CLEVELAND (AP) — For the first time this season, the Cleveland Browns pulled it all together and played like a complete team — a specialty team on offense and defense.
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett said, “It was one of those days when we forced our will.
Nick Chaver rushed for two touchdowns Myles Garrett and the Cleveland defense frustrated Joe Burrow when the Bengals’ star quarterback failed to pull off a win on Monday night as the Browns beat Cincinnati 32-13.
Arriving at FirstEnergy Stadium in his Halloween costume, Garrett led a spirited defense that sacked Burrow five times and held the Bengals (4-4) to 229 total yards (100 yards in the first half). did.
“Miles was so good,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanke said with a smile. “He’s doing the same thing as the 95th. He was playing dominantly there. He’s very difficult for people to block one-on-one. When it happens, the other person goes one-on-one.”
Burrow has only appeared in the Super Bowl in three NFL seasons. But the Ohio native has yet to beat Cleveland, and the Cincinnati’s has fallen to 0-4 in four starts against his AFC Northern rivals.
The Browns (3-5) will not miss a season as they try to stay competitive while waiting for the return of quarterback Deshawn Watson after a four-game losing streak and an 11-game suspension was.
Brissett ran for TD and passed another pass, giving Cleveland a fifth straight victory over Cincinnati. He gained his 278 yards on 17 of his 22 yards and had a rating of 133.7 on him, surpassing Barrow.
3 runs scored by Chubb and 11 yardsBrissett added a 3-yard TD run and connected with Amari Cooper on a 4-yard pass in the second half, and the Browns built a 25-0 lead while playing their best all-around game in 2022.
“The game was 25-0. It just didn’t come back,” Bengals manager Zach Taylor said. The worst thing to do against the Cleveland Browns is run him the game and pass him the rush and give him a 2-3 lead. “
Garrett’s Cleveland defense, which has struggled for most of the season, put relentless pressure on Burrow, who was without top receiver Jamar Chase due to a hip injury.
However, even a healthy Chase may not have been enough to help Barrow. He finished 25 of 35 for 232 yards with 2 TDs and 1 interception.
“He’s one of the elite of the elite in the game,” Burrow said of Garrett, who finished with 1 1.2 sacks. “He will always play like tonight.”
Burrow led to Tyler Boyd on a scoring pass in the 4th quarter and Tea Higgins, But they helped him pad out his stats and helped take some of the pain off the scoreboard.
Garrett set the tone for the Browns’ terrifying performance as Vecna, a sinister alien-like character from the TV series Stranger Things. It was a really weird night, as the Browns finally looked like a capable team, recording a lopsided victory after many close matches.
Brissett said of Garrett: “I hope he sets the tone for us. “He’ll come in and say he’s ripped off a lot of other guys. Tonight they throw the ball. We didn’t have a lot of room, but that was not just the back end, but the front end as well.”
This was Cleveland’s second big blow to Cincinnati in the past two years. The Browns beat the Bengals 41-6 in their first matchup last year.
“They’ve had our number for years,” says Burrow. “They have always played well against us. They have really good players on defense and they are coached really well.”
Cincinnati did not allow a second half touchdown in the first seven games before the Browns scored three TDs after halftime.
With Tuesday’s trade deadline, Browns running back Kareem Hunt has been embroiled in rumors for weeks. The chatter about his future began when he asked for a deal in August after the team failed to offer him a contract extension.
Hunt ran for 42 yards on 11 carries.
Former Browns cornerback Joe Haden served as honorary captain. He signed a one-day deal to officially retire with Cleveland, drafting him in the first round of 2010. Hayden was a two-time Pro Bowler for seven seasons with the Browns before playing for rival Pittsburgh.
Bengals: CB Chidobe Awuzie was sidelined in the second quarter with a right knee injury and did not return. … CB Tre Hana (Hamstrings) was left in his third.
Browns: RT Jack Conklin suffered an injury late in the first half and went to the locker room, but was back after halftime.
Bengals: Host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
The Browns: The first of four road games in five weeks, the week before they visit Miami on November 13th.
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