Preview NFL Betting Eagles vs Bengals Sports Betting Odds

August 20th, 2010 by

philadelphia eagles NFL betting lines excitement is growing for the chances of the Cincinnati Bengals to repeat as champions of the AFC North along with a high profile roster addition.

The Bengals added Terrell Owens to the receiving corps. With the combination of Owens and Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati has one of the most high profile duos in the league as the pair are known for their over the top antics and for having the reputation of being drama queens.

Cincinnati hosts Philadelphia in a Friday preseason matchup. Sportsbook sbg global opened with the Bengals as a 3-point favorite and with an over/under total of 36. Kickoff is at 8:05 Eastern Time and the game can be seen on Fox TV.

With Owens and Ochocinco grabbing the headlines that puts starting quarterback Carson Palmer in the shadows, which many quarterbacks would argue is a good thing.

On balance Palmer is happy as he also has Antonio Bryant in his arsenal to make for one of the better receiving corps in the NFL. Last year the Bengals suffered key injuries to their receivers and the passing game stalled as a result. If healthy, the defending AFC North champions could prove to be even more dangerous in 2010.

Palmer alluded to the difficulty last year of defenses keying on Ochocinco.

“The defenses would roll three people to Chad’s side and we were done,” said Palmer. “It’s extremely frustrating. “

Palmer is hoping for the deep game to return for the 2010 sports betting season in Cincinnati.

“I love throwing the ball over their heads,” said Palmer. “I love throwing the deep outs, the deep digs. We need to do that to be the balanced offense we talk about.”

The revamped receiving corps plays to Palmer’s strength as a strong armed proto typical passer. Add in tight end Jermaine Gresham and the Bengals could prove to be an outstanding value on the board for everyone betting NFL preseason action.

Palmer is happy to have so many outstanding weapons. Beyond that he is happy to give them the spotlight.

“I like going out in pregame and the attention is all on Chad,” said Palmer. “That’s perfectly fine with me because I can go warm up with nobody bothering me. If it’s going to be focused on them, I can go about my business. I prefer not to have that attention.”

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