2008 Season NFL Football Past Picks
December 28, 2008
Kansas City at Cincinnati
Sunday 12/28 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 40 -102 (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
Since the Bengals lost Carson Palmer, the offense hasn't been able to do anything the entire season. There may even be some evidence it has regressed. They have managed 10.5 ppg in their last six contests. Considering the ineptness of the offense, the defense has had to spend a lot of time on the field. Given that, the defense has been good, especially against the caliber of team that is not headed to the playoffs. The Bengals have held each of the last four non-playoff bound teams on their schedule to 19 points or less (just 11.3 ppg). That certainly offers a lot of wiggle room with a total in the upper 30s. The Chiefs have been a road disaster offensively and with nothing to play for here I wouldn't expect them to rise above mediocrity in this one. They have managed all of 163 points in their last 12 road games - a meager 13.6 ppg. That has been an even worse 11.8 ppg this season. I'm not sure where the points are going to come from in this one, so I'll play this one to go UNDER the total.