Bengals running back Jeremy Hill: Browns 'worse than I thought'

Friday November 7th, 2014

Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill said the Cleveland Browns are "worse than I thought" after Thursday night's 24-3 loss, ESPN's Coley Harvey reports.

The Browns now have a share of the lead in the AFC North after dominating the Bengals on Thursday night, using a bruising rushing attack and forcing three Cincinnati turnovers. With the victory, Cleveland broke a 17-game road losing streak to AFC North opponents.

Hill, who had 55 yards in the 24-3 loss, wasn’t very impressed with Cleveland.

"Oh no, not at all. They're probably worse than I thought, to be honest with you,” Hill said to

• BURKE: Browns move into first-place tie as Dalton, Bengals implode

Cincinnati (5-3-1) only had 165 yards of total offense, and Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completed just 10 of his 33 passing attempts, was picked off three times and sacked twice.

Again, Hill said that the loss was more about the Bengals making mistakes than anything that Cleveland did.

"Those guys, they're not that good," Hill said. "It was on us [Thursday]. We gave them the game, in my opinion. They didn't do anything special. We just gave them the game. They just sat back with coverage the whole day. They didn't do anything special to me. I mean, respect to them, they won the game. But that's all I'll give them."

The teams next meet in Cleveland on Dec. 14.

• Falcons WR Jones on ankle injury: 'I'm 100 percent now'

- Scooby Axson

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.