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The Cincinnati Bengals just gave away a home game against the Miami Dolphins, so they are now under pressure to make sure they don't give away a roadie against the Cleveland Browns.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns – Sunday, October 14
NFL betting line: Cincinnati -2
Why Cincinnati Will Win
Many an online casino thrives on speculative plays, but there really shouldn't be that much drama surrounding this game. In an odd way, Cincinnati's status as a favorite should be solidified, not weakened, by the fact that it slipped on the banana peel and lost at home to the Miami Dolphins this past weekend. The performance served up by the Bengals was a brutal one. Quarterback Andy Dalton endured a wretched afternoon in which his passes owned very little accuracy, short-circuiting the Bengals' offense. The stink bomb was all too typical of what the Bengal franchise has lived with over the past two decades, marking the kind of stumble that has kept the organization from making the second round of the playoffs.
The Bengals occasionally reach the wild card round, but playoff advancement has been foreign to this organization ever since former coach Sam Wyche – who led the team to the 1990 divisional playoff round – lost his hold on the job. Current coach Marvin Lewis is going to read his team the riot act in practice this week. Losing to a disorganized and generally hapless bunch of Cleveland Browns – clearly the worst team in the NFL if it weren't for the Jacksonville Jaguars – is simply not going to be an option for the Bengals this week. The notion that this talented team could lose at home to Miami and then on the road to Cleveland in consecutive weeks is certainly within the realm of possibility, given that this is the Bengals franchise, but it is still highly improbable in the final calculus. As long as Dalton can minimize his mistakes, Cincinnati should be able to walk out of Cleveland with a victory firmly in hand.
Why Cleveland Will Win
When professional athletes step on the field to perform, they need to display a poker face and play through adversity. Cleveland actually did this the last time it faced Cincinnati in week two of this 2012 NFL campaign. The Browns played their best game of the season against the Bengals, scoring 27 points and looking like a competent team. Quarterback Brandon Weeden enjoyed his best outing of the year against the Bengals, and teammate Trent Richardson began to show his promise in that 34-27 defeat as well. The Browns have to be discouraged after yet another mistake-filled loss this past weekend (against the New York Giants), but the way they played in Cincinnati in week two should give them the confidence they need to play at a higher level against the Bengals in week six. Since this game is in Cleveland, even a modest degree of improvement can push the Browns into the winner's circle for the first time this season.
Who Will Win
Since Cincinnati lost to Miami, the Bengals are going to be mad as they take the field in this game. Cincinnati is going to be focused and fierce, and that's why the Browns have little chance in week six. Take the Bengals here.
NFL Football Betting Pick: Cincinnati