4. Eagles at Bengals
For the forward thinking Browns fan, the 1 p.m. matchup featuring Philadelphia and Cincinnati is the early game to watch. With a Browns/Bengals contest looming in Week 14, some fans will be interested in doing some scouting on the opponent which many feel is Cleveland’s best remaining shot to get a win against.
Not to mention, their game against the Eagles will be interesting. For two teams with fading playoff hopes at best, there will be a sense of desperation. It will also be evenly matched, as both teams play a similar style.
The game will most likely come down to a play or two late in the fourth quarter, and will end relatively low scoring. Even though the Eagles and Bengals need a lot to happen to find themselves back in the playoff race, fans who love old-fashioned football will enjoy this one.
Plus, for Browns fans, watching this game will be a new experience. A.J. Green, who torched the Browns in their Week 7 matchup, will not be playing. This game will give Cleveland fans a rare look at what the Bengals do without their top receiving threat. For all of these reasons, this early game on FOX will at least be one to flip to occasionally.