Cleveland Browns vs. Bengals score predictions: Battle for Ohio

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CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 23: Special assistant to the head coach Hue Jackson of the Cincinnati Bengals talks with Jarvis Landry #80 of the Cleveland Browns prior to the game at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Browns take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14. Members of the DPD crew give their predictions in the battle for the state of Ohio

It's the Battle for Ohio as the Cleveland Browns will host the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Week 14 matchup is the first for these two teams in 2019 and while bragging rights are on the table, there's nowhere near as much intrigue this time around.

Last year when the Bengals and Browns met, there was a lot of talk leading up to the game. That's because Cincy had brought on Hue Jackson who had recently been fired by Cleveland — which was very upsetting for Mike Silver.

The Browns former head coach had a title that sounded like something made up from The Office, but it made him happy. It was also supposed to help the Bengals prepare for the Cleveland offense.

Clearly that didn't happen as the Browns made it look easy both times they faced off with one another. There was also arguably the best highlight from the season when safety Damarious Randall picked off a pass and ran straight to Hue on the Cincinnati sideline and handed him the ball.

Following the game was Hug-Gate, which was when Baker Mayfield declined to hug Hue Jackson and media members around the globe — especially Mike Silver — were up in arms. Thankfully, we here at DPD had one writer brave enough to organize a campaign aimed at hugging the maligned coach.

So, with all those extracurricular activities not taking place this week, what can we expect? Well, our writers here at DPD will do their best to answer that very question.

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