Cincinnati 23, Cleveland 20

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 27, 2011
Location - Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Temperature - 57°
Head Official - Walt Anderson
Attendance - 48260

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland 7 10 3 0 20
Cincinnati 7 0 10 6 23

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1
Cincinnati 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1


Andy Dalton passed for 270 yards and a touchdown as the Cincinnati Bengals kept their playoff hopes alive with a 23-20 come-from-behind victory over the visiting Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Cedric Benson rushed for 106 yards and a score and Mike Nugent kicked a 23-yard field goal with 38 seconds left for the Bengals (7-4), who snapped a two-game slide and stayed within one game of the AFC North lead.

The Browns had a chance to take the lead with 1:51 left but Phil Dawson’s 55-yard field goal attempt fell short, leaving the door open for Cincinnati.

Dalton wasted no time bringing the Bengals into the red zone, hooking up with rookie A.J. Green on a 51-yard catch to the Cleveland 2-yard line.

Cincinnati settled for Nugent’s third field goal to take its first lead of the day.

The Browns held a 20-10 advantage in the third quarter after Dawson connected from 54 yards.

Dalton needed five plays to pull the Bengals back within a field goal, hooking up with Green on a 35-yard strike down the left sideline to move into Cleveland territory and then finding tight end Jermaine Gresham for a 22-yard score.

A 40-yard field goal by Nugent early in the fourth tied it at 20-20.

Colt McCoy passed for a pair of touchdowns for the Browns (4-7), who have dropped four of five.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Cincinnati
Peyton Hillis Player Cedric Benson
19 Attempts 21
65 Yards 106
3.4 Avg Yards 5.0
0 Touchdowns 1
10 Long 33
Cleveland   Cincinnati
Jordan Norwood Player A.J. Green
4 Receptions 3
69 Yards 110
17.2 Avg Yards 36.7
1 Touchdowns 0
36 Long 51

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cleveland 274 134 140 2 2 0 2.0 1
Cincinnati 389 132 257 2 3 1 2.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Bengals have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Browns have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.