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WEEK 11 November 17th: vs Cleveland 1:00 CBS

The Cleveland Browns started off this season in good shape. Brian Hoyer seemed to bring some light to the Browns squad that was much needed. Sadly, his year ended too early with an ACL tear. That leaves Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell to fight for the starting job. Jason Campbell played well two weeks ago against that tough Chiefs defense despite the loss, but was able to spring the Browns to an upset of the Ravens this week and are now in 2nd place in the AFC North. 2nd!

The following week, they will take on the Bengals in Cincinnati. I think the Bengals will come away with a strong win against Cleveland. When they played earlier this season the Bengals layed an egg. No offense, terrible defense. Brian Hoyer threw for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns with the Browns defense holding the Bengals to only 6 points. This time around, it will be different.

The Bengals are 4-0 at Home and Cleveland is 1-3 on the Road. I just don’t see a way the Browns can win this game against Cincinnati, especially now the offense has found it’s stride. Joe Haden will lock-on AJ Green well, but who covers Marvin Jones and the rest of the explosive offense? I see the Bengals record at this point 7-4 atop of the AFC North comfortably.

Oct 14, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) gets tackled by Cleveland Browns strong safety T.J. Ward (43) during the second quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Early Prediction

Bengals will score early, and keep it in their hands for most the game. The Browns won’t be able to put up enough points. Yes, even with all the injuries on the Bengals defense. Bengals win 28-14

Stat that Stands out: Bengals are 8-2 against the Browns when played in Cincinnati since 2003.

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