Ahead of Sunday’s tilt with the Cleveland Browns, running back Joe Mixon intimated that the Bengals have been playing somewhat scared.

Despite the recent spiral, the 5-5 Bengals still are in the AFC playoff picture. 

A win against Cleveland could be a boost towards a stretch run. 

A loss to Baker Mayfield & Co. could put Cincy out of contention. 

I think Herm Edwards said it best, the best way to play the game…well you know the rest.