Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Biografía completa


Bengals rest, lose to Browns 21-16. Next stop: Playoffs

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Final: Browns 21 Bengals 16

With their eye on health for their playoff opener the Bengals rested most of their starters on Sunday and lost to the Browns 21-16.

It was a game best viewed while napping and with a running clock. Joe Burrow and DJ Reader did not even make the trip to Cleveland.

Joe Mixon (Covid-19 list) tweeted during the game and Ja'Marr Chase like a tweet at halftime.

The loss snaps a three-game winning streak and left the Bengals 10-7 for the season.

The Browns, playing many of their starters, swept the season series for the second consecutive season.

Next up: We're on to the postseason. An AFC Wild Card game at PBS.

Record breaker: Ja'Marr Chase broke Chad Johnson's franchise record for receiving yards in a season with two early catches for 26 yards, including a 24-yard that broke the record. He left with 10:30 left in the first quarter and was done for the day with 1, 455.


Chris Evans had the Bengals most productive day on offense w/ 59 total yards: 7-35 rushing (5.0) and a team high 4 catches for 24 yards and a TD.

Allen found Evans for a 1-yard TD on 4th and 1 with 2:26 left in the game.

Allen: 15 of 28, 136 yards, TD, 0 INT, 76.2 QB rating....he connected with 8 different receivers.

They drove 14 plays for the FG and 13 plays for the TD.

The makeshift offensive line allowed four sacks of Allen. That's a franchise record of 55 sacks allowed this season.

Rushing attack: Trayveon Williams 9-38 (4.2).


Wyatt Ray forced a fumble and Trayvon Henderson scooped and scored it with a 29-yard TD return.

Markus Bailey and Clay Johnston led the way, each with 11 tackles.

32-year old Mike Daniels had a productive day, coming off the practice squad.

The D had a 4th and goal stop at the 2-yard line with the Browns up 14-10 early in the 4th quarter.

Mike Hilton was forced into action for a while after an injury to Vernon Hargreaves. Hilton picked off a pass late in the half.

Hargreaves did return later in the game and Hilton exited.

17 different players recorded a tackle/or assisted on a tackle.

Special Teams:

Backup kicker Elliott Fry delivered a 36-yard field goal that hit the crossbar and rolled over.

Trailing 21-16 after a failed 2-point conversion, the Bengals could not come up with an on-side kick attempt.

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