One bettor in Las Vegas placed a $5,000 bet on the Bengals last month to earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC, David Purdum of ESPN.com writes. At 250-1, the ticket would pay out a $1.25 million if Joe Burrow can claim the top record in the conference.
Cincinnati hasn’t made the postseason since 2015. The team is expected to miss the postseason yet again with DraftKings posting their odds to miss the postseason at -1000. The Bengals have the second-longest odds to win the Super Bowl this year at +15000 (Jacksonville sits at +17500).
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