The 2008 NFL season has to have Ohio residents longing for the days when Brian Sipe and Ken Anderson duked it out. From AP-
On a bone-chilling Sunday, a season of high hopes hit new depths for the Cleveland Browns.
“Worst season I’ve ever played in,” running back Jamal Lewis said.
Cedric Benson rushed for a career-high 171 yards on 38 carries and cornerback Leon Hall returned one of his three interceptions 50 yards for a touchdown as the Cincinnati Bengals got their first road win this season, 14-0 over the hapless Browns.
After losing their first eight games, the Bengals (3-11-1) have won two straight for the first time since closing 2007 with back-to-back victories. It was their first road win since beating Miami in the ’07 finale, and the shutout was Cincinnati’s first since blanking the Browns 30-0 on Nov. 26, 2006.
The Bengals now lead the series 36-35.
To make matters worse, the Browns lost another quarterback. Ken Dorsey, who is only playing because of season-ending injuries to Derek Anderson and Quinn, suffered a mild concussion and injured ribs in the fourth quarter. Dorsey was replaced by recently signed QB Bruce Gradkowski, who may have to start the season finale.
Maybe the Browns can lure Sipe, Mike Phipps, or Bernie Kosar out of retirement. Not that Dorsey was not good either. The first pass he threw today was intercepted and run back for a touchdown.
It is believed Brown coach Romeo Crennel will be fired at year end. Will Marvin Lewis survive this off season also? This will mark the second consecutive losing season for Cincinnati.
- Cleveland Browns go back to Derek Anderson as starting QB
- Browns QB Anderson sprains left MCL, likely will be done for season
- Browns Trade Charlie Frye, Starting QB
- Seattle trades QB Seneca Wallace to Cleveland
- Shooting blanks- Baltimore Ravens beat Cleveland 16-0
- QB Brady Quinn out for the year with a broken finger
- Brady Quinn holding out on the Cleveland Browns
- WR Laveranues Coles signs with the Cincinnati Bengals
- Cleveland Browns trade QB Brady Quinn to Denver
- Cleveland Browns sign QB Jake Delhomme
- Eight is Enough- Edmonton beats Chicago 8-4
- Lydia Ko wins New South Wales Open
- The Comeback I- Pittsburgh Penguins beat NY Islanders 5-0
- Seattle Mariners Outfielder Greg Halman stabbed to death at age 24
- Hee Young Park wins CME Titleholders Championship
- Oklahoma State Women’s Basketball Coach Kurt Budke dead at 50
- Costly mistake- Blackhawks waive Rostislav Olesz
- Manager Tony La Russa announces retirement
- Puck Drop- Florida Panthers start the 2011-12 NHL season
- 13-time PGA Tour winner Dave Hill dead at 74
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