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Sunday, September 11, the Cincinnati Bengals square off against the New York Jets. The game, to be played at MetLife Stadium in New York is slated for a 1:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on CBS. Read on for our Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets preview.
According to ESPN's matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, New York wins the matchup between the two team 50.9% of the time. The spread, however, suggests that the Bengals are the favorite to win the matchup.
The contest is scheduled to be played at MetLife Stadium, which has a capacity of 82,566 fans.
Spread: Cincinnati Bengals -3
Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets preview
It doesn't get any more challenging than the Cincinnati Bengals' first three games as they travel to New York in Week 1 to face the Jets, then travels to Pittsburgh for a divisional showdown against the Steelers, before then returning home to face the Super Bowl 50 champion Denver Broncos in Week 3.
The New York Jets have three dates circled on their calendars. November 27, December 24, and January 1. The first two are a home and away game against the New England Patriots and the New Year's Day game is the Jets final regular season game of the year, against the Buffalo Bills who knocked the Jets out of the playoffs last year.
The Cincinnati Bengals reeled off eight straight wins before finishing the season with a 12-4 record. The Bengals had a lead in their Wild Card matchup against the Steelers before fumbling the game away in the final seconds.
The New York Jets finished the season with a 10-6 record and just barely missed out on the playoffs after a 22-17 loss to Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills.
Cincinnati Bengal's head coach Marvin Lewis is entering his 14th season with the team and owns an overall regular season record of 112-92-2, but he sports a dismal 0-7 record in the playoffs.
The New York Jets did away with loud-mouthed Rex Ryan and brought in the steady Todd Bowles, which resulted in the first year head coaches first winning season.
The Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets have met 25 times in history, 23 in the regular season. The Jets hold a 15-8 advantage in the regular season and a 2-0 advantage in the playoffs.
Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets prediction:
Andy Dalton and the Bengals have steadily improved over the last few years to become a contender in the AFC. Head coach Todd Bowles has the Jets playing solid football, but Marvin Lewis and his Cincinnati squad are too well-rounded for the Jets to win.
Cincinnati 21, New York 17