The NFL's version of the battle of Ohio, the Cleveland Browns will take on the Cincinnati Bengals in this juicy AFC North showdown with playoff implications.
The Cleveland Browns have struggled in their division on the road but this may be their chance to end that negative streak.
With first place in the AFC North on the line, the Browns seek a third straight victory while looking to snap their 17-game road division skid Thursday night against the front-running Cincinnati Bengals.
Cleveland (5-3) hasn't won on the road in the North since a 20-12 victory at Cincinnati on Sept. 28, 2008. while the Bengals have beat the Browns 5 straight times at home.
This is a vital matchup for Cleveland if they hope to make the playoffs. They no longer are underrated as the whole NFL now knows that the Browns are no longer a pushover opponent. They will run the ball on you relentlessly and make you grind out the win.
A victory would give the Browns a share of first place with Pittsburgh heading into the weekend. Cleveland hasn't been to the playoffs since 2002, but a win Thursday could go a long way toward helping end that drought.
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