Browns end slide against Bengals

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden celebrates a touchdown pass against the New York Giants...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden celebrates a touchdown pass against the New York Giants in the first half of their NFL football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, October 7, 2012. (REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:39 PM ET

Browns win! Browns win!

The Cleveland Browns ended an 11-game losing streak dating back to last year, and became the last NFL team to win a game this season on Sunday.

They took advantage of numerous Cincinnati blunders and beat the visiting Bengals, 34-24.

Rookie Brandon Weeden, on his 29th birthday, was good when he needed to be in the second half, when momentum turned Cleveland’s way for good. He finished 17-of-29 for 231 yards and two touchdowns.

Montario Hardesty stepped in for rookie running back Trent Richardson in the second half, and ran well, picking up 56 yards and a TD.

“This is just the first of many (wins), so I can’t wait to get ready for the next team,” Browns head coach Pat Shurmur told his team in the locker room afterward. “But, before that happens, let’s enjoy this for a little bit.”


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