Benson, Bengals win 'Battle of Ohio'

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m.
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By Joe Kay, AP Sports Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cedric Benson ran for a season-high 150 yards and a touchdown, and the Cincinnati Bengals ended a 10-game losing streak that matched the longest in their franchise history, beating the Cleveland Browns 19-17 on Sunday.

The Bengals (3-11) hadn't won since Sept. 26, a streak longer then even ''The T.Ocho Show'' featuring their two attention-loving receivers. Terrell Owens was on the sideline with a knee injury for the long-awaited win.

Cincinnati took a straight-ahead approach against the Browns (5-9), who clinched their 10th losing record in 12 years since returning as an expansion team. The Browns got a touchdown pass from rookie Colt McCoy on a trick play and another on a botched Bengals coverage with 2:13 to go.

Only 56,542 fans showed up to see the so-called ''Battle of Ohio,'' the third straight Bengals home game blacked out on local television.

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