New York Giants Week 12 Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

The New York Giants come off the bye and face the Cincinnati Bengals with first place in the NFC East up for grabs.

The Giants last played the Bengals on November 14th, 2016 and won 21-20 after a Sterling Shepard fourth quarter touchdown put New York ahead.

Cincinnati lost not only to Washington last week, 20-9, but also their rookie quarterback Joe Burrow who tore his ACL and MCL.

New York is a six-point favorite, according to Caesars Sportsbook.


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Both team’s offensive lines were a concern preseason and have been bottom of the league this season. Jones has been sacked 31 times while Burrow before being injured was sacked 32 times. The only QBs who have been sacked more are Carson Wentz and Russel Wilson.

During the bye week, the Giants fired OL coach Marc Columbo after a dust up with Joe Judge. The altercation was not violent but led to Columbo’s exit.

The Giants O-line has steadily improved, but Jones has still been sacked at least once in every game this season.

For Cincy, they allowed zero sacks last week but pressure off the edge was what led to Burrow’s season ending injury.

Brandon Allen will suit up at QB for the Bengals and will need a stellar performance from his offensive line to have a chance to make this game competitive.

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