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Thoughts from the first quarter vs. the Bengals

By Pat McManamon Published: September 16, 2007

Cincinnati 7, Cleveland 6

First down -- Rudi Johnson finishes an easy opening drive with a 13-yard touchdown reception for Cincinnati. That's the first touchdown reception of his career. The Browns continue to set marks in the wrong way.
Second down -- First Browns series is three-and-out, with two Derek Anderson throws behind Braylon Edwards. The next possession starts with good field position and a first down, but Braylon Edwards drops a pass and Anderson loses the ball, then overthrows an open Joe Jurevicius in the end zone. The Browns get a field goal, but field goals are not enough points against this Bengals offense.
Third down -- Anderson drops the ball or has it knocked out more than any quarterback in recent memory. It happened several times during training camp. He must have the smallest hands in the league.
Fourth -- The Browns come up with another field goal and trail by one, which is encouraging. Still, getting field goals against the Bengals just doesn't seem like enough.


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