The Cleveland Browns (3-6-1), led by quarterback Baker Mayfield, met the Cincinnati Bengals (5-5), led by quarterback Andy Dalton, in an AFC North Week 12 NFL football game on Sunday, November 25, 2018 (11/25/18) at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Here’s the AP recap:
CINCINNATI (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw a career-high four touchdown passes in another growing-up-fast performance, and the Cleveland Browns ended one of the NFL’s longest streaks of road futility on Sunday with a 35-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, who lost quarterback Andy Dalton to a thumb injury.
Cleveland (4-6-1) got its first road win since 2015, emphatically snapping a streak of 25 straight road losses that was one shy of the Lions’ NFL record. The Browns also ended a run of seven straight losses to their intrastate rival.
And just as a Browns safety predicted, it wasn’t even close.
The Browns surged ahead 28-0 as former head coach Hue Jackson watched helplessly from the opposite sideline. Jackson couldn’t win with the Browns — only three wins in two-plus seasons. Nor could he couldn’t beat them as a special defensive assistant with the Bengals (5-6), who lost for the fifth time in six games.
Cleveland safety Damarious Randall predicted during the week that if Bengals receiver A.J. Green didn’t play, the Browns would dominate. Green was out again with a toe injury, and Randall had a hand in making his prediction hold up.
He picked off Dalton in the second quarter, ran out of bounds and handed the ball to Jackson , who was fired last month by the Browns. Jackson responded by tapping him on the helmet.
Dalton hurt the thumb on his passing hand while trying to recover a fumble in the third quarter and didn’t return. The Browns turned the fumble recovery into Mayfield’s fourth TD pass for a 35-7 lead. Dalton was 10 of 17 for 100 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
From the opening drive, it was all Cleveland. The Browns’ 28 first-half points were their most since 1991, when they scored 31 against the Colts.
Mayfield was at the center of it all, completing 14 of 18 passes as the Browns surged ahead by 21 points. He was coming off his best game, a three-TD performance during a 28-16 win over Atlanta that sent Cleveland into its bye week. Mayfield finished 19 of 26 for 258 yards as the Browns essentially ran out the clock in the second half.
Browns: Cleveland came out of its bye week as healthy as it’s been all season.
Bengals: CB Dre Kirkpatrick also was inactive with shoulder injury. RT Cordy Glenn was out with a back injury, and fill-in Jake Fisher hurt his back late in the first half. CB Tony McRae suffered a concussion in the third quarter and gave two thumbs-up as he was wheeled off the field.
The Browns play at Houston on Sunday.
The Bengals host the Broncos on Sunday.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NFL, Week 12
When: Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018
Where: Paul Brown Stadium
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
Line: Bengals -3 (Over/under: 47.5)
Browns notes: * QB BAKER MAYFIELD (rookie) completed 17 of 20 (85 pct.) for 216 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 151.3 rating in Week 10. Is only rookie QB in NFL history with 150+ rating on 20+ pass att. Aims for his 5th in row with 2+ TD passes. Has 176 completions, 1,984 pass yards & 13 TD passes, all most among rookie QBs. * RB NICK CHUBB (rookie) set career-highs with 176 rush yards & 209 scrimmage yards in Week 10. Had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 10, incl. 92-yard TD run, longest rush TD in Browns history & 2nd-longest by rookie in NFL history (BOBBY GAGE, 97 yards in 1949). Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD & has TD in 3 of his past 4. Ties for 2nd among NFL rookies with 5 rush TDs. Ranks 3rd in NFL averaging 6.2 yards per carry (min. 50 att.). RB DUKE JOHNSON, JR. had TD catch in Week 10. Has 13 catches for 109 yards & 3 TDs in his past 2. * WR JARVIS LANDRY had 7 catches for 61 yards in only career meeting (9/29/16 with Mia.). Aims for his 9th in row vs. AFC North with 5+ catches. WR RASHARD HIGGINS had TD catch in Week 10. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3. * LB JOE SCHOBERT had 13 tackles & 2 TFL in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cin. with 10+ tackles. DE MYLES GARRETT had sack in last game vs. Cin. Has 5.5 sacks in 6 career games vs. division. LB JAMIE COLLINS, SR. had 9 tackles, TFL & FR in Week 10. Is 1 of 3 in AFC (DARIUS LEONARD & TAHIR WHITEHEAD) with 70+ tackles (71) & 7+ TFL (7).
Bengals notes: QB ANDY DALTON passed for 211 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & rushed for 29 yards last week. Passed for 214 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111.3 rating in last meeting. In his past 6 vs. Cle., has 1,442 pass yards (240.3 per game) with 15 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 131.8 rating. Aims for his 7th meeting in row with 110+ rating. * RB JOE MIXON had rush TD last week. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 3. Rushed for 114 yards with TD & had 51 rec. yards in last game vs. Cle. RB GIOVANI BERNARD has 75+ scrimmage yards & TD in 2 of his past 3 meetings. * WR A.J. GREEN has 5 TD catches in his past 4 vs. division. Has 426 rec. yards (106.5 per game) & 3 rec. TDs in his past 4 vs. Cle. WR TYLER BOYD had TD catch in last meeting. Has 4 TD catches in his past 4 vs. division. WR JOHN ROSS had TD catch last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD. TE MATT LENGEL had TD catch last week. * DT GENO ATKINS had sack & 4 QB hits in last meeting. Has 3 sacks in his past 3 meetings. Has 4 sacks & 4 TFL in his past 5 at home. CB DRE KIRKPATRICK had 9 tackles & 2 PD in last meeting. DE CARLOS DUNLAP has 3 sacks in his past 4 & 6 sacks in his past 8. Has 5 PD & 2 sacks in his past 5 vs. division. Rookie S JESSIE BATES has 10+ tackles in 3 of his past 5. S SHAWN WILLIAMS had 11 tackles & INT in Week 11. Has 10+ tackles & INT in 3 of his past 4. LB HARDY NICKERSON had career-high 11 tackles last week. Rookie DE SAM HUBBARD has sack in 2 of his past 3. — NFL Communications
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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