Bengals vs. Patriots 12/24/22 Prediction and Odds
Two sides with positive records come up against one another on Christmas Eve at Gillette Stadium in Bengals vs. Patriots 12/24/22.
Bengals vs. Patriots 12/24/22 Preview Games and History
Facing off against each other since 1968, the New England Patriots lead this series comfortably overall with a 17-9-0 lead. However, the total points scored in the fixture is a lot closer than those results would suggest, with a 558-531 lead to the Patriots.
They first played out this fixture in 1968 when the Patriots beat the Bengals 33-14. The Bengals’ 2 best periods in the fixture came in the 1970s and 1990s when they went on two 3-game winning streaks.
Now the question is, how will this record change when they meet again in Patriots vs Bengals 12/24/22?
Bengals vs. Patriots 12/24/22 Odds and Statistics
These sides have never met in the postseason. Games have been very one-sided for the past couple of decades (although they’ve always been generally skewed in the Patriots’ favor). The Patriots have won the last three in the series, most recently with a 34-13 victory in 2019.
It’s going to be quite a surprise to most people who’ve been keeping up with football this season if that run isn’t put to the test on Christmas eve though.
Bengals vs. Patriots 12/24/22 NFL Betting Tips: The Season So Far
The Bengals’ season is going as well as their 9-4 record suggests. Management deserves a lot of credit for their success this season with the team repeatedly showing an uncanny ability to shut down opposition quarterbacks.
This strength has led the team to second in AFC North, which provides some very stiff competition. Still, fans may be feeling like a couple of unnecessarily missed opportunities means they’re unfortunate not to be in the top position.
Joe Burrow is playing like an MVP contender at quarterback and that enthusiasm has been matched by the Bengals’ head coach in numerous press conferences.
Their route to the Super Bowl last season was built on the team’s surge in the second half of the season and it looks like Cincinnati might be experiencing the same uptick in the form again this year.
If it wasn’t for the injury to Chidobe Awuzie, the usual starting cornerback, then the top spot in AFC North may already have been wrapped up, but the defense looks rock solid regardless, and fans are feeling increasingly confident that another impressive post-season run is on its way.
The Patriots have had a mixed season so far, sitting at 7-6 currently on their overall record but if they can keep their strengths up then they should finish with a positive record.
Marcus Jones’ breakout season as one of the league’s best punt returners has been elevated by some of football’s best-organized blockers in front of him.
Head coach Bill Belichick has started to come under some pressure from fans who want to see a bigger change in approach so that the team’s results can start reflecting the ability layered throughout the squad. Belichick seems committed to tweaking the current formula rather than reinventing the wheel, though, especially so late on in the season.
It’s the offense that fans are most keen to see take on a new style of play, as they often seem to come short against less-than-impressive opposition. The head coach has earned himself breathing space over the years, though, and the Patriots might reach the postseason yet.
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Bengals vs. Patriots 12/24/22 Prediction
The Patriots probably won’t have enough aspects of their game tweaked in time to offer anything too concerning for the Bengals in Bengals vs. Patriots 12/24/22. As such, we’re backing the Bengals to take home a victory here.
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