Cincinnati Bengals no longer have worst odds to win AFC North

Leigh Oleszczak
Germaine Pratt, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Germaine Pratt, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t play this past week and it could be argued that neither did their division. The other three teams in the AFC North all failed to secure a victory, keeping the spiraling Bengals afloat, even for just an extra week.

Last week, WynnBET gave the Bengals the worst odds to win the AFC North after their blowout loss to Cleveland, and well — That wasn’t surprising. Everyone else took care of business but the Bengals got curb-stomped in a must-win game.

After watching the Browns and Ravens lose and the Steelers tie, however, the Bengals are now in third in the AFC North odds with +500. They trail the Ravens with -145 and the Browns with +400. The Steelers have the worst odds now with +600.

Cincinnati Bengals have second-worst odds to win AFC North

The Bengals have the head-to-head matchups over the Ravens and Steelers but play the Steelers again in Week 12. Pittsburgh failed to get past the Lions, who are no longer capable of going 0-17 thanks to the Steelers, but they at least secured the tie. That will help them in the long run.

As for the Ravens, they’re the favorite to win the division, and for good reason. It’s felt like they could easily be a three-win team through 10 weeks, but here they are with six wins despite all of their injuries. One of their three losses is to Cincinnati, though, and we all know the Ravens will be out for blood when the two meet up again in the Queen City in Week 16.

Last but not least, we have the Browns who are as confusing as any team in the league. They blew out the Bengals last weekend but this past Sunday were blown out themselves by the Patriots. They’re very much a roller coaster of a team.

At this point of the season, no one knows for sure how good any of these AFC North teams are. Heck, the entire AFC is a mystery to this point, as the Bills lost to the Jaguars two weeks ago and the Chiefs haven’t been the Chiefs we’ve been used to watching.

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The AFC truly is wide open.