The Cincinnati Bengals need a win to get their playoffs hopes alive, but they might have a trap game coming on Thursday night at the Philadelphia, visiting the Eagles at 8:20 PM ET Lincoln Financial Field.
Cincy blew a fantastic opportunity to be ahead of the Steelers last week by losing in the last second against the Cowboys.
“We have the opportunity to still control our own end, from now until the end,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. “We still have an opportunity to win the division. We still have an opportunity to qualify for the playoffs in a couple of ways. That’s all we can ask for.
“We let a huge opportunity get away. We had a lead, and we didn’t protect the lead very well on offense nor defense. That’s what’s disappointing”.
The Eagles are eliminated, but they are trying to build for the future, especially, they are trying to see if Nick Foles have what it takes to be the starting quarterback next year. Foles led Philadelphia to a win over the Bucs last week.
“It’s a great feeling for the team,” quarterback Nick Foles said. “I think the big thing is it’s a great thing for the team sticking together. We can build off of this”.
The Eagles and Bengals tied 13-at Cincinnati back in 2008. The Bengals won 38-10 at Philadelphia in 2005.
The Bengals should be able to take advantage of the Eagles awful offensive line, and with that, cover the four point spread they are favorites.