CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cleveland Browns own a share of the AFC North lead after winning a division road game for the first time in six years.

The Browns had dropped a combined 17 straight in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Baltimore before posting a dominant performance in a 24-3 rout of the Bengals. Cleveland hounded Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who was just 10 of 33 for 86 yards and three interceptions. Meanwhile, Brian Hoyer played another mistake-free game as the Browns improved to 6-3, their best nine-game start since returning to the NFL in 1999.

Ben Tate, Isiah Crowell and Terrance West had short touchdown runs, and Hoyer completed 15 of his 23 passes for 198 yards. West finished with 94 yards on 26 carries.

The Bengals dropped to 5-3-1.

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