Bengals Scouting Report AFC Championship Game & Super Bowl Odds

Bengals Scouting Report AFC Championship Game & Super Bowl Odds

Born as a 1968 expansion franchise in the American Football League, the Cincinnati Bengals have a checkered past. However, the Bengals have a bright future. For the first time in six years, Cincinnati made the NFL Playoffs. On Wild Card Weekend, the Bengals scored their first postseason win in 31 years. And then, in the Divisional round, Cincinnati scored an NFL odds road win for the first time ever. A franchise that has long been a laughing stock is one win away from the Super Bowl. The Bengals are young, talented, and hungry.

Cincinnati Bengals Scouting Report AFC Championship Game

Date and Time:Sunday, January 30, 2022, 3:05 p.m. ET
Location:GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV Coverage:CBS
Bengals vs. Chiefs Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Bengals+7 (-110)54½ (-110)+270
Chiefs-7 (-110)54½ (-110)-340
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On this occasion, the public is still adjusting their online betting attitudes about the Bengals. Cincinnati has been so bad for so long that casuals haven’t fully grasped the new look. Thus far, the Bengals have been one of the hottest teams on the board. This week squares will be opposing Cincinnati at Kansas City. The Chiefs are the far bigger brand as the 2-time defending AFC champions. Also, Arrowhead Stadium has the reputation as the best home-field advantage in football.

Head Coach Zac Taylor

On the whole, Zac Taylor is a Cincinnati type of guy. Taylor worked himself up from nothing to become a successful head coach. Taylor, a native of Norman, Oklahoma, dreamed of playing college ball for the Oklahoma Sooners. Instead, he was bypassed and ended up as a backup at Wake Forest. Next, Taylor matriculated to Butler Community College, leading them to the Junior College championship game. He caught the eye of Nebraska, where he became a star. After getting no NFL offers, Taylor went into coaching as an assistant from 2008 through 2018.

In 2019 the Bengals hired Taylor as a rookie head coach after the departure of Marvin Lewis. Bengals fans were hardly excited at this relatively unknown hire. Taylor inherited a shell of a franchise and went 2-14 and 4-11-1 in his first two seasons. Since Taylor’s arrival, the Bengals have drafted well. This year came the payoff. Taylor has gone from the hot seat to a history-making coach. Following the Wild Card win over the Raiders, Taylor drove to a local bar to present the game ball to the city of Cincinnati. He has taken the town.

Quarterback Joe Burrow

In a similar way to Taylor, Joe Burrow has overcome adversity. Burrow was an Ohio State recruit but rode the bench. He transferred to LSU, where he had a good first season. But in 2019, Burrow busted out with the season of a lifetime. Burrow led LSU to an undefeated season and national championship. He was named the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner. Subsequently, Burrow was the first player taken in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Last year Burrow lost nearly all of his rookie season due to a severe injury. Now he has stormed back to beat the NFL betting odds. Burrow posted a 108.3 QB rating with a 34/14/TD INT ratio.

Burrow commands a balanced offense. To show, running back Joe Mixon ran for 1200 yards and 13 touchdowns. While Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins each cleared 1100 yards receiving.

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