CLEVELAND (AP) – Case Keenum scored his second win replacing Baker Mayfield this Sunday and the Cleveland Browns ended their dismal season with a 21-16 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, who had already secured their place in the playoffs. and they chose to rest quarterback Joe Burrow and played with substitutes.
Keenum threw touchdown passes to Jarvis Landry and Demetric Felton and the Browns (8-9) completed the surprise sweep over the AFC North champions. D’Ernest Johnson rushed for 123 yards and star running back Nick Chubb had just nine carries and finished the season with 1,259 yards.
Keenum, who replaced Mayfield in the win over Denver, connected with Landry for a 26-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He later connected with Felton, who made his way to the end zone to make the score 21-10.
Meanwhile, the Bengals played with their ‘B’ team. Burrow stayed in Cincinnati to receive treatment for a right knee ailment and be ready when the Bengals (10-7), who moved from last to first in their division, host a playoff game.
Burrow said he would have played if the game had weighed more, Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor preferred not to risk it and opted for Brandon Allen, who threw a four-yard touchdown pass to Chris Evans with 2:26 left. .