Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson (right) celebrates with teammates in the rain during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals' Michael Johnson tells negative fans to leave


The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Cleveland Browns to end a two game-skid, though both of those losses came in games that went to overtime. The Bengals still hold a pretty significant lead in the AFC North division.

The win, though by a large 41-20 margin, didn’t come with out bumps in the road. Quarterback Andy Dalton threw two interceptions and posted a quarterback rating of 3.7. One of those interceptions was returned for a touchdown and gave the Browns a 13-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The fans began to express their displeasure with the way things were going. The Bengals bounced back with a big 31 point second quarter. Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson wants the fans that were being negative early in the game to just leave.

“If you’re not believing and being positive, leave,” Johnson said, via ESPN.com. “We don’t need you. Because that’s what we’re about around here — staying focused, staying positive and keeping our energy going. Negativity breeds negativity, and we don’t do that around here.”

“I don’t appreciate that,” Johnson said, referring specifically to the boos. “Stay with us and believe with us. That’s what you’re here for. You’re here to support. If something bad happens, that’s not our plan. Stay positive, stay encouraging. We’ll fight. Just stick with us a while.”

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