Week 6: Bengals at Browns

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  1. dj illmatic 23

    dj illmatic 23 Walk On

    Jun 5, 2012
    Big Plays Carry the Day Again For Browns
    Cincinnati ( DU55 )- 20
    Cleveland ( dj illmatic 23 )- 31
    In the rematch of the Battle for Ohio, the Browns used big plays to overcome there anemic offense and defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 31-20. The Bengals more than doubled the Browns total offensive numbers, but could not overcome 6 turnovers, including 5 picks by QB Andy Dalton. The Browns offense once again looked terrible. QB Brandon Weeden finished 5-13 for 125 yards, but he did have two TD's and only 1 interception. Weeden actually threw the ball relatively well, but his receivers continue to drop pass after pass. HB Trent Richardson, who had a monster game last week, could not find any running room as he totaled only 45 yards on 24 carries. Looking at these stats it's hard to figure out how Cleveland won this game. Besides the 6 takeaways for the defense, WR Travis Benjamin struck again in the return game.
    Cleveland opened the scoring with a 69 yard pass from Weeden to WR Mohamed Massaquoi. Cincinnati answered back when Dalton hit WR A.J. Green for a 56 yard TD. The Bengals would take the lead on a 47 yard FG, but this would be their one and only lead of the game. Cleveland would answer back with a 2 yard TD pass to FB Owen Marecic on a 3rd and goal play action pass. The Bengals would move the ball back down the field and had two chances from inside the 3, but were forced to settle for a FG and a 14-13 halftime deficit.
    The second half opened with Cleveland forcing a three and out. That's when the Travis Benjamin show returned. Benjamin, who returned a kick and a punt last week for a TD, returned the punt 56 yards for a TD. On the ensuing Cincinnati possession, Cleveland CB Joe Haden read a curl route perfectly. He intercepted the ball and returned it 26 yards for a TD. Another Dalton interception on the Bengals next possession would set up a 20 yard FG, and a 31-13 lead. Cleveland's defense would continue to confuse and harass Dalton. They sacked him 5 times, but knocked him down probably a dozen more. Cincinnati would add a 24 yard TD by TE Jermaine Gresham, and recover an onside kick to make it interesting. However, Cleveland's defense would not let the Bengals in the end zone again. With the win, the Browns even their record at 3-3. They travel to Indianapolis next week to take on the Colts. After starting the season 3-0, the Bengals have lost three consecutive games to even their record. They look to get back to their winning ways next week against the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
    Offensive Player of the Game
    Cleveland WR Travis Benjamin
    133 return yards/ 1 TD
    Defensive Player of the Game
    Cleveland CB Joe Haden
    6 tackles/ 1 interception/ 1 pass defensed/ 1 forced fumble/ 1 TD

    Last edited: Oct 5, 2012
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  2. DU55

    DU55 Walk On

    Jul 8, 2012
    GG dj illmatic 23

    Very well played defensively. The biggest thing that sticks out to me are turnovers and red zone percentage. 6 turnovers, and went 2-6 in the redzone. Seemed like the Browns D would bend but never break. As dj stated in the recap, his D line and linebacking corps abused my line and beat up Andy Dalton pretty badly.
  3. AgenT Smith

    AgenT Smith Walk On

    Jun 7, 2012
    I see Travis Benjamin is making plays for you in the return game. Devin Hester approves. (y)

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