Johnny Manziel, trying to give the Cleveland Browns some reason to hope, has his opportunity Thursday night.
Manziel and the Cleveland Browns play against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Battle of Ohio on “Thursday Night Football.” Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner whose pro career has been defined by controversy, starts for the injured Josh McCown. Unfortunately for Manziel, the last time he played against the Bengals, he lost 30-0.
His job will be a difficult one this time, too, as he plays against the unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals have gotten steady play from their own quarterback in Andy Dalton. The Bengals are one of four unbeaten teams in the NFL, and take comfort in that the last 32 teams to be 7-0 have made the playoffs.
For the year, Cleveland is only 2-6.