Battle of Ohio: Bengals, Browns own two of longest active streaks in NFL

Two of the longest active streaks in the NFL will collide Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium when the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns meet for the 89th renewal of the Battle of Ohio.

The Bengals defense has not allowed an opponent to score 30 or more points in 20 consecutive games. The next longest active streak belongs to Philadelphia, which has not allowed 30 or more points in 14 games.

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The last team to score at least 30 on the Bengals was New England in Week 6 last year, a 35-17 Patriots win.

On the other side of the ball, the Cleveland Browns have not scored 30 or more points in 37 consecutive games, dating back to a 33-30 overtime win at Baltimore on Oct. 11, 2015.

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The next longest active streak belongs to the Chicago Bears, whom the Bengals will face in two weeks. Chicago has gone 33 games without scoring at least 30.

While the Bengals and Browns own the longest active streaks, neither team is close to the post-1970 merger records.

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The most consecutive games without allowing at least 30 points is 61, which was set by Kansas City from Sept. 17, 1989, to Dec. 13, 1992.

And the record for consecutive games without scoring at least 30 is 88, set by New Orleans from Sept. 20, 1970, to Oct. 3, 1976.

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