Browns-Bengals Postgame Notes

Posted Sep 29, 2013

Here are the postgame notes from the Cleveland Browns' 17-6 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium.

QB Brian Hoyer completed 25 of 38 passes (65.8 percent) for 269 yards with two touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 103.9 rating. He completed his fist nine passes of the game for 85 yards and one touchdown. Hoyer is the first quarterback to win his first two starts in a Browns uniform since Mark Rypien in 1994 (vs. New England on Nov. 6 and at Philadelphia on Nov. 13).

Making his 100th straight start, LT Joe Thomas extended his consecutive snaps streak to 6,125, the longest active stretch in the league. Thomas has started every game and hasn’t missed an offensive play since being selected by the Browns with the third overall pick in the 2007 draft.

Making his first career start, Browns 2013 first-round pick OLB Barkevious Mingo recorded his third sack of the season. After missing the season-opener due to injury, he has a sack in each of the past three games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Mingo is the first player with a sack in each of his first three NFL games since Oakland's Tommy Kelly in 2004. Mingo is also the first Brown to accomplish the feat.

TE Jordan Cameron recorded a career-high 10 receptions for 91 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown. With a team-high five receiving touchdowns this season, Cameron is the first Browns tight end with at least five touchdowns in a season since Kellen Winslow had five in 2007. The only Browns tight end with more than five receiving touchdowns in a season is Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome, who accomplished the feat three times (six in 1981 and 1983 and nine in 1979). Cameron also joins Winslow (five times), Newsome (four times) and Benjamin Watson (once) as the only Browns tight ends to catch 10 or more passes in a game.

Cameron leads the team this season with 30 receptions, 360 receiving yards and five touchdowns, with all three figures representing career-bests. Cameron’s five receiving touchdowns and 30 receptions are the most by a Browns tight end in the first four games of a season, and his receiving yardage is the second most.


1. Jordan Cameron (2013)-30

2. Ozzie Newsome (1981)-23

3. Kellen Winslow (2006)-22


1. Kellen Winslow (2007)-367

2. Jordan Cameron (2013)-360

3. Milt Morin (1971)-273

DB Buster Skrine tied a career-high with three passes defensed, while adding his first interception of the season. It was his second career interception, with the other occurring at Arizona on Dec, 18, 2011.

The Browns limited Cincinnati to 63 rushing yards on 20 attempts (3.2 average). Cleveland’s defense had not allowed a 100-yard rusher this season and has limited opponents to an average of 79.0 yards per game and an average of 2.9 yards per carry. The Browns are the only team in the league to have not given up a rush of 15 yards or longer this season. The longest rush allowed by the club this season was 14 yards by Miami RB Daniel Thomas on Sept. 8.

DB Chris Owens recorded two tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. It was his second career sack and first since Nov. 27, 2011 as a member of the Atlanta Falcons.

RB Chris Ogbonnaya registered five receptions for 21 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown. It was his first career receiving touchdown and second career score (1-yard touchdown run at Jacksonville on Nov. 20, 2011). Ogbonnaya added 27 rushing yards on five attempts (5.4 average).

C Alex Mack has started and played in each of the first 68 games of his career. He hasn’t missed an offensive snap during his career, a stretch of 4,200 plays.

LB D’Qwell Jackson finished with a team-high 10 tackles (according to press box figures) and one pass deflection, which was intercepted by Skrine in the fourth quarter.  Jackson has been a part of a takeaway in each of the four games this season. He deflected a pass, which was intercepted in the opener; he recovered a fumble in Week 2; forced a fumble last game; and was a part of the interception this game.

K Billy Cundiff connected on a field-goal attempt from 51 yards. He is 2-of-2 on field-goal attempts this season from 50 yards or longer.

Inactive with a knee injury, LB Jabaal Sheard missed the first game of his career. He had previously started all 35 games since the Browns selected him in the second round of the 2011 draft.

Cleveland’s offense recorded its longest drive of the season after netting 95 yards on 12 plays for a first quarter touchdown. It was the Browns’ longest drive since a 95-yard touchdown drive at Oakland on Oct. 16, 2011.

The Browns have had the lead at halftime of all four games this season. It is the first time Cleveland has accomplished this through the first four games of a season since 1995.

DL Desmond Bryant was held without a sack for the first time this season, ending his consecutive games with a sack streak at seven. Bryant, an unrestricted free agent this offseason, leads the team with 3.5 sacks this year.

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