Bengals blow out Browns

AP

The Bengals and Browns met in the battle of Ohio, but only one team came ready for battle.

Cleveland put forth an embarrassing effort, getting blown out by the previously winless Bengals 31-7. The Browns are 0-4, and they might be even worse this year than they were last year, when they were the worst team in the NFL.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who had been terrible so far this season, was outstanding today. He completed 25 of 30 passes for 286 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer was pulled after completing just 16 of 34 passes for 118 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception. Kizer is leading the league in interceptions, but he’s not getting much help from his receivers: His pick today bounced off the hands of Kenny Britt.

Whether the Bengals can still turn their season around and contend in the NFC North remains to be seen, but there’s little doubt that the Browns are heading for their seventh consecutive last-place finish.

11 responses to “Bengals blow out Browns

  1. Hue Jackson is a terrible head coach. How he ever got two of these jobs I’ll never know. Although it was with two of the worst franchises in sports.

  2. The Browns have gotten worse under Haslam. Mathematically, the probability was impossible, but the Browns figured out a way to get worse. One star on the team and he was drafted by Phil Savage 10 years ago. Factory of Sadness has turned into a Factory of Misery.

  3. The odd upside of all this humiliating losing is that I’m pretty much free of the NFL by halftime of the 4th game of the season these last several years. I’ll watch now and again but there’s literally no emotional thread pulling me in heading into week 5. My sundays have become downright productive. I want them so badly in week one and they’re pretty much dead to me by game 3.5.

  4. I don’t have a problem with the fact that the Browns chose to do a total rebuild. It was necessary, and yeah, I knew it would be painful for a while. But it sure doesn’t look like the players they’re rebuilding with have any potential — especially Kizer. He couldn’t win in college, and thus (big surprise) he can’t win in the NFL. And it seems incredibly obvious that Kevin Hogan is a better QB than Kizer, but the Browns keep insisting on playing Kizer. I’m not sure how you can screw up an NFL franchise any worse than this. They look incompetent and overmatched in every way.

  5. The NFL, I didn’t watch a second of it this week. Instead I volunteered with the local Brownie troop. I gave a presentation on First Aid. I, apparently, didn’t miss a thing.

  6. Until the Browns decide that having a quarterback that can win them some games is important to them, I’ll continue ignoring them on Sundays. I’ve waited since ’99 for them to take the position seriously and enough is enough.

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