For one of these teams, this game matters. For the other, it's nothing more than a game of "pride" (if that still means anything in today's day and age). Let's dig into the Thursday Night Football affair and see what's what.
This is an interesting point spread to break down. A week ago the Bengals were -4 favorites in the Vegas look-ahead line. After what happened over the weekend, the books re-opened it at -3. That's a pretty significant adjustment as they went off one key number and onto another. The betting markets disagreed and money has consistently come in on the favorite since Sunday. Right now it sits at -4 to -5, depending on where you shop (odds from SBRforum).