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CINCINNATI -- With a franchise-record 31 points in the second quarter, the Cincinnati Bengals snapped a two-game losing streak with a 41-20 win against the Cleveland Brownson Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Bengals (7-4) returned a fumble and a blocked punt for touchdowns as they rallied from a 13-0 deficit against the Browns (4-6) and maintained control of the AFC North division lead. Cincinnati managed just 108 yards offense and three first downs in the first half but broke the franchise record for most points scored in any quarter on the strength of its defense and special teams.
The Bengals ended the game with 224 yards, while Cleveland managed 330 yards but turned the ball over four times.
Outside linebacker James Harrison started Cincinnati's rally with an interception of quarterback Jason Campbell off a tipped pass in the final minute of the first quarter. Harrison returned the interception 21 yards, bulling his way into the end zone for an apparent touchdown but the score was negated by a penalty. Quarterback Andy Daltonthrew a 25-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jermaine Gresham on the first play of the second quarter.
Cincinnati rookie safety Shawn Williams deflected a punt by Spencer Lanning on the Browns' next possession, giving the Bengals a first down at Cleveland's 38. Dalton got his second touchdown pass of the game on a 6-yard throw to Mohamed Sanu with 11:49 left in the half. The Bengals upped the lead to 21-13 when Tony Dye returned a blocked punt by rookie Jayson DiManche 24 yards for his first career touchdown. Dye was signed off of the practice squad on Saturday and was playing in his first NFL game.
Linebacker Vontaze Burfict stripped the ball from Browns' running back Chris Ogbonnaya on a swing pass, picked up the loose ball and returned it 13 yards for his first career score, giving the Bengals a 28-13 lead with 2:45 left in the half.
Mike Nugent's 41-yard field goal with one second left in the half gave the Bengals their franchise record.
Billy Cundiff made field goals of 20 and 28 yards in the first quarter to give Cleveland a 6-0 lead but the Browns missed out on touchdown opportunities on both drives. They had a first-and-goal at the 2 before having to settle for Cundiff's 20-yard field goal. Cornerback Joe Haden intercepted a Dalton pass and returned it 15 yards to the Cincinnati 14 but the Bengals again forced a field goal attempt.
Haden took care of business himself on Cincinnati's next possession, returning a Dalton pass 29 yards for a touchdown to give the Browns a 13-0 lead.
It was the first touchdown scored by an opponent against the Bengals at home since Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to James Jones in the third quarter in Week 3, a span of nine quarters.
Dalton finished the game 13-of-27 for 93 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. It is the first time in Dalton's career he has played an entire game and not thrown for 100 yards or more. Campbell ended the game 27-of-56 for 248 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. The Bengals sacked him four times.
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The Cleveland Browns have initiated and developed a two-year FirstEnergy Stadium modernization project, proposed for completion during the next two offseasons, the team announced Wednesday. The Browns are looking forward to working with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, the Cleveland City Council and the Design Review Advisory Committee, hoping the city shares in the team’s enthusiasm.
“We have consistently communicated that two of our primary areas of focus are winning as many games as possible and creating the best fan experience in the NFL,” said Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam. “We have engaged our fans, asked for their thoughts, and responded to their ideas and concerns. This modernization plan is a result of our desire to invest in creating the best environment for them and our players.”
During the first year of the proposed modernization, the Browns would install two new video boards nearly triple the size of the boards currently in each end zone, moving them closer to the fans. Throughout the stadium, the plan also calls for LED video boards, which would feature stats, scores and information, and installation of an entirely new audio system, delivering crisper, clearer audio everywhere in the facility.
In 2014, the project would also increase the lower bowl’s seating capacity while improving sightlines. Many Browns fans would be closer to the field and observe dramatically better views of the game, fostering a more intimate environment while enhancing the team’s home-field advantage.
Easing in-stadium access for fans is another priority in the plan’s initial stage. Two new escalators would be installed in both the north and south end zones to ensure the most fluid, convenient movement in and between stadium levels. At the end of the proposed project, there would be 12 escalators providing access to stadium levels.
“The Browns are proud and excited to reward their fans, their team, and Northeast Ohio with this two-year modernization proposal,” conveyed Browns CEO Joe Banner. “The Browns and the City of Cleveland have created a very positive working relationship on the design concepts of FirstEnergy Stadium, and we will continue to work together to establish a productive agreement.”
In 2015, the Browns are hoping to improve general-admission concession areas, boasting revamped and unique locally based offerings. Additionally, the second phase would modernize premium areas, including upgrading club seats and suites, while adding more top-level entertainment areas, and creating new hospitality and fan-engagement opportunities.