Bengals open as road underdogs against Jaguars

  • Gabriel Burns
12:20 p.m Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 Sports
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 29: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates with fans after the Bengals 24-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on October 29, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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

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.