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Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns 12/08/2019 Game Analysis, Odds and Predictions
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Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns 12/08/2019 – Betting websites USA are anticipating the tail-end of the NFL matchups. The Cincinnati Bengals (1-11) will grapple for a win against the Cleveland Browns (5-7). The Bengals had finally notched a pivotal win, but they’re still the lowest-ranked team. Will they be motivated to perform better? Let’s find out.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns 12/08/2019
The Bengals are in a celebratory mood. They beat the odds and notched a win against their previous opponent, the New York Jets. The Cincinnati Bengals overwhelmed the Jets with a 22-6 scoreboard. QB Andy Dalton led the pack with 22/37 and 243 air yards. He connected a thrown TD and didn’t get any interceptions. Joe Mixon was the ground leader. He carried the ball 19 times for only 44 yards. But he made up for the minimal yardage gain with a rushing TD. Auden Tate picked up the top receiver’s merit by catching the ball 4 times for 66 yards.
The Bengals trusted in a mixed-offense tactic, and it served them well. They rushed for only 25 out of 63 plays. Their offense covered 277 yards. Their opponent was close behind with 270 yards gained. The difference lay in the defense. The Bengals were determined to prevent any scoring runs.
The Bengals limited their opponents to only a 58% throw completion rate. The opponent wasn’t able to do a lot of rushes either- the Bengals constricted them to only 17 rush attempts. Because of this nuance, the Bengals reaped points while the Jets couldn’t score.
Players to watch:
A. Dalton QB (8 GP 204 CMP 338 ATT 60.4 CMP% 2252 YDS 6.7 AVG 287.9 YDS/G 66 LNG 9 TD 8 INT 29 SACK 190 SYL 34.7 QBR 79.2 RTG), J. Mixon RB (11 GP 164 ATT 599 YDS 3.7 AVG 30 LNG 1 BIG 1 TDS 54.5 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 29 FD), G. Bernard RB (11 GP 38 ATT 117 YDS 3.1 AVG 25 LNG 1 BIG 0 TDS 10.6 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 7 FD).
The Browns were pushed against the wall by their previous opponents, the Pittsburgh Steelers. They suffered a 20-13 defeat. QB Baker Mayfield was going for 18/32 with 196 air yards. He chucked in a thrown TD and an interception. Nick Chubb was the grandmaster, carrying the ball 16 times for a total of 58 yards. Meanwhile, Jarvis Landry carried the receivers’ end with 6 receptions worth 76 yards.
The Browns were aggressive, but they were unable to extend their tenacity on their defensive line. The team covered a total of 279 yards via 63 plays. Their opponents, on the other hand, gained 323 yards. This slight advantage might have tipped the game in the opponents’ favor. The Browns put up a token defense. They conceded a 67% throw completion rate. What was more worrisome was the 32 rush attempts that the Browns were unable to stop.
The Browns need to find a remedy for their uneven focus on offense and defense. They should reevaluate their game plan and approach to scoring.
Players to watch:
B. Mayfield QB (11 GP 226 CMP 375 ATT 60.3 CMP% 2721 YDS 7.3 AVG 254.8 YDS/G 89 LNG 14 TD 13 INT 27 SACK 211 SYL 47.8 QBR 80.5 RTG 11 GP 17 ATT 82 YDS 4.8 AVG 18 LNG 0 BIG 2 TDS 7.5 YDS/G 2 FUM 0 LST 8 FD), N. Chubb RB (11 GP 222 ATT 1117 YDS 5 AVG 88 LNG 8 BIG 7 TDS 101.5 YDS/G 2 FUM 2 LST 43 FD), K. Hunt RB (3 GP 18 ATT 79 YDS 4.4 AVG 9 LNG 0 BIG 1 TDS 26.3 YDS/G 1 FUM 0 LST 5 FD).
Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns Betting Picks
Online sportsbooks have determined a predicted score of 9.8 versus 32.7. It’s a landslide win for Browns, with their score covering the spread plus a total going over.