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Andy Dalton has plenty of incentive to play well the rest of the season, his contract might be the biggest. Karlos Dansby will try to reach a milestone against the Bengals. Has the NFL been less exciting this year?

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Can A.J. Green take advantage of Joe Haden-less Browns defense?
The Cincinnati Bengals (9-2) will try to hit double digits in the wins column for the fourth straight season when the travel for a division meeting at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. They are facing the Cleveland Browns (2-9) at FirstEnergy Stadium. Here are things to watch for during the game

5 things to watch, consider for Browns game and a prediction | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WKRC
Here are five things to watch, consider and take note about for Sunday's Bengals game against the Cleveland Browns which will kick off at 1 p.m. in FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, and my prediction at the bottom

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns: What's the Game Plan for Cincinnati?
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The beautiful mind of Pacman Jones
Adam "Pacman" Jones is one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, and it's because he is playing the smartest football of his career.

Dalton has plenty of incentive - eight figures worth - for big finish
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is slated to cash in if the Bengals finish the regular season strong enough to earn a first-round playoff bye, and even more if they finally have postseason success.

Behind Enemy Lines

Browns quarterback Austin Davis aims to prove he can succeed as NFL starter
Austin Davis didn’t hear from Brett Favre immediately after the Browns named him their 24th starting quarterback since 1999, but Davis still wants to make the ol’ gunslinger proud.

Cleveland Browns: Karlos Dansby needs one interception to reach rare milestone
Karlos Dansby, the oldest player on his side of the ball, is aiming for the Triple Crown of the Browns defense. Dansby leads the Browns in tackles (82), interceptions (three) and defensive touchdowns (two). Being the most productive player on the defense ranked 30th in the NFL isn’t cause to erect a statue of Dansby eating his concoction of lobster mash potatoes, but it is reasonable to assume the Browns would be even worse without him.

Pierre Desir waiting for next opportunity with Cleveland Browns
It wasn't that long ago that Pierre Desir was starting at cornerback for the Cleveland Browns. Two games ago, in fact, against Pittsburgh. That's why it was head-scratching on Monday night against Baltimore when Desir was made inactive, especially considering the rare decision to have three quarterbacks active for the game.

Bengals vs. Browns: What's the Game Plan for Cleveland?
The Cleveland Browns (2-9) and Cincinnati Bengals (9-2) are on opposite trajectories as they prepare for 2015’s second installment of The Battle of Ohio. Management and personnel turnover following losing season after losing season haven’t helped the Browns reverse their fortunes. Meanwhile Bengals boss Marvin Lewis, the second-longest tenured head coach in the NFL, has enjoyed winning football and five playoff appearances over the last six years.

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Dean Blandino, NFL vice president of officiating, defends quality of calls this season
According to NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino, officiating crews are averaging 4.3 mistakes in roughly 160 total plays per game this season. Blandino's comments came after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said multiple times in recent weeks that he wants officiating to improve.

Junior Galette sued for alleged domestic violence for second time
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Fantasy football who to start, sit in Week 13
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In N.F.L., Never Have So Many Been So-So
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