Nov 1, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas (73) runs off the field before the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Arizona Cardinals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
This has been a very negative article and it has been a negative past few weeks for the Browns, but let me at least try to give somewhat of a positive spin on this week.
THIS GAME WILL BE CLOSE.
The Browns should not get blown out of the water by the Bengals this week despite their 7-0 record.
I do not trust the Bengals offense. More specifically, I do not trust Dalton. Dalton is a little more than a glorified game manager and with the talent he has around him, he should be throwing the ball much better than he has over the past few years. That will not suddenly change on Thursday.
The Browns have proven that they can put up points against good defenses. If they can keep up with Dalton, Hill, Green, and the Bengals offense on Thursday, then they could get a win.
Unfortunately the Bengals will edge this one out.
The Browns will be in the game until the very end but the Bengals shine in prime time.
Cleveland Browns 17
Cincinnati Bengals 23
Prediction Record: 6-2