THURSDAY NIGHT NFL TOP SIDE PLAY
Cincinnati Bengals (0-1) at Cleveland Browns (0-1)
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 8:20 pm
I get that the Browns would be favored because of the talente edge on paper side-by-side, but the Browns looked horrendous in week 1, and even against the Ravens who are probably slotted to win the AFC North again, six points with the amount of talent on that roster is just pitiful. I think Joe Burrow was harder on himself than he needed to be for his debut, but we’re all our hardest critics in times like those and I think he carries that forward here. The Browns have an edge on the defensive front with Myles Garrett, but after week 1, I’m willing to say that the Bengals have the edge at QB and have as many skill pieces to battle the Browns. Side not, the Browns released kicker Austin Seibert and Cincinnati picked him up so I can’t help but feel some sense of irony looming that Seibert kicks a game-winning field goal against his former team. I’ll side with Cincinnati on the money line as my premium pick for this game.