CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent converted his 39-yard attempt and extended the team’s lead over the Cleveland Browns to 17-10 with 4:45 remaining in the first half of play from Paul Brown Stadium.
The Bengals’ advantage stayed at seven points as the teams headed to the locker room for halftime.
Nugent, who also converted two earlier extra points in the game, capped off a seven-play, 56-yard drive that took 3:20 off the game clock.
On the previous drive,
Richardson punctuated the score by jumping and rolling into the end zone. The former University of Alabama runner’s touchdown sparked a “Roll Tide, Roll” call from Browns radio broadcaster Jim Donovan.
On first-and-goal from the 10-yard line, Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton threw a pass over to second-year wide receiver A.J. Green on the right side of the field and Green worked his way out of
Nugent’s extra point extended the Bengals’ lead to 14-3 over the Browns with 10:27 left in the second quarter.
Courtesy of their special teams return unit, the Bengals enjoyed a 7-3 lead over the Browns after the first quarter of Sunday’s AFC North Division game.
Cincinnati cornerback Adam Jones fielded a punt from Cleveland’s
Jones stepped out of the first tackle by
The Browns took the opening kickoff and got one first down on a 13-yard run on an end-around to wide receiver
Later in the first quarter, Browns kicker
Dawson has now made all four of his field goal attempts this season and is three-for-three on kicks of 40 or more yards. He was seven-of-eight on field goal attempts of at least 50 yards in 2011.