Garrett Wilson, Ja'Marr Chase
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The New York Jets will take their momentum against the desperate AFC champs

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, you’re 2-1?

That’s right, folks … the New York Jets have a chance to improve to 2-1 on the young 2022 NFL season if they can find a way to do the very same thing they did a year ago: knock off the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium.

The all-important question remains: Can they get it done in Week 3?

New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Game 3 Preview
New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Game 3 Preview, Jet X Graphic, Getty Images

Jets vs. Bengals game info

  • New York Jets (1-1)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (0-2)
  • NFL, Week 3, Sept. 25, 2022, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
  • MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

The AFC champions enter Week 3 in desperation mode. With losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys, Joe Burrow’s squad enters New Jersey with a shocking 0-2 record.

Sure, a Super Bowl losing team’s hangover is nothing new, but to think this talented bunch could fall to 0-3 with the likes of Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase in tow would be a stunning thought.

Yet, New York not only defeated these very same Bengals on Halloween in 2021, but they also own an 18-10 all-time mark against Paul Brown’s second NFL franchise.

Jets vs. Bengals history

  • The Jets lead the all-time series 18-10.

Prior to the Mike White stunner of 2021, Cincinnati enjoyed a three-game winning streak that stretched back to October 2013. Prior to that point, Rex Ryan’s 2010 team secured the Jets’ last victory over the Bengals, a 26-10 rout in late November.

Of course, no Jets fan can forget the 2009 regular-season finale and the ensuing week’s wild-card round that saw Mark Sanchez’s Jets upset Carson Palmer’s Bengals in Cincinnati.

Jets vs. Bengals odds (FanDuel Sportsbook)

  • Spread: Jets +6 (-106), Bengals -6 (-114)
  • Moneyline: Jets +215, Bengals -260
  • Over/Under: 44.5 (O: -112, U: -108)

Interestingly, Vegas is giving the Jets six points at home. One could wonder why the spread is that large, especially for a team coming off a miraculous victory in Cleveland, but prove-it mode is still activated as it pertains to this Jets squad.

Jets vs. Bengals injury report

New York Jets

  • Zach Wilson (knee): Out
  • C.J. Uzomah (hamstring): Questionable
  • George Fant (knee): Questionable
  • John Franklin-Myers (toe): Questionable
  • Corey Davis (knee): Questionable
  • Jordan Whitehead (ankle): Questionable
  • Quinnen Williams (foot): Questionable

The Jets enter Week 3 a bit more banged up, but all things considered, Robert Saleh’s squad is not looking too bad in the health department.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Drew Sample (knee): Out
  • Germaine Pratt (knee): Doubtful
  • La’el Collins (back): Questionable
  • Hayden Hurst (groin): Questionable

If La’el Collins cannot go, Jeff Ulbrich’s defensive front will be foaming at the mouth. Cincinnati’s pass protection and trench play have already come under fire this season, so entering Week 3 without one of their best offensive linemen would be a crusher.

Jets vs. Bengals prediction

  • New York Jets 30, Cincinnati Bengals 26

Last week, Jets X-Factor predicted a Jets victory in Cleveland. Although it didn’t pan out the way we envisioned, Joe Flacco’s team got it done.

We’ll go back to the well this week, too, considering the New York Jets match up extremely well with this Cincinnati Bengals roster.

Expect a high-scoring affair that sees the over of 44.5 hit the mark.

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Peter Buell
Peter Buell
2 months ago

Every game this D starts out horribly. Saleh is supposed to be some defensive guru. With all the talent given he hasnt impressed