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Rapid Reaction: Bengals 14, Browns 0

12/21/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
The Battle of Ohio, as expected, was ugly and uninspiring.

In a game of AFC North cellar dwellers, the Cincinnati Bengals scored one offensive touchdown and it was still enough to beat the struggling Cleveland Browns, 14-0.

Bengals receiver Chris Henry and cornerback Leon Hall each scored a touchdown in the first half to wrap-up the fireworks for the afternoon. Cincinnati (3-11-1) has won two in a row for the first time this season, while the Browns continued their freefall to five consecutive losses.

Cleveland (4-11) hasn't scored an offensive touchdown since Nov. 17. The Browns have one more chance to end the drought next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-4) in what likely will mark the last game before Cleveland makes major changes in the offseason.