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Browns defeat the Bengals in AFC North showdown on MNF

The Cleveland Browns got a much-needed win against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night football. The Browns handled their AFC North rival early on. The game ended up being a blow out with the Browns easily winning 32-13.

Joe Burrow struggled to get the offense going with star receiver Jamar Chase sidelined due to injury. With garbage time included, Burrow ended up with 232 yards passing, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. The interception came early on and set the tone for the Browns. The pass was tipped by Myles Garrett and picked off by A.J. Green.

Who stood out for the Cleveland Browns?

The Browns were led by a monster performance from wide receiver Amari Cooper. He ended the night with 5 catches, 131 yards, and a touchdown from temporary quarterback Jacoby Brisset who is filling in for a suspended Deshaun Watson. Cooper has been a great addition to the Browns. They acquired him through a trade with the Dallas Cowboys for only a 5th-round draft pick.

The loss puts the Bengals at 4-4 and the Browns just below them at 3-5. Both teams are ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North Standings. Additionally, they both trail the Baltimore Ravens who currently sit at 5-3 on the season. The bad news for them is that the Ravens just improved today after trading for Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith.

AFC North Standings

Baltimore Ravens5300.6252W
Cincinnati Bengals4400.5001L
Cleveland Browns3500.3751W
Pittsburgh Steelers2600.2502L

AFC Standings

Buffalo Bills6100.8574W
Tennessee Titans5200.7145W
Kansas City Chiefs5200.7141W
Baltimore Ravens5300.6252W
New York Jets5300.6251L
Miami Dolphins5300.6252W
Los Angeles Chargers4300.5711L
Cincinnati Bengals4400.5001L
New England Patriots4400.5001W
Indianapolis Colts3410.4382L
Denver Broncos3500.3751W
Las Vegas Raiders2500.2861L
Cleveland Browns3500.3751W
Jacksonville Jaguars2600.2505L
Pittsburgh Steelers2600.2502L
Houston Texans1510.2142L
** Top 7 teams make NFL playoffs

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