Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals prediction, game preview, odds, how to watch, Sunday, December 11
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Prediction Game Preview
Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals How To Watch
Date: Sunday, December 11
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
How To Watch: CBS
Record: Cleveland Browns (5-7), Cincinnati Bengals (8-4)
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Why Cleveland Browns Will Win
That didn’t exactly go according to plan.
The Browns were able to beat Houston 27-14, but Deshaun Watson played like he hadn’t seen the field in a few years, the passing game was spotty, and …
The defense came up large with four takeaways.
It’s not a D that forces a ton of mistakes, but the only other time it came up with multiple turnovers was in the 32-13 win over Cincinnati back in Week 8.
As long as Nick Chubb and the running game take the pressure off, Watson should start to ease back into the offense against a Bengal pass defense that’s fine, but allowed 200 yards or more in four of the last five games.
Why Cincinnati Bengals Will Win
The loss to the Browns was the only big over the last seven games.
The Cincinnati offense has found its groove with a great balance – Samaje Perine has brought the power with Joe Mixon in the concussion protocol – and now all of the skill parts are back for Joe Burrow to work with.
All of the running is fine, but when Burrow is on, the Bengals win. They’re 8-1 when he throws for 200 yards or more, but …
What’s Going To Happen
The run defense is Cleveland’s biggest problem. It’s 0-5 when allowing 160 yards or more. Cincinnati might not do that, but there will be enough offensive balance to go along with the explosion.
It’ll be a fun back and forth fight – the Bengals won’t be held to under 20 points again.
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, Line
Cincinnati 26, Cleveland 20
Line: Cincinnati -5.5, o/u: 46.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Must See Rating: 3.5