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From 150-1 to the Divisional Round: Bengals Reach Hallowed Territory Ahead of Titans Clash

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The Cincinnati Bengals were, at one point, 150-1 to win the Super Bowl.

On Saturday, they play the Tennessee Titans with a trip to the AFC Championship on the line.

Proving the doubters wrong might be an understatement: Cincinnati’s +15000 title odds tie for the third-longest of any team to ever make the Divisional Round, per our own Evan Abrams.

Teams with the Longest Odds to Make the Divisional Round

Year Team Odds
1979-80 Bucs 250-1
1981-82 Giants 250-1
2021-22 Bengals 150-1*
1990-91 Rams 150-1
1987-88 Colts 150-1
1987-88 Oilers 120-1

*Odds via BetMGM

The Bengals entered the season with the longest active drought without a playoff win in the NFL (31 years).

They currently own the fifth-best cover rate in the entire NFL (11-7, 61.1%).

Cincinnati won and covered against Las Vegas in the Wild Card Round. The Bengals have ripped off five straight wins against the spread entering the Titans game.

The win over the Raiders broke an ugly skid for Cincy, which entered the 2022 postseason 0-8 straight up and 0-7-1 against the spread across its previous eight playoff games.

According to our public betting data, 82% of the money at the time of writing is on the Titans to cover -3.5 this Saturday.

Cincinnati’s been great in the underdog role with Joe Burrow at quarterback. His 10-4 mark ATS versus teams with winning records is the best clip in the entire league this season.

Overall, the Bengals have rattled off four straight wins against the number when catching points on the road.

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