Who: Cleveland Browns Cincinnati Bengals
What: The Battle of Ohio
When: Sunday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
Where: Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium
Weather: High 59, Low 46
Betting Line: Cincinnati (-5.5)
TV: CBS commentated by Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
Replay: NFL Game Rewind
Radio: WEBN-FM (102.7)
The series: This is the 81st staging of the “Battle of Ohio.” The Bengals lead the series 42-38, but the Browns have won two straight after dropping the previous four and seven of the previous eight. Homefield advantage has been a factor in series history, as the Bengals lead 26-14 as the home team while training 24-16 at Cleveland.
The Browns won this year’s first meeting, 17-6 on Sept. 29 at Cleveland.
The Bengals have won 13 of the last 18 meetings and lead 14-7 in games during the tenure of Cincinnati head coach Marvin Lewis, including 8-2 at home.
At 80 meetings entering this week’s game, the Browns are the second-most frequently played Bengals opponent. Pittsburgh (87) is first on that list. The Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers are third at 73.