The NFL is back for Week 10, with a surprisingly important Thursday Night Football contest. The Cincinnati Bengals are hosting the Cleveland Browns, and first place in the AFC North is actually on the line, at least for a few days. The Bengals are 5-2-1, while the Browns are 5-3. The Steelers are in between them at 6-3, so they could move ahead of both with a Bengals loss. Whatever the case, who would have thought the Browns would be in the thick of the divisional race midway through the season.
The game kicks off at 5:25 p.m. PT. It will once again be broadcast on NFL Network (no CBS) with Jim Nantz and Phil Sims in the booth and Tracy Wolfson on the sideline. The Bengals are a touchdown favorite, and have the upperhand in this series straight up, winning 7 of 10. However, the Browns have kept it close in recent years, at 6-3-1 against the spread.
Game time: 5:25 p.m. PT
Channel: NFL Network
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson
Odds: Bengals -7