Browns-Bengals QT

It was over when ...

Bernard Scott did his part in the Bengals' ground attack, rushing 18 times for 87 yards.

(Tony Tribble / Associated Press)

Browns QB Brady Quinn's pass intended for WR Mohamed Massaquoi fell incomplete with just under 2 minutes remaining, allowing Cincinnati to run out the clock and earn the win.

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With starting RB Cedric Benson missing his second straight game, the Bengals turned to Bernard Scott and Larry Johnson to deliver -- and did they ever. In his first extensive action since signing with Cincinnati, Johnson rushed 22 times for 107 yards, while Scott finished with 87 yards on 18 carries.

Key Stat

The Bengals' pass attack struggled, but they racked up 210 yards on the ground, second most this season. That total let the Bengals, who led in time of possession 38:11 to 21:49, dictate the tempo of the game.


The Bengals became the 12th team since 1998 to sweep their division. Seven of those teams -- including five of the last six -- have reached the Super Bowl. ... Cincinnati held its seventh straight opponent to fewer than 100 rushing yards. ... The Browns finished with 58 yards on the ground after rushing for 146 back in Week 4. ... The Browns' Josh Cribbs, who had 38 kickoff return yards, became the first player in NFL history to amass 1,000 kickoff return yards in each of his first five seasons.

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