AFC North standings: Steelers look to stack wins in Week 9
Cleveland Browns (4-4) vs Cincinnati Bengals (5-3), Sunday at 1 P.M. ET
The Cleveland Browns are back on the road this week as they go to Cincinnati. It is back-to-back weeks of AFC North football for the away team. The Browns are coming off a tough loss at home against the Steelers.
It is going to be a must-win game for the incoming club as they desperately search for a win. They are slipping some right now in the standings but a victory here would get them back on track. The Bengals are going to try and get back to their winning ways as they look to keep a perfect divisional record alive.
The New York Jets might have been able to defeat the cats last week but don’t expect the same to occur this week. The Browns are struggling to produce points right now and their injuries are another factor. It hampered them during their Week 8 matchup so it will happen again this week.
Baker Mayfield is not nearly as promising of a quarterback as Joe Burrow when you compare their potential futures in the league. Burrow and company should be able to march up and down the field against a weakened defense that Cleveland will likely play with.
This is a huge game for the Browns and will have to be a must-win situation going forward. Dropping to a 4-5 record without even playing the Ravens yet would not look good. Their injuries are a major problem but they still have playmakers on the field that should help them overcome those.