5 Reasons Why The Bengals Will Beat The Browns

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Aug 29, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback

Joe Haden

(23) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Cleveland Browns defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Browns Injuries

As if they needed any more deficits than the ones they have had so far, the Browns are dealing multiple injuries in key spots.

One of the biggest injuries they will feel on Thursday is the loss of CB Joe Haden. Haden has a great streak playing against one of the best WRs in the league in Bengals WR A.J. Green. Usually Haden is able to hold Green to a smaller amount of yards when the two teams face each other.

That would be great to have this week but unfortunately that does not seem likely. Haden left Sunday’s contest versus the Arizona Cardinals with another concussion.

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Haden along with fellow defensive leader S Donte Whitner (who also left Sunday’s game with a concussion) were both listed as DNP on Monday’s injury report.

Then there’s the issue of QB Josh McCown. McCown is out for the Bengals game due to his shoulder and ribs injuries.

I don’t enjoy bring up the age card, but the fact of the matter is that McCown is 36 years old. Expecting him to come recover from those injuries by Thursday is wildly optimistic.

The injuries affecting those key players is going to hurt Cleveland a lot this week.

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