Cincinnati Bengals (9-2) at Cleveland Browns (2-9)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 6, 2015, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Cleveland Browns +7.5 -- Over/Under: 44
The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns square off Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The Cincinnati Bengals hope to inch closer to an AFC North division title with a victory here. Andy Dalton is completing 65.7 percent of his passes for 2,971 yards, 23 touchdowns and six interceptions. Dalton has five passing touchdowns in his last two games. A.J. Green and Marvin Jones have combined for 1,449 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Tyler Eifert has 46 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 116 yards per contest, and Giovani Bernard leads the way with 581 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 17.5 points and 343.4 yards per game. Vincent Rey leads the Bengals with 83 tackles, Carlos Dunlap has 8.5 sacks and Dre Kirkpatrick has 11 pass deflections. Jeremy Hill, Vontaze Burfict and Chris Lewis-Harris are questionable.
The Cleveland Browns look for a feel good victory in hopes of snapping a six-game losing streak. Josh McCown is completing 63.7 percent of his passes for 2,109 yards, 12 touchdowns and four interceptions. McCown has four touchdown passes in his last two games. Travis Benjamin and Gary Barnidge have combined for 1,584 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Duke Johnson Jr. has 44 receptions. The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 74.5 yards per contest, and Isaiah Crowell leads the way with 335 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 28.2 points and 400.8 yards per game. Karlos Dansby leads the Browns with 83 tackles, Armonty Bryant has 3.5 sacks and Tramon Williams has seven pass deflections. Andrew Hawkins, Joe Haden and Justin Gilbert are questionable.
The Bengals are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in December. The Browns are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games in Week 13 and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 meetings.
The Browns are simply a bad football team that finds creative ways to lose each week it feels like. Meanwhile, the Bengals have been consistent pretty much all year and have outscored the Browns 61-10 in the last two meetings. I'm taking Cincy by double digit points.