The Battle of Ohio has been a treat for the Bengals for six straight meeting. The Bengals look to make it seven straight wins against the Browns on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Browns will be looking for their first win of the season, and second win since the start of last season.
The Bengals have been disappointing this year, but with six games left they find themselves still in the hunt for the playoffs somehow. That may be more of a statement about the overall level of the AFC this year more than the Bengals.
The Browns have put their fans through two of the worst seasons in franchise history, which is really saying something. It seems this whole Hue Jackson and moneyball experiment has been a dud.
It is hard to assign blame to one side, but it is safe to say no one’s job in Cleveland is safe after this season. From the fumble AJ McCarron trade to the ineptness on the field, it is hard to salvage anything from this season for the Browns.
This will be the first time the Browns get to introduce the Bengals to Myles Garrett though. The first overall pick was injured during their first meeting of the season.
The Bengals will probably have an easy day at home, which is much needed after three straight road games. The Bengals went 1-2 on that trip, and they were really tough losses.
It is still hard to believe that after both of those loses that the Bengals still have a shot at making the playoffs. A win against the Browns will help in the standings, but the real test will come next week when the Bengals take on the Steelers.
Pittsburgh looks like one of the teams to beat in the AFC, and they already stomped out the Bengals hope once this season. It will be up to the Bengals to prevent them from doing it twice in one season.
How to watch the Bengals host the Browns on Sunday:
Game: Cincinnati Bengals (4-6) vs Cleveland Browns (0-10)
Date/Time: Sunday, November 16th, 2017 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Series Leader: Bengals lead all-time series 49-39
Streak: Bengals have won the past six games
Coaches vs Opponent: Marvin Lewis (21-8), Hue Jackson (0-3)
TV Broadcast: CBS broadcast with Andrew Catalon (play-by-play) and James Lofton (analyst). The game will air in the Bengals home market on WKRC-TV (Channel 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Channel 7) in Dayton and on WKYT-TV (Channel 27) in Lexington, Ky.
Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).
Browns SB Nation: Dawgs By Nature
Weather: Mid 40’s; Clear [NFL Weather]
Odds: The Bengals opened as a eight-point favorite. [Vegas Insider]
Uniforms: Orange jersey with black pants; the Bengals are 5-0 in that combination since 2004.