CINCINNATI, Ohio – Joe Haden might have punched his ticket to Hawaii on Sunday.
But on an afternoon the Browns cornerback flashed Pro Bowl form, his team jeopardized a more meaningful trip.
Despite two Haden interceptions, including his first career touchdown return, the Browns’ playoff hopes were dealt a blow in a 41-20 defeat to the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Browns fell to 4-6 after a divisional showdown in which they led 13-0 largely due to Haden’s heroics. He intercepted Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton twice in the first quarter and held red-hot A.J. Green to a career-low seven yards receiving on two catches.