Wednesday November 5th, 2014

Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals

Week 10 in the NFL kicks off Thursday with the Cleveland Browns going on the road to take on an AFC North rival, the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati (5-2-1) is unbeaten in its last 14 home games and has won five straight at home over the Browns.

A victory by the Browns (5-3) would put them in a tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the division lead. Cleveland has not won a division road game in six years and hopes to snap a 17-game slide.

All four teams in the AFC North have a winning record entering Week 10. 

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.  

How to watch

Details for Thursday's game are below:

Kickoff: 8:25 p.m.

Live stream: The game can be streamed live here.

TV coverage: NFL Network

Radio: For a list of Bengals affiliates, click here. For a list of Browns affiliates, click here.

Season Recap

Cincinnati Bengals

Week 9: Bengals 33, Jaguars 23

Cincinnati pulled away from the Jaguars in the second half after blowing a 16-point fourth quarter lead, allowing Jacksonville to get within three points with less than eight minutes remaining following a Denard Robinson score. Cincinnati put the game away on the first play of their next possession, when Jeremy Hill (who ran for career-high 154 rushing yards and two touchdowns) broke off right tackle to score from 60 yards. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw two touchdowns passes, one of them to A.J. Green in his return from a toe injury, but Dalton was also picked off twice allowing Jacksonville to keep the score close.

Week 8: Bengals 27, Ravens 24

Andy Dalton's fourth quarter lost fumble and interception erased an 11-point lead, but Cincinnati ultimately hung on. Dalton led Cincinnati on a three-minute, 10-play, 80-yard drive and scored from one-yard out with 57 seconds left in the game. Baltimore thought they had the winning touchdown on an 80-yard bomb from Joe Flacco to Steve Smith with 32 seconds left, but Smith was called for offensive pass interference. Mohamed Sanu led the Bengals with five catches for 125 yards to help complete the team's first regular-season sweep of Baltimore in five years.

Week 7: Colts 27, Bengals 0

Cincinnati was dominated in all facets of the game. The Colts used 171 rushing yards as well as 344 passing yards and two touchdowns from quarterback Andrew Luck to top the Bengals. The Bengals offense sputtered all day, running only eight plays in Colts territory all game, punting 10 times and gaining just 135 yards of total offense. Colts wideout T.Y. Hilton had with seven catches for 107 yards, and Reggie Wayne became the ninth receiver ever to cross the 14,000-yard career mark.

Week 6: Panthers 37, Bengals 37, OT, tie

The third tie in franchise history for Cincinnati ended when kicker Mike Nugent's 36-yard field goal attempt with no time remaining in overtime went wide left. Nugent's 42-yarder put the Bengals up 37-34, but Carolina's Graham Gano tied it with a 36-yarder of his own with 2:19 left. Both quarterbacks had good days putting their teams in position to win. Dalton threw for 323 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions and Carolina quarterback Cam Newton ran 17 times for 107 yards with one touchdown and threw for 284 yards and two more touchdowns. The game was the highest-scoring tie since the league introduced the tie 40 years ago.

Week 5: Patriots 43, Bengals 17

Cincinnati's status as the NFL's last unbeaten and quite possibly best team went out the window quickly, as the Bengals were steamrolled by New England's offense, giving up 505 yards, just six days after the Kansas City Chiefs beat New England by 27 points. Tom Brady went over the 50,000-yard passing threshold as the Patriots raced out to a 20-3 halftime lead. New England held the ball for almost 39 minutes, and the Bengals were only able to run 47 offensive plays. 

Week 4: Bye

Week 3: Bengals 33, Titans 7

Andy Dalton caught an 18-yard touchdowns pass from wide receiver Mohamed Sanu in the first quarter, as Cincinnati set a franchise record with their 11th straight regular-season home victory. Tennessee outgained the Bengals 326-300, but the Titans were not able to muster a serious challenge. The Titans turned it over twice, committed a safety for holding in the end zone on a punt, missed two field goal attempts, snapped the ball over quarterback Jake Locker's head on one play and missed a chance at an interception on Dalton's touchdown catch. Cincinnati had its first turnover to the year on Dalton's second quarter interception, but Locker gave it right back three plays later as the Bengals went into halftime with a 19-0 lead.

Week 2: Bengals 24, Falcons 10

The Bengals started off 2-0 for the first time in eight seasons behind a strong performance from Giovani Bernard, who ran for 90 yards and caught five passes for 79 yards for an offense that rolled up 472 yards and averaged 6.8 yards per play. Rookie back Jeremy Hill ran for another 74 yards and a touchdown for the Bengals, who played most of the game without Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green. Green left in the first quarter without catching a pass after aggravating a toe injury. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan was under duress the entire game from the Bengals defense, and he was picked off three times and sacked twice.

Week 1: Bengals 23, Ravens 16

Cincinnati snapped a four-game losing streak to the Ravens in Baltimore on Andy Dalton's 77-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green and 2-point conversion with 4:58 remaining in the game. Cincinnati became the first road team to win in Baltimore’s home opener since 2006, as Andy Dalton threw for 301 yards with one touchdown. He wasn't sacked or intercepted. Baltimore gained only 91 yards on the ground without Pro Bowl back Ray Rice, who started a two-game suspension after being charged with domestic violence. Joe Flacco threw 62 times for Baltimore who charged back from a 15-0 fourth-quarter deficit to take on an 80-yard pass to Steve Smith Sr.

Cleveland Browns

Week 9: Browns 22, Buccaneers 17

The Browns held off the Buccaneers with a fourth quarter touchdown from Brian Hoyer to Taylor Gabriel. Hoyer threw the 34-yard pass in a two-play drive that started at the Buccaneers' 35-yard line thanks to a punt deflection by Cleveland linebacker Craig Robertson. Hoyer had a career-high 300 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Browns improved to 5-3, their best start since 2007. 

Week 8: Browns 23, Raiders 13

After Cleveland's humiliating loss to the Jaguars in Week 7, the Browns beat the Raiders 23-13 at home. Leading 9-6 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, safety Donte Whitner forced a fumble that was caught and returned 34 yards by cornerback Joe Haden. From there, Hoyer threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Hawkins to increase their lead to 16-6. The Raiders defense held the Browns to only 39 rushing yards, but their offense committed three turnovers. Hoyer finished with 275 yards on 19 completions. 

Week 7: Jaguars 24, Browns 6

The Browns were defeated by the Jaguars, who were 0-5 coming into the game. Despite three interceptions by Jacksonville rookie quarterback Blake Bortles, Cleveland's only points came from two field goals in the first half. The Browns' rushing game, which was the third-best in the league, was limited to only 69 yards. 

Week 6: Browns 31, Steelers 10

In their second game against the Steelers this season, the Browns beat their rival for only the third time in 23 meetings. After their previous four matchups were all decided by three points or less, Cleveland won by a 21-point margin. Ben Tate rushed for 78 yards for two touchdowns while Jordan Cameron had 102 yards on three receptions. 

Week 5: Browns 29, Titans 28

The Browns came back from a 25-point deficit to win, the largest comeback in league history by an away team. Cleveland ended its seven-game road losing streak by scoring 26 unanswered points. The Titans failed to put points on the board after a 75-yard touchdown pass from Charlie Whitehurst put them ahead 28-3 in the second quarter. Hoyer had 291 yards for three touchdowns and one interception, Ben Tate rushed for 124 yards and Travis Benjamin caught two touchdown passes. 

Week 4: Bye

Week 3: Ravens 23, Browns 21

Following their home-opener win, the Browns lost to the Baltimore Ravens on a 32-yard field goal by Justin Tucker as time expired. Cleveland was plagued by mistakes throughout the game, including a missed field goal, a blocked field goal and a trick play by Johnny Manziel called back due to a penalty. Brian Hoyer was 19-for-25 for 290 yards, but the Browns had only 85 rushing yards with an average of 2.8 yards per carry. 

Week 2: Browns 26, Saints 24

The Browns faced another last game-deciding field goal, but this time they were on the winning side. The team won their home-opener for the first time in ten years thanks to Billy Cundiff's 29-yard field goal. Hoyer's final 85-yard drive included a completion to tight end Gary Barnidge on fourth down and a 28-yard pass to Andrew Hawkins with 13 seconds left. Hawkins had six receptions for 70 yards in the win. 

Week 1: Steelers 30, Browns 27

Cleveland almost came back from a 27-3 deficit to win the season-opener, but Shaun Suisham's game-winning field goal as time expired gave Pittsburgh the win. Brian Hoyer, who won the starting quarteback job over Johnny Manziel, led the Browns to 24 unanswered points in the second half to tie the game with 11:15 left. Ben Roethlisberger then took the field with 47 seconds left to start a 33-yard drive that ended in Suisham's 41-yard field goal. Hoyer finished the game with 222 yards and one touchdown. 

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