Cincinnati Bengals injury report for Denver Broncos gameCincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones missed his third consecutive practice Friday and has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Denver. The Bengals could be thin at corner with William Jackson listed as questionable with the toe injury he suffered in Sunday’s loss at Tennessee, although Williams continues to improve. He missed Wednesday’s practice, was limited Thursday and went full Friday.
Bengals and Broncos struggling heading into matchupThe Denver Broncos are having problems converting in the red zone. The Cincinnati Bengals are struggling big-time to run the football. The 3-6 teams are trying to iron out their troubled offenses as much as possible heading into Sunday’s matchup. Both clubs will be challenged to move the ball against top-tier defenses.
Across the country, today’s college football schedule is a bit of a dud. Most of the top teams across the college football landscape are playing low-ranked conference opponents, and the top two teams in the playoff rankings — Alabama and Clemson — are stooping to play FCS teams on the penultimate weekend of the regular season.
That’s why the one game between ranked teams on the schedule will draw so many eyeballs in the early going, and why College Gameday is on Bascom Hill in Madison this morning. It’s Wisconsin and Michigan squaring off at Camp Randall Stadium as the Badgers look to move to 11-0 and bolster their case for a spot in the playoff.
The Badgers got their first win over a ranked team a week ago, beating 20th-ranked Iowa 38-14 despite committing four turnovers.
The Bengals and Broncos have stumbled there way to 3-6 records. Both teams have looked down right bad for the past two weeks, and it’s reflected in the way the experts picked the game, and how the oddsmakers placed the lines. The Broncos seems to be the favorite this week, but that just seems to be because they’re the home team. Maybe if they had someone aside from Brock Osweiler throwing the ball they’d be a more solid favorite, but at this point, it seems like this game could go either way.
So what do the oddsmakers and NFL experts expect to be the outcome of this showdown between teams with a 3-6 record? Let’s take a look.
The Bengals are currently 2.5-point underdog against the Broncos, according to Odds Shark. The line hasn’t moved since it opened. The Broncos are coming off two straight poundings, but the Bengals have looked lost for four weeks.