By LG

The Cleveland Browns move to 4-10 on the season after giving up 21 4th quarter points to the Chicago Bears today. Over the past 2 games, we have learned 2 things about Browns football.

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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Readers Comments (5)

  1. louisianamike

    we got a lot of needs for next year to be better

     
  2. David

    Well LG, not only can the defense not play for 60 minutes, but they also shot themselves in the foot with those two back-to-back penalties in the 4th Quarter, which ultimately allowed the Bears to come back and win this game. Third week in a row where we had the lead in the 4th and could not hold on to it. Two games left both on the road against the Jets and Squeelers. I don’t like our chances. Also, 6th consecutive seasons with 10 or more losses. Browns need to start shaping up.

     
    • LG

      Yes the double digit losing numbers something we are all to familiar with…..

       
  3. David

    It’s hard to believe that two months ago I was referring to this team as the division leading Cleveland Browns to my family, who are all Bengals fans. Once again the team, and my enthusiasm, is in the cellar.

    I’m spent.

     
  4. marty

    I really believe this team is falling apart internally. Defense makes some big plays—Offense gives them back.The Browns are so preditable.They don’t have that much of a playbook. I’m so tired of that 3 yard underneath pass. They seldom throw 10 yard to 20 yard passes. Throwing the ball at the ” Below the knee area” isn’t a high percentage area. Jason Cambell is better than Weedon for sure. He is at best a adequite back-up at best.I’m tired of having a rebuilding team since 1999.

     

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