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FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio Weather: 68°, Cloudy Attendance: 71,481
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
- The Bengals are coming off a 34-30 victory over the Packers in Week 3. After jumping out to an early 14-0 lead, Cincinnati surrendered 30 consecutive points before rallying from 16 points down in the second half. It was the Bengals' largest second-half comeback victory since they overcame a 17-point deficit in the second half of a 27-26 win at Baltimore on December 5, 2004.
- The Browns are coming off a 31-27 victory at Minnesota in Week 3. The 31 points were the most scored by the Browns on the road since a 41-34 victory at Kansas City on December 20, 2009.
- Cincinnati leads the all-time series, 42-37. The Bengals have won seven of the last nine meetings between teams, but have lost two of their last three contests at Cleveland.
- The Bengals, looking to start 3-1 for the second straight season, have opened the season with three consecutive 20-plus point games for the first time since 2007. They haven't scored at least 20 points in their first four games of a season since doing so in their first five contests of 1995.
- With his 321 pass yards last week, Brian Hoyer joined Otto Graham (1950), Eric Zeier (1995) and Kelly Holcomb (2002) as the only quarterbacks to throw for 300 or more yards in their first NFL start with the Browns (note: Graham had previously played for the Browns in the AAFC).
- Andy Dalton threw for 699 pass yards and six touchdowns in the two meetings between these teams in 2012. Dalton had 351 pass yards and two touchdown passes in two starts against the Browns during his 2011 rookie season.
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By TAYLOR BECHTOLD
(AP) -- Coach Marvin Lewis realizes he needs to keep his Cincinnati Bengals focused as they prepare to face the Cleveland Browns, who probably shouldn't be taken lightly after last week.
The visiting Bengals hope to avoid a letdown by beating the Browns for the eighth time in 10 meetings when the AFC North rivals meet in Cleveland on Sunday.
Cincinnati (2-1) became the first team in NFL history to lead by 14 points, then trail by 16, before rallying to win 34-30 over Green Bay on Sunday. It was also the first time in 14 years that a team won after allowing its opponent to score 30 consecutive points.
The Bengals know they now have to turn the page from the wild victory as they hit the road looking for a 2-0 start in the division.
"That's what the NFL is - a lead-in to the next game," Lewis told the team's official website. "This is all for nothing if we don't take care of business the next week and the next."
The Browns (1-2) appeared to be looking to next season with the stunning trade of running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis and the appointment of third-stringer Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback last week.
However, emerging star Jordan Cameron caught three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead grab in the back of the end zone with 51 seconds left, to give the Browns a 31-27 victory at Minnesota on Sunday.
It was their first win in six games.
"We got together last week after the news about Trent and we kind of came closer as a team," said Cameron, who has 20 receptions for a career-high 269 yards and four scores. "The team leaders talked to us about trusting this organization and where we're going as a team."
Hoyer overcame three interceptions to throw for a career-best 321 yards, going 30 for 54 with three touchdowns. The effort earned him his second straight start and first at home in place of Brandon Weeden, who is recovering from a sprained right thumb.
"It will be awesome," said Hoyer, who makes his third start in five NFL seasons.
After serving a two-game suspension, Josh Gordon made an immediate impact in his debut with 10 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown. The second-year wideout had three receptions for 99 yards and a score to help Cleveland beat visiting Cincinnati 34-24 on Oct. 14.
The Bengals committed four turnovers last week, but limited Green Bay to 13 points off them. They also sacked Aaron Rodgers four times, picked him off twice and scored the winning touchdown on Terence Newman's 58-yard fumble return with 3:47 left.
"Every time we take the field, we take it like we own it," defensive tackle Domata Peko said. "We stood firm as a defense. As long as we do that all season, we should have a chance to win a lot of games."
Cincinnati, though, would like to clean things up offensively after committing seven giveaways in three games.
Andy Dalton threw his third interception of the season Sunday, though he went 20 of 28 for 235 yards with two touchdowns. The Browns intercepted him four times last year, but Dalton completed 71.4 percent of his attempts for 699 yards and six scores as the teams split the two meetings.
A.J. Green has 10 receptions for 87 yards and one score over the past two weeks after finishing with nine for 162 and two touchdowns in the opener. He's likely to face a difficult matchup in star cornerback Joe Haden, who has played a key role in helping limit Cleveland's opponents to 300.0 yards per game, sixth in the league.
Haden missed a 34-27 loss in Cincinnati last Sept. 16 while serving a four-game suspension for violating the league policy on performance-enhancing substances. He recorded an interception in the win at Cleveland.
"It doesn't matter who I go up against, I feel like everyone is going to try and get up for me," said Green, who had 14 catches for 193 yards and three scores versus the Browns last season. "I just go out there, play my game and we'll see what happens."
Although the Bengals have won seven of nine meetings, they've dropped two of their last three in Cleveland.
Updated September 25, 2013