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Sloppy offense has Bengals trailing Browns 7-3 at halftime

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Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals entered today’s game with a depleted defense with Leon Hall and Reggie Nelson out with injures, but nevertheless, they’re once again doing their best to carry the team, but the offense is struggling once again to put points on the board.

They’ve had a number of opportunities, highlighted be a 4th-and-1 at the CLE-5 hat was stopped short after BenJarvus Green Ellis stumbled as he was taking the hand-off.

Andy Dalton also missed a deep-strike to A.J. Green after he’d beaten cornerback Buster Skrine deep for what would have been a go-ahead score, but overshot him and they trail 7-3 at the half.

Thanks to a pair of missed field goals by Browns kicker Billy Cundiff, the Bengals trail by just four points, and will have the ball to start thew second-half.

Halftime Stats

Cincinnati

Cleveland

1st Downs

8

11

Passing 1st downs

4

9

Rushing 1st downs

2

1

1st downs from penalties

2

1

3rd down efficiency

2-6

6-10

4th down efficiency

0-1

0-0

Total Plays

29

38

Total Yards

114

218

Yards per play

Total Drives

Passing

68

172

Comp-Att

8-15

16-24

Yards per pass

4.5

7.2

Interceptions thrown

0

0

Sacks-Yards Lost

1-1

0-0

Rushing

46

46

Rushing Attempts

13

14

Yards per rush

3.5

3.3

Red Zone (Made-Att)

0-2

1-2

Penalties

1-5

3-50

Turnovers

0

0

Fumbles lost

0

0

Interceptions thrown

0

0

Possession

14:32

15:28

CIN Passing

C/ATT

YDS

AVG

TD

INT

RAT.

A. Dalton

8/15

69

4.6

0

0

65.7

Team

8/15

68

4.5

0

0

CLE Passing

C/ATT

YDS

AVG

TD

INT

RAT.

B. Hoyer

16/24

172

7.2

1

0

101.4

Team

16/24

172

7.2

1

0

Cincinnati Rushing

CAR

YDS

AVG

TD

LG

G. Bernard

7

26

3.7

0

6

B. Green-Ellis

5

10

2.0

0

4

A. Dalton

1

10

10.0

0

10

Team

13

46

3.5

0

10

Cleveland Rushing

CAR

YDS

AVG

TD

LG

C. Ogbonnaya

4

25

6.3

0

11

B. Hoyer

1

8

8.0

0

8

W. McGahee

4

7

1.8

0

8

B. Rainey

5

6

1.2

0

4

Team

14

46

3.3

0

11

Cincinnati Receiving

REC

YDS

AVG

TD

LG

TGTS

J. Gresham

1

26

26.0

0

26

2

A. Green

3

16

5.3

0

11

7

T. Eifert

2

10

5.0

0

5

2

G. Bernard

1

10

10.0

0

10

2

M. Sanu

1

7

7.0

0

7

2

Team

8

69

8.6

0

26

15

Cleveland Receiving

REC

YDS

AVG

TD

LG

TGTS

J. Gordon

2

49

24.5

0

33

5

T. Benjamin

1

39

39.0

0

39

1

J. Cameron

6

37

6.2

1

15

7

D. Bess

2

25

12.5

0

17

5

C. Ogbonnaya

4

20

5.0

0

8

4

G. Barnidge

1

2

2.0

0

2

1

G. Little

0

0

0.0

0

0

1

Team

16

172

10.8

1

39

24

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