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Cincinnati Bengals vs. Miami Dolphins 12/6/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Cincinnati Bengals visit the Miami Dolphins on 12/6/2020 at 1:00PM.

Cincinnati and Miami face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Cincinnati has a record of 2-8 this season. Miami is 7-4 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Cincinnati Team Defense Preview

Cincinnati yields 6.0 plays per drive, this defense gives up 34.3 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.29 points per drive. 43.2% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 8.8% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 29.5 yard line, they typically last 2:34.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 93.8 and 2.3% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Cincinnati has caused a sack rate of 3.2% this season.

Examining Cincinnati in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 147 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 66 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 44.9%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 10 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 6 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 60.0%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 41 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 28 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 68.3%.

Cincinnati Team Offense Preview

Cincinnati has 6.3 plays per drive, this offense averages 29.1 yards per drive, and they score 1.81 points per offensive possession. 35.5% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 12.9% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 27.7 yard line, they typically last 2:48.

On 3.2% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 1.6% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Cincinnati has yielded 38 sacks this season and there were 283 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

Cincinnati rushed for 3.9 yards per carry and for 96.3 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 17 times this season.

Examining Cincinnati in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 149 third down attempts this season and have converted 54 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 36.2%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 19 fourth down attempts this season and have converted 15 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 78.9%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 35 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and have converted 19 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 54.3%.

Miami Team Defense Preview

Miami faces 5.9 plays per drive, this defense gives up 33.0 yards per drive, and opponents score 1.67 points per offensive possession. 27.6% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 15.4% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 25.6 yard line, they usually take up 2:39 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 84.3 and on 2.9% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Miami has caused a sack rate of 6.1% this season.

Examining Miami in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 134 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 44 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 32.8%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 20 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 8 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 40.0%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 35 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 21 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 60.0%.

Miami Team Offense Preview

Miami has 5.7 plays per drive, this offense averages 28.6 yards per drive, and they score 2.18 points per offensive possession. 42.5% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 10.8% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their possessions start on average at their Own 31.8 and these drives typically last 2:47.

5.1% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Miami and 2.3% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Miami has given up 24 sacks this season and this has resulted in 128 yards lost.

Miami rushed for 3.6 yards per carry and for 95.3 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 12 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Miami and examine various situations. They have had 136 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 55 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 40.4%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 4 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 3 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 75.0%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 42 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 26 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 61.9%.

The Cincinnati Roster

The Players to Watch for Cincinnati

Brandon Allen QB 6-2 209

This season, Brandon Allen has put up 136 yards and 1 touchdowns. He has thrown 1 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 67.6thus far this season. Brandon Allen has thrown 1 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Brandon Allen has 7 rushing yards, which puts him in the 20.93 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 4 times this season, which puts him in the 11.63 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Giovani Bernard RB 5-9 205

This season, Giovani Bernard has 223 rushing yards on 65 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 2 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Giovani Bernard picked up 261 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 34 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

Tyler Boyd WR 6-2 203

This season, Tyler Boyd picked up 725 yards. He caught the ball 72 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

Christian Covington NT 6-2 305

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Cincinnati, Christian Covington has 10 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 19.48 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Sam Hubbard DE 6-5 265

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Cincinnati, Sam Hubbard has 18 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 23.03 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Jessie Bates III FS 6-1 200

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Cincinnati, Jessie Bates III had 52 tackles which puts him in the 94.38 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Jessie Bates III as a ball hawker was able to pick off 3.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 92.31 percentile among secondary position players this season.

William Jackson III CB 6-0 196

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Cincinnati, William Jackson III had 28 tackles which puts him in the 61.86 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. William Jackson III as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 60.0 percentile among Corners this season.

The Miami Roster

The Players to Watch for Miami

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB 6-2 228

This season, Ryan Fitzpatrick has put up 1909 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has thrown 8 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 93.1thus far this season. Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown 8 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Ryan Fitzpatrick has 151 rushing yards, which puts him in the 72.09 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 30 times this season, which puts him in the 67.44 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 2 rushing touchdowns this season.

Matt Breida RB 5-10 190

This season, Matt Breida has 168 rushing yards on 47 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 0 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Matt Breida picked up 96 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 9 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

DeVante Parker WR 6-3 216

This season, DeVante Parker picked up 642 yards. He caught the ball 52 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 4 receiving touchdowns this season.

Raekwon Davis NT 6-6 311

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Miami, Raekwon Davis has 13 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 19.48 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Emmanuel Ogbah DE 6-4 275

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Miami, Emmanuel Ogbah has 21 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 8 times this season, which put him in the 94.74 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced 3.0 fumbles this season.

Eric Rowe SS 6-1 205

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Miami, Eric Rowe had 47 tackles which puts him in the 80.9 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Eric Rowe as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 56.41 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Nik Needham CB 6-0 193

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Miami, Nik Needham had 30 tackles which puts him in the 66.53 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Nik Needham as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 60.0 percentile among Corners this season.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Miami Dolphins Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals 18 Miami Dolphins 26

Spread Pick: Cincinnati +11.5 -119 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: Miami -490 matchbook
Total Pick: Over 41.5 -110 Bookmaker