[1:00 PM] Eagles @ Bengals

Who will WIN this matchup?

Philadelphia Eagles (5-6)

@ Cincinnati Bengals (3-7)


The line for this game is Cincinnati by 1.5 points.

The Philadelphia Eagles have followed a promising start to the season by losing five of their last six overall while limping to a 1-5 mark away from home. The Eagles look to get untracked against another struggling team on Sunday when they visit the Cincinnati Bengals.

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews was limited in Thursday’s practice as he attempts to work his way back from a right ankle injury that hampered him against the Packers. Matthews’ availability is key for Wentz, as the former leads the team in receptions (57), targets (90), receiving yards (686) and receiving touchdowns (three). Tight end Zach Ertz has stepped up in the passing game, reeling in 23 receptions in the last four weeks. Running back Ryan Mathews (team-leading 427 yards, seven TDs) did not practice on Thursday due to a knee injury and is in jeopardy of missing his second straight game.

Cincinnati has won only one of its last seven games to put its streak of five consecutive playoff appearances on life support, and losing the electric Gio Bernard and Green hasn’t helped matters. Running back Jeremy Hill has been limited to just 83 yards in the last two contests, but added an unexpected boost in the passing game on Sunday with six catches for 61 yards in a 19-14 loss to Baltimore. Veteran wideout Brandon LaFell has struggled to pick up the slack in the absence of Green, who was spotted working on the team’s rehab field during Thursday’s practice.

Cincinnati LB Vontaze Burfict has recorded double-digit tackles in four consecutive contests.

Philadelphia DE Brandon Graham (team-leading 5.0 sacks), had a career-high 2.5 in the last meeting.

The Bengals own an 8-3-1 edge versus the Eagles in the all-time series.


StreakSmarts Pick: Philadelphia Eagles

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick