Bengals dominate Browns 37-3
12/06/2015 04:06 PM
The Bengals completed a sweep of the Cleveland Browns for the first time since 2011 in a game that seemed over about as soon as it started. The Browns were no match for the talented Bengals, even with Cincinnati missing Tyler Eifert, George Iloka and Leon Hall due to injury. Andy Dalton and AJ Green connected for 102 yards in the first 17 minutes of the game and the Bengals quickly went up 14-0.
Dalton threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns on 14 of 19 passing. He hit both A.J. Green and Marvin Jones for touchdown scores. Green finished with 5 catches for 128 yards, Jones with 5 catches for 55 yards. Jeremy Hill and the Bengals running game continued to look revived. Hill ran 22 times for a season-high 98 yards and a touchdown.
Green surpassed 1,000 yards this season after his 102-yard performance in the first half. It’s his fifth-straight season with that many yards, joining Randy Moss as the only other receiver to accomplish that feat.
The Bengals defense was impressive, as well, having no issues with new Cleveland quarterback Austin Davis. Cincinnati sacked Davis three times, including a sack by Carlos Dunlap that tied his career-high 9.5 in a season. The Bengals, the NFL’s top-ranked scoring defense, held the Browns to just a field goal.
Cincinnati moves to 10-2 after the win and will prepare for another AFC North matchup next week against Pittsburgh at Paul Brown Stadium.