Browns Vs. Bengals: Mike Nugent Kicks Cincinnati To 23-20 Win Over Cleveland

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Browns vs. Bengals Final Score: Mike Nugent Kicks Cincinnati To 23-20 Win Over Cleveland

The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t lead the Cleveland Browns until the final minute of the game, but it was all the time they needed for the win.

Bengals kicker Mike Nugent connected on a go-ahead 26-yard field goal to make the score 23-20 in the final minute of the game. Nugent’s field goal opportunity was set up largely thanks to a 51-yard reception by rookie wide receiver A.J. Green n third down with less than a minute remaining.

Browns kicker Phil Dawson missed a 55-yard field goal on the previous drive. Ryan Pontbriand, the team’s Pro Bowl long snapper, skimmed the ground with the snap throwing off Dawson’s timing and the kick sailed wide left.

The Browns led much of the game but couldn’t execute at key moments in the second half. Rookie wide receiver Greg Little had several drops on the game, returning running back Peyton Hillis failed to break any big runs and a fourth quarter interception by quarterback Colt McCoy proved costly.

The loss drops the Browns to 4-7 on the season and the Bengals improved to 7-4.

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Browns vs Bengals Scoring Update: Mike Nugent Ties Game At 20-20

A 40-yard field goal by Bengals kicker Mike Nugent tied the game with the Browns at 20-20 with 10:57 left in the game.

The Bengals got the ball back on the first play of the fourth quarter when safety Reggie Nelson intercepted a Colt McCoy pass. The interception set up quick drive for the Bengals that was stopped by the Browns following an incomplete pass by quarterback Andy Dalton.

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Browns vs Bengals Scoring Update: Jermaine Gresham Touchdown Makes Score 20-17 Cleveland

A fast-paced Bengals offense led to a 22-yard touchdown from quarterback Andy Dalton to tight end Jermaine Greshman near the end of the third quarter. The score helped lower Cleveland’s lead over to Cincinnati to 20-17 heading into the final quarter.

Gresham and Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green beat Browns defensive backs on consecutive plays for big gains to close out the drive. Dalton is now 15-of-18 for 197 yards passing and the touchdown.

The Browns have had extra defenders in the box to stop running back Cedric Benson, who has 95 yards on 16 carries today.

Bengals defensive tackle Pat Sims had to be helped off the field during the Browns’ ensuing drive. Sims had his left leg rolled up on by Browns guard Shawn Lauvao.

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Browns vs Bengals Scoring Update: Cleveland Leads 20-10 After Another Deep Phil Dawson FG

An incredible 54-yard field goal from Phil Dawson extended the Browns’ lead over the Bengals to 20-10.

Dawson’s field goal capped off a Browns drive that was highlighted by a 20-yard run by quarterback Colt McCoy on third-and-long.

The field goal was Dawson’s second of the game and his seventh of 50 yards or more. He leads the NFL in field goals of 50 yards or longer. Dawson needs only more of field goal of 50 yards or more to tie an NFL record.

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Browns vs Bengals Scoring Update: Mike Nugent Field Goal Cuts Cleveland Lead To 17-10

A 23-yard field goal from Mike Nugent brought the Bengals within a touchdown of the Browns, making the score 17-10.

A mix of runs and passes confounded a Browns defense on the Bengals’ second scoring drive of the game. On the drive, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw for 45 yards, missing only a throw to the end zone to wide receiver A.J. Green.

On the drive, Browns cornerback Dimitri Patterson was rolled up on by tackle Phil Taylor and his return is unknown. Linebacker Kaluka Maiava also suffered a knee injury on the drive and his return is questionable.

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Browns vs Bengals Scoring Update: Cleveland Takes 17-7 Lead Into Half

A three-yard touchdown pass from Colt McCoy to Greg Little helped give the Browns a 17-7 lead going into the half.

Advantageous field position made it an easy drive for the Browns. Browns defensive end Jabaal Sheard registered a strip sack on Andy Dalton, giving the Browns good field position. The turnover gave the Browns the ball on the Cincinnati 14-yard line.

The touchdown was Little’s first of his career.

in his first game in six weeks, Browns running back Peyton Hillis has run the ball 10 times for 42 yards. Five of his carries have gone for first downs.

Browns quarterback Colt McCoy is 8-of-18 passing for 102 yards and two touchdowns. He connected with Jordan Norwood in the first quarter on a 24-yard touchdown.

McCoy’s counterpart Andy Dalton is 8-of-10 for 87 yards in the first half.

The Bengals will get the ball to start the third quarter.

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Browns vs Bengals Scoring Update: Ever-Reliable Phil Dawson Puts Cleveland Ahead 10-7

Phil Dawson, probably the Browns MVP at this point, connected on a 32-yard field goal to give the Browns the lead against the Bengals 10-7.

Dawson now has 16 field goals on the season. The Browns drive stalled after it was ruled that a Mohamed Massaquoi catch hit the ground.

Rookie wide receiver was one of the key players on the Browns’ scoring drive. Early in the drive, Little took a pitch for a 13-yard run. Little also ran an nice out route to the left sideline to catch a 15-yard pass.

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Browns vs Bengals Scoring Update: Cleveland And Cincinnati Tied 7-7 After First Quarter

The Browns running offense has been slow to get to form against the Bengals with the return of Peyton Hillis. The two teams are tied at 7-7 after the first quarter partly because of the Browns’ inability to run the ball.

Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya, who ran for more than 100 yards last week, had just one carry in the first quarter. He took it for 11 yards. The returning Hillis has just 13 yards on five carries.

For the quarter, Browns quarterback Colt McCoy has completed three of six passes for 68 yards and a touchdown. A third-down scramble by McCoy on the team’s second drive came up just shy of a first down giving the Bengals the ball back with good field position.

Using the short field, the Bengals used a heavy dose of running back Cedric Benson to tie the game at 7-7. Benson has 64 yards on just nine carries in the first quarter. He’s touched the ball on 11 of Cincinnati’s 16 plays.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been efficient, completing five of six passes for 65 yards. He connected on a 24-yard pass to fellow rookie A.J. Green to help set up Benson’s 16-yard touchdown run.

On the Bengals’ first drive, the Browns held strong stopping Bengals running back Cedric Benson on fourth-and-goal. The Bengals chose to go for it on fourth after quarterback Andy Dalton came up short on a third-dwn run. The Browns are getting pretty good at goal-line defense. The team stopped the Jaguars at the goal last week to close off a win.

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Browns vs Bengals Scoring Update: Cleveland And Cincinnati Tied 7-7 After Cedric Benson Touchdown

Thus far, the Browns haven’t been able to stop the Bengals’ Cedric Benson. The veteran running back scored on a 16-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter.

Benson has 64 yards on just nine carries in the first quarter.

In the first game of the season, Benson ran for 121 yards and a touchdown against the Browns.

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Browns vs Bengals Scoring Update: Jordan Norwood Touchdown Puts Cleveland Ahead 7-0

For the first time since Week 16 of last season the Cleveland Browns have scored a first quarter touchdown.

Quarterback Colt McCoy connected with wide receiver Jordan Norwood on a 24-yard touchdown pass. It was Norwood’s second impressive catch of the drive. After Bengals cornerback Nate Clements fell down, Norwood caught a 36-yard pass down the right sideline.

McCoy spent much of the drive in the shotgun where he is more comfortable. The Browns handed the ball off to the returning Peyton Hillis three times for six yards.

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Cleveland Browns Injury Report, Week 12: Peyton Hillis Out This Week

The Cleveland Browns will play their in-state rivals this weekend, having to make a pretty short road-trip for their game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns will likely have to make the trip without starting running back Peyton Hillis in the gameplan, however, as he wasn't able to participate in Wednesday's practice according to the latest injury report.

Hillis has missed several weeks with a hamstring injury and, according to the reports earlier this week, he'll miss yet another game this week. Defensive back T.J. Ward, Quinton Spears and Owen Marecic all sat out of Wednesday's practice as well.

Backup running back Montario Hardesty looks like he might be able to return to action this week, however, as he was able to go through a limited practice on Wednesday. Hardesty has been dealing with a hamstring injury that's kept him out of the team's last two games. Offensive lineman Tony Pashos was the only other player to miss Wednesday's practice, though he was able to take some of his usual reps.

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