The Bengals take on the Browns in the Cleveland edition of the 2015 Battle of Ohio. While Cleveland may still be trying to decide who should start at quarterback, for the sake of this simulation, I chose Austin Davis as the Browns' field general. How does Tecmo think this game will shake out?
The Bengals start with the football and look to move the ball on the ground with Jeremy Hill.
Hill finds some early success and moves the Bengals into the redzone.
Randy Starks brings Andy Dalton down for the sack and essentially ends the Bengals chances at a touchdown.
Cincinnati settles for the field goal try.
The Browns begin their attack with Isaiah Crowell and move the ball for a couple first downs.
Big Geno Atkins decides enough is enough and brings down Austin Davis for the sack.
The Browns are forced to punt.
Marvin Jones catches a pass from Dalton and streaks down the field.
He is caught inside the 5 and the first quarter ends with the Bengals leading 3-0.
Andy Dalton rewards Marvin Jones to start the second quarter with a quick touchdown pass.
Andrew Hawkins catches a pass from Davis and makes a couple guys miss as he picks up a huge chunk of yards.
Once again, Geno Atkins disrupts any offensive momentum with a sack.
On the next play, the Browns fumble and it is recovered by the Bengals.
A.J. Green takes a pass from Dalton down the sideline and gets stopped at the one.
Jeremy Hill easily punches it in from there.
Once again the Browns offense finds some room to move. Crowell gets a big gain.
Then Hawkins adds to his total.
A couple of incompletions in the endzone...
Leads to a field goal try for the Browns.
At the half the Bengals hold a comfortable 17 - 3 lead.
The Browns start with the football in the second half and struggle to get anything going.
They are forced to punt to Cincinnati.
Dalton misfires and the ball is intercepted by the Browns.
Cincinnati's defense still won't allow the Browns to move the ball as they bat down passes at the line of scrimmage.
And Geno Atkins adds to his sack total.
Once again the Browns punt.
This time, Dalton finds Green with a ton of room to run.
Green is stopped short of the goal line and Jeremy hill comes in to finish the drive with a touchdown.
Andrew Hawkins is about the only player from Cleveland that is playing well. He moves the Browns to the Bengals side of the field.
At the end of the third, the Bengals lead 24 - 3.
The Browns passing game still struggles to anyone but Hawkins.
Cleveland attempts another field goal.
On one play to rub salt in the wound. Dalton goes deep to Green, this time he scores.
The Browns (or more Hawkins) keep fighting in this losing battle.
Hawkins is rewarded with a touchdown.
The Bengals easily cruise to victory by a final score of 31 - 13.