L.A. Times’ Sam Farmer predicts winner of Bengals-Browns game on Thursday

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett on a pass rush.
Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow will need to keep his eyes open for the pass rush of Browns end Myles Garrett (95).
(Ron Schwane / Associated Press)

NFL Thursday


TV: 5:20 p.m. PDT, NFL Network.
Line: Browns by 6.
Over/under: 43 1/2.
Sam Farmer’s pick: The Browns played terribly in a Week 1 blowout, but will bounce back against their cross-state rivals. Joe Burrow had a strong performance in his debut, and now faces the challenge of a short week … and Myles Garrett. BROWNS 27, BENGALS 23