Daily Dawg Tags: Kizer gets another shot at the Bengals

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Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer hopes to have a better outcome the second time he faces the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Cleveland Browns return to action on Sunday in their own personal nightmare of the AFC North.

Sunday’s opponent will be the Cincinnati Bengals, who have take the previous six math ups by a combined score of 183-47. That streak included a Week 4 meeting this season where the Browns fell, 31-7, while rolling up all of 215 yards of total offense.

Rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer started that game and will take the helm of the offense again this weekend, making it the first time this season he will face an opponent for the second time.

Kizer did not have the best of games the first time against the Bengals as he was just 16-of-34 for 118 yards, an interception and a sack. Sunday’s game will be a good opportunity to see where he has improved, Kizer told clevelandbrowns.com:

"“This will be the first opportunity for me to step out there and learn from my mistakes at that time. I believe I’ve grown a lot since then and look forward to making corrections from that game, understanding what they’ve done since that game and properly preparing myself.”"

It would be nice to believe that things couldn’t get any worse for Kizer and the offense the second time around against the Bengals, but this isn’t our first week as a Browns fan. Kizer is coming off what was probably his worst game of the season last Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and while the Bengals are not a good team, things seem to work out for them when they face the Browns.

Luckily for Kizer the latest injury report reveals some relatively good news for the offense as center JC Tretter (shoulder) and running back Isaiah Crowell (shoulder) are the only main players listed as both were limited in practice on Thursday.

Defensively, the Browns will feel the sting of being without linebacker Jamie Collins, defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah and defensive tackle Jamie Meder, all out for the year with injuries, but otherwise the only key player listed on the injury report is safety Jabrill Peppers, who is dealing with an ankle injury.

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