Bengals' Joe Burrow will test Washington's top passing defense

Bengals (2-6-1) at Washington (2-7)

1 p.m. ET | CBS

Matchup rating: 20.9 | Spread: WSH -1 (46.5)

What to watch for: Washington's offense has come alive of late, surpassing 400 yards in consecutive games. It hasn't topped that total in three straight games since Weeks 15-17 of the 2015 season, but the Bengals allow 398.7 yards per game. It'll be interesting to see how well Washington runs the ball. It ranks 30th in rushing yards per game and 28th in yards per carry, but Cincinnati ranks 27th in yards allowed per game and 31st in yards allowed per carry. -- John Keim

Bold prediction: Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will pass for 300-plus yards. While it might not look bold on the surface, Washington enters Sunday's game with the top passing defense in the NFL. It will be a good test for Burrow, who is coming off a rough game against the Steelers in Week 10. -- Ben Baby

Stat to know: Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin quietly has at least seven receptions in four consecutive games, the longest streak by a Washington player in the past 70 seasons and tied with Green Bay's Davante Adams for the longest active streak in the NFL.

Injuries: Bengals | Washington

What to know for fantasy: Washington running back J.D. McKissic is averaging 6.2 catches per game over his past six, including 16 grabs on 29 targets in the two games led primarily by QB Alex Smith. See Week 11 rankings.

Betting nugget: Cincinnati is 0-17-1 outright in its past 18 road games -- but it is 11-7 ATS in those games. Read more.

Baby's pick: Bengals 27, Washington 24

Keim's pick: Washington 23, Bengals 21

FPI prediction: WSH, 56.2% (by an average of 2.1 points)

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