CLEVELAND (AP) — Case Keenum got his second win filling in for Baker Mayfield as the Cleveland Browns ended their disappointing season with a 21-16 win over the playoff-bound Cincinnati Bengals.
“It felt pretty good, winning is always better than the other,” Keenum confirmed following the game. “The Food tastes better. The music sounds better like I have talked to you guys about. Anytime you end the season on a win, it feels really, really good.”
Keenum threw touchdown passes to Jarvis Landry and Demetric Felton as the Browns (8-9) completed a sweep of the surprising AFC North champion Bengals.
Running back D’Ernest Johnson, who rushed for an impressive 114 yards, told reporters after the game that he isn’t thinking about next season yet, instead just enjoying the moment with his teammates.
“I will let my agent take care of all the other stuff,” he said.
The Bengals (10-7) played backups, with QB Joe Burrow staying in Cincinnati getting treatment on a sore right knee so he’s ready for the playoffs next week. But the Browns still seemed pleased with the outcome.
“It is all about having something to play for, and I think there was something to play for and multiple things to play for today,” head coach Kevin Stefanski said. “I think the guys understood that. To see them fight for each other and with each other one last time, I think that tells you a lot about our guys.”