It should be no problem for the Bengals. The weather might be a factor - flurries and in the 30's.
I look at the Browns-Bengal games alot like the OSU-Michigan games. Regardless of the records it's always a good game. The players get up for this one.
We didn't play a bad game in the season opener. It was 27-13, but the Browns shot themselves in the foot quite a bit and had two TDs called back for stupid penalties. The punt return for a TD that was called back was a bogus call too.
But both offenses moved the ball up and down the field. I expect that today too. We just can't keep settling for FG's.
But again - the Bengals shouldn't have any problems. Our secondary is injury depleted. If the weather is a factor, I look for both teams to run the ball more.
Charlie Fry versus the Bengal's secondary could be interesting. Edwards is out, but he only played in 2 series in that first meeting. The Browns are expected to use multiple receiver sets with Northcutt and Cribbs replacing Edwards.
The Brown's secondary is pumped about facing Johnson, and really want to shut him down. They shut him down last year, but he caught 9 passes for 91 yds in the opener this year. So that may be the interesting "contest" to watch and what Crennel will do.