The Cincinnati Bengals have something to play for in Wee 15 -- they are chasing an AFC Wildcard berth -- while the 2-11 St. Louis Rams are left with nothing but professional pride to motivate them at this point in the season. The Bengals are now chasing the New York Jets for a Wildcard spot, and they get a favorable matchup on Sunday. Cincinnati has been great against teams with under .500 records, and their only losses have come against top competition.
The Bengals opened as 6.5 point road favorites, according to Odds Shark, and a couple sites have shifted that up to a 7 points. Even with Cedric Benson only partially participating in practice on Thursday for the Bengals, odds makers are probably looking at the fact that Rams' QB Sam Bradford missed Thurdsay practice and are thinking the St. Louis offense won't be able to keep pace with Cincinnati.
The over/under for the game opened at 38.5 points, but has actually moved up to 40 points. The Rams only average 11.8 points, and have given reps to Kellen Clemens at QB in practice, so the only hope to top the over might be a Bengals blowout win.
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