After the Bengals were stalled on 3rd and 5 (surprise, surprise) and were able to convert a 44-yard field goal, they kicked off to Josh Cribbs for a 44-yard return to start the Browns offensive drive at their own 37 yard line.
Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon caught a 14-yard pass. 1st down. Montario Hardesty rushed for a 14-yard gain. 1st down. Hardesty then rushes for 5 yards, then 4 yards, and a play action was all it took for Brandon Weeden to complete a pass to tight end Jordan Cameron for a 23-yard gain.
The Browns were dealing with a nice 1st and 3 situation at the goal line after a largely successful drive down the field. All they needed was one play.
Browns tight end Benjamin Watson, who wasn’t even remotely being covered, easily caught a pass from Brandon Weeden in the end zone.
The Browns were leading the Bengals 27 – 17 with 8 minutes left in the 4th quarter.
Then, Andy Dalton threw a pick six.
On the first play of the Bengals drive, Dalton tried connecting with Brandon Tate. Tate hesitated as he read Dalton's pass which gave cornerback Sheldon Brown the opportunity to cut across Tate. Brown scored off of his interception.
The Browns are now leading 34-17 with 7:44 left in the game.