Rookie running back Johnathan Franklin, however, was stripped of the ball just as he reached the line of scrimmage. Cincinnati safety Reggie Nelson initially picked it up, but had it knocked away by Green Bay receiver Randall Cobb. Newman, though, was right there to scoop it up and he raced untouched to the end zone and then into the first row of fans.
"I'm definitely not a young man anymore, but I was so excited. I know they (Packers) are a big Lambeau Leap team, and I saw a bunch of fans up there so I just wanted to get up there and have some fun," said Newman.
Andy Dalton threw for 235 yards on 20-of-28 passing with two touchdowns and an interception for Cincinnati, which has won two straight at home after a season-opening loss at Chicago.
The Bengals, who opened last year 3-1 before suffering four straight losses, also had four sacks and intercepted Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers twice.
"We're a good football team. If we want to be a good team, we have to beat good teams. That's how you end up being a great team," Lewis added.
The Bengals lead the "Battle of Ohio" by a 42-37 margin, but are 16-23 in Cleveland. The clubs split their two meetings last year.
Lewis is 14-6 overall against Cleveland, while Chudzinski will try to snap a five-game losing streak by Browns rookie head coaches in their first game against the Bengals. Chris Palmer (1999), Butch Davis (2001), Romeo Crennel ('05), Eric Mangini ('09) and Pat Shurmur ('11) have all fallen in defeat versus Cincinnati, with Bill Belichick in 1991 the last to win his first meeting with the Bengals.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
The Browns showed last week that they can't be taken lightly, a mistake that Lewis will have to make sure his squad doesn't make this Sunday.
"I thought Cleveland had a very good football team a year ago, a better football team than their record," said Lewis. "They made some changes and are moving in a different direction. They've got another good football team. They've got a lot of good players. We know it's going to be a tough struggle up there, and we've got to have a good week, and a hard week of preparation in order to go up there and play."
Hoyer gets the start again this weekend looking to build off his first career win. He is aiming to become the first Browns player to record consecutive 300- yard passing games since Brian Sipe in 1980 and the first to win his first two starts with the franchise since Mark Rypien in 1994.
"Brian obviously was critical in that game (versus the Vikings). As I said before, I have confidence in all of those guys," said Chudzinski. "I expect that Brian will be ready for this game, as well, and I'm looking forward to it.
Chudzinski added on Wednesday in announcing Hoyer will start that Weeden is making progress and should begin throwing this week.
Like Weeden, Hoyer has found a comfort zone with Cameron, who leads the Browns with 20 catches, 269 receiving yards and four touchdowns. He needs four catches in this game to pass Ozzie Newsome for the most by a Cleveland tight end in the first four games of the season.
Hoyer will face a Bengals defense that is limping at the corner position, but was still able to have some success against Rodgers. Defensive backs Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring) and Brandon Ghee (concussion) did not play versus the Packers and Leon Hall, who has five career interceptions versus the Browns, hurt his hamstring while blocking on Newman's fumble return.