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Cincinnati Bengals vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick & Prediction SEP 27TH 2020

Complete TV: CBS Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia
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474Eagles Philadelphia
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23

The Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals will have the ignominious distinction as being the only two winless teams to play each other in Week 3 when they tangle Sunday in Philadelphia.

 

The scuffling Eagles have dropped their first two games -- 27-17 on the road against the Washington Football Team and 37-19 at home against the Los Angeles Rams.

 

The Bengals lost their opener to the Los Angeles Chargers at home and fell to intrastate rival Cleveland in Week 2, 35-30.

 

Philadelphia, which has reached the playoffs each of the past three seasons, winning the Super Bowl following the 2017 campaign, has struggled with turnovers and injuries at the outset.

 

Quarterback Carson Wentz has produced more interceptions (four) than touchdown passes (two) and will be playing behind an already battered offensive line that lost starting left guard Isaac Seumalo this week.

 

"It's OK to be frustrated," Wentz said. "It's OK to be a little ticked off. But you watch the tape and you move on. And so for me, it's another week. It's on to the next one."

 

Wentz was sacked eight times in Week 1 and had better protection against the Rams yet made some questionable throws. Wentz's accuracy (58.8 percent) also has been inconsistent, especially downfield.

 

"They're not layups," said Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, who appeared testy during Wednesday's Zoom interview.

 

"There ain't a throw out here that's a layup. And so, some of it is just timing with young guys, some of it is just Carson just being not accurate at that particular time. It could be that there's a defensive guy that finished a hand where he's gotta change his arm angle at a split second. There's all kinds of reasons for accuracy and these are things that we continue to work on and will continue to work on the entire season."

 

Right tackle Lane Johnson (ankle) and running back Miles Sanders (hamstring) played against the Rams and are expected to be available again for the Bengals. Johnson was limited in practice Wednesday.

 

But wide receiver Jalen Reagor, the team's first-round pick, will be out with a thumb injury. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (abdomen) also was a DNP on Wednesday.

 

The Bengals were dreadful last season, finishing 2-14 overall and 0-8 on the road.

 

They drafted quarterback Joe Burrow No. 1 overall after he won a national championship at LSU. Though winless, the Bengals finally landed their franchise quarterback.

 

The Bengals' two losses have been by a combined eight points.

 

Burrow was terrific against the Browns with a 37-for-61 performance for 316 yards and three touchdowns. The 61 passes were two shy of tying a league rookie mark set by Chris Weinke.

 

More than the 61 throws, Burrow has looked poised with a team that is very much a work-in-progress.

 

"I'll throw the ball zero times. I'll throw it 100 times," Burrow said. "It doesn't matter to me. We just gotta start winning games."

 

The Bengals have had a strong chance to win each of their first two games, which gives them confidence heading into Week 3.

 

"I think I took a big step personally in the last game," Burrow said. "I felt super comfortable back there. We took some steps on that day towards the right direction."

 

The Bengals' offensive line has struggled at times through the first two games and they're also missing tight end C.J. Uzomah, who's lost for the season with a torn right Achilles.

 

Additionally, defensive tackles Geno Atkins (shoulder) and Mike Daniels (groin) missed last week's game against the Browns. It's unclear whether they'll play against the Eagles but both were non-participants in Wednesday's practice.

 

--Field Level Media

 

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Philadelphia Eagles

The host Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals failed to score in a 10-minute overtime as they played to a 23-23 tie Sunday.

Eagles kicker Jake Elliott lined up for a potential game-winning 59-yard field with 19 seconds remaining, but guard Matt Pryor was whistled for a false start. The Eagles opted to punt instead of attempt a 64-yard field goal.

Philadelphia (0-2-1) lost tight end Dallas Goedert (ankle) and wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring) to injuries in the first half. Quarterback Carson Wentz was 29 of 47 for 225 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

The Bengals (0-2-1) were led by rookie quarterback Joe Burrow, who finished 31 of 44 for 312 yards and two touchdowns. Tee Higgins caught both of the TD passes.

Elliott kicked a pair of field goals from 27 and 42 yards to give the Eagles a 6-3 lead with 2:47 left in the second quarter.

Burrow then drove the Bengals 75 yards in eight plays and capped the drive with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Higgins for a 10-6 advantage with 1:29 remaining in the second period.

The Eagles responded as Wentz tossed a 29-yard touchdown pass to Ward with 16 seconds to go, re-establishing a 13-10 lead with 16 seconds left in the half. It was Wentz's 100th career touchdown pass.

Philadelphia received the second-half kickoff and turned the drive into three more points as Elliott drilled a 54-yard field goal for a 16-10 lead.

The Bengals came back with an ultra-impressive drive as they moved 76 yards in 10 plays. Burrow connected with Higgins again, this time from 4 yards out, for a 17-16 advantage with 2:22 remaining in the third.

Burrow completed 13 consecutive passes during one stretch.

Randy Bullock's second field goal, a 31-yarder, extended Cincinnati's lead to 20-16 eight seconds into the fourth quarter.

The Eagles' offense continued to sputter and the Bengals took advantage with another long drive, ending with a 25-yard field goal by Bullock for a 23-16 lead with 3:05 left.

However, Wentz managed to rally the Eagles, scampering in from 7 yards out with 21 seconds remaining. Elliott's extra point tied the game at 23.

--Field Level Media