What to Know: After successive playoff appearances from 2011-15, the Bengals have missed the playoffs three straight seasons. Head coach Marvin Lewis parted ways mutually after the season and young Zac Taylor, a former Los Angeles Rams assistant, took over for him. This looks like a rebuilding year for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Best Players: Wide receiver A.J. Green is still one of the best in the game. If he had better quarterback play, he might be the best in the game. Running back Joe Mixon could, in his third season, be the team’s go to guy on offense under Taylor’s coaching. Quarterback Andy Dalton has been up and down throughout his career.
How to Bet: The Bengals are a team that’s tricky to bet. They can pull an upset as an underdog now and then. And they can also lose when they’re favored at times. It’s kind of good team to avoid betting on most weeks.