CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cleveland Browns took full advantage of Andy Dalton’s miserable night Thursday, dominating the Cincinnati Bengals 24-3 in an AFC North showdown that was shockingly one-sided from the outset.
Cleveland (6-3) improved its best start since 1994 and moved into a first-place tie with Pittsburgh in the NFL’s toughest division.READ MORE: Cell Phone Video Captures 4-Alarm Blaze At Howard Johnson Hotel In Blackwood
The Browns also ended one of their most enduring streaks of futility. They won a division game on the road for the first time since 2008, ending a streak of 17 consecutive losses. And they did it with a showing that suggested they’re finally for real.
Not the Bengals (5-3-1), who once again came apart in the national spotlight. Cincinnati is 18-41 in prime-time games.READ MORE: 'Dr. Oz' Aids Police In Resuscitating Man At Newark Airport
The Browns roughed up Dalton, who was 10 of 33 for 86 yards with three interceptions and two sacks. Cleveland controlled the game by rushing for 170 yards.
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