1:00 PM ET, September 28, 2003
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cincinnati Bengals didn't scream, dance or do anything stupid. Other than dumping a cooler on their coach's head, they hardly celebrated their first win.Instead, they acted like winners. Which is what Marvin Lewis promised they'd be.
They probably will have to deal with this injury all season. It's definitely not the type of injury a team wants its running back to have, because it can be easily re-aggravated by quick movements. But Dillon is good enough to still provide a lift to this offense even though he's not 100 percent.
Question on the Browns: So does Davis stick with Couch or will it be musical QBs?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Despite the loss, the Browns lead the "Battle of Ohio" 31-29. ... British Open champion Ben Curtis served as one of the Browns' honorary captains and participated in the pregame coin toss. "I've always been a Cleveland Browns fan, so it was pretty cool," Curtis said. "When I was down there, I felt like a midget." ... Browns WR Kevin Johnson caught a pass in his 68th straight game. ... Cleveland was flagged for a season-high 11 penalties. ... Dillon was disappointed by having to sit out. He was averaging 117 yards per game in his last eight outings against Cleveland. "I was gaining yards, but I was out there in pain," he said.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.9||5.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||0:54||QUINCY MORGAN 71 YD PASS FROM TIM COUCH (PHIL DAWSON KICK) |
Drive: 2 plays, 76 yds, :54
|TD||7:46||CHAD JOHNSON 3 YD PASS FROM JON KITNA (SHAYNE GRAHAM KICK) |
Drive: 14 plays, 76 yds, 6:52
|TD||5:29||JAMEL WHITE 4 YD PASS FROM TIM COUCH (PHIL DAWSON KICK) |
Drive: 7 plays, 59 yds, 3:35
|TD||14:40||CHAD JOHNSON 55 YD PASS FROM JON KITNA (SHAYNE GRAHAM KICK) |
Drive: 4 plays, 80 yds, :45
|TD||5:59||REGGIE KELLY 1 YD PASS FROM JON KITNA (SHAYNE GRAHAM KICK) |
Drive: 10 plays, 80 yds, 5:59