Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Ahtyba Rubin (71) pressures Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns beat the Bengals 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Even as time wound down in the fourth quarter, Dalton seemed content with short passes. He played the entire game under pressure and was repeatedly forced out of the pocket. The amount of throws out of bounds became hard to count.
He finished the game 23-for-42, and 206 yards. He also threw an interception.
The final score: Cleveland 17, Cincinnati 6. The Browns take the first game in the battle of Ohio.
"“Today, we didn’t play well enough to win,” Head coach Marvin Lewis said. ” Give them credit. It’s part of what we need to do to keep growing and win.”"