The Cincinnati Bengals learned a lot in the first meeting up in Cleveland. Especially having seem what the Browns can bring to the table, a team confident and believe in themselves that they can come in Cincinnati tomorrow and get a huge division win.
The offense was shut down in the first meeting, but the Bengals are a different team now and far as understanding now how to use their weapons. Expect rookie running Giovani Bernard to get a lot of touches, he was M.I.A. in the first game.
The Browns defense led by defensive coordinatior Ray Horton is in the top 10 in the league on stopping the run, and with Cincinnati’s running game being up and down these last weeks, they must have a consistent day on the ground.
Quarterback Andy Dalton is going to be seeing a lot of pressure from a solid Browns front, and he must not throw the ball 50+ plus times against this defense or it could another rough afternoon for the third year player out of TCU.
The offense is clearly better as we said early the last time they met, but wide receiver AJ Green was shutdown by cornerback Joe Haden. It’s key for Green to get a lot of catches, cause when he’s on the offense clicks. But the offense is at it’s best when they spread it around the field.
The defense gave up a few big plays to then at the time Quarterback Bryan Hoyer, but they did a OK job overall shutting them down. The defense is confident and ready for whatever Jason Campbell is gonna do. He’s that QB where he’s not trying to force anything. He makes the smart play and not the mistakes. But contain the weapons he’s gonna throw to in wide receivers Josh Gordon, Greg Little, and Devon Bess. We can’t forget their best offensive player in Tight End Jordan Cameron, who in the first meeting had 10 receptions for 91 yards and one touchdown.
PREDICTION: Bengals 17, Browns 13 It’s gonna rain all day tomorrow, so expect the running game for both teams to be in full effect. This gonna be a physical, hard fought AFC North Division rival game. I give the Bengals the edge because there at home, where thry haven’t lost yet this season.
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