Many are calling the 'Battle of Ohio' the 'Battle of No-hio.' The Browns have not had a victory against a Bengals team that ended up having a winning record at the end of a season since October 30th 1988 — the same (and last) year the Bengals went to the Super Bowl.
In that same season, the Bengals and Browns met in Riverfront Stadium during, guess what, Week 4. The Bengals came away with a 24-17 victory behind two touchdowns from Ickey Woods along with a field goal from Jim Breech. What separated the two teams is what will separate the two this week, defense. The first touchdown in that 1988 meeting came in the form of a fumble recovery for touchdown by Lewis Billups.
While physically, the team from up north was supplanted to be reborn as the Baltimore Ravens, the legacy of the Browns has been retained by the city of their birth in the form of the present day Browns.
One item held onto—by fan and team alike—is the rabid fan section known as the Dog Pound. It is where the fan's passion holds true that the Browns are the Browns of all-time.
While the Browns are named after their venerable (and similarly alienated by Art Modell) coach, Paul Brown, they have to contend with the fact that coach Paul Brown and his family transferred the "Brown Legacy" to the Bengals when the venerable coach founded the Cincinnati Bengals.
That is right, the Browns were named after the Bengals' founder and father of present owner, Mike Brown.