The Bengals are finding fast that starting fast doesn’t always mean good things will follow.
Last week they never seemed to get on track vs the Dolphins, eventually losing at home. Sunday in Cleveland, the team had a 14-7 halftime lead, but their defense and turnovers let them down in the second half, as they lost to the Browns 34-24.
The loss for the Bengals puts them at 3-3 on the season, this after they were rolling just two weeks ago after three straight wins at 3-1.
They also will go down as the first team in 2012 to lose to Cleveland, allowing them to get to 1-5 on the year.
Andy Dalton threw a pick six in the fourth quarter, and then with still a smell of a comeback possible, the QB fumbled inside the Browns 7 after being hit, stopping any dreams of a comeback.
Dalton was 34-for-41 for 381 yards with three touchdowns and three picks. A.J. Green had 7 grabs for 135 yards and a score in the loss.
Browns rookie QB Brandon Weeden, celebrating his 29th birthday, went 17-for-29 for 231 yards with two TD’s and a pick.
The Bengals will be at home for a game vs the Steelers next Sunday night on national TV.