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Bengals up by 14 in Battle of Ohio

Andy Dalton AP

The good news for the Browns is that their high-profile first-round rookies are looking better.  The bad news is that the team is looking worse.

The Browns trail the Bengals, 24-10, in the third quarter of Cincinnati’s home opener.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has completed 14 of 20 passes for 193 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including one to receiver A.J. Green.  Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has added 50 rushing yards.

For the Browns, quarterback Brandon Weeden has completed 11 of 18 passes for 123 yards, and running back Trent Richardson has added 83 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

A 32-yard touchdown run by Richardson pulled the score to 14-10, but the Bengals steadily have pulled away.

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2 Responses to “Bengals up by 14 in Battle of Ohio”
  1. coldyron says: Sep 16, 2012 3:43 PM

    The refs have been terrible in this game for both sides.

  2. jm91rs says: Sep 16, 2012 9:53 PM

    The refs were bad. On one play jeromy miles for no reason dives at weeden’s knees. He could have popped him in the chest but clearly made an intentional effort to take weeden out of the game. The refs usually love to back qbs but they let that slide. Next play Leon Hall is called for a ridiculous helmet to helmet hit (on a running back 5 yards off the line of scrimmage, who lowered his head and dove to the ground before hall could touch him). I haven’t really noticed it in previous games but it seemed these replacements were just equally awful.

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