Brown vs. Bengals Grade: Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt Duo Flash Over Cleveland, Icy Impressive

It turned out to be a very exciting “Thursday night football” game between the two teams, who are not really known for their offenses. Not bad for an early September match between the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals, two of the NFL’s laughing stocks over the past few decades. Baker Mayfield vs. Joe Burrow should have the ability to watch primetime matchups for the next decade, especially if Cleveland and Cincinnati continue to score high in the coming years.

The grades are up, and both the Browns and Bengals scored highs for a game that made the NFL proud on its 100th birthday. Enjoy, consume, and criticize. Do you know where i will meet

Browns: A

It is difficult to give anything less to Brown. Four days after Cleveland embarrassed Baltimore, Kevin Stefanski’s offense looked exactly like we thought it would end in the summer. The Browns have two running backs who are as good as each other and feed each other. Nick Chubb ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns, while Kareem Hunt ran for 8.6 yards per carry and ran TD and got his own TD. Cleveland did not have 200 yards rushing once last season, but they already eclipsed the total in their second game of 2020.

Stephanski eventually went on to bake Mayfield’s bread and butter in Oklahoma by emphasizing play action passes and the 2018 No. 1 overall pick was perfect. Outside of an interception on a pass that did not need to be made, Mayfield threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns while completing nearly 70% of his passes. Thursday is the best Mayfield has seen in a long time – arguably from December of its rookie season (2018).

The Browns pass rush took advantage of one of the worst offensive lines in football, forcing Zoro to throw 61 passes – which is unheard of for a rookie QB in his second career game (more in a bit). . Cleveland finished with seven quarterback hits, with Miles Garrett playing a tremendous role as a game-changing browse was needed after failing to score a touchdown from the 1-yard line on four consecutive plays. Brown held the Bengals to more than 300 net passing yards, extending the longest streak in the NFL to 23 games. The BRICS defense made the Bengals a one-dimensional offense as the streak was even more impressive. It was a huge win for Cleveland in the game that the Braves needed.

Bengals: B-

The Bengals offensive line is terrible. Their run defense is still the worst in the league, the worst in the league a year later. It would be one of the league’s worst teams – and still probably is – but they have a very bright future with Joe Brough and which was made clear on Thursday night.

It’s scary that he just threw 61 passes at the start of his second career, especially since he’s just the third rogue QB Ever to throw 60+ passes in a game. However, Burroff is just the 10th quarter in NFL history to throw 60+ pass attempts and is the first rogue to complete zero interception and feat. Keep in mind that Barrow was under constant pressure from the Brons defensive line all night because Cincinnati has the worst offensive lines in football (especially to the right of the line). This is just what Burrow accomplished all the more impressive.

Bengals get this grade due to Bengro. 88 offensive plays – 64 designed passes – Burrows was still able to complete 60.7% of the passes and throw for three touchdowns. Cincinnati has a franchise quarterback and pass catchers to work with a strong cast, even though no one else is around. The Bengals are fans ahead of great times.