Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) scores a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati won the game 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
This does ask the question,what is now considered a blow out? The Bengals beat Pittsburgh on Monday Night Football 20-10, in a game that certainly didn’t feel like a blow out, however, the lead was never in question in the fourth quarter. Is a 10 point victory the new blow out in the NFL? With so many teams accumulating very similar quality of talent this could be the case, however, it is safe to say,10 points is a solid win in the NFL,because 30-0 is still a blow out in most everyone’s eyes.
As the Bengals host the Packers,there are so many angles that can be taken in this game,and none of which will determine the outcome. Just know,the Packers and Bengals are not that far apart due to what the one lacks the other makes up for. Look for this game to be close all the way through,and look for Las Vegas to get this one right,with the current spread at +/- 3 points.
Either team could win this one and with home field, Cincinnati should understand the importance of winning a playoff like game against a playoff caliber team in their own jungle.