The Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals are playing against each other on Week 10 NFL's Thursday Night Football, November 6, 2014. The Bengals are hosting the Browns at the Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fans can watch the game online via live stream - free for subscribers - below, or on NFL Network on television.
As noted by Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Bengals and Browns played at this high caliber, over .500 this late in the season, was on Dec. 14, 1986, according to Elias Sports Bureau. In addition, the similar stats between the 5-2-1 and 5-3 teams add to the suspense of not knowing which team will emerge as the winner of the Thursday Night Football. The Browns will be playing at a stadium, where the hosts haven't lost a regular-season game in two seasons and the visitors haven't won in six years.
If looking only at the stats, the Browns have a slight edge over the Bengals, as Browns are ranked 8th in points allowed per game, but the Bengals are 17th in points. However, the Bengals could easily offset this weakness by capitalizing Browns' last in the league rush defense through their running plays, ranked 9th in the league. The Bengals' defense are not that much better either, as it is only one rank higher at 30th.
The Browns are ranked 3rd in AFC North, and the Bengals 1st. The division rivalry will be high in tonight's football game.
On offense, Browns' QB Brian Hoyer is going 146 of 252, with 2,014 pass yards and 10 touchdowns, guiding the team to reach over .500 in the last three games. Running back Ben Tate has 94 carries, with 308 rush yards and three touchdowns. Terrance West has 81 carries, with 302 rush yards and two touchdowns.
So far, Browns is ranked 16th in offensive points, 14th in total yards, 14th in pass yards, and 15th in rush yards.
On defense, Browns are ranked 8th in points allowed, 29th in yards allowed, 18th in pass yards, and 31st in rush defense.
Quarterback Andy Dalton is going 161 of 248, with 1,874 yards and 8 touchdowns. Running backs Giovani Bernard leads with 109 carries, with 446 rush yards and five touchdowns, and Jeremy Hill has 74 carries, with 349 rush yards and five touchdowns.
On the receiving end, Mohamed Sanu leads with 39 catches and 628 rush yards and four touchdowns, and A.J. Green has 20 catches and 358 yards and three touchdowns.
The Bengals, on the other hand, rank 13th in offensive points, 12th in yards, 15th in pass yards, and 9th in rush yards.
On defense, the Bengals are ranked 17th in points, 30th in yards allowed, and 21st in pass yards, and 30th in rush yards.
The outcome of tonight's game is uncertain as the teams are similar in both their offensive and defensive performances thus far in the league, so it will be up to the coaches to devise ways to outsmart the opponents.
Meanwhile, Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron will miss Thursday's game because he has not recovered from a concussion, his third in three season. He has missed two games this season, and the Browns won both -- over Tampa Bay and New Orleans. If the Browns continue to play at the current level, Cameron's absence should not be a significant factor in the team's chances of winning.
The Thursday Night Football Browns vs. Bengals will begin airing at 5:25 p.m. PT on NFL Network, and fans can watch the game online via live stream by clicking here.