Powered by 297 yards from Baker Mayfield, and a total team offensive output of 398 yards, the Cleveland Browns topped the Cincinnati Bengals in a thrilling 37-34 victory, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 in Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Browns rushing game contributed to this with with 82 yards and zero rushing touchdowns, to support a 297 yards, five touchdowns effort by Baker Mayfield.
Mayfield helped the Browns in this victory by attempting 28 passes and completing 22 of them. This led to a final QB production of 297 yards, one interception and five touchdowns for the game.
D’Ernest Johnson and Kareem Hunt led the rushing game for the Browns. Johnson rushed for three yards from carrying the football one time. Johnson was helped by Hunt who carried the football 18 times for a total of 76 yards. In the passing game, Mayfield was most successful throwing the ball to Donovan Peoples-Jones and Rashard Higgins. Peoples-Jones caught three passes for a total of 56 yards, while Higgins contributed with 110 yards from six passes.
On the defensive side of the football, the Browns produced one forced fumble, three tackles for loss, four sacks and no defensive touchdowns.
For the losing team, Joe Burrow finished the game completing 35 of 47 passes to lead the way for the Bengals. This performance by Burrow led to a QB rating of 112.50, and game stats of 406 yards, one interception and three touchdowns.
The rushing game for the Bengals was led by Giovani Bernard and Samaje Perine. For the game, Bernard rushed for 37 yards from carrying the football 13 times. Meanwhile Perine carried the ball 1 times for a total of three yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Bengals included Tyler Boyd and A.J. Green. Boyd caught 11 passes for a total of 101 yards, while Green contributed with 82 yards from seven passes.
For the game, the Bengals defensive effort yielded zero forced fumbles, two tackles for loss and zero sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.
After this game, the Browns improved to a record of 1-0, while the Bengals dropped to a 0-1 record. After the win, the Browns now have a 1-0 record, compared to the Bengals who now have 0-1 record.