Non conference matchup for Falcons and Bengals here on Sunday, two teams that started with victories in their season.
Great victories for both as they won a divisional match at the premiere, the Bengals except for a long-standing seat for these Ravens with 23-16, and the Falcons within the Saints in a crazy match 37-34.
Only one of the results is easy to understand who has the best defense here. Considering the Bengals defensive line one of the best in the NFL, and I think it will be particularly successful today in the pass rush to the Falcons. The Falcons note that they are now playing without their two main offensive guards. Traditionally the Cinci is possible at home, and in recent years Dalton has often raised its numbers in its home games. The Bengals on the premiere showed that they could easily reach the red zone but did not make touchdowns, and here I expect to change this as the red zone defense of Atlanta is quite inferior as we saw in their own premiere.
Also the spot here for the Falcons I would not say it is the best. Besides the fact that they are in a difficult position, it is an off-home non-conference match which many times the teams do not give the 100%, followed by an important divisional match against Tampa. Falcons might also be a bit flopped after their victory against the Saints rivals, as the match had intense emotional transitions and was judged to be the extension.
I do not hide that I like Cinci. here, while it has some good trends over it. 5-1 at the 3 last year as home-based favorite (3.5-7 points) and 6-1 at the same time in non-conference matches.
In the week 1, several favorites broke and covered the underdog, of course this will not happen every week and I think here is a good chance to get the favorite. That Five. has a lot of points for today's match and I feel like we have a pretty good line to cover as the book has given a little more weight than it had to win the Falcons against the Saints. In -5 the line to be covered by Bengals @ 1.90.