Reader: 'That Can't Happen,' As Browns Bury Bengals On Ground
You've got to remember. In the 62 games Bengals nose tackle D.J. Reader played for the Texans before coming over here, his proud and perennial playoff Texans defense had allowed more than 200 yards rushing just twice. And not until the last month of last season. So when the Browns put 215 yards on the Bengals in Thursday night's 35-30 uneasy loss, Reader didn't take it too well.
Browns, Clock Run Out On Bengals, 35-30
Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow, on his way to three touchdown passes in his first prime-time game, swashbuckled his team back into the game with 5:55 left. But on the ensuing possession the Browns never had to throw it and used the 1-2 ground punch of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to gash the Cincinnati defense for 75 yards and a touchdown on six carries to put away the 35-30 victory.