Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Incredible improvements were on display Sunday in Cincinnati for the Browns offense. Trent Richardson put up monster numbers and Cleveland scored more points than all but one of their 2011 games.

Yet, the Bengals were in control throughout and led coast to coast. The Browns secondary looked suspect at best without Joe Haden and the solid second-half offense was just too little too late. In the meanwhile, Brandon Weeden set a franchise rookie passing record with 322 yards in a single game.

Scoring Summary 1st QuarterCLE – CIN 13:13 Cincinnati BengalsCIN TD Reggie Hodges punt. Adam Jones returned punt for 81 yards (Mike Nugent made PAT) 0 – 7 9:01 Cleveland BrownsCLE FG Phil Dawson kicked a 50-yard field goal 3 – 7 2nd QuarterCLE – CIN 10:27 Cincinnati BengalsCIN TD Andy Dalton passed to A.J. Green to the right for 10 yard gain (Mike Nugent made PAT) 3 – 14 8:05 Cleveland BrownsCLE TD Trent Richardson rushed to the right for 32 yard gain (Phil Dawsonmade PAT) 10 – 14 4:45 Cincinnati BengalsCIN FG Mike Nugent kicked a 39-yard field goal 10 – 17 3rd QuarterCLE – CIN 11:58 Cincinnati BengalsCIN TD Andy Dalton passed to Brandon Tate to the right for 44 yard gain (Mike Nugent made PAT) 10 – 24 0:07 Cleveland BrownsCLE TD Brandon Weeden passed to Trent Richardson to the left for 23 yard gain (Phil Dawson made PAT) 17 – 24 4th QuarterCLE – CIN 10:44 Cincinnati BengalsCIN TD Andy Dalton passed to Andrew Hawkins to the right for 50 yard gain (Mike Nugent made PAT) 17 – 31 7:11 Cleveland BrownsCLE TD Brandon Weeden passed to Greg Little down the middle for 24 yard gain (Phil Dawson made PAT) 24 – 31 2:09 Cincinnati BengalsCIN FG Mike Nugent kicked a 37-yard field goal 24 – 34 0:20 Cleveland BrownsCLE FG Phil Dawson kicked a 25-yard field goal 27 – 34 Passing Cleveland Browns Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating Brandon Weeden(notes) 26 37 322 70.3 8.7 2 13 2 0 114.9 Cincinnati Bengals Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating Andy Dalton(notes) 24 31 318 77.4 10.3 6 23 3 1 128.2 Rushing Cleveland Browns Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL Trent Richardson(notes) 19 109 5.7 32 1 0 Travis Benjamin(notes) 2 15 7.5 13 0 0 Brandon Weeden(notes) 2 6 3.0 4 0 0 Cincinnati Bengals Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL BenJarvus Green-Ellis(notes) 21 75 3.6 19 0 0 Andy Dalton(notes) 3 4 1.3 3 0 0 Cedric Peerman(notes) 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 Receiving Cleveland Browns Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL Mohamed Massaquoi(notes) 5 90 18.0 22 0 0 Chris Ogbonnaya(notes) 6 73 12.2 21 0 1 Greg Little(notes) 5 57 11.4 24 1 0 Trent Richardson(notes) 4 36 9.0 23 1 0 Alex Smith(notes) 3 30 10.0 17 0 0 Benjamin Watson(notes) 1 27 27.0 27 0 0 Josh Gordon(notes) 1 5 5.0 5 0 0 Joshua Cribbs(notes) 1 4 4.0 4 0 0 Cincinnati Bengals Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL Brandon Tate(notes) 3 71 23.7 44 1 0 Armon Binns(notes) 5 66 13.2 20 0 0 A.J. Green(notes) 7 58 8.3 12 1 0 Andrew Hawkins(notes) 2 56 28.0 50 1 0 Jermaine Gresham(notes) 4 37 9.3 22 0 0 BenJarvus Green-Ellis(notes) 3 30 10.0 12 0 0 Kicking Cleveland Browns XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts Phil Dawson(notes) 3 3 2 2 50 100.0 9 Cincinnati Bengals XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts Mike Nugent(notes) 4 4 2 2 39 100.0 10 Punting Cleveland Browns Punt Avg Blk In20 TB Reggie Hodges(notes) 4 46.5 0 0 0 Cincinnati Bengals Punt Avg Blk In20 TB Kevin Huber(notes) 3 42.0 0 3 0
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