Browns win Ohio shootout
Cincinnati 45, Cleveland 51
It was over when …
intercepted The defense finally came through for the Browns. While covering Chad Johnson, Leigh BoddenCarson Palmer with 21 seconds remaining in the game to seal the victory for Cleveland.
What quarterback controversy? Derek Anderson showed why he is Romeo Crennel’s No. 1 choice, throwing for 328 yards and five touchdowns. The Bengals’ high-powered offense was led by Palmer, who went 33-of-50 for 401 yards and six touchdowns.
Receivers played a big part in this game. Bengals wideout Chad Johnson caught 11 passes for 209 yards and even braved the Dawg Pound after his second touchdown reception of the game. Anderson spread it around to tight end Kellen Winslow (100 yards, one TD) and wide receivers Braylon Edwards (146 yards, two TDs) and Joe Jurevicious (44 yards, two TDs).
This was the eighth-highest scoring game in NFL history, but it wasn’t even the highest-scoring affair between these rivals. In 2004, the Bengals beat the Browns 58-48 for the second-most combined points. The Redskins (72) and Giants (41) combined for 113 points in 1966 for the most.
Other scores from Sunday:
- Houston 34, Carolina 21 – M. Schaub 227 yds. 2 TDs, Andre Johnson 120 yds. 2 TDs
- IND. 22, TEN. 20
- Green Bay 35, NYG 13 – The packers victory was the 149th of Favre’s 17-year career and gave him one more than Hall of Famer John Elway to become the winningest QB in football history.