We have another interesting "Thought of the Day" this week in the AFC North blog.
It's surprising that we are bringing up this subject, considering the preseason expectations for both teams. Cincinnati had very high hopes coming off a division title and playoff appearance, while the Browns were just 5-11 a year ago. Now it appears both teams are heading in opposite directions, as Cleveland beat the reigning Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints Sunday, and the Bengals have a three-game losing streak.
Are the Browns simply a better team this year? Cleveland won the head-to-head meeting against Cincinnati in Week 4. Or will the talented Bengals right the ship and overcome their slow start? Cincinnati has consecutive home games against the Miami Dolphins (3-3) and Pittsburgh Steelers (5-1) with a shot to get back to .500.