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Video: Browns Crumble After Leading 20-6 in 32-28 Setback to Seattle

Four turnovers were too much for the Browns, as despite leading 20-6 early, they fell 32-28 to the Seahawks to drop to 2-4 on the year.

Video: Colin Cowherd Slams the Browns Following Monday’s 31-3 Loss to the Niners

Colin Cowherd on the Browns’ 31-3 loss against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football. Hear his thoughts on Baker Mayfield’s performance and why he believes the team should consider trading Odell Beckham Jr.

Inactives for the Browns MNF Battle in San Francisco

Browns: CB Denzel Ward, CB Greedy Williams, WR Rashard Higgins, WR Taywan Taylor, S Sheldrick Redwine, DE Genard Avery, OT Kendall Lamm

49ers: QB C.J. Beathard, WR Jordan Matthews, OT Joe Staley, DT Jullian Taylor, RB Jeff Wilson, CB Ahkello Witherspoon, OT Sam Young

Jarvis Landry Returns, Browns Getting Healthy as They Ready for the 49ers

The Browns traveling road show will continue on Monday night as they travel to San Francisco for their third prime time game of 2019, this time against the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers.

The 49ers may be unbeaten, but their level of competition is such to where they haven’t exactly had the toughest slate as of yet, beating the Buccaneers, Cardinals and Steelers in what was backup quarterback Mason Rudolph’s first NFL start.

If you check out betting on sports online you can see that many of the Vegas oddsmakers seem to still be behind the Niners, as they come into the game as slight 3.5 point favorites to get to 4-0, sending the Browns under .500 at 2-3.

One big boost for the Browns took place on Friday, as it was announced that leading wide out Jarvis Landry would be back with the team and able to play, despite having a concussion last week in the 40-25 road victory against the Baltimore Ravens.

“Really glad to get him back,” Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens said on Friday at the team’s training facility in Berea.

“He is an integral part of the offense, and it is good to have him back. He looked like Jarvis.”

Landry left the third quarter of Sunday afternoon’s 15-point AFC North victory in Baltimore after suffering a concussion. The team reports he is also working through a shoulder injury, but for now it does not appear that will keep him out of any action.

In the win that evened up the Browns record at 2-2 on the season, Landry put up a career-best 167 yards while the Ravens focused in on stopping Odell Beckham, who caught just two passes for 20 yards.

In his six seasons in the NFL Landry has never missed a game. He leads the team with 18 catches thus far in 2019 for 328 yards.

The club may also get the services of a couple other receivers back, as reports say that both Antonio Callaway and Rashard Higgins are getting close to being back on the field.

“I think they are both coming along. Callaway looks good. He needs to continue to try and build his endurance,” Kitchens said.

“There is a difference between endurance and in shape. He is in good shape, but endurance is being able to play play after play after play after play, and you need endurance more than anything in the game of football.

“Higgins is getting better. He continues to get better each and every day. He made it a little further along today so we will see where we are.”

Monday kickoff in San Francisco is slated for 8:15pm.

Browns at Ravens NFL Week Four Inactives

The Browns are set for a week four battle in Baltimore with the Ravens, their first AFC North game of the 2019 season.

Here’s today’s inactives for both teams:

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Inactives: LB Genard Avery, CB Greedy Williams, S Sheldrick Redwine, CB Denzel Ward, FS Morgan Burnett, WR Rashard Higgins and OL Kendall Lamm

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Inactives: WR Jaleel Scott, CB Jimmy Smith, OG Ben Powers, DL Brandon Williams, S Brynden Trawick and QB Trace McSorle

Browns Earn First Win of 2019 in 23-3 Victory Over Jets; Three Takeaways

The Browns may be able to put the term ‘mission accomplished’ next to the schedule with a ‘W’ on Monday night in New Jersey against the New York Jets, but there’s still plenty to talk about both good and bad after 120 minutes of football so far in 2019.

If you were into online sports betting you likely took the Browns minus the 6.5 points on Monday night, but you had to sweat it out for a bit despite the Jets doing not one thing on offense in the first half.

Cleveland was somewhat lackluster, and while they built a solid 16-3 lead after 30 minutes, there was still a sense of uneasiness about their play on the field.

But in the NFL, a win is a win, and now the team can come back to the 216 and get ready for another prime-time game, this time against much stiffer competition in the NFC Champion St.Louis Rams on NBC’s Sunday Night football.

Here’s a couple quick takeaways from the Monday night victory.

1. Baker Still Shaky

The Browns first overall pick of a year ago, QB Baker Mayfield, made some great throws during Monday’s 20-point win, but also at times looked very unsettled and uncomfortable on multiple occasions throughout the game.

Baker on the night was 19 of 35 for 325 yards, including a long TD to Odell Beckham, and an interception. He was rushed in the pocket a number of times, and just didn’t look like he had the same swagger as he did plenty of times last season.

It remains to be seen if these early growing pains are really something to be worried about or not.

2. Garrett Dominates

Myles Garrett earned a pair of personal fouls, but that was about the only things he did wrong on the night at the Meadowlands.

He was simply awesome, bringing back memories of another linebacker who use to play at a stadium close to MetLife, that being former Giants linebacker and Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor.

Garret was that good, and in recording three sacks, three tackles for losses, and a total of five quarterback hits.

It was an effort that will likely earn him the ‘AFC Defensive Player of the Week’ award.

3. Beckham the Star of the Show

While Myles Garrett was playing lights out on defense with sacks and big hits, it was Odell Beckham Jr. who put the game away with a sweet 89-yard score.

The catch and run from Baker Mayfield came after the D held the Jets on fourth down, and quickly Baker hit Odell in stride, and a few seconds later he was gone and the Browns were up 23-3.

Fans have been waiting to see a big play in the first two games by Beckham, and in the stadium where he use to don the colors of the Giants, the all-world WR came through.

Browns Backup DE Chris Smith Will Play Vs Jets Despite Death of Girlfriend Last Week

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There was question regarding the status of Browns defensive end Chris Smith, who tragically lost his girlfriend last week in an accident.

Smith is a backup for the Browns, and most betting on sports online did not take into him playing or not into consideration, but there is a thought him taking the field will inspire the entire Browns team.

Petara Cordero was killed early on September 11th on I-90 after Smith and her pulled over their 2019 Lamborghini after a tire issue.

She was killed after being struck by a Mazda, by a woman who admitted to police that she had been drinking, but as of yet has not been charged.

It was up in the air if Smith was going to play against the Jets on Monday night football this evening, and today via Nate Urlich on twitter Smith announced in a statement he will take the field.

“I am going to play tonight because it is something, she would want me to do. She would want me to keep doing what I love and stay strong. I play for her tonight. She is my why.”

The accident which killed Cordero last week came just four weeks after she gave birth to the couple’s first child, Haven Harris Smith.

“Words cannot describe the sorrow we feel for Chris following the loss of his girlfriend, Petara,” Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in a statement last week.

“Our entire organization mourns with Chris, his family and the Cordero family. We will do everything possible to offer them our support, comfort and any resources in this most difficult time.”

Smith took a few days off from the team after the accident, but was back with the Browns and returned to practice on Saturday.

He made the trip with the team on Sunday to New Jersey for tonight’s game, but it was still unknown if he would suit up or decide to not play. The Browns were in his corner either way.

Another statement was put out through Smith’s publicist via Cleveland.com with support by the Cordero family.

“Would like to thank everyone for their thoughtful prayers, condolences and well wishes. From the bottom of their hearts they are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support.

At this time, they ask for complete privacy as both families take the time needed to grieve the sudden and unexpected loss of their beloved Petara Cordero.”

Browns Look to Even Their Record Against the Jets: 3 Keys to a Win Tonight

After last week’s disaster at home against the Tennessee Titans, the Browns will look for their first win of the 2019 season tonight as they take on the beat up New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Most sports betting venues have the Browns as a healthy 6.5 road favorite, which is crazy thinking that they lost by 30 at home last week while the Jets lost at home to the Buffalo Bills by a point.

The reason for the line has more to do with injuries to the Jets than how the Browns did or didn’t play. The Jets will be minus defensive leader linebacker C.J. Mosley as well as starting quarterback Sam Darnold.

This is not to say that tonight will be easy, but if the Browns find a way not to win in the Meadowlands, it could be a long start to their season with tough games ahead.

Here’s a few quick keys to a win tonight for the Browns.

1. Better Discipline

It goes without saying that 18 penalties for 200 yards is a very quick way to lose a football game, but that’s what happened on Sunday against the Titans, something Browns fans hadn’t seen in some 60 years.

The focus this week has to be on being better with technique, that way the holds and what not won’t be called. As far as losing focus, that has to fall on a coaching staff that was severely outcoached on Sunday by the Titans.

The trend of penalties in the NFL is way up in two weeks thus far, the Browns have to just be better tonight when it comes to that.

2. Playmakers

The Browns biggest offensive playmakers were rather silent on Sunday, as Odell Beckham, Nick Chubb and Jarvis Landry all put up some okay numbers, but they were nowhere near good enough for a winning effort.

It will be on Baker Mayfield to not only create time in the pocket, but look for him to try and get a few big balls downfield to both Odell and Jarvis.

As for Chubb, the game got out of hand so the run game was a non-factor, but hopefully tonight he can have a lot more impact on the game.

3. Pressure Trevor

Trevor Siemian will get the call for the Jets tonight, and the Browns can’t sit back and think it will be a piece of cake to get to the former Broncos QB, so they have to make things happen up front.

”Just do my job,” Siemian said of his mindset entering tonight. ”Run a clean operation and get the ball in the end zone. It’s pretty simple.”

The 27-year-old was a 7th round pick of the Broncos back in the 2015 NFL Draft, and two years ago started 10 games for Denver, going 5-5 in those starts.

He’s thrown 30 touchdowns to 24 picks, and has a lifetime completion percentage of 59.3.

If the Browns can get to him and force some bad throws, that should be enough to get out of New Jersey tonight with a win.