Eagles vs. Bengals 2016: Game Time, TV Schedule, Live Streaming, Channel, Odds and More
The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2016 NFL schedule continues this week as the team is set to play the Cincinnati Bengals (3-7-1) on Sunday. The Eagles (5-6) are looking for their second road win of the season.
Philadelphia is also aiming to keep their slim NFL playoff hopes alive with a win over the Bengals. The Eagles basically need to win out in order to make the post-season, so the team’s back is against the wall and the pressure is on.
The good news for the Eagles is that the Bengals don’t seem too intimidating on paper. Cincinnati has three wins all season and two of them came over the lowly Jets and Browns. Making the Bengals even less intimidating the fact they’ll be without two of their best players: A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard. Both players suffered serious injuries a few weeks ago.
In theory, the Eagles match up well against the Bengals. Cincinnati’s offensive line has really struggled to protect Andy Dalton this year. Philadelphia’s pass rush should be able to rebound this week after failing to pressure Aaron Rodgers on Monday night.
The Eagles should also have ample opportunities to attack the Bengals’ 28th-ranked run defense. Philadelphia will be without starting running back Ryan Mathews but rookie rusher Wendell Smallwood has shown some promise in his absence.
Philadelphia really needs to rely on their ground game in this matchup. Their passing attack just isn’t reliable right now. Carson Wentz has a serious lack of quality receiving options to worth with. Matters will be made even be worse for the rookie quarterback if Jordan Matthews doesn’t play. The team’s leading receiver didn’t practice on Friday; he’s been hampered all week by an ankle injury he suffered on Monday.
It’s hard to imagine this will be a high-scoring game. The Bengals have struggled to score points lately. The Eagles lack the personnel required to score often. Look for an ugly, low-scoring affair.
Read on for everything you need to know about this week’s game.
Date: December 4, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Peter Schrager (Field reporter).
Referee: Jeff Triplette
Location: Paul Brown Stadium | Cincinnati, Ohio
TV coverage map: Click here to see if you get the game in your area.
NFL Network replay: TBA
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SIRIUS: 132 (Phi), 113 (Cin).
XM: 384 (Phi), 230 (Cin).
The Eagles are underdogs against the Bengals, per Bovada.
Philadelphia Eagles +1.5 (-110)
Cincinnati Bengals -1.5 (-110)
Over/under: 41.5 points
The Eagles are 3-8-1 in 12 regular season games against the Bengals. The last time Philadelphia defeated the Bengals was in 2000. These two teams last played during the 2012 season when the Eagles got blown out at home by a final score of 34 to 13.
Eagles vs. Bengals Game Predictions
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Eagles 2016 regular season schedule
Week 1 – Cleveland Browns (Sept. 11, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 2 – @ Chicago Bears (Sept. 19, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN)
Week 3 – Pittsburgh Steelers (Sept. 25, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Week 4 – BYE
Week 5 – @ Detroit Lions (Oct. 9, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 – @ Washington Redskins (Oct. 16, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 7 – Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 23, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 8 – @ Dallas Cowboys (Oct. 30, 8:30 PM ET, NBC)
Week 9 – @ New York Giants (Nov. 6, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 10 – Atlanta Falcons (Nov. 13, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 11 – @ Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 20, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Week 12 – Green Bay Packers (Nov. 28, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN)
Week 13 – @ Cincinnati Bengals (Dec. 4, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 14 – Washington Redskins (Dec. 11, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 – @ Baltimore Ravens (Dec. 18, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 16 – New York Giants (Dec. 22, 8:25 PM ET, NBC/NFLN)
Week 17 – Dallas Cowboys (Jan. 1, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)