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Who wins Bengals vs. Browns?

Who wins Round 1 in the Battle of Ohio?

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The Cincinnati Bengals (5-3) are set to host the Cleveland Browns (4-4). With a 1 pm ET kickoff, the AFC North rivalry matchup is expected to be one of the better games on the Sunday slate.

Both teams are coming off a loss this past weekend, as the Jets took down Cincinnati 34-31, and the Steelers defeated Cleveland 15-10.

While the Bengals' loss was far more embarrassing, it’s the Browns who have been in the news cycle lately, and not for good things either.

The dilemma between Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. could easily split the locker room, and it’s just not a good look as they have to face one of their toughest opponents of the season on Sunday.

As for Cincinnati, following a 24-point throttling of the Baltimore Ravens, had a letdown game against an offense that they had little tape on. Mike White started for the first time this season and annihilated the Bengals’ defense.

They won’t let that happen again. The Bengals have one of the best defenses in the NFL, allowing the sixth fewer points per game. The Browns rank 13th in that category, a bit worse than most would’ve thought before the season’s commencement.

However, as most divisional games go, this likely won’t be a walk in the park for Cincinnati. They were given just 2.5 points on the spread as sportsbooks think this will be a close ballgame.

This will be the Bengals’ only divisional opponent left as they’ve already taken on the Steelers and Ravens, facing both at home but having already beaten both on the road. That said, if they can win this one, they’ll have a win over every team in the division.

With that in mind, do you think the Bengals will win on Sunday?


Will the Bengals win on Sunday?

This poll is closed

  • 70%
    Of course, it’s the Browns
    (341 votes)
  • 29%
    Eh, the Bengals gonna bungle again
    (143 votes)
484 votes total Vote Now

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