The Cleveland Browns have not done well in their first regular season game over the past decade, but the tide could change when they battle the Cincinnati Bengals in the Battle of Ohio. This is Pat Shurmur's first opportunity to have an edge in a division battle, because they won't see AFC North opponents again until the end of the season. Is Colt McCoy up to the task of operating the West Coast Offense? Can the 4-3 defense deliver a pass rush that can disrupt rookie quarterback Andy Dalton?
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns
Date/Time: Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. EST
Television: WOIO, Channel 19 (Cleveland)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan & Solomon Wilcots
This is the official game thread for the Bengals vs. Browns match-up. Any comment regarding the game as it is taking place should go in this thread. As the number of comments increase during the game, there might be one or more "overflow" threads where the rest of the discussion will be continued.
As always, GO BROWNS!!!