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Browns Down 16-7 After Three, But Inside Bengals' 10 At Quarter's End

The Bengals extended their lead to 13-7 with 11:11 left in the third quarter when Clint Stitser hit from 39 yards out, giving the hosts thirteen unanswered points.

The Browns continued a trend which had haunted them since their first possession — a lack of point production, though Colt McCoy remained error-free. Small consolation though against a team which has lost ten games in a row.

Cincinnati again drove deep into Browns’ territory, and another Stitser field goal, this one from 34 yards away, put the Bengals ahead 16-7, making it a two-possession Cincinnati lead. The clock had wound down to 3:33 left in the third quarter, and time was becoming a factor in the Bengals’ favor.

The Browns finally got a little drive together as the quarter wound down, and at the end of the fifteen minutes were in business with a third-and-one at the Cincinnati five.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.