Deshaun Watson runs for TD, Browns bottle up Joe Burrow in 24-3 win over Bengals in season opener
CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson ran for a touchdown and threw for another, and Cleveland’s defense bottled up Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow as the Browns opened the season with a 24-3 win over the Bengals. Watson bolted for a 13-yard TD late in the first half, the kind of play the Browns envisioned when they signed him to a $230 million contract. Watson is starting his second season with Cleveland in uniform after being suspended 11 games in 2022. Burrow had a rough opener, two days after signing a five-year, $275 million extension. The Browns held Cincinnati’s QB to a career-worst 82 yards passing.