When you control your own playoff destiny at home in your first Sunday Night Football game on NBC --- in the final game to be played in your stadium, against a team that is mediocre on the road who has already locked up and clinched their division...... do you have a large advantage in that game?
Las Vegas thinks so, as oddsmakers have opened the Jets as a Nine-Point Favorite (-9) for Sunday Night's game.
We don't usually do stories like this, but in week 17, the opening line is a great indication of a team's intentions going into a game. It is clear, from the opening line, that Cincinatti will be resting players. Unfortunately, being seven days away, we have no idea who will be sitting yet.
"I know one thing, rest does wonders," Bengals running back Cedric Benson said. "Sleep is like magic."
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