Browns Top Bengals For First Win Of Season

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Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) —  The Cleveland Browns snapped an 11-game losing streak and earned their first victory of the season, a 34-24 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden threw two touchdown passes on his 29th birthday to lead the Browns (1-5) to their first win since November 20, 2011.

Second-year head coach Pat Shurmur earned his first win in nine tries against an AFC North opponent.

Runningback Trent Richardson left the game with a side injury in the second half.  Montario Hardesty filled in and scored on a go-ahead one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Receiver Josh Gordon had another big game for the Browns, catching three passes for 99 yards and a score.  He now has three touchdowns in the past two weeks.

Cornerback Sheldon Brown scored on a 19-yard interception return for a touchdown off Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to put the game out of reach for Cincinnati.

Dalton passed for 381 yards and three touchdowns, but also threw three costly interceptions.

The Bengals dropped to 3-3.

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