Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns
February 3, 2021
This was a very exciting game as the two rivals faced each other for the second and final time this season. The Bengals got the ball first, and they were able to drive to the red zone, but then first draft pick QB Joe Burrow threw a pick in the end zone. The Browns got the ball at their own four and on the second play of the drive, QB Baker Mayfield threw an interception. This was intended for WR Odell Beckham Jr, and when Beckham was trying to tackle the Cincinnati intercepter, he injured himself. He would not return for the rest of the game. Cincinnati started a new drive at the Cleveland 24, and in three plays, they were able to score with Joe Burrow getting it in at the one yard line. The score now was 7-0. At the end of the half, the Browns and the Bengals both have another field goal and a touchdown, with WR Tyler Boyd and TE Harrison Bryant getting the TD’s. To start the second half, the Browns drive down the field with great plays by Bryant. The drive ends with a touchdown by Bryant, so that is his second. Bryant is having a great game so far. The Bengals answer with a field goal, and then its mayhem. The teams score touchdowns on the next five drives. Their defenses must stink. Anyways, this is the fourth of the five drives, and the Bengals are driving with not much time left, and with about a minute left, on 4th and 1, the Bengals go for it and Burrow passes the ball to the backup running back Gionavi Bernard and he scores! Now the score is 34 to 31, Bengals. But Baker Mayfield doesn’t give up. He first throws it to WR Donovan Peoples-Jones for 13 yards, and then to WR Rashard Higgins for 8 yards. Then Higgins gets another catch, this time for thirty yards! After they call a timeout, Donovan Peoples-Jones gets his second catch of the drive, this time now for a 24 yard touchdown! There is no time left, and so the game ends with the score being 37-34.
Fun facts: Cody Parkey, the kicker for the Bears that missed the field goal against the Eagles is now the kicker for the Browns! And at this point (Week 7) he hasn’t missed a field goal yet! He was the kicker for the Tennessee Titans last year. Also, did you know that Baker Mayfield started out 0/5 and also had a pick, but finished only not completing ONE of his next 23 passes? He also had 5 touchdowns!