It’s another Battle of Ohio weekend in the NFL.
If Bengals-Browns II for 2016 isn’t enough to get you excited, we’ve got some more reasons right here.
1. Could Cleveland finally get its first win of the season?
The Bengals have already been disappointing enough this season it would not be as shocking as it might have seemed a few weeks ago if they lose, but the Browns still face an uphill climb.
The return of Robert Griffin III adds some intrigue to this one.
2. The Steelers take their three-game winning streak to Buffalo.
This could turn out to be an important game when all is said and done.
The Bills are basically out of AFC East race while Pittsburgh is tied at the top of the AFC North with Baltimore.
The Steelers are a game behind Denver for the second wild card, but the Broncos have a brutal closing schedule.
3. The marquee game of the late afternoon is Seattle at Green Bay.
The Packers have won two in a row but don’t have much margin for error. They still trail the Lions by two games in the NFC North, and here comes one of the league’s best defenses.
The Seahawks will be beginning life without star safety Earl Thomas, though.
4. The Cowboys and Giants are playing Sunday night.
Dak vs. Eli. NFL rushing leader Ezekiel Elliott and that great offensive line vs. a Giants front four that just lost a key player.
And the league hopes big-time ratings, too. New York is the only team to beat Dallas this season.
5. The Monday night game is shaping up to be a good one, too.
Tom Brady takes on perhaps the league’s best defense in prime time.
Baltimore and New England have staged some epics over the years. Will this be the next one?