Yikes, this was a messy game. There were times when Deshaun Watson looked good, but the excuse of “he was out for 11 weeks” is over. At this point, he either knows the offense or he doesn’t. His completion percentage is inflated because of how many times he threw to the flats for little gain. The Browns running game was lucky to move at all, and really, the Browns only mustered one truly good drive all game, and that resulted in a touchdown to Donovan Peoples-Jones. The Ravens’ defense isn’t perfect, they’ve been beaten before, and to use that as an excuse for the Browns’ struggles would be dishonest. It’s obvious the team is better under Jacoby Brissett, at least for now but the team won’t go back to him unless there’s an injury.
Credit to the Browns for blocking a field goal, that should be noted, but Cade York shanked two kicks he should’ve made. I’m not a big York fan but I’m also not entirely disappointed by his outing against the Ravens. The weather wasn’t great on Saturday in Cleveland and that surely didn’t help things, especially with the way the winds swirl in the stadium. This is a growing pains season for the young kicker and it was expected. Don’t get down on him because the media overhyped him in the summer, kicking in Berea.
Yeah, if you bought a ticket to the game tonight, you should demand your money back. After the Vikings and Colts went to overtime, capping off the biggest comeback in NFL history, to say the Browns and Ravens were a letdown would be an understatement. Most of the issues came while watching the Ravens on offense. They need to retool everything they are because it’s clearly a one-trick pony.