Bengals Sit Alone Atop AFC North After Two Weeks

Thanks to a convincing home win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons, the Cincinnati Bengals now sit atop the AFC North after two weeks of action with a 2-0 record.

The Bengals beat the Falcons 24-10 despite losing wide receiver A.J. Green early in the game to toe injury and kicker Mike Nugent missing three field goals.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was 15-of-23 passing for 252 and a touchdown in the game and running back Giovani Bernard chipped in 169 yards from scrimmage.

In other AFC North action, the Cleveland Browns notched their first win of the 2014 season by beating the New Orleans Saints 26-24.

The Browns drove 85 yards on 14 plays on their final possession and kicker Billy Cundiff drove home the 29-yard game-winning field goal with six seconds left in regulation.

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer was 24-of-40 passing for 204 yards and one touchdown in the win.

Next week, the Bengals will host the Tennessee Titans while the Browns will host the 1-1 Baltimore Ravens. The loser of that game will have two division loses just three games into the 2014 season.

As for the Pittsburgh Steelers, they will play the 2-0 Carolina Panthers on the road next Sunday night. The Panthers beat the Detroit Lions 24-7 at home Sunday and held wide receiver Calvin Johnson to just six catches for 83 yards in the game.

The Panthers defense also managed to sack Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford four times in the game and picked him off once.

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