Can the Bengals come into Arizona and win their third straight game for the first time in four years? Don’t jump on that bandwagon just yet. The glass slipper isn’t a perfect fit this weekend. Cincinnati played its best game of the season last week – a feat I think they’ll have a hard time repeating on the road this week. Arizona has more going for it than they get credit for. QB Jeff Blake will be motivated to play well against his former team. Running back Marcel Shipp is showing that Emmitt Smith isn’t needed after all. He ran for 165 yards last week in a big upset of the 49ers. Arizona also comes into this game with some confidence and hope but should have a larger chip on their shoulder as a home dog. All the attention is on the Bengals but Arizona has the tougher defense and played the better game last week. It’s time for this fairytale to end (or at least take a little break).
This pick was released to clients on August 15, 2012 at 12:30AM ET.
Cincinnati at Arizona
November 2, 2003
4:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Arizona +3 (-110) (risk 4 to return 7.64)
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