This Sunday in the Wk 13 of the NFL we have what is titled the 2nd round of the Battle of Ohio as the AFC North Bengals of Cincy 9-2 travel to Cleveland to play the AFC North Browns of Cleveland 2-9 and fans are wondering will there be a contest in this match-up with the cellar dweller Browns? Yes, the Browns are at home, and would like to treat their fans and franchise a win in this hot rivalry game on Sunday.
The game will be played on Sunday the 6th of December 2015 at the First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio with the kick-off scheduled for 1:05 PM ET and seen on Fox TV. So if you’re a fan who will Bet on NFL football as SBG Global then you need to know that the Bengals are favorites at -9 ½ with the Over/under at 43 ½ and -450 on the Money Line, while the underdog Browns are +9 ½ and +350 on ML.
The fans of the 9-2 Bengals of Cincinnati ended their losing streak as their QB A. Dalton was able to complete a pass to WR A. Green some 2 times and TE T. Eifert another for 3 touchdowns and a win at home over the Rams of St. Louis 31-7. Now they take an in state trip to face the Browns of Cleveland in the Ohio Battle, as they call it!
QB Dalton likes the odds of his being able to pass easily against the secondary of the Browns that this season has allowed opponents an average of 266 yards each game and 23 TD passes to date. Earlier in 2015 the Bengal faced the Browns and passed for 3 touchdowns and 235 yards in that win over Cleveland. The rushing game for Cincinnati should also do well against the Browns, since their RB in the 1st game with the Browns their RB G. Bernard carried for 13 time and 72 yards and RB J. Hill had 15 carries for some 54 yards.
On defense in the last game with the Browns, the Bengals DE C. Dunlap had 2 sacks on QB J. Manziel, and has a total this season of 9 sacks. With the Browns allowing the most sacks in the league at 38 their DE Dunlap is anxious to play!
The 2-9 Browns of Cleveland still have their fans hoping, after losing a game last week against the Raven when their possible game winning field goal attempt was blocked, and then returned for a Baltimore TD as they beat the Browns 33-27. Then more bad news from the game, and that was that starting QB J. McCowan had an injury to his collarbone that just might end his playing time in the balance of this 2015 season.
With QB McCowan on injured reserve, the Browns have chosen to start A. Davis at QB in this game against the Bengals. In his relief last week, QB Davis completed 7 of his 10 passing attempts for some 78 yards and the TD to WR T. Benjamin that tied the game. Then he had a costly mistake of not stepping out of bounds with 18 seconds left, thus they had to take a time out to stop the clock.
QB Davis in this start will be accompanied by a duo of top notch receivers in TE G. Barnidge who last week had 92 yards in receptions, while Benjamin had 90 yards receiving and 1 TD. Thus, the trio will be facing the Bengals defense that is allowing opponents some 245 yards in each game. If the Browns can get their passing game in gear it should help their offense that has not surpassed more than 83 yards in their ultimate 5 games to date.
The sports betting prediction on this game is that the Bengals more than likely will rout the Browns in this Ohio Battle this Sunday.