5. They still don’t stop tight ends
I’m not going to list any particular defensive players here, because defense is what won this game.
That said, the Browns still have major, major problems defending opposing tight ends.
Mark Andrews is Baltimore’s biggest weapon. It’s obvious.
So as good as the defense was, it’s still stunning Andrews had 11 catches for 115 yards and a touchdown.
Remember early in the third quarter, on 4th and 11, Tyler Huntler hit a wide open Andrews to extend the drive, which ultimately resulted in Baltimore’s first touchdown of the game.
On his touchdown pass, John Johnson, Grant Delpit and Malcom Smith were all standing in front of Andrews. They turned around to see Andrews make the catch as Huntley threw the easiest touchdown he’ll ever throw.
The defense carried the day, but like the rest of this team, things are far from perfect.