The Browns enter today’s game still seeking their first win of the 2012 season. They will have a good shot of getting that victory today and I think they will please the home faithful.
The Bengals run defense has struggled at times this year and without starting linebacker Rey Maualuga this problem will not be fixed today. As I have talked about extensively on this blog, Trent Richardson MUST get the ball 20 times today. He is starting in his 6th professional game and is clearly prepared to carry the load. He should have a field day against this weak Bengals defense.
Joe Haden returns from his 4 game suspension just in time to attempt to shutdown star receiver AJ Green. Expect Haden to be ready to play after his suspension, as he should be motivated after having to watch the Browns pass defense struggle mightily in his absence.
Brandon Weeden has begun to show flashes of having the ability to be a franchise QB. He needs to continue to play well if the Browns are going to win this game today. I actually do see the Browns getting that elusive first W. Browns 24- Bengals 21