On the Bengals' first drive of the second quarter, the Browns forced a three-and-out with DE Desmond Bryant getting a third-down sack on QB Andy Dalton. The Browns went three-and-out, though, and had to punt. On Cincinnati's next drive, DL Randy Starks had a dumb taunting penalty after making a big hit in run defense, and the Bengals strolled into field goal range after a couple more plays.
The Bengals had a 4th-and-2 situation near the goal line and lined up to go for it. Their fourth down failed, but Starks lined up offsides, giving Cincinnati a first down. This time, they didn't miss their goal line situation as Dalton threw another touchdown pass to TE Tyler Eifert, giving the Bengals a 14-3 lead.
On the ensuing kickoff, CB Justin Gilbert was walloped right away, forcing Cleveland to start their drive at the 8 yard line. QB Johnny Manziel quickly led the team to midfield before the two-minute warning. Out of the two-minute warning, he got a big play to TE Gary Barnidge, followed by a nice run by RB Isaiah Crowell. On 3rd-and-5 from the 12 yard line, Manziel finished a 92-yard drive by rolling outside the pocket and firing a strike to RB Duke Johnson. The 12-yard touchdown drew the Browns to within 14-10, and that's where we stand heading into the second half. The Bengals will get the ball first in the third quarter.
This was a laser by Johnny. Flick of the wrist. https://t.co/RGWIygSBu5
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) November 6, 2015
Date/Time: Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 8:25 p.m. ET
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