryan Tannehill has four interceptions and a couple of fumbles so far this season; the Dolphins have struggled with the turnovers and it’s one of the reasons they are just 1-2. They have big-play threats on the outside, but Cincinnati has a pretty strong defense as well, though they have struggled against three good teams to open the season.
Cincinnati will once again be without tight end Tyler Eifert here, which gives Andy Dalton one less weapon in the passing game. Eifert hasn’t caught a pass yet this season as he has been injured. The Bengals still have A.J. Green catching passes, but only he and Giovani Bernard have one TD catch this season.
These Thursday night games are great for fans, but it’s tough for the teams involved. Miami hasn’t been able to run the football at all this season, Tannehill leads them in rushing with 54 yards on the ground, which isn’t good. If they can’t run the football they won’t beat Cincinnati.
Free Pick: Bengals
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