Bengals at Browns: Preview, prediction, odds and pick

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 24: Andy Dalton /

The Bengals and the Browns are the bottom of the barrel in the AFC North, but that won’t stop the two from putting on an entertaining game on Sunday.

While the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens battle for the top spot in the AFC North on Sunday afternoon, the two, more forgotten teams in the division will be going at it in Ohio when the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals face off at the same time.

The Bengals had a decent amount of expectations from fans heading into the 2017 season for how they’d perform in the AFC North, but they haven’t been able to match them so far as they sit at 0-3 through the first three weeks of the year.

Meanwhile, the Browns are struggling as well, with a 0-3 record to show for their efforts as well through the first three games of their year. They’ve battled the Steelers and Ravens as well, and haven’t been able to play spoiler in any of those divisional games. If they have any hope of making a dent in the AFC North, this game against the Bengals may just be that chance.

Odds: Bengals -3, according to SportsBook Review

It’s pretty telling when you can be 0-3 and technically tied for third place in your division, so this game may not look the most appealing of all of the matchups on Sunday afternoon. However, Deshone Kizer leading the Browns up against Andy Dalton and A.J. Green for the Bengals is an intriguing matchup, and one team has to come away with a win in this game.

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I think the Browns defense has struggled too much over the last three weeks, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the game when Dalton and Green finally light a team up to pull out their first win of the year.

Pick: Bengals 27, Browns 13