The Cleveland Browns finally pulled together a complete game, demonstrating solid performance across the board on offense, defense, and special teams. Good for Halloween chills. We had one of those days when we just dominated,” quarterback Jacoby Brissett said.
The Browns defeated the Bengals 32-13 on Monday night thanks to two touchdown runs from Nick Chubb and stifling play from Myles Garrett and the defense, which has yet to allow a win to the Bengals’ standout quarterback, Joe Burrow.
At FirstEnergy Stadium, Garrett, dressed for the holiday, rallied his team to sack Burrow five times and limit the Bengals (4-4) to only 229 yards of offense and 100 yards in the first half.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanki smiled and stated, “Myles was excellent.” That’s right; he follows procedure 95. His performance on the field was dominant. When going up against him one-on-one, people have a hard time blocking him. A lot of people pay attention to him, which means that others are receiving fewer one-on-one interactions.
Although Burrow has only played in the NFL for three seasons, he has already reached the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for Cincinnati fans, the Ohio native is winless in four career starts versus Cleveland, their AFC North foe with whom Cincinnati shares the division.
The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Browns (3-5), keeping them in the hunt while they wait for quarterback Deshaun Watson to return from an 11-game ban.
While happy with the effort, Garrett emphasized the point that the Browns’ bye week means nothing unless they can follow it up with another solid showing.
Normalcy is required. He insisted that it become the norm. Everything we did leading up to this game needs to be repeated the following week. If a wave is required, we will make it. We know what it takes to win in this league, and we’ve taken our knocks, but we’re ready to show you what we’ve got.