The Bengals got the ball first to begin the game, but had to punt after getting a first down. On Cleveland's first drive of the game, they moved the chains a couple of times but saw OL Joel Bitonio leave to injury. The drive stalled after a couple of negative plays.
On the Bengals' next drive, QB Andy Dalton went deep to WR A.J. Green on the first play for a 50+ yard completion, beating CB Tramon Williams on the play. The Bengals later had a 4th-and-inches and went for it near the goal line, succeeding with a quarterback sneak. On 3rd-and-goal from the 3, Dalton lined up under center and spread the defense He rushed it right up the middle (and to the left) to walk into the end zone for a touchdown, giving Cincinnati a 7-0 lead.
Cleveland failed on their 4th-down attempt on their side of the field, and Cincinnati marched down the field quickly for another touchdown, this time through the air, to go up 14-0. The Browns went for it again on fourth down on their next drive and failed again. This time, it only led to a Cincinnati field goal, making it a 17-0 game. With the Browns trying to drive on their next series, QB Austin Davis was picked off, putting the Bengals in field goal range. Cleveland's defense held Cincinnati to a field goal, making it a 20-0 game with under four minutes to go in the first half.
Before the end of the half, the Browns got in range for a 47-yard field goal attempt, which K Travis Coons hit. The Browns trail 20-3 at the half and will get the ball to begin the third quarter.
Date/Time: Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET
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