CLEVELAND - Johnny Manziel spent his first NFL start being chased and taunted by Cincinnati defenders as the Bengals rudely welcomed the hyped rookie quarterback to the league with a 30-0 demolition of the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Manziel failed to live up to the overwhelming hype surrounding his debut as the AFC North-leading Bengals (9-4-1) built a 20-point halftime lead and rolled to their fourth straight road win.

Bengals rookie Jeremy Hill rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns, backing up his postgame trash talk of the Browns following a loss to them last month.

Manziel, promoted over the slumping Brian Hoyer to spark the Browns (7-7), finished 10 of 18 for 80 yards and two interceptions. He was sacked three times, under pressure all afternoon, and had Bengals players imitating his signature "money-rubbing" gesture more than once.

The Bengals overwhelmed the Browns on the field and in the box score, recording their first shutout since Dec. 21, 2008 - in Cleveland.

Cincinnati had 347 yards to Cleveland's 107. The Bengals picked up 24 first downs to five for the Browns, who went just 1 of 10 on third down.

Manziel didn't look ready for the big stage, panicking in the pocket and failing to deliver any of the magic that made him a college football star.

Bengals 30, Browns 0

Cincinnati 10 10 3 7 – 30

Cleveland 0 0 0 0 – 0

First quarter

Cin–Hill 2 run (Nugent kick), 7:53.

Cin–FG Nugent 44, 1:57.

Second quarter

Cin–Hill 16 run (Nugent kick), 13:11.

Cin–FG Nugent 44, 10:20.

Third quarter

Cin–FG Nugent 34, 2:35.

Fourth quarter

Cin–Burkhead 10 run (Nugent kick), :23.

A: 67,431.

Cin   Cle

First downs 24   5

Total Net Yards 347   107

Rushes-yards 45-244   17-53

Passing 103   54

Punt Returns 5-49   0-0

Kickoff Returns 1-24   5-101

Interceptions Ret. 2-2   1-15

Comp-Att-Int 14-24-1   10-18-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-14   3-26

Punts 2-38.5   7-47.9

Fumbles-Lost 3-0   0-0

Penalties-Yards 5-41   9-68

Time of Possession 38:52   21:08

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Cincinnati, Hill 25-148, Bernard 15-79, Burkhead 3-14, Dalton 2-3. Cleveland, West 5-23, Crowell 7-17, Manziel 5-13.

Passing: Cincinnati, Dalton 14-24-1-117. Cleveland, Manziel 10-18-2-80.

Receiving: Cincinnati, Green 5-49, Hewitt 3-34, Bernard 3-24, Hill 1-4, Sanu 1-4, Brock 1-2. Cleveland, Gordon 3-48, Crowell 2-10, Hawkins 2-7, Benjamin 1-9, Cameron 1-4, Gabriel 1-2.

Missed Field Goals: None.