The Bengals (10-6) are the AFC North champions and still have a chance at earning the top seed during the AFC playoffs. But since those chances are very slim, the Bengals have already decided to rest starting quarterback Joe Burrow, who is dealing with a minor knee injury. Brandon Allen will start in his place, and other starters will likely be rested as well. The Bengals will be without running back Joe Mixon, who is on the COVID list. The eliminated Browns (7-9) will also have a backup under center as Case Keenum is scheduled to start in place of Baker Mayfield. Mayfield has been impacted by numerous injuries this season and will undergo surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder later this month. Cleveland has won six of the past seven games against its in-state foe.
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