Missed tackles caused the Bengals to lose the game against the Browns 35-30
Cincinnati- The Bengals cut the lead down to five late in the fourth quarter, but missed tackles hurt them, as the Brown's running backs put the game on ice.
In the first half, the Cincinnati Bengals gambled on a fourth and five to draw first blood in the first quarter. The Bengals had to resort kicking a field goal instead of getting a touchdown and went up 3-0 over the Cleveland Browns early in the first. After the Bengals scored, the Browns went down the field and scored on a Nick Chubb 11- yard lightening and thunder run to the endzone to take the lead late in the quarter, 7-3. After a couple of possessions later, Baker Mayfield threw a 43-yard bomb to Odell Beckham Jr. for the Browns second score of the night, 14-3. On the Bengals' next possession, Job "Smooth"Burrow threw his first NFL touchdown to C.J. Uzomah to cut the Browns' lead to four, 14-10. The Browns' offense was on fire as Kareem Hunt added another touchdown early in the second quarter to go up 21-10. Before the end of the half, the Bengals tacked on a field goal to go into half down 21-13.
At the start of the second half, the Bengals could not stop the Browns' offense, as they put on a clinic against Cincinnati's defense. Chubb scored another touchdown to make the score a two possession game 28-13. After the touchdown, the Bengals put together a nice drive, but had to settle for a field goal to cut the lead down, 28-16. Late in the fourth quarter, the Bengals cut the lead down to five after a touchdown catch by Mike Thomas, 28-23. However missed tackles caused the Bengals to lose the game, as Kareem Hunt scored a touchdown to put the nail in the coffin, 35-23. With .45 seconds left, the Bengals made the game interesting, as they scored a touchdown to make it 35-30, but could not recover the offside kick. The Bengals have lost two games straight and they have a tough schedule ahead of them.
Joe Burrow finished the game 37 out of 61 for 317 yards and 3 touchdowns.