CLEVELAND – The Browns came out ready in the second half.
They took the kickoff and went 64 yards for a touchdown and a 20-10 lead. After a fumble recovery, the Browns went ahead 23-10 on a 22-yard Phil Dawson field goal, his third of the day. He’s one behind Lou Groza for the all-time franchise lead.
Cincinnati’s Mike Nugent made it 23-13 on a 25-yard field goal with 1:14 left.
On the Browns touchdown drive, tight end Evan Moore drew a 14-yard pass interference penalty on linebacker Dhani Jones on third-and-6. Peyton Hillis scored his fourth touchdown of the season, one in each game. It’s the longest streak for the Browns since Greg Pruitt had one in five straight in 1975.
Hillis keeps accumulating “oooh” moments. He ran over safety Roy Williams, knocking him from the game, and drilled linebacker Keith Rivers.
A Scott Fujita sack caused a Carson Palmer fumble, which was recovered by Kenyon Coleman. He also recovered a first-half fumble. The turnover set up the Dawson field goal.