NFL: Bengals odds plummet after Joe Burrow Injury, Browns still in the mix

NFL: Bengals odds plummet after Joe Burrow Injury, Browns still in the mix

One injury can change a team’s season in the NFL. An injury to a starting quarterback in the NFL can turn a contender into an average team. Take a look at the New York Jets. There was a ton of optimism surrounding the Jets this offseason, that all changed in week one when quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down. Now the Jets are a 4-6 team, and not many, if any, experts believe they have a shot at winning anything this year. Two starting quarterbacks in the AFC North just went down with injuries, but it looks like sportsbooks are still giving one of those teams a shot to win the division.

Quick Take

  • Joe Burrow out for the season
  • Bengals odds plummet
  • Cleveland Browns still afloat despite Deshaun Watson injury

Joe Burrow Out For the Season

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will be out for the rest of the regular season after suffering an injury during the Bengals’ game against the Baltimore Ravens on November 16. Burrow will be out because of a torn ligament in his right wrist, according to Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and the team. This puts an end to Burrow’s rocky season. Burrow strained his right calf at practice during the offseason in July. Burrow said he aggravated the calf in week two, and now he is out for the season after starting with a 1-3 record.

The Cincinnati Bengals’ odds for a ton of futures plummeted after Burrow’s season-ending injury was announced. They are no longer one of the betting favourites to win their division or conference. And now the Ravens are huge favourites to win the AFC North. The NFL betting picture is becoming a bit more clear as injuries continue to pile up around the league.

NFL Betting Sites Giving the Bengals Almost No Shot to Win the Super Bowl Without Burrow, But the Browns Are Still In the Mix Following Watson News

Heading into this season, the Bengals were among the betting favourites to win the Super Bowl. On Bet99, they had the fifth best odds at one point at +860 to win the championship. Their odds plummeted after Burrows injury news was announced. The Bengals currently have +15000 odds to win Super Bowl 58 in Las Vegas. Those odds are tied with the Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Atlanta Falcons. The Bengals are one spot below the 5-5 Denver Broncos. Unlike the Cleveland Browns, another team dealing with an injury to their starting quarterback in the AFC North, NFL betting sites are giving the Bengals only a small chance to make it through the postseason with their backup quarterback Jake Browning, the only other quarterback listed on their depth chart.

Sportsbooks are still giving the Browns a chance. The Browns are 7-3 and have +4000 odds to win the Super Bowl. The Bengals have a 5-5 record through 11 weeks of the season. The remaining games on their schedule are against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, and Browns. On Bet99, you can bet on whether or not the Bengals will make the playoffs. They have +550 odds to reach the playoffs. They have -900 odds to miss the postseason.

The AFC North Betting Picture Following the Burrow and Watson Injuries

Despite the season-ending injury to Deshaun Watson, the Browns are one of the two betting favourites to win the AFC North. The Browns announced that Watson will miss the rest of the regular season because of a broken bone in his throwing shoulder. Watson was injured during the Browns vs Ravens game on November 12. The Browns have +275 odds to win the AFC North on BetMGM, second best behind the Ravens. The Ravens have -222 odds to win the division.

This looks like the Ravens’ division to lose. The Browns are 7-3 and have one of the best defenses in the NFL this year, allowing 18 points per game. But can they win the division without one of the best running backs in the NFL in Nick Chubb, who also suffered a season-ending injury, and their quarterback? At some point one would expect the injuries to catch up with them and cost them a few games. The Steelers are hanging on at +750. The Bengals are basically out of the picture at +8000. But if you still have faith in the Bengals without Burrow, those odds could be attractive.