The Cincinnati Bengals scored a touchdown with just over a minute to go on a 3-yard scoring pass to Giovani Bernard, and it looked like the Bengals would escape with the victory.
However, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield led his team down, and he threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Donovan Peoples-Jones with 15 seconds left. The Browns won the game 37-34 in a slugfest at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday. The Bengals dropped to 1-5-1 on the season and 0-3 in the AFC North.
Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow once again had a spectacular game, 35 for 47 passing, a career high 406 yards and three touchdowns passing. But it wasn’t enough in the defeat.
Mayfield overcame an 0 for 5 start, including an early interception. He finished the game 22 for 28 passing for 297 yards and five touchdown passes.
This was the first time in NFL history that there were five go ahead touchdowns in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game.
For the Bengals, Tyler Boyd caught 11 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. AJ Green had 82 yards receiving, and Tee Higgins caught for 71 yards, including a touchdown.
Cincinnati did not have much in the running game, but Bernard rushed for 37 yards and Burrow had 34 rushing yards as well.
Rashard Higgins caught six passes for 110 yards for the 5-2 Browns, and Harrison Bryant had 56 yards receiving, including two touchdowns.
The Bengals will try to get back on the winning track. They host the AFC South leading Tennessee Titans (5-1) this Sunday at 1:00pm.