Formed in 1968, the Cincinnati Bengals haven’t exactly bet a bettor’s delight over their first half-century and beyond. In fact, prior to 2009, the Bengals hadn’t even enjoyed back-to-back appearances in the playoffs. This changed in the 2010s with five consecutive postseason bids – and every single one ending in a loss in the wildcard round. Will they be worth the bets in the future…?
The Bengals are going to take on the New England Patriots on Christmas Eve. The Patriots have a hard schedule.
Bengals TE Hayden Hurst has put himself in a good position ahead of 2023 free agency.
The Chiefs vs. Bengals game is on.
The New York Giants are looking to move to 5-1 on Sunday when they welcome the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens are coming from an important win against the Bengals on Saturday night.
Chiefs vs Bengals is an NFL game in Week 13.
The Titans lost to the Bengals 20-16 on Sunday. The Titans won the last game against the Eagles 26-23 on September 30, 2018.
The Chiefs are 5-0 and the Bengals are 7-4. The game is a rematch of last season's AFC Championship game.
The Jets are resting their offense. The Bengals and the Titans are playing one of the most underrated rivalries.
Philadelphia Eagles are 10-1 and play host to the 7-4 Tennessee Titans. The Titans lost to Bengals last week.
Kadarius Toney will also miss practice Wednesday. He's doubtful to play against the Bengals on Sunday.
The Bengals are on a three-game winning streak heading into Sunday's game at Paycor Stadium against the Chiefs.
Bengals beat Titans 20-16 on the road in a divisional game. The win helps Bengals to reach NFL playoffs 2023.
Bengals defeated Titans 20-16 in Nashville. The game was close, especially in the second half.
The Baltimore Ravens were expected to win the AFC North. The Bengals won in Week 12 and the Ravens lost in the last game.
Hayden Hurst caught six passes last Sunday. He is on pace to break the receiving record of Bengals tight ends.
Last-Chance Chiefs Promo offers a chance to win $200 if one touchdown is scored in Chiefs vs Bengals.
Lewis Cine fractured his lower leg in the Vikings' win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. Cin called the playing conditions at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium "sketchy"
Bengals defeated Titans 20-16 in Nashville. The Titans were looking for revenge for the Bengals knocking them out of the playoffs in the divisional round last season.
Ravens lost to the Bengals in the fourth quarter. They are still the favorites to make the playoffs and win the division.
The Bengals are the NFL betting underdog against the Broncos.
The Bengals offensive line was a big issue last season. The start of the season didn't show much sign of improvement.
Tennessee Titans lost 20-16 to Cincinnati. The team has struggled to score inside the red zone.
Bengals beat Titans. Wide receiver Trenton Irwin made a smart move.
The Indianapolis Colts are 1-1 under Saturday and are coming off a one-point home loss to the now 9-2 Philadelphia Eagles. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-0 under and won against the Bengals 37-30.
Bengals beat Titans 20-16 on Sunday. Bengals are now first in the AFC North.
The NFL's Week 12 featured three key games that changed the playoff picture and divisional standings. Bengals, Jets and Dolphins won their games.
The Titans lost to the Bengals 20-16 in a rematch of last year's divisional round playoff game.
Derrick Henry made a catch during the Titans' game against the Bengals on Sunday.
The Dolphins defense gave up 39 points and 500 yards of offense to the Bengals.
After Thanksgiving, NFL's Week 12 starts with the 49ers taking on the Saints. The game is re-match of the divisional round game between the Bengals and the #1 seed last season.
Joe Mixon will miss the Bengals' game against the Titans due to concussion. Wideout Ja'Marr Chase will be a game-time decision.
Chase caught 15 passes for 262 yards and four touchdowns in the two games prior to getting injured. The Bengals are currently second in their division.
The Bengals and Titans are both in playoff position. Last year's AFC Divisional round match saw the Bengals win 19-16.
The Cincinnati Bengals are the only AFC North team never to have won either a Super Bowl or an NFL Championship…
The Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) will play the Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) in Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:25 p.m. CT. The game will be shown on CBS and in-market fans can stream the game on (free 7-day trial).
The Titans have dropped from +6.5 to +4. 5 this week. The Texans went to -7 and the Giants are now +2.
NFL Best Bets is a recurring series in which professional sports handicappers lend their insights and picks for the most intriguing matchups for each week of the professional football season. This week, they pick Jets-Vikings, Titans-Eagles, Chiefs-Bengals and the Patriots-Falcons.
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The Cincinnati Bengals were the last American Football League expansion team ever created, playing their first season in 1968. Unfortunately for Cincinnati fans, the team all too often performed like an expansion team over its first 50 seasons: At the end of 2017, year 50 for Cincy, the Bengals were ranked just 25th in all-time winning percentage, a mere 10 and 15 games ahead of the New York Jets and Houston Texans, respectively; five years later, after a surprise AFC conference championship win, they’d *dropped one spot* to 26th.
Things haven’t always been so bleak in Bengal Nation, that small country comprising the greater Cincinnati area, Western Ohio and Eastern Kentucky. The team’s first-ever coach was über-legend Paul Brown. In 1970, the team’s third year of existence and the first of the NFL’s six-division format, the Bengals took the AFC Central. They’d twice more get into the playoffs in the 70s, but ’81 represented a true dream year for the club.
For 1981, second-year head coach/NFL Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg combined an offense featuring a battery of QB Kenny Anderson and WR Chris Collinsworth and the three-pronged running attack of backs Archie Griffin, Pete Johnson and Charles Alexander with a defense starring Ross Browner and Reggie Williams to get to Super Bowl XVI. By the end of the 80s, Sam Wyche was the head coach of a Bengals side armed with Boomer Esiason running the offense, all-time great and utter badass Antony Munoz leading the defense and Ickey Woods all over the place; this team made Super Bowl XXIII.
As the humblest of Bengals knows, though, both times did their team run into the buzzsaw that was the unstoppable San Francisco 49ers. Said fan is also well aware that these Super Bowl appearances were mere oases amidst lots of losing. Heck, until 2011, the Bengals had made just one repeat appearance in the playoffs: That came in the strike year of 1983 and was based in part on the replacement players’ 3-0 record; the end result was a 44-17 thumping by the Jets in the wild-card game.
So what happened in the 2010s? Marvin Lewis. Signed on as Bengals head coach in 2003, Lewis’s stint with Cincinnati lasted a pretty incredible 16 seasons through 2018. In that time, the Benglas went 0-7 SU/1-6 ATS in seven playoff appearances – all in the wildcard round – while managing to score 10-17 points in every game.
The Bengals bottomed out after Lewis’s long-overdue departure from the team to go 2-14 SU/6-10 ATS in 2019, earning them the no. 1 overall pick, QB Joe Burrow. A year later, they were able to add WR Jamarr Chase and, in Chase’s rookie year, the Bengals went 10-7 SU/10-6-1 ATS followed by a 3-0 SU/ATS run – representing more playoff wins for Cincy than in the years 1989-2020 combined – in the playoffs to get to Super Bowl LVI.
NFL betting note: In Super Bowl LVI, the 2021 Cincinnati Bengals became the first underdog of 4 or fewer points to win ATS but lose the game.
But hey, this is an expansion team and you know what they say about expansion teams: The first 50 years are the hardest…
In their now 50+ years of existence, the Cincinnati Bengals haven’t always been the best bet to turn a profit week-to-week in NFL betting (especially in the playoffs!). These fortunes may be changing, however, as the plucky 2021 team enjoyed a nice 4-0 ATS run in the playoffs – even if they did lose Super Bowl LVI outright…