Oh good lord, Cleveland. We’re back at it again.
It’s time to shake off the bye-week dust, because the Browns are taking on an AFC North adversary in the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. When they do so, as the team announced on Twitter, they’ll be wearing brown jerseys, brown pants and orange socks.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 8, 2016
The Week-14 match-up against head coach Hue Jackson’s former team might be the Browns’ last chance to snap this season’s 0-12 losing streak, but we’ve already said that several times this season, haven’t we? They were supposed to have a shot against the Tennessee Titans in Week 6. How’d that work out? Or what about the first time they faced the Bengals in Week 7. Yeah, they lost that one by two touchdowns. The New York Giants were supposed to maybe overlook the Browns in Week 12, but here we are— still sitting winless with just three games left in the season.
That said, the uniform combination of brown and orange—and the fact that we’re facing 4-7 Cincinnati—can only have one name this week: Bengal Bait.
You know when you’re at the zoo, and you see the zookeepers put a huge platter of nondescript meat in the middle of the tiger pen. It never lasts long, does it? I imagine Sunday’s game will be something like that. Good luck, Cleveland.
As always, here’s your weekly reminder of what the Browns have worn—and have they’ve fared—so far this season. Spoiler alert: there aren’t any wins on the list.
Week 9: The Cookie Crumbles
Result: L vs. Dallas Cowboys, 35-10