Cleveland's defense came rolling out of the gates led by an interception from linebacker Craig Robertson and a later second quarter forced fumble from safety Tashaun Gipson.
The defense has flustered Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton all night (5-for-16, 38 yards and one interception) and the Cincinnati faithful let the displeasure be known by reigning down the boo-birds.
Offensively, the Browns have rediscovered their running game. Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell have combined for 17 carries and 64 yards, while Ben Tate scored the game's first touchdown following the Robertson interception.
Quarterback Brian Hoyer has been effective and accurate for the Browns (10-for-16, 119 yards) and he's done it without his top weapons. Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins and Jordan Cameron were both sidelined with injuries. Travis Benjamin is leading the way with three catches for 46 yards.
We will have much more coverage after the game.