Green Bay Packers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Week 3 NFL Pick
Aaron Rodgers has looked great so far this season, thrashing through the Redskins defence in week 2 after being out-duelled by Colin Kaepernick in week 1. The Packers play-caller has amassed 814 yards through the air in the first 2 weeks, while throwing for 7 touchdowns. He also does a great job at spreading the ball around.
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Four different receivers are in double-digit catches this year, with Randall Cobb leading the way with 16 for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns. Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and Jermichael Finley have combined for 7 touchdowns in the first 2 weeks, with Nelson accounting for 3 of those. Although rookie Runningback Eddie Lacy will likely not play this Sunday due to a concussion suffered last week, backup James Starks found his groove from a couple of years ago last week as he rushed for 136 yards on 20 carries, including a touchdown.
As for Cincinnati, they managed to beat a divisional foe in the form of the Pittsburgh Steelers this past Monday night by a count of 20-10. A win is a win, however I am sure Head Coach Marvin Lewis had a lot to talk to his team about this week. Runningback Benjarvis Green-Ellis was reliable, but not great. Quarterback Andy Dalton was decent, but not fantastic.
My Pick - PACKERS -3 (+100) 5 Dimes
All in all, this was a Bengals team that was lucky that Pittsburgh was much more mediocre than they were on Monday. I believe the hot hand of both Aaron Rodgers and the wealth of Packers receivers will be enough to cover a small spread this week on the road. The Packers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Bengals, so take the better team and cash in on the Packers.