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The Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams will close out NFL’s Week 3 on Monday night in a rematch of the 2022 Super Bowl. The Bengals have a tough start, losing both previous games this season, and to make things even worse for them, Joe Burrow is listed as questionable.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams – game predictions
- 1 Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams – game predictions
- 2 Bengals vs Rams preview – Will Joe Burrow be ready to play?
- 3 Key match details
The Bengals are hosting the Rams as a -2 point favorites at the Paycor Stadium. Check out our daily NFL predictions page.
Prediction 1: Bengals to win @ -130 (1.75)
The Cincinnati Bengals have a difficult start of the season losing 24-3 in Week 1 to the Cleveland Browns and 27-24 to the Baltimore Ravens last week. This is the second consecutive season that they have started with back-to-back losses and even though they made it to the Playoffs last year, the fact remains that since 1990 only 11.5% of the teams with such a start have made it to the postseason. Zac Taylor is not somebody you want to trade places at the moment, as the Bengals head coach has his starting quarterback listed as questionable. Knowing how tough Joe Burrow is and with the stakes this high, it is expected that he will play on Monday. The Rams on the other hand, are 1-1, after beating the Seahawks in the opener and losing to the 49ers last week. Matthew Stafford is not on top of his game at the start of the season which makes the Bengals the team to go with in this game.
Prediction 2: Rams over 1.5 field goals @ -115 (1.85)
The Bengals are with their backs against the wall to and this is a must-win game for them. The Bengals’ fans are still hurt after they lost to the Rams in the Super Bowl last year, and they will bring that energy to the field. The Bengals will not allow many scoring opportunities to the Rams and the team from LA will have to settle for field goal attempts. The Rams scored six of those in the first two games this season, and will score at least two in this game.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams odds
According to moneyline odds, the Bengals at -166 (1.60) odds are the more likely winners and have a win probability of 62.40%, while the Rams at +140 (2.40) odds have a 41.70% chance to win this game.
Bengals vs Rams preview – Will Joe Burrow be ready to play?
Joe Burrow is listed as questionable for this game with a calf injury. He practiced with the team on Sunday but is still unclear to play.
Cincinnati Bengals form, news and injuries
The top news for the Bengals is the status of Joe Burrow. The team needs their starting quarterback after a 0-2 start. His absence would change the pace of this game and the Bengals’ chances of win will dramatically fall. If Burrow is not ready to go, Zac Taylor will probably start the rookie from Washington Jake Browning. The 27-year-old felt the action in the opening game of the season having one passing attempt against the Browns.
Cincinnati Bengals injury report
• QB Joe Burrow (calf) – Questionable
• TE Irv Smith Jr. (hamstring) – Doubtful
Los Angeles Rams form, news and injuries
The Rams started the season with a win which makes last week’s loss easier to handle. QB Matthew Stafford had 307 yards which sounds good but the team still lost to the Niners and he had two interceptions. Puca Nacua also had a solid performance with 15 receptions and 147 yards but he is listed as questionable for this game.
Los Angeles Rams injury report
• WR Puka Nacua (oblique) – Questionable
Bengals vs Rams head to head record
The Bengals lead the all-time series against the Rams 8-7 and have won 3 of the last 5 meetings.
• 2022: Bengals won 16-7 in Cincinnati
• 2022: Rams won 23-20 in Los Angeles
• 2019: Rams won 24-10 in Los Angeles
• 2015: Bengals won 31-7 in Cincinnati
• 2011: Bengals won 20-13 in Los Angeles
Key match details
• Date & Time: Monday, September 25, 2023, 13:15 GMT
• Venue: Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
• Where to watch match in UK: Sky Sports (TV), fuboTV, or other live stream
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