Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
The Browns, still in search of their first win of the year, host the Bengals in an AFC North divisional battle.
The Cleveland Browns streaked out to a 14-0 lead over the New York Giants on Sunday, but that was of little solace at the end of a 41-27 Giants victory. On Sunday, the Browns will be looking to turn those encouraging stretches into a victory -- they enter Week 6 still looking for their first win of the season.
The Bengals will come to Cleveland looking to get back in the win column themselves, after being upset by the Miami Dolphins at home in Week 5. In that game, the Bengals were stymied by one of the best third-down defenses in the NFL -- they converted only two of 14 third-down opportunities in what was a four-point loss.
The Browns played the Bengals close in two games last season, losing by 10 points in the first game of the year and by three in late November. But losing by three on Sunday won't save Pat Shurmur and Cleveland's front office from mounting criticism.
Kickoff on Sunday will be at 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on CBS.