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Instant Recap: Browns Dominate Bengals 24-3, Tied for AFC North Lead

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That was awesome.

The Cleveland Browns dominated the Cincinnati Bengals in prime time, winning by a final score of 24-3. There was never a point in the game in which it was close, which was pretty surprising given the fact that the Browns had lost 17 straight games on the road in division games, and the Bengals had not lost at home in their past 14 games at Paul Brown Stadium.

QB Andy Dalton had one of the worst outings I've ever seen from a quarterback, completing 10-of-33 (30.3%) passes for 86 yards and 3 interceptions. On the other side, QB Brian Hoyer was efficient, completing 15-of-23 passes for 198 yards. He didn't throw a touchdown, but Cleveland re-established the ground game. All three running backs, Isaiah Crowell, Terrance West, and Ben Tate, had rushing touchdowns, the first time Cleveland has had that happen since 1994.

The Browns improved their record to 6-3 on the season and are now tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for first place in the AFC North. Up next, Cleveland takes on the Houston Texans at home. After that? Josh Gordon is back, baby!

Also, that's a good reminder: the Browns did all of this without Josh Gordon, Jordan Cameron, Alex Mack, and Andrew Hawkins.

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