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CINCINNATI (2 - 1) at CLEVELAND (1 - 2)
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Week 4 Sunday, 9/29/2013 1:00 PM
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CINCINNATI - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games2-1+1.32-02-125.012.7348.0(5.6)2.321.312.0333.3(5.3)2.3
Road Games0-1-10-01-021.014.0340.0(6.3)
Last 3 Games2-1+1.32-02-125.012.7348.0(5.6)2.321.312.0333.3(5.3)2.3
Grass Games0-1-10-01-021.014.0340.0(6.3)
Division Games1-0+11-00-120.010.0407.0(5.2)
CINCINNATI - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)25.012.719.730:4426-91(3.4)24-3567.0%257(7.3)62-348(5.6)(13.9)
Opponents Defensive Avg.26.412.719.131:1828-99(3.5)22-3464.4%263(7.7)62-362(5.8)(13.7)
Offense Road Games21.014.018.028:3021-63(3)26-3378.8%277(8.4)54-340(6.3)(16.2)
Defense (All Games)21.312.019.329:1625-102(4.1)22-3859.3%231(6.1)62-333(5.3)(15.6)
Opponents Offensive Avg.25.914.920.329:4223-95(4.1)24-3764.8%270(7.3)60-365(6.1)(14.1)
Defense Road Games24.010.017.031:3028-81(2.9)21-3363.6%242(7.3)61-323(5.3)(13.5)
CINCINNATI - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Stats For (All Games)
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.811.81.614-640.8%1-166.7%2-58(23.6)13-2(7)6-60
Stats For (Road Games)
Stats Against (All Games) 13-433.3%1-033.3%2-35(21.2)1-13(9.5)4-48
Opponents Avg. Stats For11.22.2 12-436.4%1-057.1%3-70(23.4)9-1(7.9)4-44
Stats Against (Road Games) 14-642.9%1-1100.0%1-31(31)2-1(0.5)4-59

CLEVELAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games1-2-0.21-21-215.712.3319.7(4.9)2.321.37.7300.0(4.4)1.7
Home Games0-1-1.40-10-110.07.0291.0(4.4)
Last 3 Games1-2-0.21-21-215.712.3319.7(4.9)2.321.37.7300.0(4.4)1.7
Grass Games0-1-1.40-10-110.07.0291.0(4.4)
Division Games0-1-10-10-16.06.0259.0(4.5)
CLEVELAND - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)15.712.318.728:3017-72(4.3)26-4854.5%248(5.1)65-320(4.9)(20.4)
Opponents Defensive Avg.23.714.121.931:4623-100(4.3)26-4361.0%282(6.6)66-382(5.8)(16.1)
Offense Home Games10.07.020.027:1313-47(3.6)26-5349.1%244(4.6)66-291(4.4)(29.1)
Defense (All Games)21.37.719.331:3030-84(2.8)24-3862.8%216(5.7)68-300(4.4)(14.1)
Opponents Offensive Avg.
Defense Home Games23.06.018.032:4723-20(0.9)24-3863.2%255(6.7)61-275(4.5)(12)
CLEVELAND - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Stats For (All Games)
Opponents Avg. Stats Against1.
Stats For (Home Games)
Stats Against (All Games) 16-849.0%0-00.0%1-34(25.5)3-17(6.5)6-51
Opponents Avg. Stats For1.30.92.2 15-744.6%1-050.0%2-53(30)18-1(13.7)5-43
Stats Against (Home Games) 16-850.0%0-00.0%1-24(24)3-7(2.3)10-77
Average power rating of opponents played: CINCINNATI 24,  CLEVELAND 22.7
CINCINNATI - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/8/2013@ CHICAGO21-24L3T41O21-6326-33-277328-8121-33-2421
9/22/2013GREEN BAY34-30W3W48.5O24-8220-28-215430-18226-43-2174
9/29/2013@ CLEVELAND            
10/6/2013NEW ENGLAND            
10/13/2013@ BUFFALO            
10/20/2013@ DETROIT            
10/27/2013NY JETS            

CLEVELAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/15/2013@ BALTIMORE6-14L5L43.5U20-6522-37-194036-9922-33-1971
9/22/2013@ MINNESOTA31-27W6.5W40.5O17-10331-55-306431-13425-42-1953
10/20/2013@ GREEN BAY            
10/27/2013@ KANSAS CITY            
CINCINNATI: The Bengals have grown into offensive coordinator Jay Gruden's zone-blocking scheme nicely. Their offensive line, one of the NFL's best, should continue to improve this season. BenJarvus Green-Ellis should continue to take the majority of the work on first and second down. Rookie Giovani Bernard will be a change-of-pace and passing down back, although he could end up sharing that role with fellow rookie Rex Burkhead, who's considered to be more advanced in pass protection. Gruden runs a West Coast offense, but it's a passing game that attacks downfield much more aggressively than most WCOs. Andy Dalton is a shaky decision maker with accuracy that comes and goes, but his willingness to let A.J. Green make plays in traffic is what makes this offense go. Green does most of his work on the perimeter and deep. The second read is usually slot receiver Andrew Hawkins, and they run some designed plays to get TE Jermaine Gresham the ball. Their No. 2 receiver is rarely used, and Bernard figures to be the only back that does more than pass protect. The Bengals were balanced in the red zone last year, including a 50/50 run/pass split in goal-to-go situations. This underrated defense placed sixth in the NFL in total defense (320 YPG allowed) and ranked third in the league with 51 sacks, thanks to DT Geno Atkins (12.5 sacks) and DE Michael Johnson (11.5 sacks). In the second half of 2012, the Bengals allowed a paltry 12.8 PPG with 19 forced turnovers and three defensive touchdowns. New OLB James Harrison is familiar with AFC North opponents, and will help groom young LBs Vontaze Burfict and Rey Maualuga. The strong front seven allows the secondary to go after the football, collecting nearly as many INT (14) as TD passes allowed (16) last year.
CLEVELAND: New head coach Rob Chudzinski was the Browns' play-caller during their brief renaissance in 2007 and '08, and he and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner will bring a run-based offense that sets up the deep passing game. Trent Richardson is by far the best skill position player they have, and will obviously take a huge workload. It's a power running game that will pound it between the tackles. Richardson should be a three-down player, as the Browns have only fringe roster talent for the rest of their depth chart. This year's offense will take many more shots downfield. Brandon Weeden will work off a lot of play-action, and Turner's offenses typically look for the big-hitters up the seam. Josh Gordon should be an excellent fit for this game plan. Turner and Chudzinski both like to use the tight end frequently, and Jordan Cameron is enough of an athlete to be used in a variety of ways. Slot receiver Davone Bess is sort of a Plan B underneath if Cameron struggles. The Browns figure to remain very run-heavy near the goal line, mostly because of Richardson's ability to churn out tough yards. The Browns are desperate for a defensive playmaker, as they forced 0-to-1 turnovers 13 times last year. In comes new defensive coordinator Ray Horton, who has implemented an ultra-aggressive 3-4 defense that blitzes from all angles and relies heavily on speed. Rookie DE/LB Barkevious Mingo and free agents LB Paul Kruger (8.5 sacks) and DE Desmond Bryant (5-year, $34M deal) should help a mediocre defensive line that tallied only 15 sacks at home. ILB D'Qwell Jackson rarely misses a tackle opportunity, and CB Joe Haden and SS T.J. Ward comprise a great tandem in the secondary with Haden shutting down opposing No. 1 wideouts and Ward finishing off plays with bone-jarring hits.
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*Bengals-Browns Preview* ========================


Coach Marvin Lewis realizes he needs to keep his Cincinnati Bengals focused as they prepare to face the Cleveland Browns, who probably shouldn't be taken lightly after last week.

The visiting Bengals hope to avoid a letdown by beating the Browns for the eighth time in 10 meetings when the AFC North rivals meet in Cleveland on Sunday.

Cincinnati (2-1) became the first team in NFL history to lead by 14 points, then trail by 16, before rallying to win 34-30 over Green Bay on Sunday. It was also the first time in 14 years that a team won after allowing its opponent to score 30 consecutive points.

The Bengals know they now have to turn the page from the wild victory as they hit the road looking for a 2-0 start in the division.

"That's what the NFL is - a lead-in to the next game," Lewis told the team's official website. "This is all for nothing if we don't take care of business the next week and the next."

The Browns (1-2) appeared to be looking to next season with the stunning trade of running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis and the appointment of third-stringer Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback last week.

However, emerging star Jordan Cameron caught three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead grab in the back of the end zone with 51 seconds left, to give the Browns a 31-27 victory at Minnesota on Sunday.

It was their first win in six games.

"We got together last week after the news about Trent and we kind of came closer as a team," said Cameron, who has 20 receptions for a career-high 269 yards and four scores. "The team leaders talked to us about trusting this organization and where we're going as a team."

Hoyer overcame three interceptions to throw for a career-best 321 yards, going 30 for 54 with three touchdowns. The effort earned him his second straight start and first at home in place of Brandon Weeden, who is recovering from a sprained right thumb.

"It will be awesome," said Hoyer, who makes his third start in five NFL seasons.

After serving a two-game suspension, Josh Gordon made an immediate impact in his debut with 10 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown. The second-year wideout had three receptions for 99 yards and a score to help Cleveland beat visiting Cincinnati 34-24 on Oct. 14.

The Bengals committed four turnovers last week, but limited Green Bay to 13 points off them. They also sacked Aaron Rodgers four times, picked him off twice and scored the winning touchdown on Terence Newman's 58-yard fumble return with 3:47 left.

"Every time we take the field, we take it like we own it," defensive tackle Domata Peko said. "We stood firm as a defense. As long as we do that all season, we should have a chance to win a lot of games."

Cincinnati, though, would like to clean things up offensively after committing seven giveaways in three games.

Andy Dalton threw his third interception of the season Sunday, though he went 20 of 28 for 235 yards with two touchdowns. The Browns intercepted him four times last year, but Dalton completed 71.4 percent of his attempts for 699 yards and six scores as the teams split the two meetings.

A.J. Green has 10 receptions for 87 yards and one score over the past two weeks after finishing with nine for 162 and two touchdowns in the opener. He's likely to face a difficult matchup in star cornerback Joe Haden, who has played a key role in helping limit Cleveland's opponents to 300.0 yards per game, sixth in the league.

Haden missed a 34-27 loss in Cincinnati last Sept. 16 while serving a four-game suspension for violating the league policy on performance-enhancing substances. He recorded an interception in the win at Cleveland.

"It doesn't matter who I go up against, I feel like everyone is going to try and get up for me," said Green, who had 14 catches for 193 yards and three scores versus the Browns last season. "I just go out there, play my game and we'll see what happens."

Although the Bengals have won seven of nine meetings, they've dropped two of their last three in Cleveland.

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