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Game Recap: Browns 17, Bengals 6

Posted Sep 29, 2013

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns earned a 17-6 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday.

CLEVELAND -- On the strength of the defense shutting down wide receiver A.J. Green and quarterback Brian Hoyer throwing for a pair of touchdowns, the Cleveland Browns earned a 17-6 victory over their in-state rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals, at FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday.

Hoyer tossed a one-yard touchdown pass to running back Chris Ogbonnaya that extended the Browns’ lead over the Bengals to 17-6 with 4:54 left to play in the fourth quarter.

Hoyer engineered the 12-play, 91-yard drive in 6:32.

Earlier in the drive, Ogbonnaya converted a third-and-one from the Browns’ 29-yard line, and tight end Jordan Cameron turned a second-and-nine at Cleveland’s 49-yard line into a first-and-10 from Cincinnati’s 24-yard line after a 31-yard gain.

The Browns held a 10-6 lead over the Bengals after three quarters of play.

Cincinnati kicker Mike Nugent converted a 43-yard field-goal attempt and drew the Bengals to within four points of the Browns, 10-6, with 37 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Kicker Billy Cundiff converted a 51-yard field-goal attempt and extended the Browns’ lead over the Bengals to 10-3 with 5:10 to play in the third quarter. Cundiff’s kick was his second of the year from at least 50 yards, and capped off a 10-play, 17-yard drive that lasted 3:25.

The Browns held a 7-3 lead over the Bengals at halftime of Sunday’s game.

Earlier in the game, Nugent converted a 25-yard field-goal attempt, and cut the Browns’ lead to 7-3 with 10:48 to play in the first half. Nugent finished off a 15-play, 46-yard scoring drive that took 6:25 off the game clock. He is now three of four on field-goal tries this season.

The Bengals converted two third-down attempts, the first of which came on a defensive penalty when end Desmond Bryant was flagged for illegal use of the hands. Although it was a five-yard penalty on third-and-13, the infraction gave the Bengals an automatic first down.

Later in the drive, wide receiver Mohamed Sanu hauled in a seven-yard reception on third-and-five.

Courtesy of Hoyer’s two-yard touchdown pass to Cameron with 2:13 on the first-quarter clock, the Browns held a 7-0 lead over the Bengals after the first 15 minutes of play.

The Browns’ 12-play drive started on their own five-yard line, but Hoyer engineered his fourth touchdown drive in the last five quarters.

Cameron now leads the team with five touchdown receptions this season.

Earlier in the drive, the Browns faced two third downs and converted both of them. Ogbonnaya converted a third-and-one from the 14-yard line with an 11-yard run behind left tackle Joe Thomas, and wide receiver Davone Bess turned a third-and-six from the Bengals’ 18-yard line into a first-and-goal from the one with a 17-yard reception.

Hoyer also completed a 39-yard pass to wide receiver Travis Benjamin that took the Browns from their 39-yard line to the Bengals’ 22.

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