CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns will conclude the 2023-24 regular season this afternoon in the second round of this year’s ‘Battle of Ohio.’
The Browns won the first game, 24-3, in Week 1 at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sept. 10.
A lot has changed since the first meeting.
Joe Burrow and Deshaun Watson were the team’s starting quarterbacks to begin the season.
Both suffered season-ending injuries.
Jake Browning will start for Cincinnati while former Bengal Jeff Driskel is the fifth different starting quarterback for Cleveland.
The Browns are sitting Joe Flacco after clinching a playoff spot following a Week 17 home win over the New York Jets.
Cleveland will be playing a handful of backups against the Bengals today.
“I feel like we’ve earned that opportunity with how we took care of business the previous week,” head coach Kevin Stefanski said in a news conference this week. “So, our full intent is to go down there, play well, and get a win. That’s our motivation. That’s what we plan on doing.
Cincinnati is coming off back-to-back road losses to Pittsburgh and Kansas City and are eliminated from the playoffs.
Jake Browning will be the Bengals’ starting quarterback this afternoon as they will look to end the season at 9-8.
Kickoff between the Bengals and Browns will begin at 1 p.m. at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati.
The game will be televised on Channel 7.
It will also be broadcast on AM 1290, WHIO Radio.
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