Bengals end the skid as Cleveland Browns blast Joe Burrow
The Cleveland Browns put it all together and performed as a cohesive unit for the first time this season, including on offence, defence, and special teams. frightful on Halloween.
One of those days, according to quarterback Jacoby Brissett, “we imposed our will.”
As the Browns smashed Cincinnati 32-13 on Monday night, the Bengals’ top quarterback Joe Burrow was held winless against them thanks to Nick Chubb’s two touchdown runs on the ground and the frustration of Myles Garrett and the Cleveland defence.
Garrett, who arrived at FirstEnergy Stadium dressed as a ghost, led a frightening defence that sacked Burrow five times and limited the Bengals (4-4) to 229 total yards, 100 of which came in the opening period.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanki said, “Myles was extremely good. He follows the example of (number) 95.
Burrow has played in the Super Bowl once already in his short career in the NFL. However, the native of Ohio is winless in four career starts versus Cleveland’s AFC North foe, falling to 0-4 overall.
While waiting for quarterback Deshaun Watson to return from an 11-game suspension, the Browns (3-5) snapped a four-game losing streak and prevented their season from imploding in the process.
Brissett helped Cleveland defeat Cincinnati for the seventh time in a row by scoring a touchdown both running and passing. He outperformed Burrow, completing 17 of 22 passes for 278 yards and a 133.7 rating.
As the Browns opened a 25-0 lead while playing their greatest all-around game in 2022, Chubb scored on runs of 3 and 11 yards, while Brissett added a 3-yard TD run and connected with Amari Cooper on a 4-yard pass in the second half.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor remarked that the score was 25-0 before you even realised it. “We simply didn’t return. Giving the Cleveland Browns a two or three score lead with their rushing attack and pass pressure is the worst thing you can do to them.
Cleveland’s defence, which has battled for the majority of the season, was led by Garrett and applied constant pressure to Burrow, who was playing without top receiver Ja’Marr Chase due to a hip injury.
Even a healthy Chase might not have been able to aid Burrow, though. He completed 25 out of 35 passes for 232 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
Burrow described Garrett, who finished the game with 1 1/2 sacks, as “one of the elite of the elite in the game.” “He’s going to make plays like he did tonight,” someone said.
In the fourth quarter, Burrow completed touchdown passes to Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins, but those just served to boost his stats and lessen the impact of the score.
By dressing as Vecna from the “Stranger Things” television series, Garrett set the tone for a spooky performance for the Browns. The Browns finally looked like a capable club on this unusual night, winning handily after so many close losses.
In the last two years, Cleveland has thrashed Cincinnati twice. In their first meeting last season, the Browns thrashed the Bengals 41-6.
They have had our number for the past couple of years, according to Burrow. They are very highly coached, have excellent defensive players, and always play well against us.