During the Cincinnati Bengals trashing of the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, two things became abundantly clear; the “bullies of the AFC North” are on the way out and Joe Mixon was a smoldering wrecking ball against the “Steel Curtain”.
The Los Angeles Chargers will travel to Cincinnati to take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati at 1 p.m. on CBS. The Bengals are coming into this game on a two-game winning streak, beating the Raiders and their division rival Steelers last weekend. The Bengals are holding down the second spot in the AFC North.
The New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys were both expected to contend for postseason spots heading into this season. And while the Cowboys have lived up to their end of the bargain, the Saints’ season has been derailed by injuries.
The NFL regular season is winding down, and we are beginning to see clearly what can be solid season-long bets for MVP and win totals.
The Cleveland Browns have a big problem progressing as Baker Mayfield is coming up on the end of his contract. He is officially signed through next season as the Browns picked up his fifth-year option for a little under $19 million for 2022. However, he has not played well enough for the huge contract for the former first-overall pick in 2018.
The Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) are coming off a statement win against the Pittsburgh Steelers at home on Sunday. They dominated the Steelers on both sides of the ball and won by a score of 41-10. Let’s look at the remaining schedule for the Bengals and the key games that they need to win to make the playoffs.
The Cleveland Browns enter their bye week in Week 13 with a 6-6 record. They are still on the hunt for a spot in the postseason but have some work to do if they want to lock down one of those spots over the final six weeks of the year.
The Seattle Seahawks and Washington Football Team both come into their Monday Night Football matchup with losing records. But both teams have an opportunity to pick up a much-needed victory, with Seattle being favored by a point ahead of this crucial clash. But in order to pick up a win, the Seahawks will need to slow down a suddenly surging Washington offense while picking up the pace on offense themselves.
One of the biggest rivalry games of the year for the hometown Cleveland Browns is renewed this week, as Cleveland goes to Baltimore to take on the Ravens.
The AFC North is one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL going into Week 12, as every team in the division has a winning record. A 6-5 record would be good enough to be at or near the top of multiple divisions, but it is the record of the last-place team in this one. As a result, the AFC North futures betting markets are still tight, as all four teams have a chance to come away with the division crown.