1:00 PM ET, December 21, 2008
FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
Benson has career-high 171 yards as Bengals earn first road win of 2008
CLEVELAND -- Frozen trash danced in the icy wind at one end of the near-empty stadium as the home finale's last seconds disappeared from the clock.There was nothing to celebrate, nothing to look forward to. Nothing but silence.
• Cedric Benson had career highs in yards (171) and carries (38) to help the Bengals snap a seven-game road losing streak.
• The Bengals recorded their first shutout since holding the Browns scoreless on Nov. 26, 2006, which was also the last time the Browns were shutout.
• The Browns have lost five straight overall and have not scored an offensive touchdown in any of those games (31 total points).
-- ESPN research
Cincinnati leads the "Battle of Ohio" 36-35. ... Bengals WR Chad Ocho Cinco didn't play because of a hamstring injury. ... Bengals OT Stacy Andrews was helped to the locker room with an injured right knee in the fourth quarter. ... Browns P Dave Zastudil averaged 49.4 yards on five kicks despite playing with an injured right knee. ... Hall's three picks tied a franchise record.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.5||3.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||08:30||Leon Hall 50 Yd Interception Return (Shayne Graham Kick)||7||0|
|TD||08:02||Chris Henry 20 Yd Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Shayne Graham Kick)||14||0|