NFL: Cincinnati 34, Cleveland 27

Sept. 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

CINCINNATI, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Andy Dalton fired a trio of touchdown passes for Cincinnati Sunday and the Bengals led from start to finish in their 34-27 victory over Cleveland.

Dalton racked up 318 yards while A.J. Green hauled down seven passes for 58 yards and a score for the Bengals (1-1).

Andrew Hawkins and Brandon Tate each reeled in a scoring pass from Dalton as Cincinnati doused its intrastate rival for the seventh time in eight meetings.

Rookie Brandon Weeden completed 26-of-37 pass attempts for 322 yards and two scores with no interceptions in his second career game for the Browns (0-2).

Fellow 2012 first-round draft choice Trent Richardson ran 19 times for 109 yards, notching both rushing and receiving touchdowns in the loss.

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