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Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals prediction, game preview, odds, how to watch, Sunday, December 11

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Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals How To Watch

Date: Sunday, December 11
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
How To Watch: CBS
Record: Cleveland Browns (5-7), Cincinnati Bengals (8-4)
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Why Cleveland Browns Will Win

That didn't exactly go according to plan.

The Browns were able to beat Houston 27-14, but Deshaun Watson played like he hadn't seen the field in a few years, the passing game was spotty, and …

The defense came up large with four takeaways.

It's not a D that forces a ton of mistakes, but the only other time it came up with multiple turnovers was in the 32-13 win over Cincinnati back in Week 8.

As long as Nick Chubb and the running game take the pressure off, Watson should start to ease back into the offense against a Bengal pass defense that's fine, but allowed 200 yards or more in four of the last five games.

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Why Cincinnati Bengals Will Win

The loss to the Browns was the only big over the last seven games.

The Cincinnati offense has found its groove with a great balance - Samaje Perine has brought the power with Joe Mixon in the concussion protocol - and now all of the skill parts are back for Joe Burrow to work with.

All of the running is fine, but when Burrow is on, the Bengals win. They're 8-1 when he throws for 200 yards or more, but …

What's Going To Happen

The run defense is Cleveland's biggest problem. It's 0-5 when allowing 160 yards or more. Cincinnati might not do that, but there will be enough offensive balance to go along with the explosion.

It'll be a fun back and forth fight - the Bengals won't be held to under 20 points again.

Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, Line

Cincinnati 26, Cleveland 20
Line: Cincinnati -5.5, o/u: 46.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Must See Rating: 3.5

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