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Cincinnati @ Denver

Current Records: Cincinnati 7-6; Denver 7-6

What to Know

The Cincinnati Bengals have enjoyed the comforts of home their last three games, but now they must head out on the road. They will square off against the Denver Broncos at 4:05 p.m. ET Sunday at Empower Field at Mile High. Denver will be strutting in after a victory while the Bengals will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Cincinnati fought the good fight in their overtime contest against the San Francisco 49ers last week but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 26-23. Cincinnati's loss shouldn't obscure the performances of WR Ja'Marr Chase, who caught five passes for two TDs and 77 yards, and QB Joe Burrow, who passed for two TDs and 348 yards on 34 attempts.

Special teams collected 11 points for Cincinnati. K Evan McPherson delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.

Meanwhile, everything went Denver's way against the Detroit Lions last week as they made off with a 38-10 win. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point the Broncos had established a 31-10 advantage. Denver's RB Melvin Gordon was one of the most active players for the squad, rushing for two TDs and 111 yards on 24 carries.

The Bengals are expected to lose this next one by 3. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 2-0 against the spread when expected to lose.

Cincinnati and Denver now sit at an identical 7-6. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Cincinnati ranks second in the NFL when it comes to sacks, with 37 on the season. As for Denver, they enter the game with only seven rushing touchdowns allowed, which is the best in the league.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET
  • Where: Empower Field at Mile High -- Denver, Colorado
  • TV: CBS
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $70.00


The Broncos are a 3-point favorite against the Bengals, according to the latest NFL odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Broncos, as the game opened with the Broncos as a 1-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Denver have won three out of their last four games against Cincinnati.

  • Dec 02, 2018 - Denver 24 vs. Cincinnati 10
  • Nov 19, 2017 - Cincinnati 20 vs. Denver 17
  • Sep 25, 2016 - Denver 29 vs. Cincinnati 17
  • Dec 28, 2015 - Denver 20 vs. Cincinnati 17