Cincinnati 41, Cleveland 20

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 17, 2013
Location - Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Temperature - 62°
Head Official - Carl Cheffers
Attendance - 63856

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland 13 0 7 0 20
Cincinnati 0 31 0 10 41

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 4-6 3-2 1-4 L1
Cincinnati 7-4 5-0 2-4 W1

Recap


Bengals 41, Browns 20: Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes and Cincinnati scored on both defense and special teams during a franchise-record 31-point second quarter to trounce visiting Cleveland.

Dalton was 13-of-27 for 93 yards with two interceptions for the Bengals (7-4), who avenged a Week 4 loss in Cleveland. Rookie Giovani Bernard compiled 86 yards of offense while A.J. Green made only two catches for seven yards as Cincinnati managed just 224 total yards.

Jason Campbell completed 27-of-56 passes for 248 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions as the Browns (4-6) committed four turnovers and allowed Cincinnati to alter two punts as they squandered an early 13-point lead. Josh Gordon made five catches for 125 yards, but no other Cleveland player had more than 41 yards receiving.

Browns cornerback Joe Haden made two interceptions in the first quarter, returning the second 29 yards for a touchdown to put Cleveland up 13-0. Dalton threw touchdown passes to Jermaine Gresham and Mohamed Sanu less than four minutes apart early in the second quarter before Tony Dye returned a blocked punt 24 yards for a score. Vontaze Burfict added a 13-yard fumble return for another TD and a late field goal by Mike Nugent made it a 31-13 halftime lead.

Campbell found Gordon for a 74-yard touchdown in the third quarter to pull the Browns within 31-20. Dalton hit backup tight end Alex Smith with a 2-yard TD pass early in the fourth quarter and Nugent nailed a 38-yard field goal with just over than eight minutes remaining as Cincinnati improved to 5-0 at home.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Bengals gained only 83 yards in their record-setting quarter. … Dye’s return was the first TD the Browns allowed on a blocked punt since Sept. 30, 1990 at Kansas City. … All the scoring occurred in the north end zone.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Cleveland   Cincinnati
Chris Ogbonnaya Player BenJarvus Green-Ellis
8 Attempts 16
69 Yards 62
8.6 Avg Yards 3.9
0 Touchdowns 0
43 Long 18
Receiving
Cleveland   Cincinnati
Josh Gordon Player Giovani Bernard
5 Receptions 4
125 Yards 41
25.0 Avg Yards 10.2
1 Touchdowns 0
74 Long 25

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cleveland 330 102 228 2 2 2 0.0 0
Cincinnati 224 106 118 5 2 3 4.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Bengals have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Browns have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .400 after a loss.