Baker Mayfield’s bravery
We love Baker Mayfield, he’s the team’s franchise guy and there’s no doubt about it. We’d like it if he took care of himself a bit better though. In the first half, Mayfield pitched a ball to a Browns player, and immediately tried to get out ahead of him to throw a block. We love the tenacity but maybe don’t throw your bad shoulder into other players until it’s fully healed?
Odell Beckham hates it easy
Odell Beckham continues to be a non-factor in the Browns offense and he cost the team a big conversation on fourth-down. Baker Mayfield hit him right in the hands but Beckham for whatever reason couldn’t bring it in. That dropped ball isn’t uncommon, as Beckham has routinely led the league in dropped passes in prior seasons.
Kevin Stefanski’s deceision making
While Kevin Stefanski’s play-calling was generally fine, his desire to play the analytics may hve costed the Browns’ the win. Had he decided to kick a field goal in the first half instead of going for it on fourth down, the Browns would’ve had a four-point lead in the final moments of the game. This isn’t the first time his gamble didn’t work, but it is one of the more obvious moments that directly hindered the team.