Oct 6, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) prepares to take a snap in the rain against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports
The Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals will face-off today in Round 2 of the Battle of Ohio, but they will do so under some adverse weather conditions that will significantly alter the playing field today.
According to the weather report for today, strong winds and scattered thunderstorms could be a big factor. The storms aren’t supposed to pick up until late, so we could have some clean football during the early part of today’s AFC North clash, but once the rain and wind picks up after halftime, we could be getting plenty of sloppy play that will affect how the game plays out in a very similar manner as the week 5 contest between the Bengals and New England Patriots.
A fourth-quarter monsoon helped prevent Tom Brady from leading the Patriots back from a seven-point deficit in the closing minutes. Hopefully, the bad weather again benefits the Bengals in a game that will go a long way in determining who wins the AFC North.