Andy Dalton and the Bengals had a rough start opening up the second half as D’Qwell Jackson planted Dalton in the ground for a huge sack.
Leaving the Bengals with a 3rd and 22 situation, Dalton got right back up and threw a bomb to A.J. Green, finding him in the back of the end zone for the score and a 28-14 Bengal lead.
But the Browns were not ready to give up and showed they had a few more tricks up their sleeves as a flea flicker pass play found Josh Gordon in the end zone to cut the Bengal lead to 28-21 as the third quarter came to a close.
In the fourth quarter, it would be the Browns defense this time coming up big as they forced the Bengals into a field goal attempt and then blocked it to keep things very close with just over four minutes left in the game.