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Best team in Ohio won’t be on the field for Bengals-Browns

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Posted at 8:07 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 20:07:42-04

With Ohio State, Ohio, Akron, Toledo, Kent State, Bowling Green and Miami of Ohio idle because of the coronavirus pandemic, that leaves football fans in the Buckeye State with Thursday night’s Bengals-Browns game.

Sorry, folks — Pro Picks probably will be watching Islanders-Lightning instead.

At least this matchup is in Week 2, before Cincinnati and Cleveland are deeply dredging the bottom of the standings. Actually, the Bengals with top overall draft pick Joe Burrow at quarterback, were the better team in their opener before falling to the Chargers. Let’s forget about the Browns in their debut at Baltimore.

That’s almost what they have done.

“It is a short week, so we are kind of flushing it and moving on,” receiver Odell Beckham Jr. says of Cleveland being routed by Baltimore. “Did not necessarily get to watch the film as much as a group as we probably would have liked to, but we have a another big division game coming up. You kind of have to flush it, move on and call it a mulligan, whatever you want to call it, and just keep pushing.”

Cincinnati, ranked 28th in the AP Pro32, is a 5 1/2-point underdog at No. 31 Cleveland. We’ll go with the Buckeyes, uh, the ...

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