December 21, 2008

NFL: Cincinnati 14, Cleveland 0

Cedric Benson gained a career-best 171 yards on 38 carries Sunday, helping the Cincinnati Bengals grind out a 14-0 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Cincinnati's Leon Hall made three interceptions, returning one 50 yards for a first-quarter touchdown.

Chris Henry caught a 20-yard, second-quarter touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick, and the defense limited Cleveland to 182 net yards.

The victory, their second straight, left the Bengals with a 2-11-1 record.

Cleveland's Ken Dorsey went 10-for-17 for 68 yards with three interceptions.

Jamal Lewis gained 76 yards on 16 carries, while Joshua Cribbs added just 32 yards on five carries for the Browns (4-11), who have lost five in a row.