That’s not the case anymore, and the Cincinnati Bengals learned this the hard way when they were handed a 35-20 loss in Week 12 at the hands of the Browns.
Before the game, there was some jawing back and forth and members of the Browns said Cincinnati was acting like the contest would be easy — and they thought they knew all they needed to know as Hue Jackson — yes, the one who orchestrated four wins in 40 tries for Cleveland — was on their sideline as well.
The confidence and presence of the coach who held them all back was the motivation they needed to make sure their last game was over early. And this one could be even uglier.
Cincinnati is without their top two receivers and their quarterback, and Cleveland is probably more upset than they were before their last meeting. After that win, they had to deal with the backlash from Baker Mayfield not hugging Jackson after the game — which is funny because Hue got no backlash from slamming his players for two and a half seasons then going on a media tour and ripping them again after he was fired.
So again, Jackson will be the target even though he’s just a ‘special assistant.’ This team will want to embarrass him and the team he works for once again. Details for Sunday’s must-watch game are below
TV and Live Stream Info
Date: Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018
Start time: 1:00 P.M. ET
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
TV Info: FOX
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket, FuboTV
Whether you’re a fan of these teams or not, it will be an entertaining game. There’s no love lost here and the gloves are about to come off once again.