The Cleveland Browns are tied for first in the AFC North. The perennial doormat of the division dominated its intra-division, intra-state rivalry with the Cincinnati Bengals last night, scoring first and never trailing en route to a 24-3 victory.
At the start of the season, a Cleveland-Cincinnati battle as a Thursday Night primetime game did not appear to be an ideal television choice.
Week 10 of the 2014 NFL regular season has a lot of big games on the schedule and that includes two big AFC contests that include match-ups between potential playoff teams. Steve Tasker of CBS Sports took some time to discuss the “Thursday Night Football” game between the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals and then a Sunday match-up between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.
First place is on the line in the air tight AFC North as the Browns visit the Bengals on Thursday night. Considering the Browns are involved, that’s hard to believe-remember, Cleveland hasn’t posted more than five wins since 2007.
The Carolina Panthers have not looked like the same dominant team in the past weeks and some may say that the team’s focus is not where it should be. As the team prepares for a trip to Lambeau Field, the same could be said as many Panthers’ players are still concerned on the Cincinnati Bengals from last week.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Vontaze Burfict’s ankle-twisting return to the field has added to his reputation for crossing the line and put him in line to get fined again.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton has given Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers a little more to think about this week when drawing up his game plan.
The Carolina Panthers were hoping that some of the plaguing issues that have bothered them for a few weeks now would be rectified against the Cincinnati Bengals. Unfortunately, they still can’t run the ball and their defense is full of holes, but at least it didn’t result in a loss.
With the Carolina Panthers trying to get out of a funk that has seen them drop two of the last three games, the first day practice for week six didn’t make things easy to take. 10 different Panthers didn’t practice on Wednesday and some returned on Thursday, but it could spell trouble as a tough cluster of games begins.
The Carolina Panthers were able to get off their slide with a comeback victory over the Chicago Bears in week five, but now they may face an even bigger test. A trip to Cincinnati awaits the Panthers and they will be facing a very unhappy Bengals’ squad.