The Cleveland Browns faced off against the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Cleveland lost 31-28.
There were too many issues in this game that obviously prevented the Browns from winning. Hue Jackson states every week that they need to run the ball and once again, he goes away from it making his rookie QB throw the ball a whopping 47 times. That’s not a good formula if you want to win. DeShone Kizer finished the day completing just 22/47 passes for 242 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Another issue was the inability to catch a ball. You have a $32 million dollar wide receiver in Kenny Britt and he can’t even catch a cold. The young guys also had a bad day combining for a total of eight dropped passes.
The “vaunted” Gregg Williams defense was missing Myles Garrett and Jamie Collins and the Browns were slaughtered by a backup QB. The secondary couldn’t stop T.Y. Hilton or Donte Moncrief to save their lives. Jamar Taylor and Jabrill Peppers were noticeably the worst players on defense.
Now, to the bright side. The run defense was solid once again holding Frank Gore to 57 yards on 25 carries. Kizer struggled in the beginning and learned from his mistakes during the end of the game. Also, the running back duo of Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson are what kept this team alive. Duke had an outstanding day on the receiving end with six receptions for 81 yards.
Hue Jackson now falls to 1-18 as a head coach for the Cleveland Browns. Owner Jimmy Haslam has to be asking himself questions during the next few weeks. We’re on to Cincinnati.
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