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             === Big second quarter propels Bengals past Browns ===
 
 Cincinnati,  OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes
 and  the  Cincinnati Bengals  used  a  31-point  second  quarter to  beat  the
 Cleveland Browns by a 41-20 margin.
 
 In  the  second frame, Dalton threw  two touchdown passes, Tony Dye returned a
 blocked  punt  for a score, Vontaze  Burfict returned a fumble for a touchdown
 and Mike Nugent kicked a field goal.
 
 Dalton  completed  13-of-27 passes for 93  yards and two interceptions for the
 AFC North-leading Bengals (7-4), who improved to 5-0 at home this season.
 
 "This is an urgent month but we have bigger fish to fry," Bengals coach Marvin
 Lewis  said. "We just  have to  take care  of November.  This was an important
 game."
 
 Jason  Campbell connected  on 27-of-56 passes for 248 yards, one touchdown and
 three interceptions for the Browns (4-6), who have lost four of five.
 
 "It  was a  disappointing game for us  today. We were not able to overcome the
 second  quarter, and the  game got away from us at that point," said Cleveland
 coach Rob Chudzinski.
 
 Josh Gordon caught five passes for 125 yards and a score in defeat.
 
 The  first points of  the game came with 4:10 left in the first quarter. Chris
 Ogbonnaya's  43-yard run  and 12-yard catch put  the ball in the red zone. The
 Browns  moved the ball  to the 1-yard line before settling for a 20-yard field
 goal from Billy Cundiff.
 
 Joe  Haden followed  with back-to-back interceptions of Dalton. The first pick
 led  to  a 28-yard Cundiff field  goal. He returned his second interception 29
 yards for a touchdown.
 
 The  momentum  shifted  when  Bengals linebacker  James  Harrison  picked  off
 Campbell in the final minute of the first frame. Harrison returned the pick 21
 yards for a touchdown, but a penalty nullified the score. On the first play of
 the second stanza, Jermaine Gresham caught a 25-yard TD pass.
 
 Cincinnati  started its next drive from the Cleveland 38 following a partially
 blocked punt. Mohamed Sanu threw a 25-yard pass to Gio Bernard before catching
 a 6-yard TD pass from Dalton.
 
 The  Bengals blocked  another punt  with less  than five  minutes left  in the
 half.  Dye, who  was signed off the  practice squad on Saturday, picked up the
 loose ball and went 24 yards for a touchdown.
 
 Ogbonnaya  fumbled on the ensuing Cleveland possession. Burfict scooped up the
 fumble and went 13 yards the other way for a touchdown.
 
 Nugent's  41-yard  field goal capped the  biggest quarter in club history. The
 field goal made it 31-13 at the half.
 
 The Browns got within 31-20 on Gordon's 74-yard TD catch with 9:29 left in the
 third stanza.
 
 Campbell was intercepted by Reggie Nelson on the next Cleveland possession.
 
 Alex  Smith caught a  2-yard TD pass in the early stages of the fourth quarter
 to make it 38-20 Cincinnati.
 
 Nugent  made a 38-yard field goal with 8:04 remaining to account for the final
 margin.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Bengals and  Browns split  two games  this season  ... Cincinnati  middle
 linebacker  Ray  Maualuga, defensive back  Chris Crocker and right guard Kevin
 Zeitler  were all inactive for Sunday's contest ... Bengals wide receiver A.J.
 Green,  who had  gone over  100 receiving  yards in  five straight  games, was
 limited  to  two  catches  for  seven yards  ...  Cleveland  linebacker  Craig
 Robertson  (knee) and  wide receiver Armanti Edwards (ankle) left the game ...
 Ogbonnaya  carried the ball eight times for 69 yards ... BenJarvus Green-Ellis
 rushed for 62 yards on 16 carries for the Bengals.
 
 11/17 18:24:48 ET