Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles - 9/27/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -6.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cincinnati Bengals will travel to Lincoln Financial Field to take on the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Cincinnati Bengals dropped to 0-2 on the season after being defeated by the Cleveland Browns, 35-30, this past Thursday. Cincinnati fought back from a 28-13 deficit midway through the third quarter to make it a game late, however, the Bengals could not come back after a Kareem Hunt TD run gave Cleveland a 35-23 lead with just 3:55 left in regulation. Cincinnati was outgained by Cleveland by a 434-353 margin and committed one turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Bengals was QB Joe Burrow who completed 37 of 61 passes for 316 yards & 3 TD’s.
On the season, Cincinnati is averaging 21.5 ppg on 349.5 total yards per game (95.0 rushing yds/g; 254.5 passing yds/g). Offensively, Cincinnati has been led by their rookie QB Joe Burrow who has completed 61.9% of his passes for 509 yards, 3 TD, and an INT. The Bengals have a solid backfield led by Joe Mixon (35 car, 115 yards) & Giovani Bernard (9 rec, 43 yards). The top targets for Burrow and the Bengals have been Tyler Boyd (11 rec, 105 yards, TD) and A.J. Green (8 rec, 87 yards). Cincinnati did lose their starting TE, C.J. Uzomah, for the season due injury and will now rely on Drew Sample who had 8 receptions & 52 receiving yards on the season.
Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing their opponents to average 25.5 ppg on 398.5 total yards per game (185.0 rushing yds/g; 213.5 passing yds/g).
The Philadelphia Eagles dropped to 0-2 on the season after being defeated by the Los Angeles Rams, 37-19, this past Sunday. Philadelphia went into halftime trailing by just a 21-16 margin after a Miles Sanders TD run late in the 2nd quarter, however, the Eagles couldn’t fight back after the Rams Tyler Higbee scored his 3rd TD of the game which put the Rams up by a 31-19 margin with 10:53 left in regulation. Philadelphia was outgained by Los Angeles by a 449-363 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Eagles was RB Miles Sanders who had 131 total yards (95 rushing; 36 receiving) and a TD.
On the season, Philadelphia is averaging 18.0 ppg on 345.0 total yards per game (89.0 rushing yds/g; 256.0 passing yds/g). Offensively, Philadelphia is led by QB Carson Wentz who has completed 58.8% of his passes for 512 yards, 2 TD, & 4 INT. RB Miles Sanders looked good in his first game of the season after missing the season opener due to injury as the 2nd year RB found the endzone and averaged 4.8 yards per carry. He top receivers for the Eagles have been Dallas Goedert (12 rec, 131 yards, TD), DeSean Jackson (8 rec, 110 yards), Jalen Reagor (5 rec, 96 yards), and Zack Ertz (8 rec, 60 yards, TD).
Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing their opponents to average 32.0 ppg on 358.0 yards per game (135.5 rushing yds/g; 222.5 passing yds/g).
The Bengals are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games in Week 3 and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Eagles are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Both Cincinnati and Philadelphia are searching for their first win, however, I have been far more impressed with what I have seen from the Bengals compared to the Eagles. Joe Burrow looks like he is the real deal and as he has solid weapons in Joe Mixon, Tyler Boyd, and A.J. Green, I think Cincinnati will be able to put up points against a Philadelphia defense that has struggled. Overall, I expect a high scoring game as I do think the Eagles will be able to have some success on the offensive end, however, I think the Bengals do enough to cover with he points. I am also going to put something small on the over. Good Luck.