Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Cincinnati Bengals-New York Giants Week 10 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1) at (-2.5) New York Giants (5-3), Monday, 8:30 p.m.
Mike: Bengals. The Giants’ run game is pretty much nonexistent (3.6 YPC), so even if they get an early lead, it’s not easy for them to put away teams — as we saw Sunday vs. Philadelphia. Also like the Cincy’s coming off the bye while New York’s last three games were against Dallas, Minnesota and Philly; that gauntlet can take its toll.
Andre: Giants. I picked the Giants to win the NFC East at the start of the season because of the Tony Romo injury and because I loved the defensive additions they made in the offseason. They started slow, but the Giants’ D is coming together now as they allow just 6.5 yards per pass attempt. I also love their offensive threats against a shaky Bengals secondary which continues to suffer ever since Reggie Nelson went to Oakland.
Ricky: Giants. The Bengals are 0-8-1 in their last nine games versus teams with winning records. The Giants fit the bill, and it helps that New York is at home, where the G-Men are 7-2 in their last nine games against teams with winning records.
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Thumbnail photo via Oct 11, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) celebrates after his team defeated the Seattle Seahawks at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated Seattle 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports