Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes to Tyler Eifert and the Cincinnati Bengals blew out the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night, 31-10.

With the win, the Bengals are now 8-0 and continue to battle with the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos for the top spot in the AFC. Both of those teams are unbeaten as well.

Johnny Manziel played well in the Browns loss (Getty Images).

The Browns are now 2-7. Johnny Manziel played well in the start - at least in the first half. He was 15-33 total for 168 yards and one touchdown. He was not intercepted.

It was 14-10 at the end of the first half, but the Bengals poured it on in the second half, forcing Manziel to throw a lot in the face of constant pressure.

But you have to be impressed with Manziel. For the most part, he made good decisions, running when needed and standing in the pocket when needed. He didn't make the big mistake and all of this came on a short week.