Bengals fans likely looked at their schedule before the season and marked Jacksonville down in the “easy” column.
That won’t be the case. The Jaguars are 4-3 with a historically good defense.
Cincinnati opens as a 4.5 point road underdog, per BookMaker.eu.
It’s not hard to see why. The Bengals are still sorting through offensive line issues, so facing the Jaguars, who have two 10-sack games this season, isn’t ideal.
The Bengals have a small chance to jump back into the wild card race. Defeating Jacksonville would go a long way toward that.