The first battle of Ohio of the 2015 season has ended with a Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 win and has seen the team move to 8-0 this season.
As the longest unbeaten start in franchise history continues, Cincinnati found a way to battle through the Cleveland Browns tonight.
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Fantasy team owners will want to forget this match as soon as possible as several big players who have been performing well this season crashed and burnt tonight.
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One man who didn't crash and burn however was Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert who caught three touchdown passes tonight.
Eifert tied the Bengals franchise record for number of touchdowns by a tight end in a single season tonight as he reached nine for the season.
Eifert has now caught more touchdown passes than anyone this season and he showed no signs of slowing down tonight against the Browns.
The Bengals tight end only caught five passes all night but converting three of them into touchdowns despite only accumulating 53 yards showed just how much of a redzone threat Eifert has become.
While it was all smiles for Eifert, some of the other big names in this match had unsuccessful nights.
The Bengals starting runningback Jeremy Hill and star wide receiver A.J. Green both came away with just over 50 yards despite the Browns defense not being highly ranked.
On the other side, the Browns high octane tight end Gary Barnidge also had a low scoring night with 35 scoreless yards and wide receiver Travis Benjamin only coming away with 22 yards.
One man who can be happy with his performance despite the ending result is Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Manziel started tonight in place of the injured Josh McCown and gave a great account of himself in the first half.
Cleveland completed their longest scoring drive of the season just before half time as they marched 92 yards for the score, but in the second half they mounted little to no offense.
Browns fans will be hoping to see more from their quarterback should Manziel be under centre again in week 10 when they face another tough divisional match against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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