2022 NFL season | How Browns snap four-game losing streak |
Nick Chubb rushed for 101 yards with a pair of touchdowns and Amari Cooper had 131 recieving yards adding another score as the Cleveland Browns defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 32-13.
For the first time this season, the Cleveland Browns put it all together and played like a complete team — offence, defence, special teams.
Garrett, who came to FirstEnergy Stadium wearing a Halloween costume, led a scary defence that sacked Burrow five times and held the Bengals (4-4) to 229 total yards — 100 in the first half.
“Myles was very good,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanki with a smile. “He does what (number) 95 does.”
The Browns (3-5) ended a four-game losing streak, and in the process saved their season from slipping away as they try to stay competitive while awaiting quarterback Deshaun Watson's return from an 11-game suspension.
Brissett ran for a TD and passed for another, leading Cleveland to its fifth straight win over Cincinnati. He completed 17 of 22 for 278 yards and a 133.7 rating while outplaying Burrow.
Chubb scored on runs of 3 and 11 yards, and Brissett added a 3-yard TD run and connected with Amari Cooper on a 4-yard pass in the second half as the Browns built a 25-0 lead while playing their best all-around game in 2022.
Burrow finished 25 of 35 for 232 yards with two TDs and one interception.“He's one of the elite of the elite in the game,”
Garrett set the tone for a scary performance for the Browns by dressing up as Vecna, the sinister alien-like character from the TV series “Stranger Things.”
Cincinnati did not allow a second-half touchdown in its first seven games before the Browns scored three TDs after halftime..
Bengals: CB Chidobe Awuzie went out with a right knee injury in the second quarter and didn't return. ... CB Tre Flowers (hamstring) left in the third.
Browns: RT Jack Conklin went to the locker room late in the first half with an undisclosed injury, but returned after halftime.
It was Cleveland's second blowout of Cincinnati in the past two years. The Browns thumped the Bengals 41-6 in their first meeting last year.
Burrow connected on scoring passes in the fourth quarter to Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins, but those only helped him pad his stats and took some sting out of the scoreboard.