It has been some time when a game against the two teams from Ohio has mattered this much to both teams this late in the season. Here we are, the battle of Ohio where the winner has their eye on the post season and the loser hopes for a miracle. The Browns have announced they will be starting the media magnet, Johnny Manziel, and the Bengals look to welcome him into the league properly. Let's take a look at how Tecmo thinks this game will play out.
The Bengals start with the football and the Browns defense shuts them down. A couple of stuffed runs and then a sack by Craig Robertson, forces the Bengals to punt.
The Browns find some room on the ground, but Geno Atkins welcomes Manziel to the NFL with a sack. On the next play Johnny Football throws an interception to the Bengals Reggie Nelson.
The Bengals attack through the air and Andy Dalton finds Giovani Bernard for a touchdown reception.
At the end of the first, the Bengals lead 7 - 0.
The Browns try to answer with a passing game of their own, but after some incomplete attempts, Manziel throws another interception.
The Bengals Jeremy Hill finds some running room but coughs up the football on the tackle. The Browns get the ball back and dodge a bullet.
Big Geno Atkins is making his presence known. After another sack of Manziel, the Browns fumble the ball back to the Bengals.
The Bengals set up for an end of the half field goal. The ball clips the upright and bounces out. No Good.
At the half, the Bengals still lead 7 - 0.
The Browns offense fails to move the ball to start the second half and they are forced to punt back to the Bengals.
A huge QB scramble from Dalton sets the Bengals up with great field position. On the next play, Dalton finds A.J. Green in the back of the endzone for the score.
In the Browns attempt to climb back into this game, Manziel throws another interception.
At the end of the third quarter, the Bengals are on top 14 - 0.
Andy Dalton finds Jermaine Gresham down the sideline for a big gain, and the Bengals attempt to add 3 more to the score.
The Browns offense finally finds some life. Josh Gordon catches a short pass and takes it all the way for the score.
The Bengals answer right back. Mohamed Sanu sets the Bengals up with a long catch and run, then Bernard punches the ball into the endzone.
The Bengals pin the Browns deep on the ensuing kickoff and Rey Maualuga takes Manziel down in the endzone for a safety to end the game.
The Bengals roll through this game with a final score of 26 - 7.