The odds makers may have gotten this one wrong. The Browns are getting 6 points and it has to be because they are playing the Bengals on the road. The last meeting the Cleveland defense only gave up 6 points to the Bengals and Cleveland is playing better now than they were then.
The Browns defense has to play the Bengals the same way they played them in the first meeting. Cleveland should be fresh coming off the bye week and we expect Ray Horton to have his defense playing the Bengals tough.
The Browns front 7 will be bringing pressure to Dalton and they will force the Bengals quarterback to make some mistakes. Dalton is prone to turnovers and with this Cleveland defense pressuring him throughout the game, they should be able to force a few take-a-ways.
The Browns offense was looking better before they went into the bye and we saw Greg Little have one of his best game since coming to the Cleveland Browns.
If Little and Bess can continue to produce the way they did in their last game, they will help to spread the field giving quarterback Jason Campbell find Gordon and Cameron.
The Browns have some weapons offensively and Campbell shows promise at getting the ball distributed to the guys that can make the plays.
The Odds makers may have gotten this one backwards. Cleveland should be favored to win this game. It is going to be tough, but the Browns defense is tough and the offense continues to get better with every game.
It is teams like the Browns who continue to improve later in the season that find their way to the play offs. This young team is hungry to change the way they have been viewed since returning to the NFL in 1999 and this could be the year they get things turned around.
We see a win coming in Cincinnati and we see the Browns winning this game by 7 points at least. If Cleveland does win the game, it would be the first time they swept the Bengals since 1995. Go Browns!!!!
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