Thursday Night Football Predictions – Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals


The AFC North is turning out to be always a fun race in 2010 with all teams achieving the five-win mark at the halfway point of the season. For the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns, every Predictions game counts from this aspect onward and that starts with their all-important showdown this coming Thursday.

Thursday Night Football Predictions

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It will be wasn’t pretty nevertheless the Bengals will take the victory nonetheless because they eked out a sloppy 33-23 win within the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday to keep in control of the tight AFC North race.

Quarterback Andy Dalton threw a pair of touchdown passes, but additionally had a pair of interceptions that helped the struggling Jaguars keep the overall game close. Fortunately for the Bengals, they’d Jeremy Hill to answer every rally because the running back sealed the victory with a majestic 60-yard touchdown run in the ultimate quarter to place the results beyond doubt.

Hill, who started the overall game rather than the injured Giovani Bernard, impressed in his begin of the season, running for a career-high 154 yards and two touchdowns. That’s a pleasant development for the Bengals heading to their game from the Browns as they’ve another weapon in their midst in case Bernard (hip injury) remains out for that match.

That’s crucial considering that the running game is a huge vital part of the Bengals’offense this season. The Bengals are 12th in the NFL in rushing offense with on average 121.4 yards per game which accounts for 33.6 percent of the total offense this season.

With that being said, expect the Bengals to punish the Browns with their ground attack. The Browns have the third-worst rushing defense in the league today, allowing on average 139.6 yards per game this season.

One positive news on the injury front for the Bengals is the return to action of wide receiver A.J. Green. The Pro Bowler had three catches for 44 yards including an 18-yard touchdown reception early in the fourth quarter. His return will further boost their passing game which can be 15th best in the NFL in 2010 with on average 240.2 yards per game.

The Bengals are 4-0-1 SU in the home this season. Cincy’s 13-0-1 SU and 12-1-1 ATS log in its last 14 regular season home games. Bet on Cincinnati Bangals.


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