The Cleveland Browns beat the Oakland Raiders 20-17 in a game where Browns 29-year-old Brandon Weeden showed more Intestinal Fortitude than I have seen him display all season. Weeden got off to a rough start by throwing an interception, something the Cleveland fans have come to expect out of Weeden. One thing Weeden did different that his may have caught some fans by surprise was not cracking under pressure. The Raiders brought the pass rush Weeden’s way, they only sacked him once but they knocked him down 9 times in the game. Weeden keep getting back up and he made the throws he had to make to get the win. Brandon Weeden may be accepting the fact that he is an NFL quarterback and he is going to take some shots. He may as well get use to it and continue to make the throws.
The Browns would see Weeden throw 2 interceptions in the game, he was able to shake them off nicely and continue to help the Browns move the ball down the field. Weeden was able to complete passes against the depleted Oakland secondary that were open. He did a good job today taking what the Raiders would give him, Weeden found his tight end Benjamin Watson 6 times for 80 yards in the game. Much of the time those were much needed yards for the Browns to continue to move the ball. Weeden also did a great job getting the football to Gordon today too. Gordon caught 6 passes for 116 yards to help the Cleveland Browns win the football game.
Even when the Browns came out in the second half and turned on the 4th quarter Self destruction mode switch, Weeden was somehow able to turn it off. The Cleveland Browns did a good job controlling this football game. While Weeden still needs to find a way to convert on 3rd downs, he was able to show he could do it today. The Browns didn’t play a very good football team in the Raiders, nonetheless they got to Weeden and he showed he could get things done.
Maybe Just Maybe this old man can lead these Cleveland Browns. The Jury is still out and we will have to see how Weeden does in the remaining 4 games on the Browns Schedule. But right now I am going to wallow in the Cleveland Browns second win in a row. Weeden finished today’s game completing 25 of the 36 passes he threw for 364 yards and 1 touchdown with a 88.2 rating….
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