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After last week's offensive breakout against the Detroit Lions, can Brady Quinn and company keep things going this week?

CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-9) WEEK 12 CINCINNATI BENGALS (7-3)
VS.
Date: November 29, 2009 Location: Cincinnati, OH
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium
TV: CBS
Favorite: Bengals by 14
Radio: WTAM, 1100 AM Over/Under: 37½
SBN Coverage: Cincy Jungle Announcers Rich Gannon & Ian Eagle

Position-by-Position Breakdown

Pos Adv Reason
QB - Brady Quinn showed some signs of life last week, but he'll need more consistency before he gets some credit.
RB - Cedric Benson, Larry Johnson, Bernard Scott, Brian Leonard? This team is well stacked at running back.
WR - Mohamed Massaquoi had his second good game of the season last week, but Chad Ochocinco has been great all season long.
OL - Both offensive lines have played well, but the Browns' line gets a bad reputation due to the team's 1-9 record.
DL - The line hasn't gotten to the quarterback since losing Antwan Odom, but they still contribute to the Bengals' solid run defense.
LB - The Browns' line continues to look good with David Bowens inside and Jason Trusnik outside, but the Bengals have the productivity and the youth.
DB - Cleveland is going to need another cornerback next year unless the rest of the defense drastically improve to compensate.
ST - Go Joshua Cribbs!


The Browns took the Bengals down to the final seconds of overtime the last time these two teams met, although the game would've been over sooner had Shaun Rogers not blocked Shayne Graham's extra point (after blocking a kick of his earlier too). The Browns won't experience the same fortune this time. The Bengals have a good defense, but if the Browns attempt to take shots down the field like they did last week, the field will be more open for Quinn to keep the Browns in the game long enough.

FINAL PREDICTION: Cincinnati Bengals 24, Cleveland Browns 14.
CHRIS' RECORD IN PICKING BROWNS GAMES: 8-2
CHRIS' OVERALL NFL PREDICTIONS RECORD: 116-47

This is the official gameday thread for the Cleveland Browns in Week 12 as they battle the Cincinnati Bengals. All comments regarding the game should be posted in this thread. Enjoy the game, and GO BROWNS!!!