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Browns fall to 0-13, lose 23-10 to Bengals

CLEVELAND (AP) Robert Griffin III returned from injury but couldn't keep Cleveland from falling closer to infamy as the Cincinnati Bengals built a big early lead and held off the winless Browns 23-10 on Sunday in the snow.

Andy Dalton threw two touchdown passes to Tyler Eifert as the Bengals (5-7-1) kept their playoff chances pulsating for another week.

Griffin started for the first time since getting hurt in the opener. He couldn't produce a win for the Browns (0-13).

RG3 did score on a 1-yard sneak in the third quarter, but the Browns lost their 16th straight dating to Dec. 13 last season. Cleveland has lost 23 of 24 and 31 of 34 since the end of 2014.

The Browns have three games left to avoid joining the 2008 Detroit Lions as the NFL's only 0-16 teams.

Griffin finished 12 of 28 for 104 yards. Isaiah Crowell was a bright spot for Cleveland, rushing for 113 yards on 10 carries.

Dalton, who has had some of his best games against Cleveland, connected twice in the first half with Eifert as the Bengals bullied the NFL's worst team for 30 minutes.

The Browns battled back in the second half, getting within 10 in the fourth period before Cincinnati's Mike Nugent kicked a 44-yard field goal with 8:38 left.

Cincinnati has some work to do and needs plenty of help to make the postseason for the sixth straight year. The Bengals entered Sunday 2 1/2 games behind Pittsburgh and Baltimore in the AFC North, and another loss would finish off them.

For the Browns, the 2016 season can't end soon enough.

The Browns had another moment to symbolize their lost season when their "Brownie The Elf" mascot slipped on the sideline and fell while trying to retrieve a ball that bounced out of bounds following a punt.

Even without star wide receiver A.J. Green, the Bengals sucked the life out of the Browns and any strong-stomached Cleveland fans willing to brave the cold in this calamitous season by scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter.

Cincinnati took the opening kickoff and drove 73 yards as Dalton connected with Eifert for a 14-yard TD. After the Browns punted, Jeremy Hill's 1-yard plunge capped Cincinnati's second possession to make it 13-0 - Nugent's extra point was blocked - and it became very clear the Bengals had not overlooked the Browns, who were coming off their bye week and were as healthy as they've been all season.

Dalton's second TD to Eifert, a 5-yard pass on third down, put the Bengals up 20-0.

Meanwhile, the Browns did little right. They committed two penalties on their first series and Griffin forced a deep pass on a flea-flicker into triple coverage that was picked off.

He finished the opening half with a 0.00 passer rating - another row of zeroes for the Browns.

DUBIOUS COMPANY

The Browns are making history with every loss. They are the seventh team since 1962 to start 0-13, joining the '08 Lions, 1980 Saints, 1976 Buccaneers, 2011 Colts, 2007 Dolphins and 1962 Raiders.

NUGENT'S AIM

Nugent's accuracy remains a major issue. The 11-year veteran missed another PAT, his sixth this season, in the first quarter.

The snap appeared low and Nugent kicked the ball into the back of Cincinnati's line. The Browns recovered and made several laterals during an entertaining attempt at a failed 2-point defensive conversion.

Nugent later missed a 36-yard field goal attempt and is 23 of 29.

LONDON BOUND

The Browns will play in London next season, the team's first visit to England since playing an exhibition game there in 1989.

The NFL has increased its commitment to the United Kingdom's market and will have four games in London next season. It's not known yet if the Browns will be giving up a home game to make the trip.

A league spokesman said an official announcement will be made Tuesday.

UP NEXT:

Bengals: Host Pittsburgh on Dec. 18

Browns: At Buffalo on Dec. 18

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Key Players
A. Dalton 14 QB
180 YDs, 2 TDs, 0 INTs
R. Griffin III 10 QB
104 YDs, 0 TDs, 1 INTs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 8:38
M.Nugent 44 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Ott, Holder-K.Huber.
11
plays
57
yds
5:36
pos
23
10
Field Goal 14:14
C.Parkey 30 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
10
plays
69
yds
4:06
pos
20
10
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:11
C.Parkey extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
20
7
Touchdown 8:11
R.Griffin up the middle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field stands.
10
plays
80
yds
4:40
pos
20
6
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:06
M.Nugent extra point is GOOD, Center-T.Ott, Holder-K.Huber.
plays
yds
pos
20
0
Touchdown 5:06
A.Dalton pass short middle to T.Eifert for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
26
yds
2:37
pos
19
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
MissedTwoPointDefensiveConversion 7:05
M.Nugent extra point is No Good, Short, Center-T.Ott, Holder-K.Huber. DEFENSIVE TWO-POINT ATTEMPT. E.Ogbah return. ATTEMPT FAILS. 90 E Ogbah lateraled to 56 D Davis lateraled to 23 J Haden lateraled to 24 I Campbell who was tackled at the 50
plays
yds
pos
13
0
Touchdown 6:27
J.Hill right guard for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN. 70 C Ogbuehi reported as eligible
9
plays
45
yds
4:49
pos
13
0
Point After TD 12:21
M.Nugent extra point is GOOD, Center-T.Ott, Holder-K.Huber.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 12:21
A.Dalton pass short right to T.Eifert for 14 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
73
yds
2:39
pos
6
0
Time of Pos 34:53 25:07
1st Downs 21 13
Rushing 9 6
Passing 12 6
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 8-15 6-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-1
Total Net Yards 360 254
Total Plays 70 53
Avg Gain 5.1 4.8
Net Yards Rushing 213 169
Rush Attempts 38 22
Avg Rush Yards 5.6 7.7
Net Yards Passing 147 85
Comp. - Att. 20-28 12-28
Yards Per Pass 5.3 3.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-33 3-19
Penalties - Yards 6-43 5-34
Touchdowns 3 1
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 2 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 5-49.6 6-46.0
Return Yards 121 61
Punts - Returns 3-47 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-53 4-61
Int. - Returns 1-21 0-0
Kicking 3/4 2/2
Extra Points 2/2 1/1
Field Goals 1/2 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 3-4 -75% 1-2 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Bengals 5-7-11370323
Browns 0-13007310
147 PASS YDS 85
213 RUSH YDS 169
360 TOTAL YDS 254
Bengals
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Dalton 14 QB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 180 2 0 112.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.7% 3555 16 6 93.8
A. Dalton 20/28 180 2 0 20
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Hill 32 RB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
25 111 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
195 788 8
J. Hill 25 111 1 11 20
R. Burkhead 33 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 45 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 151 0
R. Burkhead 9 45 0 11 4
T. Boyd 83 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 43 0
T. Boyd 2 40 0 39 8
A. Dalton 14 QB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 179 3
A. Dalton 2 17 0 9 20
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Boyd 83 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 6 49 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 48 526 1
T. Boyd 6 6 49 0 11 8
T. Eifert 85 TE
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 48 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 385 5
T. Eifert 6 5 48 2 14 16
J. Hill 32 RB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 166 0
J. Hill 4 3 31 0 18 20
B. LaFell 11 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 44 574 5
B. LaFell 6 3 22 0 11 2
A. Erickson 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 66 0
A. Erickson 2 1 16 0 16 1
C. Core 16 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 66 0
C. Core 2 1 8 0 8 0
R. Burkhead 33 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 77 0
R. Burkhead 2 1 6 0 6 4
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Dansby 56 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
58-31 0 1.0
K. Dansby 11-1 1.0 0 0
S. Williams 36 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-18 2 1.0
S. Williams 4-0 0.0 0 0
G. Atkins 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-8 0 6.5
G. Atkins 4-1 2.0 0 0
D. Kirkpatrick 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-7 3 0.0
D. Kirkpatrick 3-0 0.0 0 0
A. Jones 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-10 1 0.0
A. Jones 3-0 0.0 0 0
G. Iloka 43 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-16 3 0.0
G. Iloka 2-1 0.0 1 0
C. Dunlap 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-15 0 7.0
C. Dunlap 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Peerman 30 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Peerman 1-0 0.0 0 0
V. Rey 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-26 1 0.0
V. Rey 1-1 0.0 0 0
V. Burfict 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
71-21 2 2.0
V. Burfict 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hunt 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 0.0
M. Hunt 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Kroft 81 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
T. Kroft 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Vigil 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
N. Vigil 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Fejedelem 42 SAF
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
C. Fejedelem 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Williams 69 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
D. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Johnson 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-10 0 3.0
M. Johnson 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Shaw 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-14 1 0.0
J. Shaw 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Nugent 2 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 2/3
SEASON FG XP
23/29 23/29
M. Nugent 1/2 44 2/3 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
K. Huber 10 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 49.6 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
62 46.1 18
K. Huber 5 49.6 2 72
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 17.7 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 27.5 84 0
A. Erickson 3 17.7 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 15.7 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
21 8.5 24 0
A. Erickson 3 15.7 24 0
Browns
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
R. Griffin III 10 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
42.9% 104 0 1 38.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
44.4% 294 0 2 46.4
R. Griffin III 12/28 104 0 1 11
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
I. Crowell 34 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 113 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
155 718 5
I. Crowell 10 113 0 42 11
R. Griffin III 10 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 31 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 68 1
R. Griffin III 7 31 1 7 11
D. Johnson 29 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
60 295 1
D. Johnson 4 24 0 21 4
C. Coleman 19 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
C. Coleman 1 1 0 1 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
G. Barnidge 82 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 27 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 43 495 1
G. Barnidge 5 3 27 0 13 2
C. Coleman 19 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 3 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 334 3
C. Coleman 11 3 26 0 15 2
D. Johnson 29 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 46 431 0
D. Johnson 2 1 21 0 21 4
S. DeValve 87 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 88 1
S. DeValve 2 1 11 0 11 1
R. Telfer 86 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 4 0
R. Telfer 1 1 7 0 7 0
I. Crowell 34 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 299 0
I. Crowell 2 1 5 0 5 11
A. Hawkins 16 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 261 3
A. Hawkins 1 1 4 0 4 0
T. Pryor 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 63 858 4
T. Pryor 3 1 3 0 3 0
D. Vitale 40 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 -4 0
D. Vitale 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Collins 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
13-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
63-29 2 3.0
J. Collins 13-2 1.0 0 0
D. Davis 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
46-35 0 1.0
D. Davis 5-2 0.0 0 0
J. Taylor 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-7 2 0.0
J. Taylor 5-0 0.0 0 0
D. Shelton 55 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-23 0 1.5
D. Shelton 5-2 0.0 0 0
B. Boddy-Calhoun 20 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-3 2 1.0
B. Boddy-Calhoun 4-0 0.0 0 0
J. Haden 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-8 3 0.0
J. Haden 4-2 0.0 0 0
J. Meder 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-19 0 1.0
J. Meder 3-0 0.0 0 0
E. Ogbah 90 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-24 0 4.5
E. Ogbah 3-3 1.5 0 0
T. Williams 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-7 1 0.0
T. Williams 3-0 0.0 0 0
I. Campbell 24 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-13 0 0.0
I. Campbell 2-2 0.0 0 0
E. Reynolds 39 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-7 0 0.0
E. Reynolds 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Kirksey 58 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
71-46 0 1.5
C. Kirksey 1-2 0.0 0 0
C. Nassib 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 1.5
C. Nassib 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Alexander 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
D. Alexander 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Johnson 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-11 0 3.0
C. Johnson 1-3 1.0 0 1
M. Burley 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
M. Burley 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Johnson 29 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Howard 41 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-2 0 0.0
T. Howard 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Paea 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-6 0 0.5
S. Paea 0-3 0.5 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Parkey 3 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
15/19 14/15
C. Parkey 1/1 30 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Colquitt 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 46.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
68 45.5 17
B. Colquitt 6 46.0 0 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Louis 80 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 15.3 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 18.2 24 0
R. Louis 4 15.3 24 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CIN 27 2:39 6 73 TD
11:16 CLE 45 4:49 9 45 TD
2:13 CIN 22 1:25 3 5 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:09 CIN 36 5:12 8 22 Punt
7:43 CLE 26 2:37 5 26 TD
2:29 CIN 37 2:29 11 45 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:42 CIN 25 0:51 3 3 Punt
8:11 CIN 18 4:51 8 21 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:14 CIN 18 5:36 11 57 FG
5:21 CIN 25 4:24 8 23 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:21 CLE 8 1:05 3 1 Punt
6:27 CLE 12 4:14 8 12 Punt
0:48 CLE 31 2:39 6 11 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:57 CLE 2 0:14 1 0 INT
5:06 CLE 6 2:37 4 28 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CLE 25 1:18 3 4 Punt
12:51 CLE 20 4:40 10 80 TD
3:20 CLE 19 4:06 10 69 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:38 CLE 26 3:17 5 7 Punt
0:57 CLE 20 0:57 4 25 Game