The Cincinnati Bengals continued their winning ways Thursday night as they beat the Cleveland Browns 31-10 at home to kick off Week 9 of the 2015 NFL season.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completed 21 of his 27 passes in the game for 234 yards and 3 touchdowns, all of which went to tight end Tyler Eifert.
The 8-0 Bengals also rushed for 152 yards against the Browns and they were led on the ground by running back Giovani Bernard, who finished with 72 yards on 13 carries.
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who started in place of the injured Josh McCown, completed just 15 of his 33 pass attempts in the game for 168 yards and one touchdown. Manziel was also sacked by the Bengals defense three times in the game.
The 2-7 Browns only rushed for 69 yards in the game and Manziel was responsible for 31 of them.
Next up for the Bengals are the Houston Texans and those two teams will play a week from Monday. The Browns will play the Pittsburgh Steelers a week from Sunday at Heinz Field.
The Steelers will close out the AFC North action in Week 9 on Sunday as they will play host to the Oakland Raiders. The Baltimore Ravens are on a bye this week.