Another poor outing by the Cleveland Browns led to their losing streak to extend. The Voice of the Fan is not happy with what he sees from the Browns’ product on the field and realized today may have been their best chance to get a win.
Last week, the Cleveland Browns were off. They had time to work on the many mistakes and miss communication during their travesty of a season! However, the break did not seem to help.
The stands were strangely emptier than normal. I don’t think it’s the weather as snow continued to fall. The Cincinnati Bengals scored on their first two possessions rather easily. Cleveland looked like the same old team as they could not stop the run or cover the Bengals receivers.
The Browns on both sides of the ball may now be worst than they were before the bye! Cleveland’s wide receivers could not separate themselves and they are not blocking for the runners.
Speaking of Cleveland’s passing game, why are they trying to throw deep in the wind and snow?
The lack of talent on the roster is magnified after every play! They are consistently inconsistent.
Cleveland’s offensive line is basically a joke. Center Cameron Erving looks like he is completely lost at the most important position on the line. The offensive line will not be even decent until they solve their problem at center! Erving must sit.
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A trick play from Cleveland’s endzone resulted in a Cincinnati interception on the Browns side of the 50! The Browns’ play is becoming laughable and yet we wait to see what and who is screwing up next.
I just don’t understand the Browns’ play calling in bad weather. There were no short quick passes, as they were all too long and under thrown. The Bengals scored for a third time to make the score 20-0. However, kicker Mike Nugent missed the extra point on their second score.
The Browns are the fourth team in NFL history to allow 20 points a game in every game this late into the season. That is not a record this franchise should be proud of. Mercifully, Nugent also missed a short field goal at the half. Quarterback Andy Dalton was 14 of 18 passing, while fellow signal caller Robert Griffin III was 2-10.
At 8:11 left in the third, Griffin scored a touchdown from a yard out. Wide receiver Corey Coleman actually made a sighting on the series. Up to that point, we did not hear or see him or fellow wide receiver Terrelle Pryor much. With the score, Cincinnati then led 20-7.
The Bengals got 5 to 8 yards on run plays. They averaged 106/game and before the fourth quarter Cincinnati nearly reached 150 yards! The Browns stalled on their next drive and settled for a 30 yard field goal by Cody Parkey; Still a two score game.
10 unanswered points were scored by the Browns, but they really needed a touchdown!
A Bengals field goal from 39 yards brought the score to 23-10 Cincinnati. Meanwhile, the Browns’ defense just can’t make a stop. There were still no quarterback pressures or run stoppages.
With 5:51 left in the fourth, the Bengals literately ran the clock out without a lot of resistance! Griffin finished 12 for 28 for 105 yards. That is not even close to being sufficient. If this was Cleveland’s best chance for a win, 0-16 now looks very likely as the final in Cleveland, Ohio is 23-10 Cincinnati.