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Browns vs. Bengals score: Cleveland leads 20-14 early in the fourth quarter

The Cleveland Browns continue to battle for their first victory of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals, pulling out to a 20-14 lead early in the fourth quarter. After an up-and-down first half, the Browns defense has kept Andy Dalton quiet so far in the second, and the offense has finally come up with much-needed points.

On two occasions in the third quarter, the Browns' offense was handed extremely good field position, but in both instances the team had to settle for field goals after quick three-and-outs. Between a big Joshua Cribbs punt return and an interception by Joe Haden, Cleveland was handed two key opportunities but couldn't capitalize.

That left Cleveland trailing 14-13 going into the fourth quarter, but Montario Hardesty ran in a 1-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter to put the Browns ahead for the first time in the game. So far in the game, Brandon Weeden is 13-of-24 for 191 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

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