Hey Bengals, Want to Be Taken Seriously? Beat Cleveland

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Published: September 30, 2009

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... Bengals want to make a true statement, they must beat Cleveland this weekend on the road.

The Browns enter the game in shambles. They are fighting with their coach, fighting with each other, and have been blown out in all three games so far this season. On paper, the game appears to be a mismatch.
That's why the game is so dangerous for the Bengals. Coming off the emotional high of beating the Steelers and with a huge road game at Baltimore looming next week, the Cleveland game is the classic tweener, the kind of game that middle-of-the-road teams lose.
If the Bengals are to be taken seriously, they must beat Cleveland. Sure, ending an eight-game losing streak to the big, bad Steelers got all the press, but none of that means anything if they don't beat the Browns.
The true mark of a championship team is beating the teams you are supposed to beat. A good team will play five to seven games a season that they should win...

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