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|Brian McDonald's seven tackles led all Cleveland defenders Sunday against the Bengals.|
Jamal Lewis touched the ball on six of the first seven plays on the Browns' first series of the game, and his bruising runs kept the offense going when it struggled in the first half. Lewis finished with 79 yards on 25 carries and his 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter extended the Browns' lead.
The Bengals, 0-4 for the first time since 2002, turned the ball over five times. Cleveland turned those gaffes into 16 points.
Carson Palmer, who had started 51 straight games for Cincinnati, was named the emergency No. 3 quarterback with a sore right elbow. Ryan Fitzpatrick started in his place. ... The last game in the NFL with a matchup of two 0-3 teams was in 2002. ... The Bengals were held to fewer than 225 yards of offense for the third time in four games this season. ... Derek Anderson has completed more than 60 percent of his passes only two times in the last nine games. ... The Browns ended a four-game losing streak in Cincinnati.