Cincinnati 19, Cleveland 17

Sunday, December 19, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 19, 2010
WHERE: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
TEMPERATURE: 28°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jerome Boger
ATTENDANCE: 56342

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland 7 0 0 10 17
Cincinnati 0 10 6 3 19

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 5-9 3-3 2-6 L2
Cincinnati 3-11 2-5 1-6 W1

Recap

Cedric Benson rushed 31 times for 150 yards and a touchdown as the Cincinnati Bengals snapped a 10-game losing skid with a 19-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in a battle of AFC North rivals.

Clint Stitser kicked four field goals and Andre Caldwell caught four passes for 89 yards for the Bengals (3-11), who held the Browns to 59 yards on the ground.

Cleveland jumped out to a lead on its first possession after rookie Colt McCoy completed a six-play drive by hitting tight end Robert Royal with a 20-yard touchdown pass.

Cincinnati clamped down on defense after that and started moving the ball, tying it at 7-7 on Benson’s 18-yard scoring burst in the second quarter. The Bengals then took the lead into halftime on Stitser’s first field goal.

The Bengals led 19-10 in the fourth quarter when Cleveland (5-9) made it interesting, cutting the deficit to 19-17 on McCoy’s 46-yard touchdown pass to Brian Robiskie with 2:13 left. But Cincinnati recovered an onside kick attempt and ran out the clock.

McCoy finished 19 of 25 for 243 yards and two touchdowns in his return to the lineup after missing three games with an ankle sprain.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Cleveland   Cincinnati
Peyton Hillis Player Cedric Benson
14 Attempts 31
59 Yards 150
4.2 Avg Yards 4.8
0 Touchdowns 1
18 Long 18
Receiving
Cleveland   Cincinnati
Benjamin Watson Player Andre Caldwell
7 Receptions 4
92 Yards 89
13.1 Avg Yards 22.2
0 Touchdowns 0
24 Long 53

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cleveland 278 59 219 2 1 0 0.0 0
Cincinnati 397 188 209 1 4 0 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against San Diego . The Bengals have a W/L % of .214 after a win and .214 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Browns have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .357 after a loss.
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