Week 1 was a tough one for the state of Ohio.
For the Browns, it was the biggest shellacking any NFL team has taken in Week 1, as they lost 38-6 to the Ravens. Dating back to last season, Cleveland has now lost four straight games, including a Week 17 defeat to these very Bengals.
Despite all of this, oddsmakers still aren’t giving Cincinnati much of a chance to win in Cleveland this Thursday in Round 1 of the Battle of Ohio. The initial spreads for Week 2 have the Browns favored by six points, which is a lot of points to give a team that looked as lost and disoriented in Week 1 as they did all of last year.
Then again, the Bengals are 3-22 over their last 25 games.
Time to earn some respect.
NFL Week 2 Odds
· Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns (-6)
· San Francisco (-7) @ New York Jets
· New England @ Seattle Seahawks (-4)