Though the Cleveland Browns are without a win, they will be ready to go for the second edition of 2016’s Battle for Ohio. What must they do to win?
The Cleveland Browns have had quite possibly their worst season in history, plagued with miserable play from their offensive line and secondary. But when the 4-7-1 Cincinnati Bengals come to FirstEnergy Stadium this Sunday, all of the past struggles are forgotten.
As the former offensive coordinator for Cincinnati, Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson would like nothing more than to put the finishing touches on his former squad’s playoff hopes.
In the last meeting between these two teams on October 23, the Bengals came away victorious, 31-17. But this game will have a much different feel, as Cincinnati star receiver A.J. Green will miss the game due to injury.
So, there is hope for the Browns. But this game won’t be won easily with the current roster Cleveland has. They will need to be on top of their game in these five areas in order to pull off their first win in a game seen as their best remaining opportunity.