Browns at Bengals: Halftime Recap and Giovani Bernard injury update

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Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) throws as Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) chases during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

 

This game has been about as wild as you can imagine. After a pair of Dalton picks, a ridiculous 43-yard run by Chris Ogbonnaya of all people, and a Cincinnati crowd booing the team with a passion, they were trailing 13-0.

But after an interception was made by James Harrison, Andy Dalton would come out and hit Jermaine Gresham at the 3-yard line, and he would power through a pair of Browns defenders and into the endzone to cut the deficit to 13-7.

Then, after the Bengals defense forced a three-and-out on the ensuing drive, they blocked the punt and followed it up with a lateral pass to Mohamed Sanu, and he threw a beautiful spiral to running back Giovani Bernard, who took it down to the goal line, where three plays later, Dalton threw a beautiful fad pass to Sanu to give the Bengals a 14-13 lead.

The scoring-run would continue for the Bengals after linebacker Jayson DiManche blocked a punt and safety Toby Dye (just called up from practice squad) returned it for a core.

The next Browns possession saw Vontaze Burfict strip Chris Ogbonnaya and returned the fumble for a score. And right before halftime, Adam Jones returned a punt 29 yards to the CLE-30, where Mike Nugent would eventually convert a 31-yard field goal, and we now sit at halftime with the Bengals up 31-13.

Those 31 points in the second quarter set a team record for points in a quarter.

 

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