The Cleveland Browns got tricked on Halloween, fumbling away a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the stadium Oct. 31.
The loss drops the Browns to 4-4–last place in the AFC North. If there was anything positive to happen, though, it’s that the Bengals went from the penthouse to the outhouse pretty quickly, losing to the pride of Western Kentucky University, Mike White and the one-win New York Jets.
In defeat, the schedule only gets tougher for the Browns, who are one loss away from matching their 2020 defeat total. A win against the Bengals, who are 2-0 in the division, would go a long ways in helping the team make up ground.
The division is still up for grabs and the Browns have two games remaining against the Ravens. There’s a lot to do, but the season’s far from lost.
Now, one has to assume Kevin Stefanski gets this offense on track. The second-year coach talked about how teams needing to win when they only give up 15. Scoring 10 is unacceptable. Alas, Stefanski’s been “degeniused” to some degree in year two.
Remember, this is a coach who wants to score 30 points per game. Instead, the Browns have scored 10, 17, 14, and 14 in four of their last five contests.
As I sit around empty candy wrappers, here’s a look at five Browns whose stocks are down after what could be a haunting defeat at the hands of the rival Pittsburgh Steelers.