NFL-The Cleveland Browns continued their pursuit of Joe Burrow as Nick Chubb scores twice in dominant victory over Cincinnati Bengals.
The Cincinnati Bengals lost to their AFC North division rivals the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football, a 32-13 loss on Halloween. Monday night proved a haunting evening for Joe Burrow.
Burrow threw an interception on the game’s opening drive before throwing two late touchdowns as the game got away from the Bengals.
The 25-year-old quarterback was harassed by the Browns’ defense throughout, and Myles Garrett, who celebrated Halloween dressed in Vecna from “Stranger Things,” was sacked five times, including one and a half.
After the game, Garrett —
who became the only player in the NFL with seven or more sacks in each of the past six seasons after another dominant performance — said that’s the way his team wants to be going forward.
“It should be routine. It should be standard,” the three-time All-Pro defensive end said. “We’ve got to make sure everything we’ve done before this game is the same the week after.
“We have what it takes. We have taken our lumps but we will show what we have, our dedication to the game and what it takes to win in this league because they don’t come easily.
Now, to get a win like this and be dominant, it shows the guys how good we can be.”
Burrow, who led the Bengals to the Super Bowl last year, remains winless against the Browns, moving to 0-4 against their fellow Ohio team.
On the other side, Cleveland running back Nick Chubb rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns along with quarterback Jacoby Brissett scrambling for a touchdown in a dominating performance on the ground for the Browns.
Moving to a more rush-heavy approach has paid dividends for the Browns. With his 27th 100-yard rushing game for the organization, Chubb moved into second place in Browns history for the feat and now leads the NFL in rushing with 841 yards through eight weeks.
The only negative moment on an otherwise largely positive evening for the Browns came when Cooper threw the ball between Bengals safety Von Bell on a trick play.
With the win, the Cleveland Browns snapped a four-game losing streak and moved to 3-5 as they look to stay in contention until their offseason signing, Deshaun Watson, returns from an 11-game suspension.
The Bengals are 4-4 and in second place in the AFC North standings after missing star wide receiver Jamar Chase for nearly a month with an injury before Monday’s game.