Authors: By JOE KAY
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The young Bengals have mastered something that usually takes years to learn - the art of pulling off the late comeback with a season's worth of hopes on the line.
Cincinnati (7-4) did it again on Sunday with its rookie big-play tandem setting up a 23-20 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Andy Dalton's 51-yard pass to A.J. Green kept the Bengals in the thick of the playoff chase, a game behind Baltimore and Pittsburgh in the AFC North.
They've grown into one of the NFL's biggest surprises by becoming a dangerous team late in games. They've already matched one league record for big comebacks. Three times, they've overcome a double-digit halftime deficit and won, something only four other teams have accomplished.
They play next Sunday in Pittsburgh (8-3).