While the Cincinnati Bengals try to squeeze into the AFC playoff picture, the Philadelphia Eagles will continue to try to salvage what has been very disappointing season when the teams square off at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night. The Bengals opened as 3.5-point favorites, according to Oddsshark.com.
The Bengals (7-6) are hoping to rebound from a disappointing 20-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday which snapped their four-game winning streak. Cincinnati desperately needs a win heading into next weeks' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, with whom they are tied with in the AFC North standings.
Philadelphia (4-9) is trying to build momentum after their first win in nearly two months last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Eagles have been hamstrung by poor defensive play (allowing 26.2 points per game) and a schizophrenic offense that has struggled to be consistent. Rookie Nick Foles will get the start at quarterback despite Michael Vick being cleared to play following concussion tests.
The over/under opened at 46.5, but has shifted to 45.5 at most sportsbooks.
Kickoff is slated for 8:20 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on the NFL Network.