Denver Broncos 28 vs Cincinnati Bengals 37

Denver Broncos At Cincinnati Bengals - NFL Football - 12/22/14 8:30PM
Monday, 12/22
131 Denver Broncos
-3.5 -102
Ov 47 -103
132 Cincinnati Bengals
+3.5 -108
Un 47 -107

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Does anyone have a positive angle on this game?

At face value I see a Denver Broncos team that has dominated the Bengals historically and needing a win to keep pace with the New England Patriots in there attempt to win home field throughout the post season.

On the other side of the ball, you have the host Cincinnati Bengals. They have lost both prime time night games they were involved with decisively, and need the win in their attempt to secure a post season position, and possibly a division title, and achieve a play off home game in the process.

I have absolutely no idea how this game will play out, or finish for that matter. Does anyone have an angle? Please share.

Well, I'm on Denver. They still have a chance at the #1 overall seed, and Julius Thomas is back supposedly close to 100%, as he was out the past few weeks with his 'high ankle' sprain. CJ Anderson is healthy at RB, and all WRs should be ready to go for Denver. The rush defense is 2nd best in the NFL, so Cinci will need to pass the ball to AJ Green, which should be locked up with Talib, which will leave Sanu, who would be #1 on many teams. It's a road game, and the temperature should be about 44ºF with a slight wind out of the SE at 6 Mph, which should be excellent football weather.

Both Denver and the Bengals can move up or down in the playoff seeds. If Denver loses to both The Bengals and Oakland, they drop from a #2 seed and a bye and the Bengals would take their place with the #2 seed if they win out. Denver would then be the #3 seed, and could host 1 of 4 teams, from the Ravens, Chargers, Chiefs or Texans. If Denver wins out and The Patriots lose next week to the Bills, then Denver is the #1 seed.

I see Denver wanting to come out and lock up the #2 seed tonight with a win and hoping to get the #1 overall seed which is huge when it comes to Playoff time. Do you think Denver wants to travel back to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro? lol

A 43-23 beat down earlier in the year says otherwise.

Edited 12/22/14 at 5:41PM by wacked -  

In addition, this may be a myth, and I believe ProComputerGambler touched on this in another thread, that teams playing for something seem to struggle against teams that are no longer in contention for anything. If you buy into that thought process, I suppose there is no advantage in that regard.

I'm bias because I'm a bronco fan so I'm usually very critical and aware of our weaknesses. So much that I usually lose my bets with the broncos because I believe teams will exploit them but as we all know it doesn't always happen. Our weakness today: 1. No real linebacker presence unless they keep Von Miller from the pass rush=probably not. 2. Manning not being himself lately as far as not looking to throw first and when he throws; losing that spiral and power in velocity=wobbly.

I don't know but I feel like Manning is actually going to have a good night mostly because he is due and he is money on prime time many trends favoring him against the afc north as well. However Manning has said he believes it will be difficult because the Bengals defense can vary the coverage with the same look so in essence they can disguise what Manning tries to look for so much before the snap. However I think our offensive line will give Manning the time he needs tonight.

I'm kind of thinking Dalton has to brush off these vibes that he cannot win big games so I think he will do well...hopefully he exploits the middle of the field for some dump plays to add some good chances of scoring for the bengals. A.J. Green will not be contained tonight although Talib is great but it's too hard to play Green in today's game. Both Thomas' will play and will be big too.

I like the over 47.5 today and I might play the Denver Moneyline but no spread today unless I can get the hook again with Bengals +3.5 but it's not there anymore.


To add to my previous post, The Bengals have only beat 2 teams over .500 this year.

They have beat the Ravens twice who are 3 games over .500 and the Texans who are 1 game over .500 and were .500 when The Bengals beat them.

Bengals wins are against some of the weakest teams in the NFL:

Falcons (6-9)

Tennessee, twice (2-13)

Jacksonville (3-12)

Saints (6-9)

Tampa Bay (2-13)

Cleveland (7-8)

Total Record: 26-64 .288 winning percentage

Add in the wins against these 2 teams

Texans (8-7)

Baltimore (9-6)

Record 43-77 .358 winning percentage


Denver, 3 losses to:

@Rams (6-9), On the road against a team that closely looks like the Seahawks with the pass rush

@New England (12-3), On the road against one of the best teams in football

@Seahawks, (11-4), On the road against the Super Bowl Champs.

Total Record: 29-16 .644 winning percentage

Edited 12/22/14 at 8:03PM by wacked - No reason listed.

Again, seemed like the refs had the greatest impact in this game. Plenty of botched calls as usual. One that was particularly bad was the Thomas facemask penalty that pretty much buried the Broncos taking back over a 30 yard gain. Upon review, there was no contact at all, but it was too late. This is why the best games to bet on are non-marquee. Less chance of them being rigged. :P
Plenty of holds and penalties not called on Bengals too especially on the returns, I see your point.

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