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Eagles vs. Bengals Week 3 game preview and predictions

How’re you feeling about this one?

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I can see how the Philadelphia Eagles could beat the Cincinnati Bengals today.

Miles Sanders dominates against a bad run defense. Philly’s defensive line finally comes alive against a Bengals blocking unit that’s allowed a lot of pressure. Carson Wentz and the team as a whole progresses to the mean after looking awful through two games.

But that’s the thing. To pick the Eagles to win means to ignore how atrocious they’ve been thus far. I gave the Birds the benefit of the doubt last week and they burned me so I’m not about to do it again. They don’t deserve that. The onus is on them to prove they’re not one of the very worst teams in the NFL.

My prediction for this game is a tie because it’d be the least satisfying and most confusing result. A win keeps the Eagles’ hopes alive. A loss confirms this team needs a wake-up call. A tie does ... what, exactly?

For more, check out BGN’s weekly NFL game predictions and our NFL picks against the spread.

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My predictions:

Score prediction: 17 to 17, tie game.

Bold prediction: Deontay Burnett leads all Eagles players in receiving yards.

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Will the Eagles beat the Bengals?

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  • 54%
    Yes
    (209 votes)
  • 45%
    No
    (175 votes)
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