Final: Bengals 41, Browns 20
Cleveland kicked things off with a field goal in the first. After an ugly interception from Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton, Cleveland quickly added three more. On Cincinnati's next drive, cornerback Joe Haden picked off Dalton again and took it back for a touchdown.
Cincinnati would respond in the second quarter with a touchdown pass from Dalton to tight end Jermaine Gresham. The Bengals then made it two straight scores when Dalton found Mohamed Sanu. The Cincinnati special teams then got in on the action with a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown.
It was then time for the defense to contribute. Cincinnati's Vontaze Burfict forced a fumble and returned it himself for a touchdown to give the Bengals a 28-13 lead.
The Browns then showed signs of life in the second half as Cleveland quarterback Jason Campbell found Josh Gordon for a lengthy score. Cincinnati would respond early in the fourth quarter with a touchdown from Dalton to backup tight end Alex Smith.
At the end of the day, the Cincinnati offense was bailed out by a strong defensive showing. Cleveland drops to 4-6 and faces tough questions about its offense. Cincinnati simply keeps rolling along atop the AFC North at 7-4.
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