Sunday, September 25, 2016
Paul Brown Stadium
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The Denver Broncos take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Paul Brown Stadium. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41. The Broncos are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Bengals have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
Trevor Siemian finished with 266 yards through the air for Denver last week. He completed 22 passes out of 33 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Broncos were led in rushing by C.J. Anderson, who finished with 74 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Demaryius Thomas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 90 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Denver got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 400 yards for the game. The Broncos ran for 134 yards on 31 attempts.
Andy Dalton finished with 366 yards passing for Cincinnati last week. He went 31 for 54, resulting in a 57% completion percentage. The Bengals were led on the ground by Jeremy Hill, who finished with 22 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 2 yards per rush. Giovani Bernard led the team in receiving with 100 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Cincinnati had 21 first downs total. 1 came from running the ball and 17 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 412 yards for the contest. The Bengals ran for 46 yards on 18 carries as a team.
Denver scores 28 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 10th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 20 passes on 30 attempts for a 67% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 213 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 26th in the league. The Broncos run for an average of 141 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 4th in the league. They also run 61 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 354 yards per game, ranking their offense 15th overall this season. The Broncos average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 9th in the NFL. They accumulate 38 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 18th in the league.
Denver allows 173 passing yards per game, ranking 2nd, and they allow 20 points per contest on defense, which ranks 12th. They give up 20 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54%. The Broncos allow 120 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 24th in the NFL. Denver allows 293 total yards per game including 4.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 6th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 8 penalties for 89.5 yards per game, ranking them 23rd among NFL teams.
Cincinnati averages 20 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 21st in the league. In the passing department, they complete 27 passes per game on 42 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. They throw for 345 yards through the air per game, ranking them 2nd. The Bengals run for an average of 52 yards per game on 19 attempts for an average of 2.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 31st on the ground. They also run 65 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 397 yards per game, ranking them 10th in the league on offense. The Bengals get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 20th. They average 37.5 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 27th in the NFL.
Cincinnati allows an average of 219 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 11th in the league. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 18th. They give up 19 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 53% per game. The Bengals allow 138 rushing yards per contest on 33 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 32nd in the NFL. Cincinnati allows 357 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 16th in the league. They force 6 penalties for 74.5 yards in each contest, ranking 11th.
Denver Betting Trends
Denver is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
Denver has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/19/16 LB Demarcus Ware Elbow expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/19/16 T Donald Stephenson Calf expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/19/16 TE Virgil Green Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/18/16 WR Bennie Fowler Elbow "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/18/16 S Shiloh Keo Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/18/16 T Ty Sambrailo Elbow "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
08/31/16 TE Garrett Graham Shoulder IR
09/18/16 QB Andy Dalton Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
08/31/16 DT Andrew Billings Knee IR
08/31/16 DT Brandon Thompson Knee PUP
08/31/16 HB Cedric Peerman Forearm out indefinitely
08/26/16 TE Tyler Eifert Ankle out indefinitely
08/11/16 LB Vontaze Burfict Suspension expected to miss first 3 games
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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