Green Bay Packers vs Cincinnati Bengals Predictions, Odds, Picks Week 5

  • Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has had a 3-game string of production – 8 TDs and no picks
  • The 3-1 Cincinnati Bengals are in a three-way tie for first place in the AFC North

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Green Bay Packers -3 (-110)
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O 50.5 (-110)
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Cincinnati Bengals +3 (-110)
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With the Bengals top-7 defense heating up, expect them to keep this one close enough to cover the spread.

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Now that the Green Bay Packers are 3-1 and all is right again in the NFC North, doubters of their quarterback Aaron Rodgers can take a breather as the MVP follows up his three-game string of offensive production – 8 TD passes and zero picks – with some more acute attention to his favorite targets – Davante Adams and Randall Cobb – while in Cincinnati on Sunday.

The 3-1 Cincinnati Bengals are winning games now under head coach Zach Taylor and are tied for first place in the AFC North, and now quarterback Joe Burrow gets to go head-to-head with the Packers and a win at home here could go a long way to help prove that his Bengals team is for real, though Green Bay’s top-6 defense could have something to say about that.

These two cross-conference teams have played each other 13 prior times, with the Cincinnati Bengals winning 7 of those games and the Green Bay Packers winning 6 of the games.

Can Packers’ Defensive Front Line Get QB Burrow to Panic?

As talented as the Bengals’ second-year QB Joe Burrow is, he is still new to the league and coming off a serious knee injury, so the Packers’ defensive front line could take advantage of that and put the fear of sack into the relative NFL newbie.

Burrow has been sacked 11 times so far this season, but most of those came in the first two games with just one sack allowed by the Bengals in the last two outings, so Green Bay’s pass rushers might want to remind him of what it’s like to run scared.

The Packers have sacked opposing quarterbacks just 9 times in 2021, so Sunday against the Bengals is the perfect time for DEs Dean Lowry and Kingsley Keke, and DT Kenny Clark to post a few more QB takedowns and help Rodgers and the offense get back on the field.

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Can Bengals Secondary Limit Rodgers’ Targets?

At any point, the Packers can take over a game with their passing attack led by Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams and Randall Cobb, so it will be up to the Bengals secondary to neutralize that type of offense.

Cincinnati has Trae Waynes and Chidobe Awuzie as their cornerbacks and Vonn Bell and Jessie Bates III as safeties with Mike Hilton as their nickel back, a squad ranked 13th in the league right now after allowing almost 230 passing yards per game.

Green Bay scores an average of just under 24 points a game while the Bengals score about 23, so whatever this Cincy secondary can do to affect that opposing pass production will go a long way towards helping their team win at home on Sunday.

Packers Key Player: (WR) Randall Cobb

Last season, wide receiver Randall Cobb played for the Houston Texans, the year before that the Dallas Cowboys, and then the eight seasons before that he was a Green Bay Packer, so his return certainly made the local news.

It also made the national news since he was traded back to the Packers at the request of his close friend and former teammate, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who told his team’s front office that they needed to get Cobb back on the team as a primary target.

So far this season, Cobb has fit right in for Green Bay, and in last week’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the veteran receiver caught five passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns, production that had to give he and Rodgers a satisfying “I told you so” moment afterward.

Bengals Key Player: (TE) C.J. Uzomah

Watching Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah play in Cincinnati’s Week 4’ Thursday Night Football win over the Jaguars made a lot of fans wonder where this playmaker has been all along.

Now in his seventh NFL season (all with the Bengals), Uzomah is emerging as both blocking and receiving tight end who can get yards after the catch and make a difference in a ball game the way he did last Thursday night with 5 catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns.

The 6’ 6” 260-pound Uzomah towers over most coverage, so watch for him in the red zone and in the end zone on Sunday against the Bucs, his connection with quarterback Joe Burrow looking like one of those highly productive QB-TE combos that the Gronk-infested Buccaneers know all about.

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How to Watch Packers vs Bengals

Packers vs Bengals Information
What Green Bay Packers vs Cincinnati Bengals
Where Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
When Sunday, October 10, 2021; 1:00 PM ET
How to watch FOX

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