The Cincinnati Bengals figure to be right in the game against the Buffalo Bills on “Monday Night Football” in what looks like one of the best games of the season.
But nobody told ESPN’s Week 17 simulations that.
The simulations machine has decided that the Bengals will take a massive 37-9 loss to the Bills. It’s one of several strange predictions the simulations make this week, such as the Chargers hanging 49 on the Rams and the Raiders smacking around the 49ers.
It’s just a simulation machine, so not the biggest deal in the world. But the oddsmakers have kept this as a very close line for a reason. The writeup underneath the simulation, at least, still predicts the Bengals to win the division and take the AFC’s third seed.
There’s also a ton at stake during the game, as the Bengals can clinch the AFC North with some help and also stay in the running for the AFC’s top seed.