Last week: 26 (+6)
The Bengals now stand at 5-5, but I won’t rule them out to be this year’s team that goes from in the playoffs to 5 wins or fewer. The Lions are the favorite and I also won’t rule out that we won’t have one this year, something that’s only happened once in the last decade. However, looking at the Bengals remaining schedule, they’re only definitely going to be favored in one more game, this week at home for Oakland. At Philadelphia and home for Dallas are other options, but if they lost this week, they could conceivably, but improbably, lose out. Will they lose at home this week to the Raiders? I won’t say it’s impossible. Teams are 36-16 ATS off back-to-back losses by 21 or more, a situation the Raiders are in, and the Bengals are just 3-9 ATS as touchdown plus home favorites under Marvin Lewis.
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis: Rushed for 101 yards (43 after contact) and a touchdown on 25 attempts, 1 broken tackle, caught 1 pass for 7 yards on 1 attempt