The defense can’t play for 60 minutes and the special teams, suck at on-side kicks. The Browns have now lost 2 games in a row, where special teams could have played a role.
Jason Campbell struggled throwing 2 interceptions against the Bears, but his counterpart Jay Cutler had the same problems.
The Browns defense was able to pick off Cutler a couple of times. Tashaun Gipson found a couple of interceptions, and he returned one of them for a touchdown.
T.J. Ward also had a big day, he recovered a fumble and returned that all the way down the field for another Cleveland touchdown.
When it came down to it, the Browns played a good game, not great but good offensively. The defense couldn’t hold the Bears out of the end zone and they scored 21 4th quarter points to seal the Browns fate.
With the failed attempt at on on-side kick in New England last week, you would think Cleveland would have honed their skills on special teams a bit during the week.
Not so, and it showed. Cleveland has to do a better job on special teams than they are doing at present. When a game is on the line and you need to rely on a on-sides kick, the goal is to recover it.
Not the case for the Browns. They not only have a hard time recovering the on-side kick, they also get penalized on them too.
Oh well. there is always next year, a term all Browns fans are far too accustomed to.
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