CLEVELAND — Breaking down Sunday's 31-7 loss to the Bengals by the numbers:
350 — The Browns surrendered a season-high 350 yards to Cincinnati and were unable to stop the NFL's 26th-best passing attack. The Bengals, who struggled offensively for most of their three first games, scored on five straight possessions.* *
215 — Cleveland's offense, meanwhile, had perhaps its most disappointing showing this season, finishing with 215 total yards. Before a late drive that prevented a shutout, the Browns had 152 yards on a day in which they converted 5-of-16 third downs.
4 — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton passed for four touchdowns, 286 yards and zero interceptions on 25-of-30 attempts.* *
2 — Dalton's favorite target Sunday was backup tight end Tyler Kroft, who caught two touchdowns. He finished with a team-high six catches for 68 yards.
118 — In his fourth start, rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer struggled, passing for 118 yards and an interception on 16-of-34 attempts. The youngster didn't have much help as dropped passes, a stagnant run game and other dynamics hampered the Browns' offense.* *
61 — Bengals running back Giovani Bernard scored on a 61-yard catch and run that punctuated a first half that saw Cincinnati roll up 218 yards. It tied for the longest play surrendered by the Browns' defense after giving up a 61-yard touchdown pass to Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton last week.
9 — The Bengals kept dynamic running back Duke Johnson in check, but the third-year player still led Cleveland with nine catches for 47 yards. Johnson, who ran four times for 13 yards, scored the team's lone touchdown with under two minutes to play in the fourth quarter.* *
12 — Second-year middle linebacker Joe Schobert led the Browns with 12 tackles.