The Cleveland Browns defense stepped up against the Washington Football Team on Sunday
The Cleveland Browns moved to 2-1 in a 34-20 victory over the Washington Football Team. Washington moved to 1-2 on the season. Browns’ star Myles Garrett finally stepped up for the first time in nearly half-a-season and had a game to talk about. Garrett had two sacks against the Washington Football Team, helping hinder the oppositions passing game. Sheldon Richardson also had a sack against Washington’s quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Haskins completed just 57% of his passes on the day.
Garrett was joined by B.J. Goodson, who had three tackles, an interception, and a fumble recovery in what is easily his best game of the season as a Browns player. Others like Larry Ogunjobi and Terrence Mitchell also made some plays to help the Browns take home the win.
The name of the game however was turnovers. Haskins threw three interceptions, while the Washington offense also had four fumbles, losing three. The six turnovers were daggers for Washington who couldn’t overcome them.
While some players stepped up at key moments, it should be pointed out that Washington wasn’t hindered too much by the defense. The Browns were giving up good chunks of yards against a bad Washington offense and watched as they erased a 10 point lead early in the game.
By the end of the third quarter, the Browns had taken back the lead, making it a 24-20 game. The Browns would tack on another ten points, making it a 34-20 game. The defense did what it needed to do, though games like this aren’t going to be very common.
There should be an air of pride in today’s game but also a wind of caution. Washington’s offense was uniquely terrible, and this was obviously coming in. Their quarterback was inaccurate, as was stated all week, they had no offensive playmakers and an o-line that was susceptible to giving up big plays. It’s a good game to build off of, but it would be wise to not use it as a barometer for things to come.