Browns grab elusive AFC North road win in Cincy

Cincinnati, OH ( – The Cleveland Browns’ last road win
against an AFC North opponent coming into Thursday occurred more than six
years ago.

So they wouldn’t snap their 17-game road division skid against a Cincinnati
team that had been rather dominant on its home turf, right?


Cleveland’s three-headed rushing attack of Terrance West, Ben Tate and Isaiah
Crowell each scored rushing touchdowns to help the Browns to a 24-3 win over
the Bengals, halting a losing streak that dated back to Sept. 28, 2008
coincidentally with a win at Cincinnati.

Brian Hoyer did a solid job managing the offense for Cleveland (6-3), which
enters the weekend tied with Pittsburgh atop the division, and threw for 198
yards on 15-of-23 efficiency.

The Browns rushed for 170 yards, with West leading the charge at 94 yards on a
career-high 26 carries.

Andy Dalton had a dreadful game for the Bengals (5-3-1), who had their 14-game
home unbeaten streak snapped. Dalton went 10-for-33 for 86 yards with three

Cleveland’s defense did an excellent job throughout the game, and it wasn’t
more evident in cornerback Joe Haden’s play against AJ Green, who was limited
to three receptions on 10 targets for 23 yards.