Browns Run Over by Titans in Nashville 28-9

Not that many people felt the Browns had much of a shot today vs the Tennesee Titans, but once again, the team gave themselves a shot early, only to shoot themselves in the end in losing 28-9.  The Browns fall to 4-9 on the season, and considering it was they and the Titans fighting for the final playoff spot in the AFC last season, seeing the Titans now 12-1 burns just a bit more.

The Browns actually led the game 6-0 after the first quarter, but failed to take advantage of some solid early field position and then allowed the Titans to run away with the game from there.  The Titans scored on a little trickery early in the second quarter when Kerry Collins hit fullback Ahmard Hall with a 28-yard score on 4th-and-1 to give the Titans a lead they would never lose at 7-6.

The next drive the Browns got to the Titans 44, but had to punt, again failing to take advantage of good field position.  Tennessee put the game away for all purposes near the end of the half, as they took over at the 6:16 mark from their own 7, and drove 93 yards in just over five minutes, ending the drive with a LenDale White three-yard score that made it 14-6 at halftime.

Tennessee put the icing on the cake with two second half TD’s, one from Collins to Justin Gage, and the other a Chris Johnson score that made it 28-9.  The Browns did nothing on the ground to help out starter Ken Dorsey.  They ran for just 35 yards on 19 carries, putting Dorsey in a tough spot vs the Titans pass rush all day.  The former third-stringer at one point this year went 22-for-43 150 yards with one pick and a QB rating of 49.6.

The team did try to line up Josh Cribbs at QB a number of times, but he threw the ball just once, and the rest of the time ran it, putting up 24 of the Browns rushing yards on 6 carries.  Collins was 14-for-23 for 155 yards with two TD’s and two picks for the Titans.

The Titans run game gashed the Browns, as Johnson ran for 136 yards and a score, a 7.2 yards per carry average, and White ran for 99 yards on 24 carries and a score, a 4.1 yards per carry average.  It was a story all day that the Titans O-line opening holes for Johnson and White.

The Browns will be back on primetime again next Monday night, when they travel to Philly to take on the Eagles, who topped the Giants Sunday.

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One Response to “Browns Run Over by Titans in Nashville 28-9”

  1. Dan says:

    I say it’s time for us fans to step up and show our displeasure with the way this piss poor team is being run. I didn’t watch last weeks game or todays. I will not watck or attend any games until this entire coaching staff is ousted. Every one of them should be coaching at the high school level. The Browns have had 10 years to give us a contender. One of the most storied franchises in NFL history has been relegated to the NFL’s “whipping post”. After today’s game I doubt if Lewis will get his 1,000 yards this year. They coverted 25% of their 3rd down plays? 19 carries for 35 yards rushing? 3.2 yards per pass? Lewis, 7 carries? For 7 yards? 22 receptions for 143 yards? No DB’s or CB’s to cover the sidelines? Tennessee averaged 22 yards per punt return? 3 QB’s and they can’t even complete 50% of their passes? The lowest ranked group of QB’s in the entire NFL? How many of you die hard, know it all fans knocked me for saying, for the past 2 years that DA was not the man? Last year was a fluke, and he wasn’t even that good!! What happened to DA this year ? His true ability came out, thats what happened.
    From the way it looks, we can’t hope for anything better next year unless they clean house. Nobody’s going to want to play in Cleveland. I say thats Winslow’s problem. Not injuries but lack of desire. The only good thing that can come out of this year is that we get higher draft picks and there is not a single player on this team that was good enough to ask for or demand a raise. Not even Cribbs. Even though this years draft picks didn’t do anything. Even when they were healthy enough to get into a game. If I owned the Browns, Crennel, Tucker, Chudzinski and Myslinski would all be cleaning toilets at the stadium.
    We had the talent this year to be a contender at least for the AFC championship. The Browns refuse to give us dedicated fans anything in return for our loyality and support. I say it’s time for us to give them back just what they have given us. No support or dedication. STARTING NOW !!!

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