There isn’t much that needs to be said about this game. The passing game finally had a big day, but the Bengals still lost 23-20. Palmer went 25/36 for 371 yards and two touchdowns. For the second consecutive week a wide receiver went off on the Cleveland secondary. Terrell Owens had 10 catches for 222 yards and a score. During the game, Owens also moved into 2nd on the all-time receiving yards list.
For the first time all season, the Browns finally held on to a fourth quarter lead to take the game 23-20. They almost lost another lead in this one as they led at one point 23-10.
Once again the Mike Alstott clone Peyton Hillis rumbled for over 100 yards. On this occassion, Hillis ran for 102 yards.
The Bengals defense couldn’t get the Browns off the field in the closing seconds of the game. With 4:11 left, Cleveland went ground and pound and ate the rest of the clock for the win.
The Bengals did suffer two key injuries to the secondary in this one. Safety Roy Williams injured his right knee and CB Johnathan Joseph injured his forearm.
The schedule is only going to get tougher for Cincinnati. At 2-2, it’s going to be tough for this team to repeat as AFC North Champs, especially the way the Ravens and Steelers are playing at this moment.
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Written by Adrian Fedkiw
I currently work for the Sports Network. It's the best job ever! I am a 2010 graduate of Temple University where I majored in broadcast journalism, I LOVE SPORTS! That's why I am here. I have a vast knowledge and want to share my athletic intelligence with the world. Some people like to spend their time shooting down aliens in Halo; I like to spend my time watching sports, current and old. It's my passion! I got asked one time how I can watch a game over again when I already know the outcome. 5 minutes later, he's watching Happy Gilmore reciting all of the lines from the movie. Hypocrite! As for my favorite sports teams, I've been a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan. My favorite athlete is Allen Iverson. He didn't like practice that much, but when it came to gametime, no one let it all out on the floor like Iverson. He is absolutely beloved in the city of Brotherly Love. For college athletics, obviously I pay close attention to Temple. (Yes, football too) Even before I stepped foot on Temple's campus for the 1st time in 2005, I was a fan. Oh the good old days of John Chaney! Some other tidbits about myself, I love cheesesteaks, I hydrate myself with Welch's Grape Juice and Snapple. I love the HBO show Entourage. Also, when is Kenny Powers making his much anticipated return in Eastbound and Down!