Cincinnati started the game with a 3 and out. Lewis’ first four runs went for about 35 yards. Then they stopped running him. DA looking like his typical self. Indecisive, inaccurate, immobile and looking like he should be on the bench. Defense hasn’t put much, if any pressure on the Bengals QB but they held them to 1 first down in the quarter.
Browns can’t seem to stop the run in the 2nd quarter. Back to back runs of 12 and 13 yards, prove that. Bengals FG. Bad play calling, DA missing receivers and receivers missing passes are the main causes for “no offense”. DA gets sacked for a 11 yard loss. Browns have 3 off sides penalties. Two on Corey Williams and one on Leonard Lewis. One of the few highlights for the Browns is an Adams int, Lewis had a few nice runs and Wright had an int and a nice return only to fumble the ball. DA is 4 for 10 for 27 yards.
WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO GET HIM OUT OF THE GAME? I am kind of hoping Crennel leaves him in and loses his job over it. Even the announcers say they can’t understand why Quinn is not in there since DA can’t do anything to get the team moving. Lewis has 12 carries for 55 yards, Harrison has 2 for 22 yards and Wright is 3/13. A combined average of 5.0 yards per carry. Why put the ball in DA’s hands? Let’s hope Quinn sees some 2nd half time.
Cribbs starts the 2nd half with a 44 yard KO return. DA throws a 17 yard pass to Steptoe, then continues to run Lewis up the middle. DA throws another int. Edwards has a unnecessary roughness penalty called on him. His 7th penalty of the year. 3rd and 4 for the Browns and they run Wright up the middle for a 2 yard loss. DA and Edwards are standing on the sideline arguing. Lewis steps between them. The Browns are imploding.
DA misses a couple more open receivers with bad passes, and Lewis still running up the gut. DA throws Edwards a 4 yd td pass.Then the Browns recover a fumble which leads to a 1 yard Lewis TD run. DA still getting rattled and calling time outs. Browns have a 2nd and 15 and they run up the middle again for no gain.
Browns win 20-12 but it was a poorly played game with some very stupid play calling. They didn’t even wake up till almost the 4th quarter. Crennel still has to go, along with Chudzinski and his stupid play calling and Tucker with his lack of defensive command. This may be the win we needed to get rolling.
I think the players need next week off. They still have a tough schedule after the break. Even after today’s win I am dropping the Browns end of season record to 8-8. They have been playing too poorly to even think of anything better.
Sports Gab Network
Show Your Team Spirit
Browns Gab Newsletter
Sign up to receive our Browns Gab newsletter, and keep up to date with all the latest Cleveland Browns news.
- Shrine Game Rosters on
- Browns and Myles Garrett Working on New Deal to Stay in Cleveland on
- Browns 2020 Slate Released, Team to Open in Baltimore Vs Ravens on
- What’s the Status of the Browns Receiving Core as Free Agency Closes In? on
- Who Would the Browns Use the Franchise Tag on If Needed in 2020? on