|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLOn Sunday afternoon, the Cincinnati Bengals travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars. The game is scheduled to kick off at 4:05 PM ET in EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL, and you can watch all of the action regionally on CBS.
The Bengals come into this game after winning 38-31 over RG3 and the Washington Redskins. Up 24-10 at the half, the Bengals gave up 14 points in the fourth quarter, before pulling ahead for good in the final period. They held a 478-381 edge in offensive yards, including a 385-168 edge in passing yards. QB Andy Dalton had an efficient game, throwing 19-of-27, for 328 yards, and 3 touchdowns. WR AJ Green also had a good showing, running for a career-high 183 yards and 1 touchdown on just 9 catches.
The Jaguars are also coming off of a win in Week 3, defeating Andrew Luck's Colts in Indianapolis, 22-17. In that one, the Jags suffered a 23-15 deficit in first downs, and a 313-148 deficit in passing yards. An 80 yard pass with 45 seconds left on the clock, though, gave Jacksonville the lead for good. QB Blaine Gabbert threw 10-of-21, for 155 yards, and 1 touchdown. RB Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 177 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries. In their last 2 games, the Jaguars have suffered a combined 51-24 deficit in first downs.
In Bengals games, the favorite is 9-4-2 ATS lately. They are 5-0 ATS as favorites when facing a non-division opponent with a losing record. Cincy is 1-1 ATS on the season, and 1-1 ATS on the road. The Jaguars are 2-1 ATS, but 1-2 SU on the year. They are 0-1 ATS as the home underdog.
These two teams have met 6 times since 2001, with the Jaguars leading 4-2. Their last matchup, in October 2011, resulted in a 30-20 Bengals win. In that one, the Jags were 2 point favorites. In a November 2008 meeting, the Bengals won 21-19, in a game in which Jacksonville was favored by 7 ½ points.
For this Sunday's game, the Bengals are very slight 1 point favorites from BetRoyal.com sportsbook. The over/under is set at 42 ½ points.
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