On Sunday afternoon, the Cleveland Browns take on their intra-state rival Cincinnati Bengals. Gametime is scheduled for 1:00 PM ET in Paul Brown Stadium, with the game to be televised regionally on CBS.
Both of these teams suffered defeats in Week 1. The Browns lost at home to the Philadelphia Eagles in a tight game. Final score: 17-16. The Browns forced 5 Eagles turnovers, including 4 interceptions from QB Michael Vick, but could not capitalize, committing 4 turnovers of their own. The Eagles held a 456-210 edge in offensive yards, and Browns’ QB Brandon Weedon failed to impress. He ended the night 12-of-35, for 118 yards and no touchdowns, but threw 4 interceptions. The Browns are averaging 11.9 points per game in their last 12. Start your NFL Bets on Bears vs. Packers Game.
The Bengals also lost their opener on the road, although the game was not nearly as close. The Baltimore Ravens dismantled the Bengals for a 44-13 victory. The Ravens also held a 430-322 edge in offensive yards, and forced 2 turnovers from the Bengals. Cincy QB Andy Dalton had a mediocre performance, going 22-of-37, for 221 yards and no touchdowns.
Cleveland is coming off of a 2-14 ATS run to their current 7-1 ATS run. They are 13-3 ATS as an underdog after suffering a SU loss but covering. Cincinnati is 4-17 ATS when hosting a division opponent who has just suffered a loss. In Week 1, the Browns covered the spread, with the Bengals failing to do so. Check the NFL Betting Lines for Browns vs. Bengals Game.
In 2011, these two teams met twice. In a November game, the Bengals won 23-20 after being favored by 7 ½ points. In a September matchup, the Bengals also won 27-17, when the Browns were favored by 6 ½. They also met twice in 2010 and 2009, with the Browns covering three of those game, and the Bengals once.
The Bengals are listed as a 7 point favorite. The over/under sits at 38 points.
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