NFL Straight Bet – Week 5 – Cincinnati vs. Dallas

NFL Straight Bet – Week 5 – Cincinnati vs. Dallas

Take Cincinnati even away vs. Dallas

The Breakdown:

Cincinnati got a much needed win on Thursday Night Football, as they won at home vs Miami 22-7. Dallas now has a 3 game win streak after coming back to defeat San Francisco on the road 24-17. Cincinnati now seems to be back in the mix of playoff contention after moving to 2-2, and it looks like AJ Green may be coming back to true form. After only posting 105 receiving yards over the last 2 games (granted they were against Pittsburgh and Denver), he was able to gain 173 yds and a TD vs Miami. They are now 2-0 when he gains over 100 yds and 0-2 when he doesn’t. He should be able to find success once again against a Dallas D who ranks 19th in pass yds allowed/game. Dallas has found early success behind rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott sitting at 3-1, but when you look at their opponents (New York Giants, Washington, Chicago, San Fran, 6-10 combined record) you can see that they’ve had a fairly easy schedule thus far. I expect them to have a much greater challenge against a Cincinnati defense that ranks 9th in yards allowed/game. This one will probably stay close, but Cincinnati has the better team overall and despite playing losing to some tough opponents (Denver, Pittsburgh) they should have some urgency as they need to keep winning to keep pace in the AFC North. Take them to win this one.

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