Browns vs. Bengals Final Score: Baker Mayfield has a superb comeback as Cleveland wins 37-34
Damn! What a game! I mean, of course, it wasn’t all that great, mostly in defense, and that’s the first quarter. But QB Baker Mayfield He had a pitchfork after him in the first quarter, only to light up the rest of the competition. Let’s move on to the game summary.
Cincinnati got the ball to start the match, and while the Cleveland defense were strong first and second, they let QB Joe Boro To complete the passes from the first down on all his third down attempts. The final finish puts down on the first and target of the 2-yard streak, but CB Denzel Ward Jumped up to block a pass to the finish and LB BJ Goodson He was there to pick up the floating duck to intercept it. Instead of being a target, Judson tried to return, but only to the 4-yard streak.
Unfortunately, it soon turned into disaster for Brown. After 6 yards it runs by RB Karim Hunt Initially, Mayfield attempted to fire a pass down the right sideline to the WR line Odell Beckham Jr., But the pass was low and inward, which allowed for a pick up. In return, both Beckham and C. JC Sequer They were squirming in pain as Bengals took over at the 24-yard line. (Tretter did not miss any plays, while Beckham was disqualified for the remainder of the match.)
Penalty is a pass on CB Kevin Johnson He set up a first and goal for Cincinnati, two Quarters sneaked back later, and Boro plunged into the relegation to give his team a 7–0 lead.
After a few successful runs to start the next drive, Hunt dropped a second pass to the bottom screen, then Mayfield’s third bottom pass sailed over the TE head Harrison Bryant To take out the font unit. Cincinnati was driving on their next trip, but in a play where the clock was running out, D. Miles Jarrett He got a nice jump and stripped Burrow of the ball with an SS Ronnie Harrison The field recovered at the 33-yard line.
Mayfield was still unable to complete the pass when he came onto the field, and K. Cody Barkey To come out with a 42-yard field goal, which tied him to make it a 7-3 match near the end of the first quarter.
Pass the screen to the right-back RB Young Bernard Gained 25 yards to start the second quarter. Johnson sack from the hatch helped keep Cincinnati on a 37-yard field goal by K. Randy Bullock, And extend their advance to 3-10.
Mayfield finally completed a pass on the next drive, the bootleg the WR is in Jarvis Landry I went 28 yards on a catch and run game. The Cleveland drive wasn’t necessarily pretty, but it ended up with 11 plays for 70 yards, running 7:30 o’clock. At 3 and 2 from the 3-yard streak, Mayfield found Bryant to drop to peg things at 10-10.
Unfortunately, Burrow promptly completed passes from 5, 7, and 27 yards heading into the two-minute warning to put Cincinnati into the scoring zone. It looked like the defense might be able to keep the Bengals on field goal after being sent off by Garrett, but in second and 11th goal, Burrow fired a straight over the middle shot to WR Tyler Boyd To relegate to bring them back to the top 10-17 heading into the second half.
Cleveland started the second half with a 35-yard compass with Bryant from a fake game. After a few plays, Mayfield contacted Bryant again, this time in third place, to move the strings to the red. Again, at 3rd and 3rd from the 6-yard streak, Mayfield fired a missile at Bryant, who caught a slide in the end zone on his second touch of the game, tying things up back at 17-17.
The Bengals responded with their own efficient engine, running 12 plays 76 yards, taking nearly 7 minutes an hour, and incorporating a few tricks to keep the Cleveland defense in balance (as if they weren’t already). Burrow dropped a snatch in third place and goal off the 4-yard streak, but he still picks it up and delivers a superb dull pass to WR AJ Green Fortunately, Ward managed to clear the ball because it was not completed. Pollock’s 23-yard field goal allowed Cincinnati to re-lead 20-17 with 2:51 to go in the quarter.
Brown faced a third and fourth situation to start the fourth quarter. Mayfield responded with a 21-yard pass to WR Richard Higgins, Followed by a 19-yard pass to Higgins. After two plays, Mayfield fired a hit on TE David Njoku To drop 16 yards to give the Browns their first in-game lead at 24-20.
The question was: Can the defense answer?
They had a gift wrapped for them, like CB Terence Mitchell He had one of the easiest basket interceptions in his breadbasket, and he probably had a pick of six – instead, dropping him in agony, Burrow shoved down for the first time in the next midfield play. After that, Brown’s defense handling was terrible, with Cincinnati receivers continuing to capture passes less than the first landing, only to allow for the first touch – the last of which was a 16-yard touch pass to the WR Tee Higgins To give the Bengals a 27-24 lead with 8:45 to go.
Mayfield started the next drive with Higgins’ 20-yard stroke. The trick allowed Andrei to hit WR Donovan People Jones For 25 yards to reach field target range. Next, make the swing pass to the Hunt from 1 and 10 on the 11-yard streak. Then, Mayfield found Hunt again off the field for 8 yards, which put Cleveland back to the top 31-27 with 4:53 to go. After the game started 0 out of 5, the touchdown meant Mayfield was 18 of his last 18 for 222 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Once again – can the defense do Something To stop Boro?
Burrow immediately hit Higgins for a 12-yard strike, Boyd for 15 yards, and a WR Michael Thomas For 25 yards to reach the Cleveland area. False start placed 1st and 15th off the 28-yard streak, then finally Burrow had an incomplete setting of the 2 and 15. 9-yard completion set up 3 and 6 of the 19-yard streak, and a false start supported them another 5 yards. On 3 and 11, Cincinnati ran a so-called quarterback pull, and Burrow got the 12 yards he first needed.
The Bengals faced a second and 4 from the 6-yard streak heading for a two-minute warning. After a 1-yard-per-second run down, the Browns burned their deadline, setting 3 and 3. They ran it again in third place, creating 4 inches off the 3-yard streak. Burrow got a touch-of-play pass to Bernard out of the action with a 1:06 to go, returning the Bengalis to the top 34-31.
Mayfield earned 13 and 8 yards, after 0:40 from close midfield. A 30-yard hit hit Higgins on the right side of Cleveland into range, but with a 0:16 left, which meant Brown needed to be smart with the watch. Miraculously, Mayfield completed a People’s Jones blow for a 24-yard touchdown pass while leaving 0:11! Barkey missed the extra point, making it 37-34 games.
Brown almost gave up Peace be upon you, Mary, but the pass was thankfully incomplete, giving Cleveland a win. Survival. What a comeback to Mayfield!
The Browns will play at home this Sunday, November 1, in their Week 8 match against Las Vegas Raiders. The match will be played at 1:00 PM ET.
Fast hitter stats
- QB Baker Mayfield: 22 by 28 for 297 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT.
- RB Karim Hunt: 18 hunting, 76 yards. 3 grabs, 36 yards, 1 TD.
- WR Richard Higgins: 6 grabs 110 yards.
- WR Donovan People Jones: 3 grabs, 56 yards, 1 TD.
- to me Harrison Bryant: 4 grabs, 56 yards, 2 TD.
- From Miles Jarrett: 2 bags, 1 FF.
- CB Denzel Ward: 6 interferences, defensive passes.
Quick hitter notes
- Brown started this game really ugly. Mayfield was 0 of 5 with INT in the first quarter, and Beckham left the match with a knee injury.
- After a rough start, Mayfield was a 22 of 23 for 297 yards and 5 landing lanes for the rest of the way. He set a franchise record for most consecutive completions by the Browns midfielder, and the only reason he had an incomplete during this stretch was because he eventually hit the ball to stop the clock. This was Mayfield for everyone, it’s kind of bragging right in the middle. And I hate to say it (somewhat), but it clearly has that comfort zone aimed at Higgins compared to some of the other receivers.
- It wasn’t all about Mayfield, although his receivers went up wildly. Bryant. Njoku. Higgins. Then Peoples Jones with the baller free to win.
- Aside from Jarrett and a little Ward, the defense is completely weak. The fact that Bengals offensive line was really bad, And the Three junior players were injured during the match, and the defense couldn’t do more, that’s a really bad sign.
to me Embed a Tweet, Cincy-Cleveland was the first game in NFL history with 5 green light touch assists in the fourth quarter
– Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) October 25, 2020
- K Cody Barkey It was money this season. But in hindsight, you have to think, “Oh my God, he missed that last extra point – he might have missed the goal in the end, had we not gotten the touchdown.”
- Cincinnati almost recorded peace be upon you, Mary. Oh my God.
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