Bengals vs. Eagles Week 3 Prediction
Will Carson Wentz and the Eagles avoid falling to 0-3 on the season when they host Joe Burrow and the Bengals at 1:00 p.m. ET? Or will the rookie quarterback Burrow earn his first win in the NFL?
473 Cincinnati Bengals (+4) at 474 Philadelphia Eagles (-4); o/u 47.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 27, 2020
NFL Week 3, Regular Season
Cincinnati Bengals DFS Spin
Joe Burrow completed 37-of-61 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns in the Bengals' 35-30, Week 2 loss to the Browns, adding seven carries for 19 yards and a lost fumble. Almost never will you see a player with a 300-yard game average 5.2 yards per attempt, but that was Burrow behind a practically nonexistent offensive line this evening. The troubles remained particularly pronounced on Bobby Hart's right side. Burrow was lucky to escape with only one turnover, as he recovered another fumble (botched snap) and had a few slightly-errant passes clang off his receivers' hands. Two of Burrow's touchdowns came in garbage time. The first was a 23-yarder where he allowed C.J. Uzomah to find the space between the corner and the safety. The takeaway was Burrow's extreme poise under nonstop pressure, as he routinely slipped the pocket and kept his cool even with Myles Garrett in his grill. Burrow could have used a few more plays from his pass catchers, particularly A.J. Green, who never seemed in sync after getting shaken up on his first target. It is going to be a year of peaks and valleys behind this offensive line. Week 3 opponent Philadelphia is tough up front.
Philadelphia Eagles DFS Spin
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he's "not concerned" about Carson Wentz's play this season. Pederson did call his quarterback's first interception against the Rams "unacceptable." Wentz has completed a paltry 58.8 percent of his passes through two games. He's thrown two touchdowns and four picks. Not great. Unlike in Week 1, when Wentz was under constant duress, the Eagles' offensive line protected him well in Week 2 against the Rams. Wentz was pressured on just 20.5 percent of his drop backs against LA. He saved his fantasy day with a rushing touchdown in Week 2, and goes into Week 3 with a mouth-watering matchup against the Bengals' terrible secondary.
Bengals vs. Eagles Betting Prediction
Pederson might not be concerned with Wentz but he should be concerned about his offense. The Eagles offensive line was abused in Week 1 by Washington’s pass rush and last week in the team’s loss to the Rams, Wentz couldn’t get on the same page with his receivers, which led to multiple interceptions. The Bengals are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus the Eagles, who are just 1-5 against the number in their last six home games and 1-8 ATS in their last nine games played in September.
NFL WEEK 3 BETTING PREDICTION: CINCINNATI BENGALS +4