NFL picks Week 9: Broncos vs. Bengals

Justin Edmonds

The Denver Broncos, led by a red-hot Peyton Manning, travel to face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon with the experts on their side.

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are rolling, with three wins in their last four games. The experts expect Denver's success to continue Sunday, when the Broncos head to Cincinnati to take on the slumping Bengals.

At 4-3, Denver is trying to solidify its lead in the AFC West. The team's turnaround from a 1-2 start can be attributed mostly to Manning, who has torched opposing defenses. Last Sunday night, Manning ripped the New Orleans Saints for 305 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-14 win. Cincinnati, meanwhile, has lost three straight, sinking in the AFC North after a 3-1 start. The team had a bye week to rest and regroup after a 24-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, in which Andy Dalton and the Bengals managed just 185 yards of total offense.

Manning's recent hot streak will be the edge, according to SB Nation, which expects the Broncos to beat the Bengals by eight points. OddsShark, meanwhile, thinks that Denver will vastly outperform it's 3.5-point spread, predicting a 10-point win over Cincinnati.

There wasn't much dissent at CBS Sports, where seven of eight experts tabbed Denver to come out on top. Six of eight picked the Broncos to beat the spread, as well. At Yahoo! Sports, three of the site's four experts are going with Denver.

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