Thursday Night Football will see a battle of quarterbacks who were No. 1 overall picks when the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals face off. Baker Mayfield and Joe Burrow were unable to get their team wins in Week 1, but one should have been able to.
The Bengals played a defensive struggle against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Joe Burrow finished 23-36 for 193 yards and an interception. He added a rushing touchdown.
On the final drive of the game, Burrow put his team in position to either tie or take the lead. A.J. Green was called for offensive pass interference and that negated a touchdown. The game ended with Randy Bullock, who made his previous two attempts, missed wide right on a game-tying field goal attempt.
The Browns had a much different outcome when they ran into the juggernaut that is the Baltimore Ravens. Cleveland scored six points in the first quarter but that was it. They were outscored 28-0 over the final three quarters and it ended up being a 38-6 laugher.
One of these AFC North teams will will pick up their first win and avoid an 0-2 start. For the Browns, they will have a chance to get it done on their home field on Thursday night.