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Bengals get backdoor cover on late Joe Burrow touchdown

The Bengals lost, but Joe Burrow was productive for himself and Cincy bettors.

Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals sacked by Porter Gustin and B.J. Goodson of the Cleveland Browns during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 17, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals dropped to 0-2 with a loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football to open Week 2. However, they won their backers some money thanks to some late Joe Burrow magic.

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.