Browns beat Bengals 35-30

Baker Mayfield was solid all night, while Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt combined for 234 total yards and four touchdowns.

The Browns picked up their first win of the year by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 35-30 on “Thursday Night Football.” The team avoids its first 0-2 start in three years, while Kevin Stefanski picks up the first victory of his coaching career.

Baker Mayfield was solid all night, completing 16-of-23 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns. But the real story was the one-two punch of running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, who combined for 234 total yards and four scores.

Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow threw 61 times on the night, completing 37 of them for 316 yards and three touchdowns. Cleveland’s defense struggled for much of the game, but Myles Garrett did come up with a big strip sack of Burrow in the third quarter to set up a Chubb scoring run.

The “Battle of Ohio” was played in front of 6,000 fans at FirstEnergy Stadium, with attendance limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The same number of spectators are expected to be allowed in next Sunday when the Browns host the Washington Football Team.