The Detroit Lions will take on the Cincinnati Bengals at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at Ford Field. Detroit is 0-5 overall and 0-2 at home, while Cincinnati is 3-2 overall and 1-1 on the road. The Lions lost to the Minnesota Vikings last week, 19-17. The Bengals lost in overtime to the Green Bay Packers, 25-22.
Cincinnati is favored by 3.5 points in the latest Lions vs. Bengals odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 47. Before entering any Bengals vs. Lions picks, you'll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Lions vs. Bengals spread: Bengals -3.5
- Lions vs. Bengals over-under: 47 points
What you need to know about the Lions
The Lions lost on a 54-yard Minnesota field goal as time expired last week. Detroit had taken the lead on a 2-point conversion with 37 seconds remaining after a TD run by D'Andre Swift. He had 104 scrimmage yards. The Lions lost their ninth game in a row overall.
Swift leads all running backs in receptions so far this season with 29. Amon-Ra St. Brown led Detroit with seven catches for 65 yards against Minnesota. Quintez Cephus suffered a broken collarbone and is out for the season.
What you need to know about the Bengals
The Packers hit a 49-yard field goal in overtime to beat the Bengals in Week 6. Green Bay had missed three other potential game-winning kicks and Cincinnati kicker Evan McPherson missed two possible game-winners. Joe Burrow threw for 260 yards and two TDs. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution for a throat contusion after the game but he is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Ja'Marr Chase caught six passes for 159 yards. He had a 70-yard TD reception in the second quarter. He is the third rookie since 1990 with five receiving TDs in his first five games of the season.
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