The Cincinnati Bengals are the only remaining undefeated AFC club, and their hot start is starting to influence the sportsbook. Behind last year’s finalists, the Bengals are 9/1 to win the Super Bowl. In Week 5, coming off of a bye week, they’ll look to hit the 4-0 mark on the road against the New England Patriots. Cincinatti is the -1.5 favorite heading into the match.
While the NFL betting community, and even fans, may doubt the Bengals’ ability to extend their winning streak much longer, they’re still a captivating team to bet on. With superstars like AJ Green and Giovani Bernard on board, it’s hard to look away.
At 22 years old, Bernard has emerged as a potent rushing and receiving threat. Through three games he’s breached the 300-total-yard mark and has three rushing touchdowns. Wideout Green already has over 225 yards receiving and one touchdown.
Youth and flair may not be enough to earn respect from oddsmakers
, but continued success on the field certainly will. A big win over a high profile team like New England would help them establish themselves as household names, and they’re also facing off on a prime time matchup Sunday night.