The Cleveland Browns managed to avoid an 0-2 start to the 2020 NFL season by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals with 35-30 being the final score. The AFC North rivalry showdown was a great start to the Week 2 slate.
There were numerous stretches when the Bengals dug themselves into a double-figure hole but managed to rally back. Initially, Cincinnati got on the board first with a field goal but allowed the Browns to score a pair of touchdowns.
The Bengals then answered back with 10 consecutive points before halftime and trailed 21-13 at halftime. The momentum Cincinnati had built carried over into the second half after forcing a turnover on downs on the goal-line, but then immediately allowed Myles Garret to get a strip-sack and lost possession.
There was no quit in the Bengals despite the potentially deflating turnover and giving up a touchdown. Cincinnati answered back with a field goal, picked off Baker Mayfield, and then scored a pair of touchdowns on their two final possessions.
With that being said, let’s take a look at four major takeaways from the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns matchup in Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season.