National Football League
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Cleveland at Cincinnati
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 26, 2017
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

After snapping its three-game skid last week, the Cincinnati Bengals look to boost their long-shot playoff hopes when they host the winless Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Bengals, who blasted the blasted the Browns 31-7 earlier in the season, opened the week just one game out of the final wild-card playoff spot.





The Bengals hope that last week's 20-17 win at Denver jump-starts an unlikely playoff drive. Only two NFL teams have ever made the playoffs after starting a season 3-6. Cleveland was competitive once again last week, but fell apart late in a 19-7 loss to Jacksonville. The Browns dropped to 1-25 under coach Hue Jackson and are 4-43 since Nov. 30, 2014 -- the worst 47-game stretch in NFL history.
TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Bengals -8. O/U: 38.

ABOUT THE BROWNS (0-10): Turnovers continue to plague rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer, who was intercepted twice, sacked five times and lost two fumbles against the Jaguars. The Browns were held to just four yards of offense in the first quarter and scored their only points when Kizer hooked up with Duke Johnson for a 27-yard touchdown early in the second quarter. Corey Coleman made an instant impact in his return to action, catching six of his team-high 11 targets for 80 yards.
ABOUT THE BENGALS (4-6): Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes in the win as the Bengals won in Denver for the first time since 1975 last week. Dalton has re-invigorated the deep passing game with four touchdown passes of 18 yards or more over the past two games after having just three through the first eight outings. A.J. Green has scored in consecutive weeks and ranks eighth in the NFL with 743 yards receiving and is tied for third with six touchdowns.

EXTRA POINTS
1. Bengals TE Tyler Kroft caught a scoring pass last week, but injured his hand and is questionable.
2. Cleveland is just the third team in NFL history to start consecutive seasons at 0-10.
3. The Browns are last in the NFL in scoring, averaging 15 points per game.

PREDICTION: Bengals 20, Browns 17
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W‑L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf OT Div Conf
Cleveland 0-10 L10 15.0 25.9 0-6 0-4 0-5 0-0 - - 0-8
Cincinnati 4-6 W1 16.9 19.9 2-2 2-4 2-4 0-0 - - 4-5
Last Meeting
Cleveland Cincinnati
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
10/1/17 CIN 31 CLE 7 215 45 170 350 86 264
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Cleveland D. Kizer 47.1 118 0 1
Cincinnati A. Dalton 83.3 286 4 0
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Cleveland I. Crowell 7 20 2.9 0
Cincinnati A. Dalton 4 29 7.2 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Cleveland R. Louis 5 64 12.8 0
Cincinnati T. Kroft 6 68 11.3 2
Touchdowns Player TD
Cleveland D. Johnson Jr. 1
Cincinnati T. Kroft 2
Season
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Cleveland D. Kizer 52.5 1555 5 14
Cincinnati A. Dalton 61.8 2158 16 8
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Cleveland I. Crowell 129 459 3.6 2
Cincinnati J. Mixon 127 370 2.9 3
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Cleveland D. Johnson Jr. 46 414 9.0 2
Cincinnati A. Green 48 743 15.5 6
Touchdowns Player TD
Cleveland D. Johnson Jr. 4
Cincinnati A. Green 6