It was a tough night for the Cincinnati Bengals as they fell to a heavy defeat in their divisional clash with the Cleveland Browns.
The Browns ran out 24-3 winners on the night as the Bengals offense never got off the ground at any point in the game.
One man who struggled most was Bengals Quarterback Andy Dalton who certainly had what will be remembered as one of his worst games.
Dalton threw for less than 100 yards and only completed 10 of his 33 attempted passes whilst also throwing three interceptions.
It was a bad night from the off for Dalton who led the Bengals to a turnover in their first drive of the match, throwing an interception on just his fifth play.
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At half-time Dalton had thrown a career low passing completion rate of just 31% as the Bengals went in 17-3 down.
Dalton threw three interceptions on the night but it should of been worse as a very wayward pass went straight to the arms of Cleveland Safety Tashaun Gipson but the man who leads the NFL in interceptions could hold on.
It got worse for Dalton in the third quarter as he was sacked twice, on consecutive plays in the only two sacks of the game.
Cincinnati's $100 million Quarterback really struggled against a very tough Browns Defence who gave up a total of just 165 yards on the night.
The Bengals could only manage a Mike Nugent field goal in the first quarter but Dalton could never lead the team to any real success.
One falls, one rises
With Dalton unable to do anything on offense and a watching Johnny Manziel on the sidelines, Browns Quarterback Brian Hoyer had an impressive night.
All three of Cleveland's touchdowns came from running the football but Hoyer completed 15 of his attempted 23 passes for 198 yards.
Hoyer ran the Browns offense effectively and left no reason for anyone to be calling for a start for Manziel this week.
The Browns now tie the Pittsburgh Steelers on top of the AFC North with the Steelers set to play the New York Jets on Sunday.
The Bengals however slip to 5-3 and sit third in the division just above the 5-4 Baltimore Ravens.
For the time being the division remains as the only division with every team on a winning a record but a loss for the Ravens against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday could end that streak.
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