CLEVELAND - The Bengals knocked off the Browns in the Battle of Ohio Sunday, pushing the Browns to 0-2 and the bottom of the AFC North standings.
Rookies Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden had breakout days, each earning their first NFL touchdown.
But the short-handed secondary struggled to contain the Bengals receiving threats and an early punt return by Adam Jones put the Browns in a hole from which they never escaped.
What did the NewsChannel5 sports team have to say about the game?
Former Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker
"Who were those guys? Great running by Trent Richardson, great passing by Brandon Weeden. Just a real football team. But the result's still the same."
Former Browns head coach Sam Rutigliano
"Special teams helps you to avoid losing and that 81-yard touchdown by Jones at the beginning of the game was staring right down our throat, right 'til the end of the game."
Browns beat reporter Andre Knott
"We're all going to take a deep sigh of relief this week and allow Brandon Weeden to breathe a little bit. He has learned what it takes to play in the NFL."
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