Plenty on the line in week 11 clash in the United States.
Where: Paul Brown Stadium
When: 18.00 (GMT)
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The Cincinnati Bengals are still on AFC North despite dropping their last two games, but their hold over the top place in the division will be put to the test when they face the Cleveland Browns on the round in week 11 of the NFL season.
The arch-rivals would resume their hostilities at Paul Brown Stadium this Sunday as if the Bengals are defeated again, it will mark the first time in 11 years they have lost a season series.
After a 17-6 loss in Cleveland on Sept. 29, their second consecutive defeat in the series after winning 13 of 16, the Bengals (6-4) won four straight to build a healthy divisional lead over the erratic Browns and Ravens.
But becoming the 16th team in league history to drop consecutive games in overtime has seen that edge fall to 1 1/2 games.
The Bengals were impressive in battling back from large deficits in both losses but couldn’t close things out. They overcame a 17-3 hole at Miami two weeks ago before Andy Dalton was sacked for a safety in overtime.
Cincinnati erased Baltimore’s 17-0 halftime advantage last week, tying the game at the end of regulation on A.J. Green’s improbable 51-yard touchdown catch. But the offense stalled in the extra period, allowing the Ravens to kick the winning field goal.
Dalton has been crucial in the comeback efforts, but he’s also again come under fire for shaky play overall with a 53.8 passer rating over the last two games. He was also inefficient against the Browns, going 23 for 42 with 206 yards and an interception.
Though Cincinnati has fallen in a rut, the schedule ahead is favorable. Owning a 4-0 record at home, the Bengals will play four of their last six in Cincinnati, and only one remaining opponent boasts a winning record.