Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati

Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick & Prediction NOV 7TH 2021

NFL | FOOTBALL
TV: CBS
Logo Cleveland Browns
VS
Logo Cincinnati Bengals
0
OPENNER
48

1 +108
CURRENT
45o -110

+115
MONEYLINE
-135

41
SCORE
16

The fourth team in the AFC North heads to Cincinnati to play the second-place team. Both teams are coming into the match off a loss, the Browns’ loss being to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In an effort to regain control of their season, the Browns desperately need a win here. They can’t afford to lose two straight games to division rivals. If they do, they can kiss the playoffs goodbye.

Cincinnati recently lost to the New York Jets, something that nobody saw coming. It would seem as if they underestimated quarterback Mike White, who lit up the Bengal’s defense.

Humbled from the experience, the Bengals prepare to host the Cleveland Browns. Do they have the tenacity to bounce back from a loss? Or are the Browns on the road the better pick?

Browns vs. Bengals Betting Odds

TV: CBS

MONEY LINE: Browns (+130) vs. Bengals (-150)

SPREAD: Browns +2.5 (+100) vs. Bengals -2.5 (-120)

GAME TOTAL: Over 46 (-110) vs. Under 46 (-110)

Browns vs. Bengals Preview for NFL Week 9

Cleveland comes off of a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team they desperately needed to beat. Now they’ll face another AFC North rival with playoff hopes hanging in the balance. The Browns are already 4-4 this season; another loss in the division could put them out of playoff contention. It’s time for the Browns to buckle down and get back to winning.

The Browns were 3-1 after four weeks to start this season. Since then, it’s been a slippery slope that the Browns were unable to regain their footing. Against the Bengals, the Browns have a chance to claim a big win. However, they better bring everything they’ve got on offense. Through their last three games, the Browns haven’t scored more than twenty points. Needless to say, that won’t cut it against Cincinnati.

For the Bengals, this game is just like any other they’ve played this season. All they’ll need to do is put points on the board. They did the same against the New York Jets in Week 8; only their defense was absolutely atrocious. Against the Browns, the Bengals will try to force them into a shootout, something Cleveland isn’t comfortable with.

From there, it’s the Bengals responsibility to limit the offensive output from the Browns. They can’t allow the Browns to expose their secondary as the Jets offense did. We expect the Bengals will play much tighter defense this time around, though. The spread is quite small as well, making this one a very interesting game on Sunday.

Browns vs. Bengals Pick (Underdog Special)

Browns 23 - Bengals 17

If there was any time for an upset, it’d be this game. Going into it, the Browns look as if they’re the clear loser. Still, you have to take into consideration the importance of this game. This will be the first time these two meet this season, and the Browns can’t afford another loss. If they focus on running the ball in this one, the Browns are in a good position to win.

The Bengals have lost games like these before. Games where they feel as if they have the perfect game plan to win. Earlier in the season, they lost to the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, two great rushing teams. They’re also 1-2 in their last three games against the Cleveland Browns.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Cleveland Browns average 161.13 yards rushing per game.

2. The total has gone UNDER in four of Cleveland’s last six games.

3. The Cleveland Browns are 2-1 ATS when playing on the road.

Best Bet: Cleveland Browns +2

PREDICTION
Cleveland Browns
23
24
Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Baker Mayfield shook off a dreadful start to complete a franchise-record 21 straight passes and toss five touchdowns as the Cleveland Browns survived a big effort from Joe Burrow to beat the Bengals 37-34 on Sunday in Cincinnati.

Mayfield didn't complete a throw (0-for-5 passing) in the first quarter. But the third-year quarterback finished 22 of 28 for 297 yards, and the five touchdown passes were a career high.

Mayfield's only incompletion after the string of 21 came on a spike to stop the clock with 16 seconds left and the Bengals leading 34-31. On the next snap, Mayfield found rookie Donovan Peoples-Jones down the right sideline for a 24-yard game-winning touchdown reception with 11 seconds left.

Myles Garrett had two sacks and set a franchise record with a sack in a sixth straight game. Rookie tight end Harrison Bryant caught two touchdowns, and Kareem Hunt had 102 yards from scrimmage and a score as the Browns (5-2) picked up a season sweep over the Bengals (1-5-1).

Rookie quarterback Burrow was sensational as he completed 35 of 47 for a career-high 406 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Tyler Boyd had 11 catches for 101 yards and a score, and fellow flankers Tee Higgins (five catches, 71 yards, one touchdown) and A.J. Green (seven, 82 yards) tormented the Browns' secondary continuously.

Burrow flipped a 3-yard touchdown to Giovanni Bernard on fourth down with 1:06 remaining to move Cincinnati in front. But Mayfield had enough time to complete three passes and spike the ball before throwing the game-winner.

For a second straight game, Mayfield was picked off on his first pass of the day. Darius Phillips had the honor for the Bengals, and Cleveland wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) was injured in trying to run Phillips down after the turnover. Beckham did not return.

Burrow scored on a 1-yard sneak three plays after the takeaway for a 7-0 lead.

Garrett's strip-sack on Burrow set up a 43-yard field goal by Cody Parkey to make it 7-3 with 1:21 left in the first quarter.

Mayfield hit Bryant with a pair of touchdowns, a 3-yarder that tied it at 10 in the first half, and a 6-yarder that made the score 17-17 in the third.

Burrow capped a stellar first half by threading an 11-yard touchdown to Boyd with 15 seconds left for a 17-10 lead at the break. Burrow was 20-of-25 passing for 234 yards and the score in the first half.

The Bengals went back up 20-17 with Randy Bullock's 23-yard field goal with 2:52 left in the third.

Mayfield's 16-yard touchdown to David Njoku gave the Browns a 24-20 lead early in the fourth, but Burrow answered with a 16-yarder touchdown to Higgins.

Mayfield's 18th straight completion was to a wide-open Hunt in the left flat for an 8-yard touchdown and a 31-27 Browns lead with 4:53 remaining.

--Field Level Media

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