Bengals (14-5 last season) vs. Commanders (8-8-1 last year)
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Commanders 8/26/2023 — The Cincinnati Bengals maintained an average of 26.1 points per game (PPG) when it came to their scoring efforts. In the NFL rankings, they occupied the 29th spot for team rushing average, mustering 95.5 yards per carry. Over the course of the preceding season, the Bengals amassed a total of 5,768 yards. As a collective unit, Cincinnati managed to secure 221 first downs but also incurred 81 penalties, resulting in a loss of 623 yards. Their turnovers amounted to 18 occasions, comprising 12 interceptions and 6 fumbles. The Bengals found the end zone 14 times through rushing touchdowns and 35 times through aerial touchdowns.
Conversely, the Washington Commanders ranked 20th in the league with an average of 330.3 yards gained per game. Their total rushing yardage reached 2,143, maintaining an average of 126.1 yards per game. While aiding their opponents, the Washington offense accumulated 805 penalty yards over 92 infractions, earning them the 17th rank in the league. Despite throwing 16 interceptions, they managed to secure 184 first downs but also lost 7 fumbles. In the previous season, the Commanders secured the 21st spot in football by tallying 3,472 yards through the air at an average of 204.2 yards per game.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Commanders Game Info
Time: 6:05 PM ET.
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2023
Venue: FedEx Field in Washington D.C., MD
TV: WRC (NBC)
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow and Washington Commanders QB Sam Howell
In their most recent match against the Chiefs, the Bengals suffered a loss with a final score of 23-20. Joe Burrow completed 26 out of 41 passes, amassing 270 yards and securing one touchdown. His quarterback rating was measured at 70.2, but he encountered challenges, concluding the game with 2 interceptions. Notably, Joe Burrow also emerged as the Bengals’ most prominent rusher, making 4 attempts that resulted in 30 yards gained, averaging an impressive 7.5 yards per attempt. Among the standout performances, Tee Higgins managed to gain 83 yards from 6 receptions, showcasing an average of 13.8 yards per catch.
On the other side, the Commanders secured a victory in their most recent game against the Cowboys, finalizing the score at 26-6. Sam Howell wrapped up the game by completing 11 out of 19 passes for 169 yards, resulting in a quarterback rating of 83. While he accomplished one touchdown pass, he also had one interception and maintained a yards per attempt (Y/A) value of 8.9 yards. Regarding rushing, Jaret Patterson of Washington carried the ball 17 times, accumulating 78 yards in total and averaging 4.6 yards per carry throughout the duration of the contest. Among the key players, Terry McLaurin contributed significantly by catching three passes for 74 yards, boasting an impressive 24.7 yards per reception.
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati Bengals -5.5, Total Odds: 37
They allowed 26 pass-related touchdowns and 191.3 yards per game, which placed them fourth in football. Washington allowed 1,926 rushing yards (113.3 yards per game) and 10 touchdowns during the previous season. They caused 18 turnovers in the previous season (9 fumble recoveries and 9 interceptions). The Commanders’ defense participated in 998 plays, ranking fourth in the NFL. They lost 343 points in total. With 20.2 PPG on defense, the Commanders are ranked sixth in the NFL.
Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
- Cincinnati is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 matches with the Commanders.
- The Cincinnati Bengals are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
- The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 road games with Washington.
- The total went OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference.
Washington Commanders Betting Trends
- The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 matches with Cincinnati.
- The total remained UNDER in 5 of the Commanders’ last 6 games at home.
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 home games against the Reds.
- Washington is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Commanders Betting Trends
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Commanders: Both teams will head in different directions come the regular season, and Cincinnati must begin to show their worth. Look for Cincinnati to play their best game of the preseason in week three against a smoking-hot Washington team. Take Cincinnati to do enough to win and cover in week three against Washington. Final Score Prediction, Cincinnati Bengals win and cover 27-14.
Free Pick and Prediction: The Cincinnati Bengals will win 20-14.