Cleveland 17, Cincinnati 6

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 29, 2013
Location - FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Temperature - 68°
Head Official - Ron Winter
Attendance - 71481

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 2-2 2-0 0-2 L1
Cleveland 2-2 1-1 1-1 W2

Recap


Browns 17, Bengals 6: Brian Hoyer threw a pair of touchdown passes and Cleveland held visiting Cincinnati out of the end zone on the way to its second straight win.

Hoyer, who replaced Brandon Weeden (sprained thumb) a week ago and helped beat Minnesota with three scoring passes, connected with tight end Jordan Cameron from 2 yards out to open the scoring in the first quarter. The Ohio native, who was making his first home start, sealed the contest in the fourth quarter with another short lob to Chris Ogbonnaya to cap the scoring.

Hoyer finished 25-for-38 for 269 yards for Cleveland (2-2). Cameron, who has five touchdown receptions on the season, caught 10 passes for 91 yards.

Andy Dalton, who threw for a career-high 381 yards at Cleveland last year, suffered through a miserable day. He finished just 23-for-42 for 206 yards, lost a fumble and threw an interception to end any Bengals' comeback hopes with under four minutes to play.

Cincinnati (2-2) could only muster a pair of field goals by Mike Nugent and finished with 63 yards rushing. Cleveland's Billy Cundiff connected on a 51-yard field goal for Cleveland but missed two attempts.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cleveland got penetration in the backfield to stuff RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis on a key fourth down at the Browns' 7-yard line with 4:25 left in the first half. ...The Bengals extended their streak of not allowing a 300-yard passer to 18 straight games but were held without a TD for the first time since Sept. 25, 2011 against San Francisco. ... Cincinnati LB Vontaze Burfict suffered an apparent neck injury making a tackle in the fourth quarter but returned a few plays later. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Cincinnati   Cleveland
Giovani Bernard Player Willis McGahee
10 Attempts 15
37 Yards 46
3.7 Avg Yards 3.1
0 Touchdowns 0
6 Long 9
Receiving
Cincinnati   Cleveland
Jermaine Gresham Player Jordan Cameron
3 Receptions 10
53 Yards 91
17.7 Avg Yards 9.1
0 Touchdowns 1
26 Long 31

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cincinnati 266 63 203 0 2 0 3.0 0
Cleveland 336 89 247 2 1 1 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Buffalo . The Browns have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against New England. The Bengals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.