CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Bengals thwarted a late-game comeback by the Cleveland Browns to end a ten-game losing streak Sunday.
Cincinnati was up by 9, at 19-10, when Cleveland fired back with a sudden 46-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Colt McCoy to Brian Robiskie. The extra point made it 19-17.
The Bengals returned the following kick to the Browns' 44. With a couple first downs, they were able to run out the clock. The win ends the Bengals' losing streak at ten, which is a tie for their longest.
Cleveland started the scoring early in the first quarter with a 20-yard pass to Robert Royal. Cincinnati came back in the second with an 18-yard touchdown run from Cedric Benson, their only TD of the game. With 4:23 left in the half, the Bengals went ahead for good on a 25-yard Clint Stitser field goal, which put them up 10-7.
Stitser added two more in the 3rd quarter, from 39 and 34 yards, to make it 16-7. Cleveland came back in the fourth quarter with one of their own to make it 16-10.
Then Stitser added a 20-yarder for the Bengals' last score of the game, making it 19-10. That proved to be enough to win the Battle of Ohio.
Benson rushed for a season-high 150 yards on 31 carries, scoring once on an 18 yard run. He also surpassed 1,000 yards for the season for the second consecutive year.
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