Week 17 Cleveland Browns score predictions: Looking to fourth straight vs. Bengals
Writer: Casey Kinnamon
Game: (6-9) Cleveland Browns at (1-14) Cincinnati Bengals
Summary: The 2019 season is mercifully coming to an end for the Cleveland Browns. I’m sure fans of the Cincinnati Bengals are experiencing a similar feeling. With this being the swan song for both teams and with nothing on the line (except draft order for the Browns) expect both teams to go for broke.
With the season already shot there were some expectations that the Browns may sit some of their more prominent players such as Baker Mayfield, Jarvis Landry, and Odell Beckham Jr, but all that was put to rest earlier this week.
The story of the game will be how invested Freddie Kitchens is at helping Nick Chubb bring home Cleveland’s first rushing title since 1968. Hopefully, for Freddie’s sake, he gets Chubb an appropriate amount of touches, if not, he may not be allowed back in Cleveland city limits.
Cleveland’s defense is basically a big audition this week. With a plethora of backups seeing action, John Dorsey will be watching to see who makes a case for themselves at being in Brown and Orange going forward. That applies to everyone not named Damarious Randall, he has already made his case to not be in Brown and Orange next season.
If Cleveland can manage to not beat themselves this shouldn’t be much of a contest. That being said this game is going to go down to the wire.
Prediction: Browns 28 Bengals 24