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NFL Week 12 CBS Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals Preview

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Chubb making his mark

Rookie running back Nick Chubb has been dominant since taking over the starting job for the Browns.

Receivers need to do a better job of holding on

David Njoku and Antonio Callaway haven’t been helping their rookie quarterback out with their drops this season.

Ward locking them down

On the defensive side of the ball, rookie corner Denzel Ward has shown lockdown potential. His 77.7 grade is tied for the 13th-best among qualifying corners.

Pass-rush struggles

The Browns’ pass-rush has struggled this season outside of standout defensive end Myles Garrett.

Dalton pushing the envelope

Andy Dalton has taken a high-risk, high-reward approach to the season and his numbers reflect that.

Green doing damage

The Bengals offense has sorely missed A.J. Green in the last few games.

Always the bridesmaid

Geno Atkins has been his usual, dominant self for the Bengals this year. The veteran interior defender’s 86.9 grade and 84.0 pass-rushing grade are both inside the top-ten among his position.

Dominant from the start

The Bengals have their own impressive rookie in second-round pick Jessie Bates. The rookie safety has produced an 83.2 overall grade (fourth), 81.0 run-defense grade (fourth), and an 80.8 coverage grade (seventh).

Key matchup

PFF Greenline has projections for the spread, moneyline and over/under of the Browns’ matchup with the Bengals. Get its picks here.

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