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Browns and Bengals Renew 'Battle Of Ohio' At Cleveland Browns Stadium Sunday

For the third straight season the Browns are 0-3 to start a season.  To make matter worse, the home team has held a lead in the 4th quarter of each loss, showing just how close the team is to getting over the hump.

Just how many more losses can the psyche of a team take?  Especially one that is trying to rebuild.

This week it is the 2-1 Cincinnati Bengals coming to town.  Sure, the Bengals offense seems to be struggling, but the Browns have been a tonic for Carson Palmer and Co. in the past.  The Bengals are 5-2 under Marvin Lewis at Cleveland Browns Stadium, winning four of their past five in Cleveland.

Carson Palmer, who has struggled a bit this season, is 8-2 against Cleveland, completing 210 of 337 passes for 2,255 yards passing, 23 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for an 87.3 passer rating.  Those 23 touchdowns are the most against any opponent.

As for the Browns, the team is hoping Jake Delhomme will return to action this week.  He has faced Cincinnati just once in his career, recording an 87.6 passer rating with two touchdowns and an interception with Carolina on Oct. 21, 2008.

The Benglas swept the Browns last season, winning 23-20(OT) in Cleveland on Oct. 4th and 16-7 in Cincinnati on Nov. 29.

The Browns begin a two-game homestand this weekend with the Falcons coming to town next week.  After that?  A trip to Pittsburgh.  Time for the Browns to get a win.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.