Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals Free NFL Picks & Week 6 Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 10/7/2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM on FOX
Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati
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The Carolina Panthers (3-2) will try to get more out of their rushing game on Sunday afternoon when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals (3-1).
Last Sunday, the Panthers forced four turnovers in their game against the Chicago Bears and ended up winning 31-24. The difference in the game came on a 79-yard punt return for a touchdown by Philly Brown in the first quarter.
The Panthers are 30th in the league in rushing right now with just 74.8 yards per game. Quarterback Cam Newton has passed for 983 yards in four games this season with five touchdowns and one interception. Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly currently leads the NFL in tackles with 61, and he also has a sack and a forced fumble.
The Bengals ended up losing their first game of the season on Sunday when they were blown out 43-17 by the New England Patriots. Their defense gave up 505 total yards in that loss and their offense turned the ball over three times.
The Bengals have the sixth-best defense in the league after giving up 19 points per game through four games. Quarterback Andy Dalton has an excellent 100.3 passer rating this season by completing 64.8 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and just one interception. Running back Giovani Bernard has 247 yards and three touchdowns this season, but he is only averaging 3.6 yards per carry.
Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
Carolina Panthers are 3-2-0 Against the Spread
Carolina Panthers are 3-2-0 against the Over/Under
Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
Cincinnati Bengals are 3-1-0 Against the Spread
Cincinnati Bengals are 1-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/06/14 CB Bene Benwikere Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/06/14 TE Greg Olsen Ankle probable Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/06/14 CB Josh Norman Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/06/14 DE Frank Alexander Suspension eligible to return week 16 vs Cleveland Browns
10/05/14 RB DeAngelo Williams Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/05/14 RB Jonathan Stewart Knee "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/05/14 TE Richie Brockel Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/27/14 T Garry Williams Back IR
09/24/14 FB Mike Tolbert Leg IR- designated return
09/17/14 DE Greg Hardy Legal problems out indefinitely
09/04/14 OG Edmund Kugbila Back IR
10/06/14 LB Sean Porter Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/05/14 DT Brandon Thompson Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/05/14 DT Kevin Zeitler Calf "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/05/14 WR Marvin Jones Foot "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/05/14 LB Vontaze Burfict Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/23/14 TE Alex Smith Bicep IR
09/10/14 TE Tyler Eifert Elbow IR - designated return
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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