Browns Back to the Drawing Board; 0-3 After 24-14 Loss to Bills

Last season the Browns were 2-1 after three weeks. This year, a year that was supposed to be about progress, they will wake up 0-3 come Monday morning.

Want more bad news – the Ravens are next on Thursday in Baltimore.

The Browns felt Sunday was a very winnable game, and they had their shots, but overall their defense couldn’t stop Ryan Fitzpatrick, and the offense couldn’t come up with a big play, as they fell by the Lakefront 24-14.

The Bills jumped to a quick 14-0 lead with RB C.J. Spiller, and then turned to Fitzpatrick when Spiller left the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.

The Browns clawed to within 17-14 when the Bills went on a huge drive where they converted a couple key third downs, and it ended with a TD pass from Fitzpatrick to Stevie Johnson with about 8 minutes left to make it 24-14.

Fitzpatrick finished 22 of 35 for 208 yards with three touchdowns on the day.

Brandon Weeden and the Browns offense put two TD drives together, but that was it all day. Weeden went 27 of 43 for 237 yards and a TD pass to fellow rookie Travis Benjamin.

He was intercepted twice in the final 4:21 as he tried to rally the Browns.

Buffalo stopped Trent Richardson ice cold all day, as their defensive game plan held him in check. After rushing for 109 yards last week in Cincinnati, Richardson’s longest gain was his 6-yard TD run in the second quarter. On the day he ran for 27 yards.

Now at 0-3, the Browns will be in Baltimore for the Thursday night game.

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3 Responses to “Browns Back to the Drawing Board; 0-3 After 24-14 Loss to Bills”

  1. Buddy in Pa says:

    If the Browns ever hope to become a National Football Team rather than a High School Girls Team they need to put Colt McCoy back on the field. Their new owner is destroying morale and any sense of pride left for the poor players.

  2. Denolakes says:

    as far as inserting McCoy, I would stay with Weeden until at least the bye. He isn’t the responsible one for porous defense and dropsies among the receivers . . . the bigger problem this team has is the fast-waning interest of the fan base — myself included. Y’know, a person can go a few lousy dates, but then you realize that going bowling alone is really not such a bad thing, after all. These pieces do not seem to be fitting together very well. It feels like coaching to me — but a fair share of it has to rest with the athletes, too. I mean, these are mostly a bunch of multi-millionaire professional athletes and coaches. There is more offensive point production, but the overall performance is, well, embarrassing. I have already tucked away my Browns gear for the year and plan on eating sushi Thursday night — away from any media source that will play this game.

  3. Dan B. says:

    Get used to it folks. Until Weeden and our receivers get their collective act together, teams will continue to load the box and smother our running game. They do not respect Weeden or our receivers and will continue to challenge them to beat them. We did not look too impressive, but then again this was not the 30th ranked defense of the Bengals as well. I have no idea what happened to our “vaunted” defense, they seem to be regressing. We continue to be an undisciplined team, stupid penalties continue to mar our performance as well. We knew this was going to be a long year (as they always are these days), we as Browns fans as always are forever hopefull.

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