Tonight is the 84th renewal of the Battle of Ohio between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns and we’ve got you covered.
There are numerous ways for you to follow along with us during the game, which begins at 8:25 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
>> HOW TO FOLLOW WITH US:
• ONLINE: Be sure to check our Cincinnati Bengals page for updates, including post-game stories, photos, and more.
• RADIO: Coverage on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO begins at 7 p.m.
• FACEBOOK: Follow along with game updates from our Cincinnati Bengals News Now page
• TWITTER: Follow Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison’s tweets @JayMorrisonCMG as he provides real-time updates from Paul Brown Stadium
• BLOG: Jay Morrison will be updating our Cincinnati Bengals blog as news breaks before, during, and after the game
Bengals-Browns: 6 things to know
Since the Thursday night game 364 days ago when Cleveland beat Cincinnati 24-3 to move into sole possession of first place in the AFC North, the Bengals are 12-2 in regular-season games while the Browns are 3-12.
Bengals-Browns: 6 players to watch
What players will have the biggest impact on tonight’s game? Reporter Jay Morrison breaks it down.
Bengals-Browns series history
The most recent meeting between the teams was Dec. 14, 2014, when the Bengals went to Cleveland and blanked the Browns 30-0 to spoil the NFL debut of rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. The Bengals sacked Manziel three times and intercepted him twice. Jeremy Hill ran for 141 yards and two touchdowns as the Bengals had their biggest rushing day (244 yards) in eight years.
Bengals, Dalton eager to upgrade from 2.0
It’s been 364 days since the Cleveland Browns came to Paul Brown Stadium and embarrassed the Cincinnati Bengals 24-3 on national television in what will forever be known as the Andy Dalton 2.0 game.
The 2.0 was the career-low passer rating Dalton posted that night as the Browns held him to 10 of 33 passing for 86 yards with three interceptions.
Five questions with Bengals Dre Kirkpatrick
Bengals defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick talked about tonight’s return to primetime and his performance in Pittsburgh, which included holding Antonio Brown to three catches for 19 yards after the opening drive, for this week’s Bengals High 5.
Iso booth: A.J. Green vs. Tramon Williams
With Joe Haden out because of a concussion, Williams is likely to draw the assignment of covering Green, who is on pace for 105 catches and 1,483 yards, both of which would be career highs.
Manziel to start for injured McCown
Welcome to The Jungle, Johnny.
With starting quarterback Josh McCown unable to play because of a painful rib injury, Johnny Manziel will start Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.
In his first NFL start last season, Manziel was chased, sacked, intercepted and taunted by the Bengals in a 30-0 embarrassment.
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