Week 2 NFL Odds: Browns Vs. Bengals

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 27: Jermaine Gresham #84 of the Cincinnati Bengals is tackled by Scott Fujita #99 and Eric Hagg #27 of the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium on November 27, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)

The Bengals are 7-1 in the last eight visits by the Browns, while 11 of the last 13 games the Browns have played in have gone under the total points spread.

The in-state, divisional rivalry between the Bengals and Browns hasn't drawn much attention in the last decade or so, mostly because neither team has been very good.

While the Bengals have recently seen a resurgence spear-headed by Andy Dalton and A.J. Green providing new life to their offense, a 44-13 Week 1 drubbing at the hands of the Ravens has dampened the optimism some in Cincinnati.

Regardless, the Bengals opened as 7-point favorites to beat the Browns on Sunday after Cleveland lost their opener to the Eagles.

While the Browns kept the game against the Eagles very close, losing by just 1, rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden was terrible, completing less than 35 percent of his passes and throwing four interceptions. The interior offensive line of the Browns struggled to get much push and Trent Richardson was held to just 39 yards rushing on 19 attempts.

For more on the Bengals, be sure to visit Cincy Jungle. To read more about the Browns, check out Dawgs By Nature.

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