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CINCINNATI -- Undrafted rookie Kevin Hogan took off, slipped through several defenders and scored on a 28-yard run, the longest touchdown scramble by a quarterback in Browns history. Johnny Bench Jersey .All that the Bengals could do was to drop their heads.Theyve seen this before. Way too much.The Browns ran for 180 yards overall on Sunday as Cincinnati pulled away to a 31-17 win. It was the most glaring shortcoming for the Bengals, and it wasnt the first time. Cincinnati (3-4) has given up more than 150 yards rushing three times already.Two weeks earlier, the Cowboys also ran for 180 yards in their 28-14 win. The Bengals have resolved to fix their defensive issues heading into a game on Sunday in London against Washington (4-3), which has one of the leagues better rushing games as well.We had a couple of these games a year ago where they had some yardage on us but when they got it in the red zone, we toughened up, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said.At the end of the year, well be right where we were a year ago. Were just doing it the hard way this year.The run defense was a strength last season. Cincinnati allowed only one team to run for more than 150 yards in the regular season. Pittsburgh ran for 167 during its first-round playoff win at Paul Brown Stadium.The Bengals run defense ranks 24th in the league this week and is on pace to give up its most yards since 2008.Were trying to hit our stride, linebacker Karlos Dansby said. Were definitely not happy with our results right now.The Bengals allowed the second-fewest points in the league last season and returned the nucleus of the defense.They lost safety Reggie Nelson and end Wallace Gilberry. They also missed linebacker Vontaze Burfict for the first three games as he served an NFL suspension for illegal hits.The line was formidable last season, getting solid seasons from ends Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson and tackles Geno Atkins and Domata Peko. Theyve slipped in production so far this season.They have to play great for us, Guenther said. Its just like with any other good team. If Tom Brady has an off day, theyre probably not going to win. If Ben Roethlisberger has an off day, theyre probably not going to win.Our great players have to play great all the time. Against good offenses if you give up one or two plays, thats it.Game notes LT Andrew Whitworth was cleared from concussion protocol, practiced on a limited basis on Thursday and was on the flight to London. Whitworth said he felt ill after a couple of hits with his helmet while blocking on Sunday against Cleveland. One of the trainers asked me, `Are you feeling OK? I told him I felt a little nauseous but other than that I was good, Whitworth said. He came back in the huddle and said, `You know what, on second thought, if youre saying something feels weird, you need to come out. Great job by him. ... The Bengals are in good health heading into the game. CB Dre Kirkpatrick (groin) and G Clint Boling (shoulder) fully practiced on Thursday. Burfict got a day of rest that was not injury-related.---AP NFL website: and ;Dave Concepcion Jersey . -- Anaheim Ducks captain and leading scorer Ryan Getzlaf has been scratched from Sunday nights game against the Vancouver Canucks because of an upper-body injury. Joey Votto Jersey . -- Catcher Brett Hayes has agreed to a $630,000, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, avoiding salary arbitration. . But by the time the game started, the Toronto Raptors forward felt even worse. And, for three quarters, it showed as Gay shot a woeful three-for-13 from the field. TORONTO -- Toronto FC had no high-profile signing to announce Tuesday, no Diego Forlan or anyone resembling the Uruguay international. But the 2-8-7 MLS team did make a move to create some roster payroll flexibility for a new acquisition, trading attacking midfielder Luis Silva to D.C. United for allocation money. "Its really unfortunate, Luis has been so great for Toronto FC, hes been fantastic," head coach Ryan Nelsen said Tuesday after training. "But theres an opportunity I think, and the money that we get is extremely valuable." Nelsen said, with new players expected to be coming Torontos way, it was a move that was going to be made sooner or later. D.C. United, languishing in the league basement at 2-13-4, hopes Silva can spark an offence that has scored a league-worst eight goals in 19 games. "Luis is an exciting and creative young player with tremendous technical ability," D.C. United GM Dave Kasper said in a statement. "He has shown the capacity to manufacture and score goals." Silva, 24, was the fourth player taken in the 2012 Major League Soccer draft. A college teammate of Uniteds Chris Pontius at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Silva scored seven goals in 54 appearances in all competitions for Toronto. Silva is slated to make US$105,400 this season. Adding allocation money also helps the Toronto bottom line. "I wanted to make it a win for the player and a win for the club," Nelsen said. "Its not an easy decision by any means and I spent a long time contemplating it and thinking about it. Weve got young players that have really stepped up and we didnt know that they were going to, which does help. And obviously with potential additions coming in we needed to free up some cap room to improve the squad." With players away for international duty and with reinforcements yet to arrive, it could leave TFC a little short. The club plays at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. "Its a wee bit awkward, the timing is not perfect," Nelsen said, "But we had to make a move, it was pretty much on the table, we had to do it. We might be hurting for one or two games but for the long run it will be better for the club."t; Nelsen did not get into specifics on possible new players. Chris Sabo Jersey. "Everyone is working very hard and hopefully we can get something done pretty soon with numerous players," he said. There has been speculation that among the players Toronto is trying to bring in is Forlan. But Nelsen dodged the question. "Hes contracted with a club, isnt he down in Brazil somewhere?" Nelsen said. "Hes a player who is under contract so I cant really talk about him. But hes a good player." Forlan is playing with Internacional in Brazil and on Monday was quoted as saying that he wanted to stay with that club at least through the 2014 World Cup. Toronto FC striker Robert Earnshaw is in his first season with Toronto FC and the trading of Silva was a reminder of how things can be in MLS with the salary cap. "Its tough," Earnshaw said. "This is what Im learning about this league. "To see a good player not with us and a friend as well, this is what the tough situation is in this league. We wish Luis all the best because hes a great player, a great kid, a great guy. His brain is right. What I mean by that is that he wants to work and he wants to be successful and hes got that drive. "Hell be successful wherever he goes. Hes very much liked in the dressing room." Earnshaw, who missed Torontos 3-3 draw with the Montreal Impact because of an injured calf, said he is ready to return to action Saturday. Earnshaw has been able to resume training after resting the injury. "The last two days have done me very well, just fitness-wise and to get back into the swing of things," he said. "And just the pace of training, Im looking forward to getting into the game on the weekend." NOTES: Defender Richard Eckersley who has been out since early in the season with a hamstring injury is back training and could be ready for Saturdays game ... Striker Danny Koevermans did not training because of a calf injury ... Backup goalkeeper Stefan Frei is in California for visa reasons, according to Nelsen ... Veteran defender Danny Califf, sidelined with a back injury, is with his family in California, Nelsen said, "to re-evaluate things." NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap Jerseys Throwback Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys ' ' '