Cleveland Browns: Week 2 film room session
Several plays stood out as the difference makers in the Cleveland Browns’ 25-20 loss against the Baltimore Ravens this past Sunday.
Everything seemed to be going right for the Cleveland Browns early on in Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Browns scored three first-quarter touchdowns and had a commanding 20-2 lead early. The Browns offense was then shutout for the final three quarters as veteran quarterback Josh McCown battled through a shoulder injury. The Ravens scored 25 unanswered points to complete the comeback and spoil the home opener for the Browns.
Rookie receiver Corey Coleman was one of the main bright spots for the Browns. The rookie appeared to be a true playmaker worthy of his first-round draft status, catching 5 passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Moving forward, the Browns need to center their offense around getting Coleman touches. He flashed his potential to beat defenders vertically as well as making defenders miss for yards after the catch in the short passing game.
Defensively, cornerback Joe Haden had two interceptions and looked like his Pro Bowl player he was in the past. Haden played with confidence and fed off the home crowd. The corner hasn’t played this well since his Pro Bowl season in 2014, so Sunday’s performance was a great start to a potentially big season. With much uncertainty along the defense, if Haden can continue to get takeaways and shutdown opposing receivers the Browns defense will receive a significant boost.
To breakdown the performance of these players and a few more, let’s look at some clips from Sunday’s game featuring key plays from the loss.