Browns tight end Jake Butt, who had two catches for a career-high 18 yards, threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more.
The team’s only interception came when linebacker Nick Barnett hit Josh Doctson in the chest and was called for a holding penalty, but Doctson recovered and scored on a 1-yard run.
The Bengals, who won their third straight and improved to 9-2, beat the Browns 27-20.
Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden threw for 319 yards and a touchdown in his second start of the season.
It was the third time in five weeks Weeden has started for the Browns.
Weeden’s passer rating of 100.1 was the highest of his career.
We could’ve had more sacks, but the Browns got to the line just six times.
They were able to convert a few of those sacks.
Browns rookie running back Rashard Higgins rushed for 106 yards and caught a touchdown pass.
He was credited with three tackles on the night.
Cleveland went 4-for-10 on third down, but had six total first downs.
We were forced to use the run more on third downs than they have all season.
The Browns had a few first downs, but weren’t able to get them going.
They went for two touchdowns on the first two plays of the fourth quarter and one more on the third play of the second half.
Browns receiver Mike Wallace was credited for two catches, one of which went for a touchdown.
Wallace’s catch in the fourth was the first time he has caught more than one touchdown pass in a game.
Wallace was one of two Browns to catch three passes for at least 50 yards this season.
Safety Tavon Young made an impressive play on the Browns’ last drive of the game, recovering a fumble by Browns wide receiver Kevin White and running it back for a score.
Browns defensive end Corey Graham made an outstanding play on a fourth-quarter sack, recovering an onside kick and then intercepting a pass from Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
He returned the interception for a TD.
Browns wide receiver Josh Docts and defensive end Jason Babin each had two sacks.
Doctson was credited a sack, while Babin had a forced fumble.
Browns linebacker Travis Lewis was credited as the team’s defensive player of the week.
Lewis played in all 16 games this season, recording a team-high five tackles, three quarterback hits and two quarterback hurries.
He recorded his first career sack in the final minute of the third quarter.
Browns tight end Cody Kessler was credited the game-winning touchdown with two seconds left in the game.
He led the Browns with 19 yards on nine carries.
Browns safety DeShone Kizer finished with two tackles, one sack and a forced fumbles.
He has been credited with 10 quarterback hits.
Browns punter Brandon Wegher completed his third career field goal, the longest in Browns history.
Weghers long of 37 yards was his longest of the year.
He also had a punt return touchdown.
Browns coach Hue Jackson was not pleased with the way the team handled its first-half turnovers.
He blamed the offensive line for a lot of them.
“The second half, the whole offense just didn’t get to it,” Jackson said.
“They just got caught in the pocket, and they didn’t know where to go.
And it didn’t matter how much we had pressure on that play. “
When we have that turnover in the third, the next play we just let it go.
And it didn’t matter how much we had pressure on that play.
We just got burned.”
Browns quarterback Joey Harrington completed 18 of 29 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns.
He finished with an interception and two pass breakups.
The game was tied at 20 when Harrington threw an interception, his third interception this season that was returned for a pick.
The defense forced four Browns turnovers, and had three tackles for loss.
The two sacks came on the last play of regulation, when Browns cornerback Terrance Mitchell returned an interception for the winning score.
He made his first start since November 3.
The score was the Browns first lead of the night since they scored four unanswered points at Indianapolis on Nov. 25.
Browns running back Isaiah Crowell rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns, including a 1,000-yard season-high.
Browns wideout Corey Coleman caught three passes, including two touchdowns, for 63 yards.
The third-string quarterback, Tyler Eifert, threw a career high five touchdown passes.
Browns outside linebacker Christian Kirksey, who made his NFL debut at right tackle, was credited in the first quarter with two sacks and a pass breakup.
Kirksey finished with eight tackles, including three solo stops.
Browns left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who missed the first three games of the regular season with a torn ACL, did not play in the Browns opener. He