Bengals loss guarantees last place finish

Bengals swept by Cleveland Browns for first time since 2002

Bengals loss guarantees last place finish
The Bengals will finish in last place for the first time since 2010 following a 26-18 loss in Cleveland. (Adrian Kraus)

CLEVELAND, OH (WXIX) - The Bengals will finish in last place for the first time since 2010 following a 26-18 loss in Cleveland.

Baker Mayfield threw three touchdown passes and the Browns held off a late Bengals comeback to guarantee Cincinnati will finish in the cellar of the AFC North.

Unable to mount an offensive attack in the first half, the Browns built a 16-0 lead at halftime. Jeff Driskel threw second half touchdowns to C.J. Uzomah and John Ross to bring the Bengals within 26-18 with a little more than two minutes remaining. Marvin Lewis elected to kick deep instead of onside kick and the Bengals never had a chance to score a game-tying touchdown.

Joe Mixon finished with 68 yards rushing and eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark for the season. John Ross caught his seventh touchdown of the season - tying him with Tyler Boyd for most on the team.

The Bengals will finish the season in week 17 at Pittsburgh.

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