The Bengals trailed 35-23 with 3:55 to go. They managed to take 16 plays to drive 75 yards and Burrow capped the drive with a beautiful 9-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd with 48 seconds left. The Bengals could not recover the ensuing onside kick and the Browns kneeled to run out the clock.
It capped a solid night for Burrow, who threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns in the loss. The Browns stumbled at times just enough to allow the Bengals to hang around. Burrow couldn’t make quite enough magic to get the upset, but the most important thing is that the Bengals managed the back door cover.
And the legend of Joey Backdoor is born.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) September 18, 2020