The Cleveland Browns are 3-1 but the road to that record wasn’t all glorious, and these are the three good and three awful things from Week 3.
The Cleveland Browns are 3-1 for the first time since the Butch Davis era and are riding a three-game winning streak. This is huge for the franchise, the future, and more importantly, the fanbase. While celebrations are in order, the fandom should remember that the three teams the Browns beat, the Bengals, Washington Football Team, and Cowboys, are among the worst teams in the NFL right now.
The Cowboys have no defense. The Washington Football Team has no offense. The Bengals have no…well, they’re the Bengals and have won only nine games in the last three seasons. So let’s make sure our expectations don’t get out of hand. This is a good start and a good team is taking shape but that doesn’t mean the Browns are perfect. In fact, after today’s game, it’s safe to say they are far from it.
The Browns defense is still a huge problem. Even before injuries to Sheldon Richardson and Larry Ogunjobi, the Browns were getting beaten up by Dak Prescott’s passing game. The Cowboys posted nearly 600 yards of total offense. The Browns linebackers are a mess, unable to cover, blitz, or tackle and half of the secondary is unable to do their jobs.
That’s a problem and one that doesn’t look to be getting corrected anytime soon. That said, several things did become obvious about this team on the good end of the spectrum as well. So let’s take a dive into the Browns Week 4 win over the Cowboys.