Week 4: Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
Date/Time: Sept. 29; 1 p.m. ET
Location: Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland Ohio
Bengals 2012 record: 10-6 (0-1 playoffs)
Browns 2012 record: 5-11
42-37 Bengals (16-23 in Cleveland)
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The Battle of Ohio is always an intense game. Even when both the Bengals and Brown struggled, the games between the two were often nail biters. The Browns haven't been able to enjoy the Bengals' success over the last few years, but don't let that fool you into thinking this will be an easy game, especially since it's in Cleveland.
The Browns have made some major improvements and their 5-11 record isn't exactly a good measurement of their team. Their defense is much better than their 25th overall ranking and if quarterback Brandon Weeden improves, the offense, with Trent Richardson in the backfield, could improve by leaps and bounds as well. Having said that, though, the Bengals, if on their game, should be able to beat the Browns. The Browns may have improved, but they're still be hind the Bengals in every aspect of the game.