The Cleveland Browns scored a decisive Week 8 win over the defending AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals on the Halloween edition of Monday Night Football.
The final score was 32-13.
FirstEnergy Was Rocking Tonight!!🔥 🐶
— AJ Green III (@AjGofor6) November 1, 2022
Here are three things we learned (or relearned) from this Week 8 victory.
1. The Browns Can Hold A Lead
We have not been treated to a pleasantly boring, one-sided Browns win this entire season until Monday night.
The Browns took an 11-0 lead and never looked back.
— Noah Weiskopf (@BrownsWithNoah) November 1, 2022
It was a good old-fashioned romping of the Bengals at home which was just what the doctor ordered after a rough four-game losing streak where the team played well below its capabilities.
2. The Browns Own The Bengals
Of course, the Bengals were without Ja’Marr Chase; however, with him, it probably would not have made a difference.
Fun fact: Joe burrow is 0-5 against the #browns
— eli (@Eliexposed_12) November 1, 2022
It is now a mental and physical issue that the Bengals are unable to beat the Browns.
Coach Stefanski has never lost to the Bengals in five games, and the beleaguered Bengals are tired of being asked about it and even more fatigued by losing to the Browns yet again.
3. Chubb Is Always The Key To A Win
Every NFL analyst on TV or radio agrees that the Browns’ most valuable weapon is Nick Chubb.
Nick Chubb vs Bengals:
🔸 23 carries
🔸 101 yards
🔸 2 TDs pic.twitter.com/JELqkTsUoq
— PFF (@PFF) November 1, 2022
Using Chubb is always the key to victory, especially with some Halloween trick plays like the wildcat touchdown run.
The Browns go into the Week 9 bye on a winning note, and despite a rough start, find themselves still in the thick of things in a competitive AFC North division.