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Halftime: Bengals 20, Browns 0


It was about as unpleasant as you anyone could've envisioned in the 2014 home finale at FirstEnergy Stadium. 
The Cincinnati Bengals lead the Cleveland Browns, 20-0, at the half.

The Bengals have controlled every facet of the game. On offense, they pounded Cleveland with running back Jeremy Hill, who galloped into the end zone for two touchdowns while tallying 103 yards. Quarterback Andy Dalton wasn't spectacular, but he was efficient.

The much ballyhooed starting debut for rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel was full of ineptitude on offense, and it wasn't all his fault. Cleveland's first four drives went punt, punt, interception, punt. Dre Kirkpatrick picked off a Manziel pass early in the second quarter but the offense was also plagued by a key third-down drop from Andrew Hawkins in the first. Give credit to the Cincinnati defense for dominating the line of scrimmage. 

Craig Robertson was able to give the Browns a spark in the second quarter, picking off a Dalton pass. Manziel and the Browns marched down the field, but the rookie's pass was intercepted by Adam Jones in the end zone. 
There is one thing to note: The Browns rallied from an 18-point deficit back in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. This is a team that knows how to comeback.

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