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Cincinnati Bengals vs Philadelphia Eagles is the Thursday Night Football game in the NFL this week with the Bengals going on the road to try and gain the win that would elevate them to outright second place in the AFC North division. The game is scheduled to start at 8.20 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Bengals are currently tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers on 7-6 in the AFC North. It is now coming to the point in the season where every game for the Bengals is a must-win if they want to ensure they get their place in the playoffs this year.
Although they are on the road tonight they will be fairly confident of turning over the 4-9 Philadelphia Eagles, who are destined for the bottom spot in the NFC East. The season is already over for the Eagles, who are now just playing for pride and building for next year. However, for those who thought the Eagles would just go through the motions in the final month of the regular season, they were proven wrong last week when they fought for every yard, turning over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-21.
That win ultimately came down to a fantastic second quarter for the Eagles, who led 10-0 at half time. They then showed their character by resisting the fight back by the Buccaneers in the second half. When the touchdown came for Tampa Bay in the third quarter many could easily have thought the heads would go down in the Eagles team. However, nothing was further from the truth and the Eagles fought every minute of the game to see out a tight, rare win.
There was an air of passion about the Eagles' play last week, and it could be felt the players knew they were playing for the jobs next season. That is not good news for the Bengals, who know they will have to be on top of their game tonight to get the win. The Eagles' players will know they are live nationwide on Thursday Night Football and will be looking to impress to secure their spot in the roster next season.
If the Bengals have not got their heads back on following their crushing loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week they could lose again tonight, which would just about end their playoff hopes.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football game is scheduled to start at 8.20 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.